Mission Aviation Fellowship UK
Mission Aviation Fellowship UK

Charity number 1064598

For over 75 years, MAF has been flying light aircraft over jungles, mountains, swamps and deserts. We enable more than 2,000 aid, development and mission organisations to bring medical care, emergency relief, long-term development and Christian hope to thousands of communities.

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Church Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £35,900 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th April 2024

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is a Christian mission organisation using light aircraft to deliver help, hope and healing in over 25 countries. For more than 75 years, MAF aircraft have been overcoming inaccessible terrain transporting mission and development agency staff, delivering urgent aid and medical supplies to transform the lives of remote and isolated communities.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic communicator with experience of inspiring, leading and managing volunteers. You will help drive forward MAF’s reach, by cultivating strong relationships with churches and other community groups throughout Scotland to raise awareness of the work of MAF. The primary focus will be to expand MAF’s presence in Scotland, engage new audiences by fostering meaningful connections and partnerships with church leaders and delivering presentations in churches and other groups. Additionally, you will spearhead the MAF in the Community (Scotland) Volunteer Programme, aligning it with MAF UK’s strategic objectives and church engagement strategies to bolster prayer support, donated income, and recruitment to overseas roles, by growing, training and inspiring our volunteer base, to facilitate more opportunities to speak in churches and other community groups.

Proven experience in fundraising and managing volunteers is essential as is the ability to envision and inspire others thereby building trusting relationships. Organisational skills (including event management), and training others in biblical engagement is foundational.

The job will be based from our Scottish Office; Challenge House, 29 Canal Street, Glasgow, G4 0AD. The position is part time (minimum 22.5 hours per week). However, full time (36 hours per week) would be considered. Hours should be agreed with line manager according to the flexible working policy. The working hours for this role will vary as there will be evening/weekend work.

Benefits/Entitlement

  • Annual leave entitlement of 22 days (158.5 hours) per year plus 9 days (66 hours) paid public holidays per year, pro rata.
  • Non-contributory pension scheme (10%) salary.
  • Probationary and notice period:
    • 3 month probation period with review
    • 3 month notice period
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Young Person's Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,800
  • Glasgow. Hybrid/Home-Working Options Available
  • Closing 24th January 2023

We welcome hybrid working and flexible working in line with the needs of the business and the requirements of the role. This will be discussed at interview.

About Us

Mission Aviation Fellowship UK (MAF) is a Christian organisation that, for over 75 years, have been flying light aircraft over remote locations around the world. Our efforts have enabled more than 2,000 aid, development and mission organisations to provide emergency relief, long-term development and Christian hope to remote communities.

We utilise the power of aviation and technology to reach isolated people in need around the globe as we believe nothing should stop people from receiving the essentials of life no matter how remote they are.

By helping to link communities isolated from today’s ‘connected world’, we are ensuring that the severity of medical emergencies, natural disasters, conflict and famine are reduced and the light of God now shines brightly there.

We are now seeking a Young Person’s Engagement Officer to join our team on a full-time basis, working at least 36 hours per week.

The Benefits

- Salary of £27,800 per annum

- Annual leave entitlement of 22 days’ per year plus 8 paid public holidays per year

- Close-down from Christmas Eve to New Year with non-public-holidays as additional leave

- Non-contributory pension scheme (10%) salary, employees may make voluntary additional contributions

- Flexible working policy: As part of our policy we consider flexitime: homeworking (occasional, regular or fully remote) depending on the job role, job sharing, part time working, term time working or career breaks

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual with experience working with people aged 11-26 years, looking for the chance to make difference to the lives communities across the world, by joining our organisation.

In this highly rewarding role, you will be able to make an enormous, positive impact in both the communities we serve abroad as well as with the young individuals we engage with in the UK.

When you join us, you will discover a welcoming environment of like-minded individuals who are driven by the same purpose, who will support you in your mission.

We will also provide you with ample opportunities to develop your career and enhance your professional experience. If this sounds like the ideal next role for you, then apply today!

The Role

As a Young Person’s Engagement Officer, you will oversee the development and delivery of the 16- to 26-year-old element of our UK Youth strategy.

Raising awareness of the work we do, you will organise and deliver in-person and online presentations. You will set up and develop a bank of volunteers, offering training and support to them in their roles both in Scotland and the rest of the UK.

You will engage with educational establishments to deliver awareness sessions, explore partnerships and liaise with Youth Group Leaders, Pastors and other young adult Christian networks to showcase our work.

Additionally, you will:

- Help develop age-appropriate resources

- Support the Scottish and wider UK Teams at Christian festivals and events

- Prepare content for our Youth magazine, social media channels and website

- Support the organisation of the online MAF Youth panel

About You

To be considered as a Young Person’s Engagement Officer, you will need:

- Experience of public speaking to both adults and young people

- Experience of working with people aged 11-26 years

- Experience working in an educational environment

- Experience of co-ordinating volunteers

- Experience of planning and running events, trips, or socials

- A strong passion for working with young people

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- Social media literacy

- Proficient Microsoft Office skills

- A-levels or an equivalent qualification

- A full, valid driving licence

Training or a qualification in youth work and/or teaching qualification would be beneficial to your application, as would experience of working within a charity/fundraising environment and volunteer recruitment and training.

This role will involve regular travel within Scotland and regular travel to our UK Head office

in Folkstone and other parts of the UK. It will also involve some evening and weekend work

and may include overnight stays.

Some tasks will involve heavy lifting and towing of mobile resources such as large trailers, but training will be provided.

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Young Person's Engagement Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,500
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 7th October 2022

Do you have one or more of the following?

  • A successful track record of leading, organising, and delivering both in-person and online, presentations to a young audience.
  • Experience in training and supporting volunteers.
  • Strong transferable experience that positions you for success in these areas.

As part of the MAF UK Youth team you will oversee the development and delivery of our 16- to 26-year-old element of the MAF UK Youth strategy. Working alongside the MAF in the Community Team for Scotland and the MAF UK Youth team, the main aim will be to increase awareness and stimulate new growth within MAF Scotland, with a focus on youth and young adults.

This post is based in our Scottish Office in Glasgow.

Responsibilities

Taking the lead, you will organise and deliver both in-person and online, presentations to a younger Scottish audience, liaising regularly with the MAF UK Youth Team. To assist delivering this, you will also be expected to set up and develop a bank of MAF UK Volunteers, offering training and support to them in their roles both in Scotland and the rest of the UK.

This role will involve regular travel within Scotland and regular travel to MAF UK Head office in Folkstone and other parts of the UK. It will also involve some evening and weekend work and may include overnight stays.

The full job description can be found below.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

We are looking for someone who is educated to A-level or equivalent qualification, ideally with Youth work experience. It is highly desirable to have worked within a charity environment, and desirable to also have experience of creating or developing educational resources.

You will be a proactive, organised individual with high levels of emotional intelligence, full of ideas and energy to engage in developing, training, and supporting a UK wide volunteer base to assist with the delivery of awareness raising across church youth groups, schools, universities and at events.

There is an occupational requirement for the job holder of this position to be a committed Christian. Flexibility will be required for working additional hours and travel to meet business needs or for travel or meetings etc. on weekends.

The full job description can be found here.

Terms of Appointment

  • Salary £26,500 per annum
  • Non-contributory pension scheme of 10% of salary on joining, employees may make voluntary additional contributions.
  • Paid annual leave entitlement of 22 days plus 8 paid public holidays per year
  • Applicants must be UK citizens or hold a valid work permit to live and work in the UK
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