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Top job! Assistant Head of MAF Scotland

  • Full time
  • £36,500
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 11th October 2019

  • Advertised from 20th September 2019
  • 36 hours per week.


MAF Scotland - we are hiring!

In order to position ourselves for the future, MAF UK based in Glasgow are expanding and restructuring their Scottish team. We are now seeking passionate, talented, and creative individuals who can help us grow our profile and supporter awareness networks in Scotland.

We are looking for a full time Assistant Head of MAF Scotland to join the team.

MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) is a dynamic Christian aviation charity, operating 130 light aircraft in around 25 developing countries. Soaring over deserts, jungles and mountains, we bring help to some of the most isolated communities on earth. In the UK, MAF is a registered charity funded by voluntary donations which help finance the work of MAF worldwide.

Reporting to the Head of MAF Scotland, this role is aimed at highly collaborative team players, who will deliver in their areas of responsibility helping to organise and deliver events, coordinate volunteers, connect with our head office and overseas missionaries, and deliver MAF Youth activities.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding communicator and influencer, passionate about the work of MAF with a strong ability to plan, organise and prioritise tasks, projects or events as well as engage, enthuse and motivate volunteers.

This role will be responsible for supporting the Head of MAF Scotland in the delivery of the MAF Scotland strategy to raise awareness and the profile of MAF UK in Scotland in order to inspire people to pray, encourage people to serve overseas and engage people to give.

There is an occupational requirement for the job holder of this position to be a committed Christian. Additional information is available on request.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop, maintain and grow relationships with key people particularly within senior church leadership of emerging and new expression churches, to expand our existing base of supporters and church partnerships, ensuring this is in accordance with the UK Church Engagement Strategy.
  • To be actively involved in new church engagement, through delivering presentations and representing MAF at Christian events.
  • Lead and manage the MAF in the Community team of staff, and working with the Volunteers Manager, oversee the Volunteer Programme, in order to provide a high-quality service to supporters, Church and other organisations that embrace the values and beliefs of MAF.
  • Work with the Head of MAF Scotland and the UK Major Giving Team to establish and develop a business corporate strategy for Scotland to allow the Business Club to grow nationally.
  • To work collaboratively and harmoniously with all other MAF UK teams helping processes and procedures to work efficiently and effectively.
  • To take part in the preparation, development and management of the Scottish budget to ensure efficient use of resources in the absence of the Head of Scotland.
  • To support the Head of MAF Scotland in all aspects of MAF Scotland and act as a deputy in the absence of the Head of MAF Scotland when occasions arise.

Required skills and experience:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, possibly with a management/ business or post graduate qualification in volunteer management or charity fundraising or marketing.
  • Proven experience in a management role including strategic planning, people and financial management
  • Proven experience of corporate fundraising
  • Proven experience of leading a team
  • Proven ability to represent an organisation and developing awareness of it through communication with a variety of people, group
  • Experience of setting and controlling budgets
  • Thorough, up to date knowledge and understanding of the broad Scottish church constituency and politics within Scotland
  • Ability to communicate clearly, assertively, and diplomatically at all levels in group and one- to- one setting
  • Ability to plan and work strategically
  • Ability to influence at all levels within a complex stakeholder organisation
  • Ability to supervise, motivate and envision team members
  • Willingness and ability to work within organisational guidelines and corporate objectives


  • Annual salary £36,500 per annum.
  • 22 days annual leave plus 9 bank holidays per year
  • Additional paid leave between Christmas and the New Year office closure.
  • MAF UK provides a non-contributory pension scheme for staff of 10% salary on joining.

Application notes

How to apply: To request specific role information and an application pack go to for full details.

Closing date: Friday, 11th October 2019, 5pm

Interview dates: Monday, 28th- Thursday, 31st October