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

Supporter Engagement Manager

  • Full time
  • Circa £32,585 – £38,260
  • London
  • Closing 20th July 2022

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.

Reporting to the head of grassroots engagement, the supporter engagement manager will play a key role in strategic development and operational management of grassroots fundraising activities and is responsible for the line management of two supporter engagement officers.

Principle duties include:

• Lead, manage and motivate a team of supporter engagement officers to grow and nurture the Mary's Meals volunteer network in London and surrounding areas.

• Develop and deliver a supporter engagement strategy with the head of grassroots engagement that optimises current activities and identifies key growth opportunities in regions across the UK.

• Coordinate grassroots awareness and fundraising across key community groups and organisations nationally including churches, schools, universities, groups and associations.

• Set income and expenditure budgets for the supporter engagement team with the head of grassroots engagement.

• Develop appropriate processes and procedures to maintain and increase our level of supporter and volunteer engagement.

• Contribute highly creative ideas for new fundraising campaigns or initiatives and play a significant role in formulating and implementing approved campaigns.

• Act as an ambassador of Mary’s Meals at public engagements and supporter events and, where necessary, delivering speeches or presentations to a wide range of audiences.

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Data Analyst

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • Any UK location (Occasional travel to Glasgow required)
  • Closing 22nd March 2021

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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Major Giving and Partnerships Manager

  • Full time
  • Circa £31,167
  • This role can be based in any UK location with travel to London.
  • Closing 22nd March 2021

This role can be based in any UK location with travel to London.

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.

Reporting to the Head of Major Giving and Partnerships, the Major Giving and Partnerships Manager will be an excellent influencer and fundraiser with the ability to convert significant potential into growth.

Principal duties include:

• Developing and delivering a major donor fundraising strategy, building relationships with new supporters and supporting existing major donors and trusts and foundations.

• Working with Mary’s Meals International’s Funding and Partnerships team to deliver effective grant management for current donors and engaging proposals and applications for potential donors.

• Devising and implementing a successful giving programme from the corporate sector and forming meaningful strategic partnerships with corporates.

• Working with the Head of Major Giving and Partnerships to set income and expenditure budgets for the Partnerships Fundraising team; maintaining accurate records, analysing financial and non-financial data to monitor and improve performance and mitigate risk.

• Acting as an ambassador of Mary’s Meals at public engagements and supporter events and, where necessary, deliver speeches or presentations to a wide range of audiences.

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Supporter Care Assistant

  • Full time
  • £18,528
  • Glasgow (All office staff currently working at home due to Covid-19)
  • Closing 1st April 2021

The Supporter Care Assistant will maintain a positive and friendly image by acting as the first line of contact to visitors, donors and supporters in person, online and via telephone.

Principal duties

Donors, supporters and enquiries

  • Respond to all supporter enquiries, requests and gifts received in a prompt, efficient and thoughtful manner within agreed timescales
  • Thank donors for their gifts efficiently, within agreed timescales and in a personal manner
  • Deal with telephone, email or face-to-face enquiries

CRM Database

  • Enter data onto the CRM database and maintain accurate records of donations, donors’ personal information, reports sent and any other data relating to fundraising (both electronic and paper)
  • Update the CRM database with details of resources sent to supporters/volunteers adding new supporter records as required .
  • Process and manage online donations
  • Check the data input of others for accuracy
  • Ensure information is retained and used in compliance with data protection policy and in line with retention periods

Supporter Care Administrative support

  • Manage the Supporter Care administrative support as required, to support the needs of Mary’s Meals
  • Prepare mail for posting and manage any mail to be sent out from Glasgow
  • Provide administrative support to the Supporter Engagement Directorate by sending out Supporter Engagement materials on request

Management of self

  • Participate in personal development reviews including identifying any learning/training needs
  • Continue to identify opportunities for own development including keeping knowledge up to date and relevant
  • Communicate effectively and accept personal responsibility
  • Participate in Mary’s Meals monthly gathering, quarterly all staff days and Supporter Engagement meetings.
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Top job! Finance Manager

  • Full time
  • Circa £39,003
  • Flexible working and home working from any UK location considered
  • Closing 29th April 2021

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 Finance Manager will support accounting, reporting and control activities within Mary’s Meals UK to ensure they are carried out efficiently, effectively and in line with good practice.

This role will be responsible for the maintenance of accurate financial records, the integrity of the accounting system and compliance with regulatory requirements.

This role will provide leadership, management and coaching for the finance expenditure team, which may also include volunteers.

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Top job! Finance Manager

  • Full time
  • Circa £39,003
  • Flexible working and home working from any UK location considered
  • Closing 29th April 2021

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 Finance Manager will support accounting, reporting and control activities within Mary’s Meals UK to ensure they are carried out efficiently, effectively and in line with good practice.

This role will be responsible for the maintenance of accurate financial records, the integrity of the accounting system and compliance with regulatory requirements.

This role will provide leadership, management and coaching for the finance expenditure team, which may also include volunteers.

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Supporter Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £26,025
  • Midlands & East England
  • Closing 20th May 2021

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 1.8 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.

The Midlands & East England 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.

The Supporter Engagement Officer has particular responsibility for prioritising the growth and nurturing of the volunteer network by building relationships with and resourcing our community volunteers – including co-ordination of our extremely dedicated volunteer speakers.

This role is community based and is a one-year fixed term contract.

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Shop Manager Dunblane

  • Full time
  • £19,178
  • Dunblane
  • Closing 1st June 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Charity Shop Manager to join our retail team. The shop is based in the beautiful town of Dunblane. You will be required to manage a team of volunteers to maximise the income raised through sales of donated goods. You will be required to form good relationships within the local community to acquire good quality stock donations, demonstrate fantastic customer service skills and be an ambassador for Mary’s meals.

The role is varied, busy and gives the opportunity to work with some amazing people. You will be pivotal for the success of the shop and with the help of our volunteers can make a real difference and support our mission. Our volunteers are empowered to take over most of the tasks within the shop, including running the shop in the manager’s absence.

You will have previous retail management experience, preferably in the charity sector and a proven track record in achieving agreed goals and setting high standards, a strong drive to achieve results and accountable for shop operation. You will have excellent communication skills, creativity, people skills to deliver excellent customer service, good standard of numeracy, literacy and IT skills and experience managing people.

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Communications Manager

  • Part time
  • £31,635 pro-rata
  • Office based, Glasgow (blended office and home working approach) or home working from anywhere in the UK
  • Closing 22nd June 2021

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 communications manager works across all areas of communications but has a key focus on developing Mary’s Meals’ media relationships throughout the UK and delivering high quality media coverage which is consistently aligned to Mary’s Meals’ strategy for growth in the UK.

The role works closely with another part-time communications manager and shares line management responsibility for a communications officer.

As a lead member of the communications team, the communications manager also contributes significantly to the overall development and delivery of the marketing and communications strategy.

Reporting to the head of communications, they are comfortable working at a senior level and providing support to colleagues across the team and in fundraising, especially in terms of brand management, tone, style and key messages.

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Finance Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £20,958
  • Office based, Glasgow (blended office and home working approach)
  • Closing 28th June 2021

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.

• Administering and reconciling petty cash and foreign currency cash.

• Recording the payment of invoices to facilitate the daily reconciliation of bank accounts.

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

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Communications Manager

  • Part time
  • Circa £31,635 – £37,145 pro-rata
  • Office based, Glasgow (blended office and home working approach) or home working from anywhere in the UK.
  • Closing 23rd July 2021

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 communications manager works across all areas of communications but has a key focus on developing Mary’s Meals’ media relationships throughout the UK and delivering high quality media coverage which is consistently aligned to Mary’s Meals’ strategy for growth in the UK.

The role works closely with another part-time communications manager and shares line management responsibility for a communications officer.

As a lead member of the communications team, the communications manager also contributes significantly to the overall development and delivery of the marketing and communications strategy.

Reporting to the head of communications, they are comfortable working at a senior level and providing support to colleagues across the team and in fundraising, especially in terms of brand management, tone, style and key messages.

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Supporter Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,025
  • Office based, London (3/2 model, working 3 days from home and 2 in our office) (Office staff currently working at home due to Covid-19)
  • Closing 19th July 2021

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 1.8 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.

Office based, London (3/2 model, working 3 days from home and 2 in our office)

(Office staff currently working at home due to Covid-19)

The 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.

The supporter engagement officer has particular responsibility for prioritising the growth and nurturing of the volunteer network by building relationships and supporting our community volunteers – including co-ordination of our extremely dedicated volunteer speakers.

This role informs and inspires people in the UK about how the Mary’s Meals’ school feeding programme is helping to lift impoverished and marginalised children in the developing world out of poverty.

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

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Top job! Major Giving Lead

  • Full time
  • Circa £39,003 – £43,086
  • Home based, London with potential for office working (3/2 model, working 3 days from home & 2 in our office)
  • Closing 13th August 2021

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 1.8 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.

Reporting to the Head of Major Giving and Partnerships, the Major Giving Lead will be a talented networker and fundraiser, with excellent communication and influencing skills, as well as the ability to convert significant potential into meaningful supporter relationships.

Principal duties include:

  • Form meaningful strategic partnerships with corporates, which generate broad awareness-raising and complement our grassroots focus.
  • Steward and strengthen existing corporate relationships to forge long-term mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • Create and develop proposals and presentations to attract new multi-year CSR grants.
  • Build and steward relationships with new supporters who are capable of making significant gifts to Mary’s Meals.
  • Support team coordination of a portfolio of major donor funding, managing existing relationships and supporting funding relationship managers to further nurture support.
  • Consider a range of research projects, events and opportunities to identify the most valuable way for donors to support our cause.
  • Recruit, manage and support a network of experienced volunteers who can help identify potential donors and develop appropriate strategies to attract new major gifts.
  • As required, plan and organise opportunities for donors to visit Mary’s Meals programmes and experience our work first-hand.
  • Work closely with the Mary’s Meals UK Communications and Mary’s Meals International Grants and Development teams.
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Grants & Development Officer

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 16th August 2021

We are delighted to be recruiting for a Grants & Development Officer to join our growing team in Glasgow. Working as part of our Affiliate Development Directorate, you will play a key role in enhancing the long-term sustainability and growth of Mary’s Meals. Supporting our National Affiliates and funding relationship managers’ to produce documents for philanthropic opportunities, partnerships, foundations and institutional donors, to meet the needs of our existing donor base and capitalise on opportunities that arise.

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 1.8 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals, in their place of education. We offer so much more than a role, we offer the opportunity to support our movement in a dynamic, inclusive and values driven environment with a real focus on personal development.

Reporting to our Grants & Development Manager, you will be responsible for developing compelling funding proposals and writing reports for a range of major donors. In this fast paced and varied role, you will build strong relationships with our Affiliates across the world, have the opportunity to support grant management and identify and research prospective opportunities for programme funding.

Other key duties include:

• Assisting National Affiliates in establishing a portfolio of long-term partnerships that provide sustainable income for our feeding programmes

• Collating, assessing and relaying key information for reports and proposals

• Managing deadlines for donor proposals, applications and reporting.

• Supporting the development of the Mary’s Meals suite of products and materials that communicate our strategy and attract funding, and promoting their use across the network

• Contributing to the development and coordination of organisational systems and processes for the completion of funding proposals and reports

With strong organisational skills, you will be comfortable working across multiple projects and coordinating contributions across all parts of the organisation and will have relevant experience of designing and developing compelling funding proposals. You will have fantastic writing skills with the ability to tailor your approach to a variety of audiences and bring the impact of our work, and our story, to life. You will be a confident in your communications with the ability to engage in a variety of interactions with colleagues. You will have the opportunity to work closely with colleagues across the organisation and your work will make a tangible difference to the lives of children in some of the world’s poorest communities.

We are 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.

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Top job! Director of Supporter Engagement and Income

  • Full time
  • £55,000 – £60,000
  • Any location in the UK
  • Closing 20th September 2021

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 Director of Supporter Engagement and Income role is a vitally important position which will oversee and propel onwards the work of three Heads of Department (Grassroots Engagement, Major Giving and Supporter Care) and their teams. The role is absolutely crucial in providing strategic leadership, vision and operational excellence to Mary’s Meals UK, as we seek to deliver continued income growth in this country for the benefit of many more hungry children in some of the world’s poorest communities.

Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as an integral member of the UK leadership team, the Director of Support Engagement and Income will be responsible for the development and implementation of fundraising strategies that raise awareness of Mary’s Meals in the UK, encouraging support of the Mary’s Meals mission.

Principal duties include:

  • Contributing to organisational strategy and growth as part of the leadership team.
  • Developing and implementing the fundraising strategy that supports raising awareness and fundraising activities across the UK and in keeping with the existing model.
  • Ensuring a regular schedule of reporting is in place to effectively use available data in guiding organisational decision making.
  • Contributing to the preparation of the charity's strategic plan and the monitoring and reporting of progress against organisational goals and objectives and assisting in the preparation of the annual budget.
  • Contributing to the promotion of a culture of employee engagement, training, development and empowerment to ensure job satisfaction and employee retention.
  • Demonstrating, promoting and protecting Mary’s Meals values within the organisation and with external stakeholders.
  • Keeping abreast of relevant developments across the sector.
  • Advising the Executive Director on fundraising performance and public relations matters as required.
  • Troubleshooting and developing strategies that address departmental and organisational challenges.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with colleagues, donors and partners and developing strong collaboration and support to other affiliate organisations through Mary's Meals International.
  • Representing the organisation externally as required, and appropriate, as a member of Mary’s Meals leadership team.
  • Establishing a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations.
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Shop Manager

  • Full time
  • Circa £20,346
  • Troon
  • Closing 4th October 2021

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 meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 1.8 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced charity shop manager at our store in Troon.

You will manage a team of volunteers to maximise the income raised through the sale of donated goods. This role requires that you form good relationships within the local community to acquire good quality stock donations. You will demonstrate fantastic customer service skills and be an ambassador for Mary’s Meals.

The role is varied, busy and gives the opportunity to work with amazing people. You will be pivotal in the success of the shop and, with the help of our volunteers, can make a real difference and support our mission. Our volunteers are empowered to take over most of the tasks within the shop, including running the shop in the manager’s absence.

Your experience should include retail management, including managing budgets and accounts, and a demonstratable understanding of the charity sector. You will have a strong drive to achieve results and high standards and be fully accountable for shop operation. We are also looking for excellent communication skills, creativity, people skills, a good standard of numeracy, literacy and IT skills, in addition to experience of managing people.

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Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £26,025 – £30,127
  • The preferred location for this role is Glasgow, but remote working from anywhere in the UK will be considered.
  • Closing 11th October 2021

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 meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of more than two million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.

The communications officer is part of a team responsible for mass communications with existing and potential supporters, donors, and the media. This role will have a key focus on generating media coverage and developing compelling content for use across media and other channels, including case studies and supporter stories. Applicants will need strong writing and media relations skills and the ability to create and write engaging news stories to promote Mary’s Meals campaigns and key activities.

Principal duties include:

  • Grow the profile of Mary’s Meals by writing news releases and feature pitches, and engaging proactively and reactively with a wide range of journalists.
  • Continually look for new stories and opportunities to create new relationships with journalists, including regular scanning of key media.
  • Support the donor/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 tell the Mary’s Meals story and build support for our vision.
  • Secure the support of and liaise with celebrities and other high profile people.
  • Ensure that all communications and media work accurately protect the reputation of Mary’s Meals and promote our brand values, style and key messages.
  • Liaise with colleagues in Mary’s Meals International (MMI) to secure case studies and other content from our school feeding programmes for digital, print and broadcast platforms.
  • Utilise a range of digital platforms to engage UK supporters, including Mary’s Meals’ social media channels, email marketing platform and website – including content production for all channels.
  • Regularly monitor and review data across the various communications channels and contribute to evaluation reports.
  • Perform ad hoc duties as required to support the department.
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Finance Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,025
  • Office based, Glasgow (3/2 model, working 3 days from home and 2 in our office)
  • Closing 6th December 2021

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 meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of more than two million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals.

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 principles include:

• Supporting each directorate for all expenditure related matters as the first point of contact.

• Administering the purchase ledger, ensuring that all invoices and credit notes received have been checked and approved in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

• Preparing quarterly VAT returns for submission to HMRC and preparing the annual VAT partial exemption adjustment.

• Providing cash balance information to the finance manager for the monthly funds transfer to Mary's Meals International.

• Accurately record material aid transactions in liaison with the warehouse team.

• Maintaining the charity’s fixed asset register, including preparing depreciation, addition and disposal journals and supporting the operations directorate in the annual fixed asset verification.

• Analysing monthly expenditure against budget, investigating and documenting explanations for any significant variances.

• Assisting the finance manager in the preparation of the expenditure elements of the monthly management information.

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Communications Manager - Part time

  • Part time
  • Circa £31,635 – £37,145 pro-rata
  • Office based, Glasgow (blended office and home working approach) or home-working considered from anywhere in the UK
  • Closing 16th January 2022

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 communications manager works across all areas of communications but has a key focus on developing relationships with the UK media and delivering high quality media coverage which is consistently aligned to Mary’s Meals’ strategy for growth.

The role works closely with another part-time communications manager and shares line management responsibility for a communications officer and a communications assistant.

As a lead member of the communications team, the communications manager also contributes significantly to the overall development and delivery of the communications strategy.

Reporting to the head of communications, the communications manager will be comfortable working at a senior level and providing support to colleagues across the team and in our fundraising teams, especially on brand management and key messaging.

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Supporter Engagement Manager (part time, fixed term 1year maternity cover)

  • Part time
  • £31,167 pro-rata
  • Home based
  • Closing 10th January 2022

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.

Reporting to the head of grassroots engagement, the supporter engagement manager will play a key role in strategic development and operational management of grassroots fundraising activities. The role works closely with another part-time supporter engagement manager and shares line management responsibility for four supporter engagement officers.

Principle duties include:

• Lead, manage and motivate a team of supporter engagement officers to grow and nurture the Mary's Meals volunteer network in England and Wales.

• Develop and deliver a supporter engagement strategy with the head of grassroots engagement that optimises current activities and identifies key growth opportunities in regions across the UK.

• Coordinate grassroots awareness and fundraising across key community groups and organisations nationally including churches, schools, universities, groups and associations.

• Set income and expenditure budgets for the supporter engagement team with the head of grassroots engagement.

• Develop appropriate processes and procedures to maintain and increase our level of supporter and volunteer engagement.

• Contribute highly creative ideas for new fundraising campaigns or initiatives and play a significant role in formulating and implementing approved campaigns.

• Act as an ambassador of Mary’s Meals at public engagements and supporter events and, where necessary, delivering speeches or presentations to a wide range of audiences.

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Top job! Head of People

  • Full time
  • Circa £44,750
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 7th February 2022

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 people is a key role in ensuring that Mary’s Meals’ vision, mission and values are central to organisational decision making and people management. This people approach is vital in order to secure increased support for our Mary’s Meals school feeding programme, ensuring that the values of the organisation are upheld and promoted in all people activities.

Principle duties include:

  • Leading the people function in Mary’s Meals UK, developing and implementing the people strategy.
  • Reporting to our executive director, supporting the management of organisational development and change.
  • Ensuring robust systems, processes and controls are in place and adhered to to ensure our people are recruited, inducted, supported and retained in line with Mary’s Meals' values.
  • Acting as a key source of support to the leadership team regarding all people matters.
  • Leading on HR compliance, legislation and risk management.
  • Coaching and supporting line managers in team development and team building for all staff and volunteers.
  • Identifying good practice to improve people engagement and to support a learning organisation ethos.
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Supporter Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,025
  • London
  • Closing 24th February 2022

The supporter engagement officer plays a key role in the development and implementation of Mary’s Meals UK’s fundraising activities, 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, building relationships with and resourcing our community volunteers within London and surrounding areas.

Principal duties include:

  • Working closely with the supporter engagement manager to develop strategy and plans for engaging supporters.
  • Taking responsibility for, and leading on, our grassroots work with churches, clubs, schools, universities and volunteer speakers with your designated region.
  • Recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to undertake awareness raising and fundraising activity.
  • Building our community volunteer movement, to allow for more opportunities for our story to be shared while encouraging growth within London.
  • Acting as a main point-of-contact for our grassroots fundraisers and community volunteers, building warm relationships and providing advice, help and support.
  • Managing the co-ordination of our regional network of volunteer speakers. Duties include recruiting new speakers, conducting training sessions, allocating talk requests, generating new speaking opportunities and providing ongoing support to volunteers.
  • Promoting the formation of more local groups which encourage our community volunteers to meet and support one another in their efforts.
  • Stewarding, developing and closely managing donor relationships where appropriate.
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Major Giving and Partnerships Manager

  • Part time
  • To be confirmed
  • Office based, Glasgow (hybrid working model) or home-working from anywhere in the UK
  • Closing 28th March 2022

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.

Principal duties include:

  • Work with the head of major giving and partnerships to develop and deliver a major donor fundraising strategy.
  • Build and steward relationships with new supporters who are capable of making significant gifts to Mary’s Meals.
  • Consider a range of research projects, events and opportunities to identify potential donors and develop appropriate strategies to attract new major gifts.
  • Plan and organise a calendar of relevant and timely approaches to major trusts and foundations.
  • Work with Mary’s Meals International’s funding and partnerships team to deliver effective grant management for current donors and engaging proposals and applications for potential donors.
  • Devise and implement a successful giving programme from the corporate sector to include affinity partnerships, cause related marketing partnerships, charity of the year adoptions and corporate charitable trust and foundation giving.
  • Form meaningful strategic partnerships with corporates, which generate broad awareness-raising and complement our grassroots focus.
  • Work with the head of major giving and partnerships to set income and expenditure budgets for the partnerships fundraising team.
  • Act as an ambassador of Mary’s Meals at public engagements and supporter events and, where necessary, deliver speeches or presentations to a wide range of audiences.
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Top job! Head of Grassroots Engagement

  • Full time
  • £46,093 – £50,676
  • Home-working from anywhere in the UK or hybrid/office working from our Glasgow or London office.
  • Closing 28th March 2022

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.

Principal duties include:

  • Development and implementation of Mary’s Meals supporter engagement strategy in the UK, aligned to the global strategy.
  • Ensure that the Mary’s Meals approach is adopted in all supporter, fundraising and volunteer activities and that there is shared understanding in the team of how to build support.
  • Ensure all delivery of activity has the necessary checks in place to protect the good name and values of Mary’s Meals.
  • Lead, develop and manage the team, monitoring and evaluating their activities through set key performance indicators and providing support with staff development.
  • Contribute to key decision making within the UK team as part of the Extended Leadership team.
  • Oversee the continued expansion, enhancement and promotion of key fundraising campaigns such as Sponsor A School.
  • Develop and grow 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.
  • Lead and develop support in churches, schools, clubs and other community organisations, allowing for more opportunities for our story to be shared and encourage growth in all parts of the UK.
  • Proactively identify new opportunities for Mary’s Meals across all types of fundraising and support.
  • Provide accurate and timely reports, data and analysis to the Director of Supporter Engagement and Income and the wider senior leadership team.
  • Lead on volunteer strategy, management and support.
  • Develop strong working relationships with colleagues to ensure supporter engagement plans are understood and supported.
  • Contribute to the development and execution of key fundraising campaigns in close partnership with the global fundraising team.
  • Work closely with the UK communications team in the production of fundraising resources, ensuring consistency of Mary’s Meals’ messages and materials.
  • Act as an ambassador for Mary’s Meals, representing the organisation at public engagements and supporter events and where necessary, delivering speeches or presentations to a wide range of audiences.
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Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Remote working
  • Closing 15th April 2022

We are recruiting for an experienced Programme Manager to join Mary’s Meals International. In this exciting new role, you will have responsibility for governing and coordinating our integrated programmes of work and supporting our overarching strategic objectives as we strive to reach the next child waiting for Mary’s Meals.

Reporting to our Head of IT, you will have the opportunity to build our new Project Management Office, guiding our project managers and leaders in the planning, delivery and governance of our key projects across the MM family. You will be responsible for providing governance across a varied portfolio of global projects, including digital transformation, CRM implementation, workforce planning and payroll review. As a Project Management expert with good experience of Agile methodologies, you will have the opportunity to support and guide project managers and stakeholders in best practice and ensure a strong focus on stewardship, service and simplicity. This is a truly global role and an amazing opportunity to utilise your skills and experience to create real impact across our global movement. We are happy for you to work remotely and there may be a requirement for some travel to countries where Mary’s Meals operates, as part of your role.

You will be responsible for:

  • Developing consistent standards, procedures, templates and guidance for successful project delivery.
  • Working closely with stakeholders and project & team managers to coach and develop strategies for effective project planning, monitoring and delivery.
  • Working alongside others to coach, define and implement the governance framework for projects.
  • Ensuring that MMI’s Agile delivery methodology is embedded and deployed across the programme.
  • Managing Steering Committee Meetings or supporting Project Managers in the facilitation of these meetings.
  • Consolidated reporting of progress across the consolidated portfolio of projects.
  • Working closely with stakeholders to review project requirements and progress in line with overarching organisational objectives and strategic changes.
  • Seeking continual improvement of the PMO function, including recruiting, and developing team members.
  • Identifying areas for process and organisational improvement and making recommendations to senior stakeholders.

With extensive experience of Programme Management, you will bring a wealth of experience of working with stakeholders and leading a variety of large complex projects. With proven people leadership experience, you will bring robust experience of resourcing projects, developing, and managing relationships and coaching those around you, to share your knowledge and build capacity across the Mary’s Meals family.

We’re looking for someone who brings a relevant qualification in Project Management or Agile methodology and it would be great if you also have experience of working with CRM solutions and digital transformation projects. You will be inspired by our work and will strive to maximise all resources and drive efficiencies and process improvements to ensure fantastic return on investment and to challenge the status quo, to ensure we deliver on time and on budget.

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 2 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals. We are 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.

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People Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,806
  • This role can be based anywhere in the UK
  • Closing 18th April 2022

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.

Principal duties include:

  • Collaborate with managers in discussing recruitment requirements and developing role descriptions and recruitment packs for staff and volunteers.
  • Source and recruit candidates through various techniques and shortlist in line with the requirements of the role.
  • Arrange interviews and oversee follow up to candidates of any appointments or feedback due.
  • Prepare any associated paperwork and oversee the onboarding process for staff and volunteers, such as producing offer details, managing references along with producing engagement welcome materials.
  • Organise an engaging induction for any new employees or volunteers joining Mary’s Meals UK.
  • Develop and deliver routine training to employees and contribute to the development of online training on iLearn.
  • Support in the administration of organisational change and development including restructures, team development and capacity building.
  • Contribute to creating plans of all learning and development opportunities and development plans for individuals, including any volunteer opportunities.
  • Support during the PDR cycle with regards to ensuring the process has been adhered to and overseeing any paperwork to be developed in line with the outcome of the review meetings.
  • Prepare any relevant paperwork following investigation, disciplinary or grievance meetings with the support of the Head of People.
  • Establish and maintain strong collaborative relationships with our people to build trust, always ensure confidentiality of any information or documentation they come into contact with.
  • Support in leading people engagement and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Arrange logistics surrounding training opportunities or departmental away days in terms of venues, travel, team building events etc.
  • Attend any events relating to wellbeing and engagement to support our people and lead by example.
  • Support in making any required changes to policies, procedural documents, handbooks or offer documentation.
  • Oversee the People, Salesforce and iLearn systems to ensure adequate information is captured and managed in line with General Data Privacy Regulations.
  • Advise the Finance team regarding any payroll changes which may affect from month to month, ensuring documents are saved on the shared site and the tracker is updated in a timely manner.
  • Prepare and oversee the electronic personnel files of all staff, ensuring the digital People area is organised and well maintained and presented.
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Media and Content Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £26,806 – £31,031
  • Remote
  • Closing 18th April 2022

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 media and content officer is primarily responsible for developing story and campaign ideas to secure media coverage and raise awareness of our mission across the UK. Applicants will need strong writing and media relations skills and the ability to create and write engaging news stories to promote Mary’s Meals campaigns and key activities.

Principal duties include:

  • Grow the profile of Mary’s Meals by writing news releases and engaging proactively and reactively with a wide range of journalists, celebrities and partners.
  • Look for new stories and opportunities with journalists, including regular scanning of key media.
  • Utilise a range of platforms to engage UK supporters, including Mary’s Meals’ social media channels, publications and direct mail – including content production for all channels.
  • Support the donor/volunteer experience and increase engagement through the creation of meaningful content in keeping with Mary’s Meals’ distinct storytelling style.
  • Contribute to the development of creative communications campaigns that tell the Mary’s Meals story and build support for our vision.
  • Plan, develop and produce compelling supporter resources, including information booklets, flyers, posters, infographics and emails.
  • Ensure that all communications and media work accurately protect the reputation of Mary’s Meals and promote our brand values, style and key messages.
  • Liaise with colleagues in Mary’s Meals International (MMI) to secure case studies and other programmatic consent from our school feeding programmes for digital, print and broadcast platforms.
  • Contribute to Mary’s Meals’ internal communications with staff, trustees and volunteers – ensuring content is timely and engaging.
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Top job! Head of Marketing and Digital

  • Full time
  • £46,093 – £50,676
  • Home working from anywhere in the UK.
  • Closing 19th April 2022

Mary’s Meals serves nutritious school meals to children living in some of the world’s poorest countries. The promise of a meal attracts these hungry children into the classroom, giving them the energy to learn and hope for a better future.

We offer more than just a career; we offer the opportunity to join our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on personal development. We’re currently reaching more than two million children in 20 countries every school day – can you use your talents to help us reach even more hungry children waiting for our meals?

We are looking for an inspiring Head of Marketing and Digital to join our UK communications team. This new role will work side-by-side with the Head of Media and Content to ensure an integrated approach to all communications activities through the combining of strong storytelling and marketing expertise.

This is an exciting time to join the team as we look to make the most of our updated website and other channels to engage new and existing supporters with our work. The role will be part of the MMUK extended leadership team.

Key duties:

  • Line management of the marketing team, offering day-to-day support and ensuring their ongoing development
  • Develop and implement Mary’s Meals’ marketing strategy in the UK, linking ongoing progress to key organisational KPI’s, with a strong emphasis on digital communications
  • Manage the new UK website, working closely with digital colleagues in the international team to ensure the site is functioning well, generating traffic and attracting new supporters to our work
  • Lead our approach to segmented communications for email marketing and direct mail, developing our supporter journeys and ensuring an ongoing testing and learning approach is in place
  • Manage the tracking and analysis of ongoing communications led data, working closely with the data insights teams where required, and using the data to inform ongoing communications strategies and development
  • Oversee the development and day to day management of the Mary’s Meals UK social media channels
  • Develop and implement innovative marketing activities with existing supporters and identify creative ways to reach out to new audiences
  • Contribute to UK campaigns, ensuring that all marketing and digital elements are in place
  • Identify and manage advertising opportunities on a (limited) paid for and pro bono basis
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Finance Manager

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th April 2022

Due to internal progression, Mary’s Meals International is delighted to be recruiting for aFinance Managerto join our growing global finance team.

Reporting to our Senior Finance Manager, this is a varied role with primary responsibility for our statutory and management accounting processes. You will also have responsibility for leading and developing a small team and supporting our National Affiliate family in the development of financial processes and controls. With great communication skills and a drive for excellence and continuous improvement, this role offers an amazing opportunity to use your talents in the furtherance of our mission, as we strive to reach the next child waiting for Mary’s Meals.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead on the production of our annual accounts in line with UK GAAP and statutory requirements.
  • Produce a high-quality management accounts pack, including detailed analytics and commentary.
  • Work closely with our senior leaders throughout the year on budgets and forecasting.
  • Build the capacity of national affiliates finance functions, processes and controls.
  • Carry out financial control and financial management tasks, including but not limited to: payment review and authorisation, banking, payroll, management information, budgeting and forecasting.
  • Support and challenge the financial control and financial management decisions across the MM family.

A qualified accountant, you will have strong analytical skills and will be comfortable taking a practical approach whether managing people, projects or external service providers.

You will also have:

  • Robust experience of working with UK accounting standards and a track record of delivering high-quality statutory and management accounting information
  • Excellent Excel skills and significant experience in all aspects of management accounting, including; budgeting, forecasting, trend analysis and management reporting.
  • Experience of working closely with and providing operational reports for senior leaders.
  • Experience of managing external service providers, including auditors and payroll providers

We are a global movement with a remote-first approach and are happy for you to work remotely and flexibly, in a way that best supports your work life balance. We are open to accommodating part-time working patterns where possible, please let us know about your requirements. We also have an office near Glasgow city centre for those who live nearby and would like to work from here occasionally or on a regular basis.

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 2.2 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals. We are 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.

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