This role is based in Scotland as a homeworking contract, with occasional travel to our Edinburgh office for team meetings.
The Christian Aid Scotland team works holistically with churches, volunteers, campaigners, and schools to build a movement for justice. We resource local congregations and our sponsoring denominations through worship materials, speaking engagements, and face to face visits. We steward supporters to fundraise and campaign for our work. Together, we want to see a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.
Within the Scotland team, the Church Engagement and Community Fundraising unit looks after the churches and volunteers who support our work, from the local congregation through to our partnering national denominations. We work collaboratively with the Advocacy, Campaigning, Education and Youth unit to deliver a dynamic programme of events and supporter stewardship across Scotland.
We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, and recognise the value this brings in forming strong, creative and high performing teams. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, and from those with experience from outside of the voluntary sector. And no, you don’t have to be Christian to work here – we encourage people of all faiths and none to apply. We just ask that everyone lives out our values of dignity, equality, justice and love.
This role is home-based with travel throughout Scotland, including occasional meetings in our Edinburgh office.
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About the role
This role sits within the Scottish Church Engagement Team and is responsible for inspiring churches and individuals to be agents of change, with Christian Aid, to overcome poverty. The role offers bespoke support, often face-to-face, to churches and Christian Aid groups, to enable and enrich their contribution.
This role is responsible for responding to the needs of churches and church networks within Scotland, by building on the agency of supporters. The role is responsible for motivating churches, groups, and individuals to give, act and pray along with supporting and developing volunteers within their area of work.
If you have a passion for tackling injustice and are experienced in the areas of community fundraising, church life, event planning, and relationship building, you might be a great fit for our team. If you are able to speak confidently and effectively to inspire a wide range of churches and groups to give, act and pray with Christian Aid, we would love to hear from you.
At Christian Aid we strive to be an inclusive and diverse employer and recognise the value that this brings in helping to build strong, creative and high performing teams.
We are actively encouraging racialised minorities, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people with caring responsibilities, people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, women, and older workers to apply. This is because these groups are under-represented within our teams, especially at senior level, and we recognise and value the contributions members of these groups make to strong, creative and high performing teams.
We have a strong Christian ethos and we encourage applications from all faiths and none (with the exception of Director positions where there is a genuine occupational requirement to be a practicing Christian - Exempted under the Equality Act 2010).
All successful candidates will require a PVG/police check appropriate to the role and location and a Counter Terrorism Sanction check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. We also participate in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information as part of the referencing process from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.
This role requires applicants to have the right to live and work in the country where this position is based and undertake the role that you have been offered. If you are successful and we make you an offer for the role, we will be required to conduct a right to work check on your immigration status in the UK. We will contact you regarding the documentation you will need to provide to evidence this.
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.
As part of your application, you are being asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
1. Building Partnerships
Tell us of a time when you had to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with a wide range of contacts and networks.
2. Communicate Effectively
Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others.
3. Deliver Results
Tell us about a time when you planned, prioritized and monitored your own work to meet the team’s objectives to the standards required.