Christian Aid believes extreme poverty can be ended, and that to do so, unequal power relations need to be changed. This key position is responsible for ensuring that Christian Aid Scotland’s advocacy and policy work, and our work in the youth and education sphere, contributes effectively to achieving that goal and ensures coherence and synergy with the wider organisation. The post leads in developing and managing key relationships with our sponsoring churches, the Scottish Government, MSP’s and other justice-seeking coalitions, thus reinforcing and enhancing our position as a credible and preferred partner.
You are an effective and inspiring leader, with significant experience designing and managing campaign and advocacy strategies, optimising influencing opportunities and leading campaigns. You have proven experience building constructive working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders and have a deep knowledge of the political landscape of Scotland. You bring a knowledge of broader policy debates around international development, poverty eradication and the broader enabling environment for civil society. You have significant experience managing a team and excel in empowering people.
Director appointments for a new trading subsidiary of an established campaigning charity.
The Scottish Fair Trade Forum is establishing a trading subsidiary and is looking to appoint directors for the new company
Potential directors will have experience and/or knowledge of some (but not necessarily all) of the following: business with a social mission, charity trading subsidiaries, marketing, provision of consultancy services, financial management, and building relationships with customer organisations.
Positions are unpaid.
We have an exciting opportunity for a digitally-savvy, proactive and enthusiastic Marketing Officer to help shape our social media strategy and work across the full marketing mix in a busy, varied role.
The Queen’s Hall is one of the city’s best-loved music venues. Our programme includes classical, jazz, folk, rock, pop, and independent contemporary music, as well as comedy and spoken word. We host local acts and international performers, emerging and acclaimed artists, and showcase around 200 events each year which attract approximately 90,000 audience members. We are also an important Edinburgh festivals venue.
We are seeking a Marketing Officer who is looking for a flexible and collaborative role to develop venue marketing, individual show promotion, and the advancement of fundraising and development initiatives, with the opportunity to work across different areas of the business.
You will be talking to audiences, promoters, supporters, and other stakeholders, developing The Queen’s Hall’s voice, increasing our reach and ensuring that all users have a positive experience of the venue.
Reporting to and working with our Marketing and Development Manager, key responsibilities will include:
• Social media growth, engagement and analysis
• Website management
• Customer communications
• Design (digital and print assets)
• Venue dressing
• Advertising and press
• Use of our CRM/ticketing software
The ideal candidate will bring some similar experience to the role, have a calm, positive and friendly outlook and understand the need to provide excellent work to a high standard. Applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK.
SCIAF’s Senior Campaigning Officer has a vital role to play in attracting and retaining supporters by developing and delivering campaigns and other opportunities for people to be more activist, engaging the media, and working with other agencies to tackle the root causes of global poverty and injustice
The post-holder will take our campaigning to a new level, both in meeting SCIAF’s Influencing objectives and growing our profile with our supporters.
The role will be based in our Glasgow office, although flexible/hybrid working is in place.
Who we’re looking for
We’re seeking a self-starter, happy to work across teams and with a number of outside bodies. You’ll have good communications and digital skills and be happy in front of an audience or talking to MPs, MSPs, etc. As a small team, we are looking for a high-performing individual with initiative and enthusiasm, someone flexible and responsive, who can use creativity and strong problem-solving skills to help us reach our goals.
As an inclusive employer, we want our staff team to reflect the communities in which we live and work. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.
SCIAF is the official overseas relief and development agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland. Our mission is to enable the poorest to lift themselves out of poverty and work together to protect our common home, help people recover from disaster, and inspire people in Scotland to put their faith into action. SCIAF works in partnership with local and church organisations, supporting communities across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, to bring about lasting change. We reach out to those in need, regardless of age, race or religion and believe in supporting the whole person, including their spiritual wellbeing, political voice, cultural and community life.
SCIAF undertakes to ensure that all staff, volunteers and relevant others, whose work might involve contact with children and/or vulnerable adults, will have completed additional recruitment procedures and have obtained a satisfactory PVG Check from Disclosure Scotland. We would also confirm that all staff are expected to adhere to a Code of Conduct which specifies the attitudes and behaviour that all staff are expected to maintain.
We are looking for a Trustee to join our board and to be our Treasurer.
The position is unpaid
Experienced person sought as Treasurer of Zambia Therapeutic Art (ZTA) to be responsible for our finances, day to day bookkeeping and our accounts.
Who are we and what do we do?
Zambia Therapeutic Art (SC045462) - is a volunteer-led Scottish charity, founded in 2015, which aims to improve care for mental health service users in Zambia by:
• Designing, developing and delivering practice-based training in the therapeutic use of art to health and social care staff in Zambia ;
• Working to ensure its ongoing sustainability; monitoring and evaluating the continuing practice; and
• Conducting research on this topic.
• Creating a sustainable model of training and service delivery which can be directed, owned, and managed locally, and that can be continued successfully with minimal external support.
Please consult our website (zambiatherapeuticart.org) for more detailed information about ZTA and the role of trustees.
What skills, knowledge and abilities do we need?
ZTA is well managed and currently operates using very limited resources and a huge amount of goodwill and commitment from our trustees, volunteers and partners. Our board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share a passion for our work. We enjoy what we do, and believe we make a difference. We face many challenges and always seek positive, practical and effective solutions.
We are looking for a trustee with finance skills (or able to acquire them) but also the willingness and enthusiasm to develop new skills where necessary. Experience of knowledge of art therapy and metal health is helpful, as is experience or an interest in Sub-Saharan Africa, but these are not a pre-requisite.
Board meetings take place quarterly, usually in Edinburgh or the Lothians but like everyone we are using online communication currently and are likely to continue with this as an option. Trustees should have the motivation and time to commit to running all our finance functions and to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other reasonable expenses can be reimbursed
We are excited to offer the opportunity to be an integral part of the SOHTIS team, working with us to deliver freedom to victims and survivors of human trafficking across Scotland.
We are looking for a person with passion, creativity and expertise in fundraising and grant management to join us in making Scotland slavery free.
Christian Aid has a focus on identifying, and seeking to address, the root causes of poverty. This role will take a lead on Christian Aid’s campaigning in Scotland. You’ll work with colleagues in the Scotland team, and across the organisation, to bring about positive change by developing effective and timely public campaigns aimed at Scotland-based decision makers. Alongside churches, coalition partners and our amazing supporters, you’ll be at the heart of campaigning in Scotland for a more just world.
First and foremost, you’ll have a passion for the issues on which Christian Aid works – such as Climate Justice, Gender Justice and Economic Justice. You’ll have experience of, and insight into, harnessing public campaigns to put pressure on decision-makers. You’ll have knowledge of the political context in which Christian Aid Scotland operates, and a flair for engaging people both in person and digitally. And you’ll be confident and comfortable in working with others of all backgrounds – in churches, coalitions and across the organisation – to build strong partnerships to bring about positive change.
You will be part of the Scottish Church and Fundraising unit which works closely with local supporters to encourage them to give, act and pray year-round for the work that we do. This role will proactively manage supporter relationships, manage the database and ensure that resources are provided for supporters.
You will be committed to the values of Christian Aid and happy to communicate with supporters in person, on the phone and by e-mail. You will be happy to manage many of the systems and processes that make the Scotland team function effectively. You will be able to manage a diverse workload and be proactive in looking to fill gaps in our supporter database.