As an organisation, named after Mary the mother of Jesus and shaped by Christian spirituality, we feel that the way we do things is as important as the end results and we welcome all who wish to play their part in our important work. Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 1.6 million children who today will receive Mary’s Meals. Our organisation is experiencing rapid growth and as we stand on the cusp of our next strategic period, there has never been a more exciting time to join
Due to internal progression we are recruiting for an inspirational and impactful leader to join Mary’s Meals International, as Director of Affiliate Development.
Reporting to our CEO and working in close collaboration with our National Affiliates and Trustees, you will lead on the strategic planning and development of our National Affiliate network to enable the long-term financial sustainability and growth of our movement, as we strive to reach the next child waiting for Mary’s Meals.
Enabling and supporting the growth of our movement, which consists of many independent entities who are united in the mission of Mary’s Meals, will be your key focus and you will be a passionate advocate for our work and demonstrate a strong vocational attitude that shows competence, commitment and contribution to the global movement.
Other key priorities will include:
• Provide strong strategic leadership to our Executive Directors and other leaders across our National Affiliate network to drive growth;
• Support our National Affiliates in building strategies for growth, through effective business planning and capacity building;
• Work closely with our National Affiliates to establish a portfolio of large, long-term partnerships that provide sustainable income;
• Provide strong leadership for our global Affiliate Development team in support of our National Affiliates; and
• Build strong relationships and oversee the management of key partnerships and grants.
With fantastic experience of working in and with international organisations, developing strategies to enable growth and successfully delivering complex global change projects. With exceptional organisational skills, a proactive approach to planning and the ability to work across multiple projects with diverse groups, you will thrive in a fast-paced strategic role.
You will also be able to demonstrate:
• Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to develop strong relationships and extensive experience of coaching and mentoring;
• Robust experience of developing and implementing strategies, policies and procedures and translating these into action;
• Experience of working with boards and trustees;
• A culturally sensitive approach and the ability to influence and build trust across a wide variety of stakeholders;
• A proven track record in building capacity and developing and leading high performing teams; and
Experience of leading successful projects in a global environment.
Our values are at the heart of everything we do at Mary’s Meals; we believe in the innate goodness of people, respect the dignity of every human being and family life and believe in good stewardship of the resources entrusted to us. In line with our values, Mary’s Meals is fully committed to a culture of safeguarding.
We offer so much more than a role, in taking on this amazing role, you will have the opportunity to support our global movement in a dynamic and inclusive environment with a real focus on personal development and collaboration. We are a truly global movement, working across 37 countries and are happy to support a fully remote working arrangement for this opportunity.
If you are inspired to join our movement and our vision, mission and values resonate with you, we would love to hear from you. Please tell us why you want to join Mary’s Meals and why you would make a great Director of Affiliate Development?
The Scotland Malawi Partnership is looking to recruit a highly motivated, energetic, adaptable and productive individual to lead the Partnership’s media and communications work.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to deliver on the media and communications needs of the Scotland Malawi Partnership and help direct an essential leading voice in the Scottish international development sector. The post-holder will help to deliver high quality communications in support of key event events as well as continuing to respond to and communicate with the SMP’s membership and other target audiences.
This role requires a highly motivated, energetic, quick, adaptable and productive individual who has the experience and ability to work for a fast-paced organisation with a degree of autonomy where necessary, who is resourceful and is keen to contribute to the life and work of a busy team that is both strategic and opportunistically responsive to its members’ needs.
Through the Covid crisis, digital communications are of paramount importance, and are an integral part of the SMP’s Covid-19 Response Strategy. We are looking for an individual that can think innovatively about how best to use the digital space to disseminate key information, engage members and stakeholders, and share the Partnership’s core narrative.
We need someone with proven experience with a range of digital tools and platforms, who has a keen eye for detail, a passion for internationalism, and the personal drive and determination to succeed even in challenging, changing environments. If this sounds like you, and if you are excited about being the mouthpiece of arguably the the UK’s largest cross-community international development network, we encourage you to apply..
We are currently recruiting a Regional Integration Co-ordinator (21.6 hours) to support the delivery of a new programme under the European Union Asylum, Migration & Integration Fund (AMIF).
The overall goals of the programme are that refugees are effectively integrated into Scottish society, are able to achieve their goals and have their needs met; while communities are supported and prepared to welcome refugees and involve them in community life.
The scope of the programme is Scotland-wide and we are looking to recruit a co-ordinator to support the South East region, which covers:
• City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Falkirk, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, South Lanarkshire, West Lothian and Dumfries & Galloway.
You will be working with refugee-led organisations, receiving communities and faith-based groups on a variety of projects as set out in the programme. We are looking for people with either a qualification in community development or equivalent experience; or a sound understanding of the principles and practice of community development – preferably with experience of working with refugees.
In addition to a friendly, dynamic and gregarious nature, you will need excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and the flexibility and adaptability to meet evolving needs. Good team working skills are essential, as you will be operating remotely from the programme, your manager and the other regional co-ordinators.
The role is a regional one requiring regular travel throughout a designated area of Scotland for which travel expenses will be paid. A valid driving license and a car are therefore essential.
We are currently recruiting a Participation Office to provide maternity cover for nine months. This is a full time (36 hours per week) role to support the delivery of a new project under the European Union’s Asylum, Migration & Integration Fund (AMIF).
The overall goal of the project is to ensure Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC) across Scotland are effectively integrated into Scottish Society and are able to achieve their goals and have their needs met. As such you will be working closely with our partner organisation (Aberlour) as well as refugee-led organisations, other 3rd Sector and Private Sector organisations, to deliver UASC integration activities (e.g. youth conferences, inclusive democratic activities, volunteering opportunities etc.).
We are looking for a person with either a qualification in community development or equivalent experience; or a sound understanding of the principles and practice of community development, preferably with experience of working with children and young people.
Since you will be working with vulnerable children and young people, PVG registration is essential.
In addition to a friendly, dynamic and gregarious nature, you will need excellent communication skills both face to face and electronic, flexibility and adaptability to meet evolving needs and be able to deliver to fixed deadlines. Good team working skills are essential as you will be often operating remotely from the project, your manager and your colleagues.
The contracted hours of work are to be worked over seven days and may involve evening and weekend work. You will, however, be expected to work such hours as are required for the efficient and conscientious discharge of your duties and responsibilities for which a system of flexi-time applies to this role.
The role is a national role requiring travel to designated areas throughout Scotland for which travel expenses will be paid. A valid driving license and a car are therefore essential.
The Refugee Survival Trust (RST) vision is a welcoming, inclusive, safe Scotland for refugees and asylum seekers, where all live free of destitution and have the means and opportunities to realise their full potential.
After a period of growth and diversification we’re improving our structure and focusing on longer term strategic planning and governance. We have recently appointed a CEO to develop and implement the future strategy and work of RST’s vision and aims. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an independent, driven and creative individual to join a small committed team who deliver incredible impact for their size.
We are looking for a creative fundraiser with an entrepreneurial attitude towards fundraising to join our team. Raising funds is becoming more challenging and our destitution grant funds are in more demand than ever. You will be responsible for ensuring that these funds are continually topped up and maximised to meet demand. You will have considerable digital fundraising experience, including planning, evaluating and delivering successful campaigns.
2050 Climate Group’s vision is that by 2050, Young Leaders will be active citizens, having led and accelerated the progress to a just and sustainable society. Our charity is run for young people approximately aged between 18 to 35 years old. Since we started in 2014, we have been volunteer-driven and the majority of our programme of work is delivered by a large committed group of operational volunteers, currently comprising 4 subgroups, with key support from the board of trustees and a small staff team.
2050 Climate Group has been working to empower Scotland’s Young Leaders to lead action on tackling our climate crisis and our work continues to evolve. In 2016 the group delivered its first major programme of work, our award-winning Young Leaders Development Programme (YLDP). In 2018, 2050 Climate Group undertook its first international project in partnership with Malawi Scotland Partnership (MaSP), the Malawi Climate Leaders Project. In addition, the post-holder will have a unique opportunity to work with our trustees to help shape and deliver key aspects of our international work programme, including planning and co-ordinating activities in the lead up to COP26 in Glasgow next year.
This role requires an individual experienced in delivering international development projects and partnerships. The person recruited will co-ordinate the third year of the Malawi Climate Leaders Project in partnership with the Malawi-based staff team, and will be responsible for leading 2050 Climate Group’s side of the project delivery in Scotland, including securing funding to continue the project. The role will require fast paced delivery of milestones and so strong experience in a similar or project-based role is essential.
The role will require close working with volunteers in Scotland and Malawi, therefore occasional evening and weekend work will be required. If Covid-19 restrictions significantly ease, the role may also require management and co-ordination of country exchange visits.