Scripture Union Scotland
Scripture Union Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC011222

Scripture Union Scotland is a registered charity that aims to help all of Scotland’s children and young people explore the significance of Jesus Christ for their lives.

Current vacancies

Fundraising Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £21,345 – £23,017
  • Hybrid – Home/nearest SU Office
  • Closing 17th February 2023

Who we are:

Scripture Union Scotland is a national charity, with around 100 staff and over 2,000 volunteers. Our vision is to see every child and young person of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus.

We are seeking to recruit a Fundraising Coordinator to join our Fundraising Team. This is a newly created role to support the development of our fundraising activities.

Purpose

Reporting to the Head of Fundraising, the Fundraising Coordinator will work closely with the Fundraising Team to help deliver our fundraising and development priorities. The role will work across all income streams – trusts, major donors, individual giving and legacies with a strong focus on securing trust and foundation income, fundraising administration, supporter care and the coordination of fundraising materials and resources. The role will also contribute to reporting of Scripture Union Scotland’s impact - collecting data, case studies and updates from across our ministries to report back to funders. The post holder will also be involved in research to find new funding sources and prospects.

Key Responsibilities

· Maintain administrative systems, fundraising CRM, and databases, keeping up-to-date records of opportunities, applications, and results.

· Provide support to the Major Donor and Trusts Manager by conducting detailed, compliant research, including identifying new potential high-value supporters and trust funding sources for SU Scotland.

· Provide support to the Individual Giving Manager across a wide range of income streams: appeals, legacy fundraising, regular giving programme, donor acquisition and supporting the wider staff team in fundraising.

· Contribute to the administration and stewardship of donors and work with the Fundraising team to coordinate and improve supporter care processes.

· Develop and update fundraising materials and resources.

· Be the first point of contact for all fundraising enquiries, responding promptly to all supporters.

· Participate fully in the life and ministry of Scripture Union Scotland.

Who we are looking for:

We are seeking applicants who have experience of working in a fundraising team and have good research and analytical skills, with the ability to contribute to the development of new prospects and funding pipelines. The successful applicant will be able to develop positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders. An ability to project manage and multi task is also critical.

For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and can demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.

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Head of Digital

  • Full time
  • £37,514 – £40,705
  • Hybrid work from home/nearest SU office
  • Closing 17th January 2022

Scripture Union Scotland's vision is to see the children and young people of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus. We are a national charity, with almost 100 staff and over 2,000 volunteers. Our activities take place in schools, outdoor activity centres, churches and online.

This newly-created, highly strategic role offers a phenomenal opportunity to bring creative leadership to all things digital within the organisation. Our big vision for the next three years is to see numbers of connections grow from around 2% of Scotland’s 700,000 children and young people to 5% or more and digital is the at the epicentre of our strategy to achieve that, by God’s grace.

You will have proven experience of enabling teams to think and act digitally, top notch networking and communication skills and a passion to see children and young people exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus. You will be an enthusiastic and inspirational leader, able to influence and collaborate with a diverse range of colleagues right across the organisation.

For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and are able to demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.

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Administrative Assistant

  • Part time
  • £18,525 pro-rata
  • Lendrick Muir, Kinross
  • Closing 10th March 2022

Are you passionate about God?

Do you love to serve through practical administrative tasks?

If so, consider joining the Lendrick Muir Team!

Do I feel of Lendrick Muir?

Am I equipping the Lendrick Muir team with the information needed to serve children and young people?

Would I delivering the best possible customer experience to guest groups?

Am I to work within and across teams aspiring to fulfil the vision of SU Scotland?

Please see attached information pack below

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Trainee Commis Chef

  • Full time
  • £8,640
  • Lendrick Muir, Kinross
  • Closing 31st March 2022

Are you looking for an opportunity to take the first steps in pursuing a career in the catering Industry?

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to come and work, live and progress their catering abilities through our 2-year training course. During this time we will support them in developing their skills as they work towards achievement of SVQ and City & Guilds qualifications.

Lendrick Muir is a residential activity centre run by SU Scotland, near Kinross. The Centre has 165 beds and is set within a beautiful 120-acre estate. SU Scotland is a registered charity that aims to help all of Scotland’s children and young people explore the significance of Jesus Christ for their lives.

The Catering Team at Lendrick Muir are responsible for ensuring that a high standard of food is served to our guests and staff. During term-time, the Centre offers residential activity breaks to visiting school groups. School holiday times are fully booked with SU Holidays while weekends see a range of groups enjoying the facilities.

The post is full-time, with contracted hours of 37.5 per week. An allowance of £720 per month is paid and shared staff housing accommodation will be arranged for you on site. This is an opportunity not only to work, but to grow in your Christian faith as you serve and share with us at Lendrick Muir.

For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland's ethos, working principles and vision and are able to demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.

This post requires the occupant to have a personal faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord and to believe the Bible to be fully trustworthy, in all that they affirm, and the highest authority for faith and life in keeping with SU Scotland's statement of faith. These principles require to be applied alongside the professional skills required in this role.

The successful applicant will be required to become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Scheme and the appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure.

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Assistant Accountant

  • Full time
  • £20,926 – £22,565
  • Glasgow office with option for hybrid home working
  • Closing 4th April 2022

Scripture Union Scotland's vision is to see every child and young person in Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus. We are a national charity, with almost 100 staff and over 2,000 volunteers. Our activities take place in schools, outdoor activity centres, churches and online.

Job requirements

We have a new opportunity to support this exciting vision by joining our Finance team as an Assistant Accountant.

Your day-to-day duties will include:

  • Processing donations, other income and all expenditure.
  • Acting as a key contact with supporters regarding donations and gift aid.
  • Banking cheques and cash received.
  • Making payments.
  • Preparing accounting reconciliations to support the management accounts and VAT returns.

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Experience of working in an accounting role and having/working towards an accounting qualification (HND level).
  • Trained in basic accounting, reconciliation, and VAT principles.
  • Confident user of Microsoft Excel with experience of using accounting software packages.
  • Meticulous with detail and strong numeracy skills.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills to ensure processes run smoothly.
  • Ability to manage a varied workload and prioritise tasks to meet set deadlines.
  • Confident communicator who will relate well to supporters, suppliers and staff at all levels of the organisation with absolute confidentiality.

For this post, it is essential that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and are able to demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.

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Schools Liaison

  • Full time
  • £14,274
  • Lendrick Muir, Nr Kinross
  • Closing 13th April 2022

SU Scotland is a national charity, with around 100 staff and over 2,000 volunteers. Our vision is to see every child and young person of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus.

We currently have a vacancy for a Schools Liaison, based at Lendrick Muir near Kinross, our largest residential centre. Lendrick Muir is a stunning mansion house set in 120 acres of land, offering accommodation for groups of up to 165 and a broad range of outdoor activities. During term time we run school residentials, offering outdoor learning

experiences to school pupils from all over Scotland. At weekends and during school holidays we host SU groups, youth groups, church groups and SU Holidays.

School residential programmes are designed in partnership with schools, to support their delivery of the Curriculum for Excellence through outdoor learning. We offer a range of outdoor activities, mostly on-site, and day excursions to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

This role will involve creating a safe and welcoming environment for school groups, through excellent customer service, through working alongside school groups whilst on residentials and activity days.

Applicants for this post should have some previous experience working or volunteering with young people and have a demonstrated interest in outdoor activities.

For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and are able to demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.

The successful applicant will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Scheme and the appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure.

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Top job! Head of Fundraising

  • Full time
  • £36,747 – £39,585
  • Hybrid work from home/nearest SU Office
  • Closing 18th April 2022

This newly-created, strategically important Head of Fundraising role offers a phenomenal opportunity to drive a step change in our fundraising efforts to underpin our ambitious strategic goals.

Key aspects of the role:

  • Devise and drive strategy for fundraising – including growing the team
  • Nurture and grow supporter base – particularly with major donors and regular giving
  • Foster a healthy data capture and analysis mindset across all fundraising activities
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Assistant Schools Manager

  • Full time
  • £23,017 – £24,687
  • Lendrick Muir near Kinross
  • Closing 11th July 2022

Who we are:

Scripture Union Scotland is a national charity, with around 100 staff and over 2,000 volunteers. Our vision is to see every child and young person of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus.

We have a wonderful new opening for an Assistant Schools Manager, based at Lendrick Muir near Kinross. Lendrick Muir is our largest residential centre, set in 120 acres of land, offering accommodation for groups of up to 165 and a broad range of outdoor activities. During term time we run school residentials, offering outdoor learning experiences to school pupils from all over Scotland. At weekends and during school holidays we host SU groups, youth groups, church groups and SU Holidays.

School residential programmes are designed in partnership with schools, to support their delivery of the Curriculum for Excellence through outdoor learning. We are looking for someone to come and join our schools team and be part of this exciting vision.

Purpose

In conjunction with the Schools Manager, the Assistant Schools Manager will be responsible for overseeing daily operations of a thriving school residential and day ministry at Lendrick Muir and promote excellent customer service through working alongside school groups whilst on residentials and activity days.

Key Responsibilities

· Oversee all aspects of school visits from arrival through to evaluation of the visit

· Liaise with schools and put in place all preparations for the visit

· Update resources and teaching sessions as required

· Carry out the line management of the Schools Liaison role and deputise for the Schools Manager as required

· Participate fully in the life and ministry of the Lendrick Muir Centre and the wider

Scripture Union Scotland organisation

Who we are looking for:

We are seeking applicants who enjoy hospitality and have a desire to use their faith to work with children and young people. Applicants for this post should have some previous experience working or volunteering with young people, enjoy customer service and have a demonstrated interest in outdoor activities.

For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and can demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.

The successful applicant will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Scheme and the appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure.

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Schools Liaison Opportunity

  • Full time
  • £14,625
  • Lendrick Muir, near Kinross
  • Closing 11th July 2022

Who we are:

Scripture Union Scotland is a national charity, with around 100 staff and over 2,000 volunteers. Our vision is to see every child and young person of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus.

Lendrick Muir, near Kinross, is our largest residential centre, set in 120 acres of land, and offering accommodation for groups of up to 165 and a broad range of outdoor activities. During term time we run school residentials, offering outdoor learning experiences to school pupils from all over Scotland. At weekends and during school holidays we host SU groups, youth groups, church groups and SU Holidays.

School residential programmes are designed in partnership with schools, to support their delivery of the Curriculum for Excellence through outdoor learning. We are looking for someone to support the ministry of our Schools team and be part of this exciting vision.

Purpose

As part of the Schools team, the Schools Liaison will be responsible for supporting the daily operations of a thriving school residential and day ministry at Lendrick Muir and promoting excellent customer service through working alongside school groups whilst on residentials and activity days.

Key Responsibilities

· Ensure that pupils and teachers are cared for in a safe and appropriate manner and with specific regard to the nature of each group’s requirements

· Welcome guests to the centre and act as host during their stay

· Lead/co-lead pupil and teacher sessions including: welcome and teacher briefings, time for reflection sessions, farewell sessions for pupils and teachers

· Participate fully in the life and ministry of the Lendrick Muir Centre and the wider

Scripture Union Scotland organisation

Who we are looking for:

We are seeking applicants who enjoy hospitality and have a desire to use their faith to work with children and young people. Applicants for this post should have some previous experience working or volunteering with young people, enjoy customer service and have a demonstrated interest in outdoor activities.

For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and can demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.

The successful applicant will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Scheme and the appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure.

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Individual Giving Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,967 – £35,462
  • Hybrid – Home/nearest SU Office
  • Closing 13th January 2023

Who we are:

Scripture Union Scotland is a national charity, with around 100 staff and over 2,000 volunteers. Our vision is to see every child and young person of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus.

We are seeking to recruit an Individual Giving Manager to join our Fundraising Team. This is a newly created and strategic role to generate and increase our income stream through individual giving.

Purpose

Reporting to the Head of Fundraising, the Individual Giving Manager, will be responsible for developing and delivering supporter acquisition, retention and stewardship campaigns with a focus on growing income, reach and engagement across a range of Individual Giving fundraising campaigns. This role manages our fundraising appeals, legacy fundraising, regular giving programme, donor acquisition and supporting the wider staff team in fundraising.

Key Responsibilities

• Work with the Head of Fundraising to develop the Individual Giving strategy

• Manage SU Scotland’s existing fundraising programmes in individual giving to maximise returns from existing donor base; achieving the annual targets agreed for all areas of individual giving.

• Develop donor journeys that are based on data and supporter insight, adopting a test-and-learn approach and optimising communications that increase income and supporter loyalty from cold and warm leads

• Manage the improvement and implementation of processes including thanking, data, income coding, and donor record maintenance on the CRM.

• Set up and complete regular reporting, analysing results against KPIs and budgets and making changes as necessary to optimise long-term ROI.

• Participate fully in the life and ministry of Scripture Union Scotland.

Who we are looking for:

We are seeking applicants who have fundraising experience of working across a range of individual giving channels and have delivered multi-channel fundraising campaigns. The successful applicant will be able to build constructive working relationships across all levels of the organization. An ability to think creatively and innovatively around fundraising campaigns and supporter communications and stewardship is also critical.

For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and can demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.

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Top job! Chief Financial Officer

  • Full time
  • £46,610 – £49,869
  • Hybrid: Nearest SU Office/Home
  • Closing 26th January 2023

Who we are:

Scripture Union Scotland is a national charity, with around 100 staff and over 2,000 volunteers. Our vision is to see every child and young person of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus.

We are seeking to recruit a Chief Financial Officer to join our Leadership Team. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the strategic direction of SU Scotland’s ministry in the areas of finance, fundraising, compliance and information technology and to ensure the wise stewardship of our resources.

Purpose

Reporting to the CEO, and, as a member of the Leadership Team, the Chief Financial Officer will play a strategic role in the delivery and development of our financial and operational priorities to support SU Scotland’s vision.

Key Responsibilities

• Spiritual leadership - demonstrating commitment to the SU Scotland ethos, modelling a Christian lifestyle, values and work practices to staff and volunteers alike.

• Strategy Development - Support the CEO with the successful development and implementation of organisational strategy and provide quarterly reports against objectives (OKRs).

• Financial Leadership – in conjunction with the Head of Finance, develop SU Scotland’s financial strategy and lead and coordinate policy for financial planning and budgetary control.

• Fundraising Leadership – working closely with the Head of Fundraising, bring strategic leadership and energy to ensuring that a rolling fundraising strategy is developed and reviewed, providing for the growing financial needs of the charity.

• Information Technology Leadership – supporting the IT Manager, develop and implement a technically robust and secure IT strategy for SU Scotland that delivers an appropriately creative and effective use of technology across the organisation.

• Drive SU Scotland’s overall property strategy, in particular as regards office property, evaluating and ensuring the organisation’s property interests are an appropriate fit for SU Scotland’s needs and represent sound stewardship.

• Participate fully in the life and ministry of Scripture Union Scotland.

Who we are looking for:

We are seeking applicants who have demonstrable senior leadership experience with a strong track record in financial leadership, including communication of high-quality reports to Board. The successful applicant will be able to build constructive working relationships across all levels of the organisation and have proven aptitude for development, communication and implementation of team- and organisation-wide strategies. An ability to think creatively and innovatively is also critical.

For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and can demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.

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Activities Instructor

  • Full time
  • £19,690 – £20,693
  • Lendrick Muir
  • Closing 5th January 2023

Who we are:

Scripture Union Scotland is a national charity, with around 100 staff and over 2,000 volunteers. Our vision is to see every child and young person of Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus.

Our centres regularly host school groups participating in residential experiences, youth groups enjoying weekend breaks and a variety of SU Holidays. Making the most of the stunning opportunities that Scotland’s countryside affords, we use outdoor activities to build relationships with young people, enabling them to have fun, develop new skills and work together.

We currently have a vacancy for an Activities Instructor to be based at our Lendrick Muir Centre, near Kinross. Lendrick Muir is set in 120 acres of grounds with accommodation for up to 150 guests.

Purpose:

As an Activities Instructor, you will be part of an instruction team, delivering a range of activities to our guests. You will also support the development of new activities and maintain the activity equipment and infrastructure.

Key Responsibilities:

• Play an integral part of the outdoor instructional team, leading and instructing outdoor activity sessions

• Assisting the Activities Manager with the training of the Trainee Activities Instructors; both on-site activities and working towards NGBs

• Look after guests during school residentials, including some evening work

• Participate fully in the life and ministry of the Lendrick Muir Centre and the wider Scripture Union Scotland organisation

Who we are looking for:

We are seeking applicants who have a passion for outdoor activities and a desire to use their faith to work with children and young people. Applicants for this post should have experience of instructing activities and hold two NGB Award (either CWI, BC Sheltered Water Coach or MTB Level 2) and training towards a third NGB, as well as holding a current first aid certificate. Further NGB awards would be beneficial. A full UK Driving License is essential (preferably with D1 + E).

For this post, it is important that you are committed to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision and are able to demonstrate this through your commitment and motivation. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.

The successful applicant will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Scheme and the appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure.

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