Charity registered in Scotland SC012302
SCIAF is the official overseas relief and development agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland. It was established in 1965 to express the commitment and concern of the Scottish Catholic community towards low income and marginalised communities across the world. Our long-term development programmes are based on a partnership model which aims to strengthen the ability of low income people to respond to their own situation. SCIAF also responds to humanitarian emergencies, working with local partners and via international networks.
As part of SCIAF's communications team this role will work with staff across the organisation and external stakeholders to generate extensive coverage of SCIAF’s news across all its channels including website, social media and traditional media (press, broadcast and online).
The role will raise awareness and promote engagement with SCIAF’s fundraising appeals, advocacy campaigns, events and other activities to ensure the organisation meets its strategic objectives.
SCIAF is the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, and is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland. SCIAF works with some of the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world, regardless of gender, class, race or religion. With a philosophy of giving people in need a hand up, not a hand out, SCIAF helps people provide for themselves and their families, creating hope for the future.
SCIAF is driven by its values of dignity, empowerment, solidarity and hope. These values underpin and infuse everything it does, and are shared and upheld by everyone who works with the organisation.
The strategic leadership role of Director of Communications, Fundraising and Education is a key one for the organisation as a member of the Senior Management Team, and reports to the Director. SCIAF is at a crucial stage in the implementation of its five-year strategy, and you will be responsible for building its brand and public profile, and achieving its ambitious fundraising strategy. You will be responsible for reporting to and working closely with the Board and stakeholders, to ensure strong governance and oversight of the organisation. Having the gravitas to develop relationships internally and externally are of the utmost importance and you will represent SCIAF at external events and travel abroad.
You must be educated to degree level and have significant experience leading teams and developing and implementing strategy at a Senior level to be considered for this role. Managing relationships with a Board/Committee is vital to this role, so you must have had exposure to this style of working. You will have a strong belief in the values of SCIAF and an ability to grow the organisation, with a background in strategic development at a senior level.
An understanding of the Church would be hugely beneficial for this role, and the role is open to candidates of all faiths and backgrounds.