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.
You are a detail orientated, efficient and fantastic fundraiser up for the challenge of securing funding from charitable trusts and foundations for our life changing healthcare work in Malawi, India and Nepal.
As Trusts and Foundations Officer, your rewarding role will help make a massive difference to sick people fighting to get out of poverty in remote parts of the world. Reporting to the Director of Fundraising, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of the Trusts and Foundation partnership programme against an agreed annual income target.
You will work closely with colleagues across the charity, with the Leadership Team, and Board members to nurture a Trusts and Foundations pipeline that helps us deliver our amazing programmes.
You will manage your own workload including the writing of high-quality applications within deadlines, as well as researching and cultivating new funding partners. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with existing and prospective Trust funders, especially those with the potential to give significant multi-year grants. You will place high importance on providing excellent donor care, producing clear and thorough reports.
EMMS International (EMMS) is a Christian international healthcare charity that has provided health care to poor and marginalised people since 1841. With a vision for a just world in which all people have access to good quality and dignified healthcare, EMMS works with partners in some of the poorest communities of the world (in Malawi, India, Nepal and Scotland) to transform lives through compassionate, effective and sustainable healthcare. EMMS works with local partners in country, supporting organisations and people to develop health programmes that are appropriate to meet the needs of their own local communities and contexts.
EMMS has strong links with Trusts and Foundations and now we want to strengthen and grow it. We want to raise awareness of the incredible impact grants have on the sick and poor. We seek to inspire more funding partners to join this movement of change, improving lives where there is little hope for a better future and bringing holistic healthcare to those whose voice is not listened to.
You will be an enthusiastic fundraiser and a curious researcher who takes the initiative to identify new funding opportunities, with a warm, relational ability to build strong links with new and existing partners. Ideally, you will have fundraising experience, preferably within the Trusts and Foundations field.
To thrive in this very rewarding role, you will need to be a self-starter happy to work within a team and manage multiple priorities to produce a high standard of work. You will have a proven ability to write compelling cases for support, quickly grasping complex technical programme information and turning it into winning grant applications.
You will be a competent and organised person able to multi-task and work to tight deadlines. You will be experienced in working with data bases and take your responsibilities seriously in managing confidential information and the Charity records on the Raisers Edge database.
We’re looking for an ambitious, imaginative Fundraiser to develop and grow supporter engagement with our inspiring healthcare projects in Malawi, Nepal and India.
You are a Fundraising professional with a heart to help people fight sickness and poverty: a person with vision and drive, who wants to be a catalyst for change and hope in an unjust world.
Working closely with the Director of Fundraising, you will share responsibility for the development and implementation of our fundraising. You will manage our supporter care and cultivation. You will build strong relationships with our communities of support and church networks. You will have a competitive edge and drive to identify untapped revenue streams.
You will already have demonstrable fundraising success and experience in a charity.
EMMS International (EMMS) is a Christian international healthcare charity that has provided health care to poor and marginalised people since 1841. With a vision for a just world in which all people have access to good quality and dignified healthcare, EMMS works with partners in some of the poorest communities of the world (in Malawi, India and Nepal) to transform lives through compassionate, effective and sustainable healthcare. EMMS works with local partners in country, supporting organisations and people to develop health programmes that are appropriate to meet the needs of their own local communities and contexts.
EMMS has a faithful supporter base and now we want to strengthen and grow it. We want to raise awareness of the incredible impact of our supporters’ gifts on the sick and poor. We seek to inspire more people to join this movement of change, improving lives where there is little hope for a better future and bringing holistic healthcare to those whose voice is not listened to.
Develop and implement a fundraising strategy to finance our life-changing overseas health projects
Provide excellent stewardship for our supporters, facilitating better engagement with the projects as they join with us in our mission to ensure the poorest have access to good healthcare.
Research, reach out to and establish relationships with new donors.
Work with our Fundraising and Communications team to deliver high quality direct mail, email and social media appeals
Represent EMMS at meetings, church services and events
Work with the team to Monitor and evaluate fundraising activities,
Help ensure we remain fully compliant with GDPR
Good organisational and project management skills
Excellent attention to detail
Proactive and hard-working, equally competent when working alone or as part of a team.
Relational - a friendly approach, with the ability to develop strong working relationships.
Confident and clear communicator, in terms of both speaking and writing.
Reliable and resilient
Skills and experience
Proven experience of successful fundraising and supporter care
Excellence in creating and delivering quality fundraising plans and events
Competent in setting and achieving targets
Persuasive in written and spoken fundraising appeals and asks
Monitoring and evaluating fundraising activities against targets
Knowledge and understanding of fundraising best practice
Data base experience, preferably The Raiser’s Edge
EMMS International is a non-denominational Christian organisation. The post holder is expected to respect the faith and the spiritual values of EMMS International and its supporters. This role involves talking and praying in churches and with Christians. There are internal optional weekly team prayers.
Unicef ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We have done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than anyone else. We get things done. And we’re not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.
Unicef UK has been working in Scotland for many years in fundraising, programme delivery in schools, hospitals and local authorities and advocating for the rights of children in Scotland. Following successful growth in the past few years, Unicef in Scotland is now recruiting for a High Value Partnerships Lead to cover early moments leave.
As High Value Partnerships Lead, you will identify and cultivate high value and influential prospects and develop cases for support for philanthropists, foundations and the corporate sector. This will include capitalising on opportunities, opening new markets and engaging new prospects.
To succeed in this role, you will have a strong track record of developing and managing quality relationships with high value partners and of working successfully with senior volunteers. You will have experience of personally asking and securing high level donations and of maximising partnerships through other non-financial/advocacy activity. We are looking for a highly competent individual, able to spot opportunities and with a good understanding of the different motivations that individuals or companies may have to support charities.
This is a fantastic opportunity to help Unicef UK deliver positive outcomes for children in Scotland and around the world.
The Homeless World Cup Foundation is an ambitious and impactful charity, working internationally in partnership with organisations in 74 countries. We use street football to engage people who are homeless and organise a high-profile annual street football tournament to act as a catalyst for change. Together with our Street Football Partners, we touch the lives of 100,000 people who have experienced homelessness every year and over one million people since 2003.
We are now looking for an administrator to join our small, hardworking team in Edinburgh and help us achieve our goals. You will be responsible for the smooth day-to-day running of the organisation as well as supporting colleagues in a number of exciting areas around the annual Homeless World Cup tournament.
The perfect candidate will bring an excellent track record of providing high-quality administrative support with outstanding organisational and communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. You will thrive on a varied workload and enjoy working for an international organisation.
If you would like to be part of our team and make a difference to people experiencing homelessness worldwide, we would love to hear from you.
Friends of the Earth Scotland is looking for a new Climate Campaigner to work with our Climate & Energy Campaigner in this vitally important year of the UN climate talks (COP26) coming to Glasgow. This is a new key campaign role within Friends of the Earth Scotland to work on climate and energy policy and practice in Scotland, and to contribute to our work on Just Transition, the fossil fuel industry and the UN climate talks.
COP26 is a major opportunity to help strengthen the climate justice movement in Scotland and FoE’s central role in it. We will work in the run up, during and in the aftermath of the UN summit to strengthen the movement and use the COP as leverage for further climate action from the Scottish and UK Governments.
Managed by the Climate & Energy Campaigner, you will work closely with the Director, the Head of Campaigns and the wider team to help deliver our core Fossil Free Scotland campaign. A major part of your work will focus on the government and parliamentary processes of revising the Climate Change Plan and creating the new Scottish Energy Strategy, building on our successful campaigning to increase the ambition in the new Climate Change Act.
You will be a strong campaigner, with excellent communication skills, a good grip of technical issues and a good knowledge of climate and energy policy. You will have a naturally collaborative working style, and will thrive in a small, creative team. A good knowledge of the Scottish political context and of climate and energy policy would be a significant advantage.
You will work closely with the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition and other Scottish partners.
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.
Dwelling Places UK is looking to recruit a skilled and self-motivated Administrator and Fundraising Officer. You should have administrative and fundraising experience, be able to demonstrate your ability to multi-task and use your initiative, and have a heart for advocacy.
Dwelling Places UK supports the work of Dwelling Places, a Christian NGO based in Kampala, Uganda, dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of street children. Dwelling Places UK does this through raising awareness, being a financial resource to Dwelling Places, and equipping volunteers to serve both in the UK and in Uganda.
For more information on the work of Dwelling Places UK, please visit dwellingplaces.org
This part-time voluntary post, for which an honorarium is awarded, requires occasional visits to India although most work is done at home.
Dr Graham’s Homes were established in 1900 by John Anderson Graham, a Church of Scotland missionary, to provide a home and education for needy Anglo-Indian children. The Homes are now a large boarding and day school, still with a Christian ethos. Many children are supported, financially and otherwise, by individuals or groups in the UK.
Working in conjunction with the Homes’ Board in Kolkata, the Sponsorship Secretary is responsible to the UK Committee for managing the process of identifying needy children in India and then matching them with Sponsors and Correspondents in UK and elsewhere. Thereafter, the Sponsorship Secretary provides the link between child and supporter, and oversees the wellbeing of the children and the arrangements for their support.
In India the work is very much child-centred, the Sponsorship Secretary engaging with children, teachers and cottage parents in that context.
Are you interested in International Development, Global Citizenship and Fair Trade?
We educate and enable people in the North East of Scotland to take action to create a fairer world and we need trustees!
We are part of a vibrant, confident, voluntary sector. Apart from our overarching value of global justice, we are committed to transparency, diversity and inclusion.
Founded over 30 years ago as the Third World Centre, running the first solely Fairtrade retail outlet in the Kirk of St Nicholas, our activities grew as we led the Aberdeen Fairtrade City campaign, achieving Fair Trade status for the city in 2004. Alongside this work we established the Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC), offering training, support and resources for global citizenship education.
Currently we are:
In all of this work, we focus on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice and fix climate change by 2030.
We receive funding from the Scottish Government and DfID/British Council for our education work and have four part-time salaried staff, supported by other staff and volunteers.
We welcome interest from potential new trustees – anyone with commitment and enthusiasm for creating a fairer world, but particularly at the present time those with some experience in governance/legal compliance or in Human Resources and/or an interest in future chairing responsibilities.
Our Trustees manage the work of AFW, which is a SCIO. Currently we have nine trustees, but really do need more! We hold Board meetings every six weeks or so (on a weekday, usually 5pm – 7pm).
Opportunities for volunteers: Even if you can’t commit to becoming a trustee, we appreciate many forms of volunteer help in our activities. We have projects in the office and off-campus that always welcome outside help.