Mary's Meals
Mary's Meals

Charity registered in Scotland SC022140

Mary's Meals provides chronically hungry children with one meal every school day, encouraging education that can lift them out of poverty in later life.

Current vacancies

IT Services Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £25,640
  • Office-based, Glasgow (Office staff currently working at home due to Covid-19)
  • Closing 4th December 2020

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of more than 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.

The IT services officer will be responsible for the provision of an IT support service to maintain the Mary’s Meals UK IT infrastructure and provide a customer-focused service to employees and volunteers.

This will involve the daily administration, maintenance, and monitoring of the Mary’s Meals UK IT infrastructure estate, supporting the testing and commissioning of new systems and services, and the delivery of IT projects.

This is a hands-on technical operations role, working closely with internal stakeholders and third-party suppliers. Using infrastructure knowledge, this role will contribute significantly to the continuous improvement towards operational excellence.

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Data Insights Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,640
  • Glasgow currently remote working
  • Closing 8th December 2020

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of more than 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.

The data insights officer will work across directorates to support the data insights manager with GDPR compliance and reporting. This includes leading on data governance and compliance, data collection, analysis and report writing to support and influence the strategic direction of the organisation.

The data insights officer will produce data for mailing lists as defined by the communications team, within an agreed timescale and work with data owners/controllers to maintain databases and ensure data quality.

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Top job! Communications Director

  • Full time
  • To be confirmed
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd February 2020

We are recruiting for an amazing Director of Communications to lead and develop our global communications strategy to inspire and grow our movement across all mediums.

We are currently feeding 1,504,471 of the world’s poorest children, every School day, in 18 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our organisation is named after Mary the mother of Jesus and shaped by Christian spirituality. We are focused on one goal - that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. This meal provides the energy and opportunity to learn, giving children the chance of a brighter future.

Communications is at the heart of everything we do, and this critical role is key to our ongoing mission. Reporting to our CEO, you will have responsibility for overseeing all digital, editorial, content and internal communication activities within Mary’s Meals, and key priorities include:

• Developing and implementing a global communications strategy, embedding communications best practice across the Mary’s Meals movement

• Developing and maintaining relationships with all Mary’s Meals Affiliates, providing support in the creation of bespoke and impactful campaigns and building in-country capacity

• Developing and delivering an internal communications plan that ensures effective information sharing across the global family

• Providing strategic and operational leadership to the communications team, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement

With relevant communications experience, ideally within a global or international environment, you will be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to our vision, mission and values. Skilled in managing brand positioning and messaging for an organisation, you will also be able to demonstrate:

• Relevant experience of developing and implementing innovative communications strategies and projects coupled with the ability to translate these into actions and activities

• Proven staff management experience and the ability to lead and develop high performing teams

• The ability to effectively engage with and manage relationships with a wide range of stakeholders

• A strong vocational attitude that shows competence, commitment and contribution to the global movement

We offer so much more than a role; you will have the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on flexible working and personal development.

Mary’s Meals is a values-driven organisation; we believe in the innate goodness of people, respect the dignity of every human being and family life and believe in good stewardship of the resources entrusted to us. In line with our values, Mary’s Meals is fully committed to a culture of safeguarding.

This is an incredible opportunity to use your talents to positively impact the lives of hungry children all over the world and with 64 million children still out of school and millions more attending classes too hungry to learn, our work has only just begun.

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Retail Support Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £25,137
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st January 2020

Marys Mealsis a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 1.5 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.

The role involves supporting the implementation of the strategic management of retail and material aid for Mary’s Meals and to work with the retail and material team in the management of property and facilities management, logistics, development of systems and process, health and safety and administration.

The Retail Support Officer will contribute to the development of operational excellence that supports the growing awareness of the Mary’s Meals movement and building relationships and meeting expectations of internal and external stakeholders.

Key responsibilities include:

· Supporting the implementation of the retail strategy and supporting Shop Managers/Material Aid Officer to meet their objectives, promote the Mary’s Meals movement and to build relationships with the local communities in which we serve.

· Maintain and increases our standards of customer service and increases awareness of our brand.

· Resolve day to day issues with colleagues and 3rd parties.

· Support the Shop Managers to provide the agreed level of service.

· Identify improvement in operations and evaluate implications of new opportunities.

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People Assistant

  • Full time
  • Circa £17,896
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 13th February 2020

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.

The People Assistant has particular responsibility for prioritising the growth and nurturing of the volunteer network by supporting in a robust process of recruiting, onboarding, learning and development, people relations and people engagement for all staff and volunteers.

This support to our staff, volunteers and managers will help in sharing the story of how the Mary’s Meals’ school feeding programme is helping to lift impoverished and marginalised children in the developing world out of poverty, ensuring that the values of the organisation are upheld and promoted in all people activities

Key responsibilities include:

  • Recruitment and onboarding
  • Wellbeing and engagement
  • Learning and development
  • People relations
  • Policies and procedures
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Operations Support Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £20,243
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th February 2020

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.

The Operations Support Officer will provide a back-office support function regarding facilities management, development of systems and processes, implementation of the health and safety management system, logistics and administration. This includes contributing to the development of operational excellence that supports the growing awareness of the Mary’s Meals movement, building relationships and meeting expectations of internal and external stakeholders.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Supporting colleagues in the implementation of systems and processes.
  • Undertaking agreed audits of our charity shops, communicating with colleagues on the timetable and type of audit and feedback any identified non-compliance or required improvements.
  • Providing support and training to employees and volunteers in our shops and to those who operate material aid collections and loadings.
  • Maintaining the system for repairs and maintenance and cleaning matters for offices, shops and warehouse, ensuring the safety and security of our shops and warehouse premises.
  • Providing a reception service, responding to telephone enquiries.
  • Organising all office purchases in line with our policies and procedures.
  • Supporting the preparation of mail-outs.
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Top job! Head of Grassroots Engagement

  • Full time
  • Circa £43,223
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd March 2020

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.

Working closely with the Director of Supporter Engagement and Income, the role will support and lead on Supporter Engagement strategy development and implementation.

A large part of the role will involve leading a team of Supporter Engagement Managers who have significant responsibilities in prioritising the growth and nurturing of the volunteer network and our support across demographics and groupings, through management of their teams. This involves overseeing the attraction of new supporters, developing of relationships with existing supporters, and coordinating, empowering and inspiring our volunteers.

Working at a senior level, the Head of Grassroots Engagement will lead by example, encouraging consistently effective and efficient service across a UK-wide team, and ensuring that our staff, supporters and volunteers are recruited, inducted, trained, supported, recognised and retained in line with Mary’s Meals values.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing and growing Mary’s Meals grassroots support across the UK, ensuring our network is empowered and enabled, ensuring responsibility of the promotion of our campaigns and materials with our movement.
  • Leading on volunteer strategy, management and support.
  • Proactively identifying new opportunities for Mary’s Meals across all types of fundraising and support.
  • Contributing to the development and execution of key fundraising campaigns in close partnership with the global fundraising team.
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Top job! Head of Major Giving and Partnerships

  • Full time
  • £43,223
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd March 2020

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.

This role will involve creating and stewarding opportunities with major donors, charitable trusts and corporate supporters, creating tangible and visible results to sustain and grow our school feeding programmes.

A large part of the role will be in leading and motivating the team who have significant responsibilities in coordinating the development of key relationships and opportunities. Working at a senior level, the role will involve leading by example and ensuring our work is managed in line with Mary’s Meals values.

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Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,640
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 17th March 2020

Mary’s Meals is a global movement that sets up school feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities, where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education.

Our idea is a simple one that works. We provide one daily meal in a place of learning in order to attract chronically poor children into the classroom, where they receive an education that can, in the future, be their ladder out of poverty.

The Communications Officer works as part of the communications team to raise awareness of our work within the UK in order to attract new supporters and develop relationships with existing supporters, while ensuring the values of the organisation are upheld and promoted in all communications activities.

The role includes responsibility for developing dynamic content and engaging with different target audiences, including the media, supporters, donors and people new to Mary’s Meals.

You will work closely with supporter engagement colleagues to ensure a consistently integrated approach.

Principle duties include:

  • Support the communications team to maintain the high public profile of Mary’s Meals by developing and placing stories in the media.
  • Build strong relationships with the media in Scotland and the UK.
  • Utilise a range of digital platforms to engage UK supporters, including Mary’s Meals’ social media channels, email marketing system and website
  • Support the donor and volunteer experience and increase engagement through the creation of meaningful content in keeping with Mary’s Meals’ distinct storytelling style.
  • Contribute to the creation of creative campaigns and content that tells the Mary’s Meals story, building support for our vision.
  • Plan, develop and produce compelling supporter resources, including flyers, posters, infographics and emails.
  • Ensure all communications activity accurately protects the reputation of Mary’s Meals and promotes our brand values, style and key messages.
  • Liaise with colleagues in Mary’s Meals International (MMI) to secure case studies and develop inspiring stories from our school feeding programmes for digital, print and broadcast platforms.
  • Perform ad hoc duties as required by the communications team to support the department.
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Top job! Head Of Communications

  • Full time
  • £43,223
  • Glasgow (but will consider remote working from anywhere in the UK)
  • Closing 10th July 2020

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We offer more than just a career, we offer the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on personal development.

The Head of Communications at Mary's Meals will raise awareness of our work within the UK to attract new supporters, develop relationships with existing supporters, and to ensure the values of the organisation are upheld and promoted in all communications activities. Responsible for managing the communications team, which may also include volunteers.

Reporting to the director of communications, you will be comfortable working at a senior level to achieve success and will be experienced at managing relationships at all levels. The communications team lead on mass marketing activities (including campaigns) and the supporter engagement team focus on building personal and local relationships, to ensure as many people as possible can hear about and engage with our work. It will be important to develop good working relationships with the head of grassroots engagement and the head of major giving and partnerships, in particular.

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Finance Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £20,243
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 7th August 2020

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We offer more than just a career, we offer the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on personal development.

The finance officer will work with the Mary’s Meals UK Finance Team in providing day to day financial accounting and ensuring accurate, timely and efficient delivery of services for Mary's Meals.

Key duties include:

• Administering the purchase ledger, ensuring that all invoices and credit notes received have been checked and approved in an accurate and timely manner.

• Administering and reconciling company credit card expenditure.

• Checking employee expenses claims to ensure they are accurate and appropriately authorised.

• Counting cash received by the charity and prepare it for banking.

• Administering and reconciling petty cash and foreign currency cash.

• Communicating with senior management and members of Supporter Engagement with regards to donations received.

• Dealing with a range of finance related queries, both internal and external as they arise.

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Supporter Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,137
  • Liverpool, home based
  • Closing 13th August 2020

The Supporter Engagement Officer plays a key role in the development and implementation of Mary’s Meals UK’s fundraising activities and contribution to the development of strategy and plans within a local area, in order to secure increased support and funding for the organisation’s overseas school feeding programmes.

This role has particular responsibility for prioritising the growth and nurturing of the volunteer network by building relationships with and resourcing our community volunteers and growing for our grassroots work within churches, schools and faith groups, in order to secure increased support and funding for the organisation’s overseas school feeding programmes.

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Top job! Director Of Finance And Operations

  • Full time
  • £51,000
  • Ideally Glasgow, but remote-working (with some travel to Glasgow) considered
  • Closing 14th August 2020

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals. We offer more than a role; we offer the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on personal development and working collaboratively.

Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as an integral member of the Mary’s Meals UK senior leadership team, the Director of Finance and Operations contributes significantly to the organisation’s overall strategic direction and is a source of inspiration, direction, and encouragement for staff and volunteers – both within the Finance and Operations directorate and the wider Mary’s Meals UK team.

The Director of Finance and Operations has a particular responsibility for strategic and day-to-day oversight of all financial and operational aspects of the organisation’s work – safeguarding financial stability, security and probity; sustaining and increasing standards of operational excellence and project management; developing a culture of high performance; increasing staff knowledge, skills and collaboration; and maintaining high levels of trust among our supporters.

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Personal Assistant To The Executive Director

  • Part time
  • Circa £25,640 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st September 2020

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of more than 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.

The personal assistant will provide high-quality administrative and organisational assistance to the executive director, as well as – where possible – working to support the activities of the wider senior leadership team and the Mary’s Meals UK board.

Responsibilities include managing the executive director’s diary and appointments, notetaking at meetings, travel arrangements, events coordination, guest hospitality, maintenance of key office systems and, as required, project and research work. Personal integrity and excellent attention-to-detail is paramount for this post.

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East Scotland Supporter Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,640
  • Home based - East of Scotland
  • Closing 30th September 2020

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of more than 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.

The East Scotland supporter engagement officer will play a key role in the development and implementation of fundraising activities by Mary’s Meals in the UK. The officer will help to develop local strategies and plans, to secure increased support and funding for Mary’s Meals school feeding programmes around the world.

Responsibilities include growing and nurturing our volunteer network by building relationships with community volunteers, churches, schools, and faith groups.

This role is home-based, working in the community in the East of Scotland.

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IT Services Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,640
  • Glasgow (Office staff currently working at home due to Covid-19)
  • Closing 12th October 2020

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of more than 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.

The IT services officer will be responsible for the provision of an IT support service to maintain the Mary’s Meals UK IT infrastructure and provide a customer-focused service to employees and volunteers.

This will involve the daily administration, maintenance, and monitoring of the Mary’s Meals UK IT infrastructure estate, supporting the testing and commissioning of new systems and services, and the delivery of IT projects.

This is a hands-on technical operations role, working closely with internal stakeholders and third-party suppliers. Using infrastructure knowledge, this role will contribute significantly to the continuous improvement towards operational excellence.

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Data Insights Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,167
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 12th October 2020

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of more than 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.

The data insights manager will lead on all data management, including reporting and insights, as well as leading on the development, adoption, and implementation of the CRM system.

To meet the growing needs of the organisation, this role will involve collaboration with teams across the charity to support strategic objectives, enabling campaigning, fundraising, and communications activity to achieve maximum impact.

This role will support the senior leadership team with GDPR compliance and reporting. It includes leading on data collection, governance and analysis to support and influence the strategic direction of the organisation.

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Top job! Director of Affiliate Development

  • Full time
  • £52,992 – £57,081
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 26th October 2020

As an organisation, named after Mary the mother of Jesus and shaped by Christian spirituality, we feel that the way we do things is as important as the end results and we welcome all who wish to play their part in our important work. Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals. Our organisation is experiencing rapid growth and as we stand on the cusp of our next strategic period, there has never been a more exciting time to join

Due to internal progression we are recruiting for an inspirational and impactful leader to join Mary’s Meals International, as Director of Affiliate Development.

Reporting to our CEO and working in close collaboration with our National Affiliates and Trustees, you will lead on the strategic planning and development of our National Affiliate network to enable the long-term financial sustainability and growth of our movement, as we strive to reach the next child waiting for Mary’s Meals.

Enabling and supporting the growth of our movement, which consists of many independent entities who are united in the mission of Mary’s Meals, will be your key focus and you will be a passionate advocate for our work and demonstrate a strong vocational attitude that shows competence, commitment and contribution to the global movement.

Other key priorities will include:

• Provide strong strategic leadership to our Executive Directors and other leaders across our National Affiliate network to drive growth;

• Support our National Affiliates in building strategies for growth, through effective business planning and capacity building;

• Work closely with our National Affiliates to establish a portfolio of large, long-term partnerships that provide sustainable income;

• Provide strong leadership for our global Affiliate Development team in support of our National Affiliates; and

• Build strong relationships and oversee the management of key partnerships and grants.

With fantastic experience of working in and with international organisations, developing strategies to enable growth and successfully delivering complex global change projects. With exceptional organisational skills, a proactive approach to planning and the ability to work across multiple projects with diverse groups, you will thrive in a fast-paced strategic role.

You will also be able to demonstrate:

• Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to develop strong relationships and extensive experience of coaching and mentoring;

• Robust experience of developing and implementing strategies, policies and procedures and translating these into action;

• Experience of working with boards and trustees;

• A culturally sensitive approach and the ability to influence and build trust across a wide variety of stakeholders;

• A proven track record in building capacity and developing and leading high performing teams; and

Experience of leading successful projects in a global environment.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do at Mary’s Meals; we believe in the innate goodness of people, respect the dignity of every human being and family life and believe in good stewardship of the resources entrusted to us. In line with our values, Mary’s Meals is fully committed to a culture of safeguarding.

We offer so much more than a role, in taking on this amazing role, you will have the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on personal development and collaboration. We are a truly global movement, working across 37 countries and are happy to support a fully remote working arrangement for this opportunity.

If you are inspired to join our movement and our vision, mission and values resonate with you, we would love to hear from you. Please tell us why you want to join Mary’s Meals and why you would make a great Director of Affiliate Development?

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London Supporter Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £25,640
  • London
  • Closing 23rd November 2020

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of more than 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.

The London supporter engagement officer will play a key role in the development and implementation of fundraising activities by Mary’s Meals in the UK. The officer will help to develop local strategies and plans, to secure increased support and funding for Mary’s Meals school feeding programmes around the world.

Responsibilities include: growing and nurturing our volunteer network by building relationships with community volunteers, churches, schools, and faith groups.

This role is office-based, working in the community in London (office staff are currently working at home due to Covid-19).

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