At Christian Aid, we believe that poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their lives. Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and we believe that vision can become a reality.
Created by British and Irish churches in 1945, and owned by our 41 sponsoring churches, Christian Aid provides urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root cause. Our work is based on our fundamental identification with the aspirations and rights of the poor and the oppressed. We act in situations of suffering and injustice because we believe that they violate God’s standards, and devalue us all.
Christian Aid operates through an incorporated charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales and with Companies House. There are various subsidiary and connected charities which support us.
About the role
The Board of Trustees is responsible for setting the strategy and policy framework of Christian Aid, determining direction and goals; protecting and promoting the identity and values of the charity; and fulfilling our statutory responsibilities.
It collectively holds the Chief Executive and other directors (senior management) accountable, providing constructive challenge where necessary, reporting to the Sponsoring Churches at the Annual General Meeting and promoting Christian Aid externally.
Christian Aid’s governance structure incorporates two National Advisory Committees, one in Scotland, and one in Wales. The committees serve as national advisory bodies to the board and include representation from the sponsoring church denominations in that nation.
The current chairs of both committees are due to retire in 2019 and the Board is seeking successors.
If you have senior church leadership experience and are inspired by faith to volunteer at senior level for a leading Christian charity operating in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities in 37 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America and the Caribbean, then this role could be the perfect role for you.
The Chair of the National Advisory Committee is expected to express and ecumenical voice from Scotland at board level. You will lead committee’s work in Scotland and regularly report to the board of trustees on national level activities. This will include chairing up to four committee meetings per year (in Scotland) and attending a further five board meetings per year (mostly in London).
Board members are expected to be active Christians so as to help lead, direct and develop Christian Aid as the Churches’ agency for international development and poverty eradication. Christian Aid values diversity in its board and welcomes people from all sections of the Christian community.
As a trustee, you will be appointed for an initial four year term, and are eligible to be re-appointed for further terms of office, limited to a maximum of eight consecutive years.
Trusteeship is voluntary with no salary payable, however reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
We are seeking to appoint an experienced and resourceful finance professional to lead the Book Festival's vital Operations team. As well as overseeing the year-round finances of the Book Festival and our trading subsidiary, this exciting role plays a key part in the organisation's strategic planning and in maintaining a positive, collaborative workplace culture.
Fife Migrants Forum (FMF) is a registered Scottish charity serving as an information discovery point, primarily, but not exclusively, to members from migrant and ethnic minority communities in Fife. FMF provides the following services:
· a multilingual advice and information service;
· advocacy and casework support;
· employability support;
· IT support;
· Personal development opportunities.
FMF also works in collaboration with mainstream service providers and other third sector organisations to provide tailored support to their client groups.
Fife Migrants Forum is looking to fill 3 Board Members vacancy roles to setting the strategic direction of the organisation and ensuring its long-term success. They must ensure, working alongside the Leadership Team, that the organisation achieves its aims and objectives efficiently, effectively and in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements.
Board members will be expected to attend and contribute to Board Meetings which happen every 2 months on a Monday evening, plus participation in additional sub committees as required, and attend 2 to 3 half days on Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm for Development and Strategy Days.
An annual review to identify training and development needs will be carried out by the Board as a group event.
We offer extensive training including an Induction Training and ongoing support. Travel expenses will be paid at .40 pence per mile.
The right candidate will have a mix of skills:
- Social Media knowledge and management / Finance, Accounting, Bookkeeping / Human Resources, legal
- Leadership skills
- Knowledge and understanding of migration (desired but not essential)
- Strategic thinking and decision making
- Good communication skills in verbal and writing
- Able to work independently and as part of a team
What is expected from you:
- Have a commitment to the purpose, mission and values of Fife Migrants Forum
- Have a strong interest in working on the advancement of Fife Migrants Forum
- Have cultural awareness, understanding and appreciation of different cultural needs
- Act morally and ethically in accordance with the values of Fife Migrants Forum
- Avoid Conflicts of interest
- Understand the need to base decisions on what is good for Fife Migrants Forum
- Accept accountability for group decisions so that the Board of Directors speaks with one voice
- Can dedicate 2 or 3 hours a week to your board work for a term of four (4) years
- Prepare for all meetings and conference calls in advance and actively participate in all of them
- Efficiently use technology to respond to online communications (emails, web meetings, conference calls)
- Maintain confidentiality
- Have institutional support for their service during the four year term.
The Shop Manager will lead and motivate a team of volunteers to support a strategy for growth and support the Operations Manager to attain strategic objectives and grow sales income, awareness of our mission and fundraising activities. Ensures shop operations are in line with Retail Standard operating procedure and organisational policies and procedures, and identify opportunities for increased sales potentials, improve awareness of our vision and mission as well as adding social value to the local community.
To find out more please download the Recruitment Pack below.
We’re excited to be able to offer you a new opportunity to join our team in managing the Save the Children Nicolson Street Shop in Edinburgh.
Do you like being empowered? And empowering others?
Do you have experience of successfully leading a team?
Are you passionate and creative? Are you flexible, adaptable and willing to learn?
We’re looking for someone who loves working with people and has the ability to lead and inspire those around them. Our successful candidate will be someone who is energetic and positive in their approach and attitude, with the ability to instil this in others. They will be hard working and can lead by example, being hands on themselves when necessary but ultimately with the ability to drive productivity through empowering the volunteer team.
This is a great opportunity for someone who can work with a diverse group of volunteers to create a welcoming atmosphere in the shop to attract more volunteers, donors and supporters. As well as being someone who is driven and motivated by raising money for Save the Children, the right candidate will be able to motivate their team to achieve goals and targets for the shop in a positive way. They will need to be able to work collaboratively with peers and colleagues, actively engaging with others and building strong working relationships. Whilst charity retail experience is not essential, we do require someone with a business mind with the ability to make confident commercial decisions using information available to them.
As a Shop Manager, we can offer you a challenging but enjoyable and hugely rewarding role with Save the Children. We will provide you with the right training, support and coaching you need in order to successfully manage and lead a team of volunteers in Nicolson Street.
Save the Children shops are at the heart of the community, providing a welcoming and positive environment for people to come together to volunteer, donate and shop.
Our shop in Nicolson Street is in the heart of the high street in this busy and vibrant area. Surrounded by an eclectic mix of boutique shops, charity retailers, coffee houses and award-winning eateries. You’ll be aiming to catch the eye of the influx of day-trippers to the town as well as engaging with the local community to build a volunteer team and secure quality donations.
Does this excite you? Have you got what we’re looking for?
If so, we’d love to hear from you.
Working in more than 120 countries, Save the Children does whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.
At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.
Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.
Are you passionate about tackling poverty and injustice? Would you like to help improve women’s lives? In this role you can work to positively support women and their families in marginalised communities in the Global South; by energising our existing relationships and developing our community fundraising in Scotland.
Feed the Minds (feedtheminds.org) is an ambitious international development organisation. We are looking for a talented Regional Co-ordinator in Scotland. Our project portfolio consists of a variety of high–quality, innovative projects based in approximately 10 countries in the Global South promoting economic empowerment, health and citizenship through education. We work in some of the poorest countries with the most marginalised individuals. Our funding comes from a wide variety of sources; individual supporters, networks and church groups as well as trusts and statutory funders. We have recently started several initiatives with supporters in Scotland such as “Charity of the year” partnerships
Your responsibility will be to co-ordinate our contacts with community groups, such as schools, churches and women’s networks across Scotland; maintaining and developing relationships and creating opportunities to raise funds. The right person will be committed to our aims, a strong networker, enjoy giving talks and presentations and able to motivate volunteers working alongside you. We expect you to have previous solid experience of fundraising and public speaking or teaching.
We are keen to find the right person for this role and would therefore be happy to discuss flexible working over 3-4 days a week including options such as term-time only. The role is home based, with occasional evening and weekend work. You must be prepared to travel to different parts of Scotland and occasionally to London. Location in Scotland is ideally Glasgow or Edinburgh or another location with excellent communication and transport links.
We can offer supportive and close working relationships with our core team based in London and our partners in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. This role offers the opportunity to work independently, using your initiative and enjoying a wide variety of tasks and contacts.
A job description and person specification is available for download below.
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
Do you have financial management and administration experience in voluntary or business sector?
Do you have good working knowledge of office and facilities management?
Do you have experience of providing administrative support in a busy office environment
If the answer is yes, then would like to hear from you.
As office & business support manager, you will manage the facilities and services to ensure the smooth running of the Glasgow office and linked financial administration, with business support to the UK Programme staff in the Scotland team.
What we are looking for
As office & business support manager, you will be confident in budget management and will provide proactive business support to the UK Programme staff in Scotland. You will be able to work with UK colleagues to ensure all health and safety requirements are fulfilled and to deliver effective facilities management for the staff team at Oxfam Scotland.
This role will give you an opportunity to work with a group of passionate people with fair pay offer and competitive benefits package.
Our values and commitment to safeguarding
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.