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Community and Events Fundraising Officer Scotland

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £31,500
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 16th June 2019

  • Advertised from 30th May 2019
  • Type of contract: Permanent. Contracted hours: 35


About us

Christian Aid’s vision is a world where everyone has fullness of life; a life lived with dignity, free from poverty and need; where global resources are equitably shared and sustainably used; and where the voice and agency of the poor and marginalised are fully realised. We work in partnership with civil society actors and others around the world to deliver on this vision. Our current portfolio focuses on 37 countries across Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Asia. We respond both to humanitarian and development needs.

About the role

This is a Scotland wide role that sits within the Church and Community team. The role holder will increase the drive towards community fundraising by supporting current community events to grow, as well as identifying churches that could take on new community fundraising initiatives and work with them to develop viable, self-sustaining fundraising events.

The aim is to generate income through implementing and managing the portfolio of staff-led fundraising events across Scotland, working to build up local community involvement in all of them. The role holder will work within the Church and Community team to support and lead on the fundraising work of the team with local supporters.

About you

We are looking for a pro-active individual who will be able to make contact with local communities and work to support them to develop their own fundraising potential. Organised and driven, you will also need to manage our selection of staff-led events and work to grow these as key fundraisers. If you are passionate about ending poverty, and have the skills needed to empower local communities and scale-up our fundraising in Scotland then we are keen to hear from you.

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:


1. Tell us about a time when you had to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of contacts and networks based on mutual rapport and respect

  • What was the context? Why did you need to establish the new relationships and why was your attitude to this important?
  • What was your task? What outcomes were being sought?
  • What actions did you take? How did you take them?


2. Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others

  • What was the situation?
  • What did you need to communicate effectively?
  • How did you make sure the message was understood by others?
  • What was the impact? How did you know you were successful?


3. Tell us about a time when you planned, prioritised and monitored your own work to meet the team’s objectives to the standards required

  • What was your context?
  • What was your task/responsibility?
  • How did you make your plan? What actions did you take?
  • What was the impact of your actions? Were you successful? How did you know?

Application notes

To apply for this role, please visit our website

Closing date:16 June 2019

Interview date:24 June 2019