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  • Advertised from 24th October 2018
  • 35 hours per week. Maternity cover, temporary contract 7 Jan 2019 to 20 December 2019, with possible extension to 31 March 2020.



This is an exciting time for Scotland’s International Development Alliance as it expands from a network to encompass a broader alliance of actors in the field of international development. At our AGM in 2017, we relaunched as Scotland’s International Development Alliance. Our strategy is to enhance Scotland’s contribution to international development by identifying new opportunities for collaboration between different sectors and by connecting people and organisations who share our vision of a ‘Scotland for a fairer world’.

Job purpose

The Membership Services Manager is at the forefront of broadening and building the membership base as well as serving as the main interface between the organization and its members. Acting as the ‘eyes and ears’ of The Alliance, (s)he works with members to ensure that their ideas and their needs are heard and incorporated into the Alliance’s services. We also expect our Membership Services Manager to contribute to the development of new services in response to emerging opportunities and to demand from members.

Another key element of this role is to lead on the planning and management of our annual programme of member’s events, especially the Annual Conference and AGM. Although we are increasingly moving to web-based communication, we offer at least two major events each year at which people can come together to meet, share, hear, update, discuss and learn.

The postholder will also contribute to the Alliance’s work to build the effectiveness of international development actors by signposting Alliance members to relevant resources and to the support available through our own Effectiveness Programme. Working closely with the Effectiveness & Learning team, the Membership Services Manager takes lead responsibility for the provision of fundraising support.

To find out more about this post, please download the Job Description below.

Application notes

Closing date: Monday 26 November, 5pm

Interviews: Monday 3 December 2018

To apply, please return the application form below by email (preferable) to or by post to:

Scotland’s International Development Alliance

4th Floor, Hayweight House

23 Lauriston Street