Are you interested in International Development, Global Citizenship and Fair Trade?
We educate and enable people in the North East of Scotland to take action to create a fairer world and we need trustees!
We are part of a vibrant, confident, voluntary sector. Apart from our overarching value of global justice, we are committed to transparency, diversity and inclusion.
Founded over 30 years ago as the Third World Centre, running the first solely Fairtrade retail outlet in the Kirk of St Nicholas, our activities grew as we led the Aberdeen Fairtrade City campaign, achieving Fair Trade status for the city in 2004. Alongside this work we established the Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC), offering training, support and resources for global citizenship education.
Currently we are:
In all of this work, we focus on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice and fix climate change by 2030.
We receive funding from the Scottish Government and DfID/British Council for our education work and have four part-time salaried staff, supported by other staff and volunteers.
We welcome interest from potential new trustees – anyone with commitment and enthusiasm for creating a fairer world, but particularly at the present time those with some experience in governance/legal compliance or in Human Resources and/or an interest in future chairing responsibilities.
Our Trustees manage the work of AFW, which is a SCIO. Currently we have nine trustees, but really do need more! We hold Board meetings every six weeks or so (on a weekday, usually 5pm – 7pm).
Opportunities for volunteers: Even if you can’t commit to becoming a trustee, we appreciate many forms of volunteer help in our activities. We have projects in the office and off-campus that always welcome outside help.
The International Development Association of Scotland is a network of organisations and individuals involved in Development Education and Education for Global Citizenship across Scotland. By raising awareness of global concerns and illustrating the potential for change, the IDEAS network aims to influence those in all sectors of formal and informal education and lifelong learning including teachers, policy makers, youth and adult education workers and a range of voluntary and statutory organisations.
We are looking for a highly qualified and experienced person to be responsible for the finance and administration functions necessary to support our work. This is an opportunity to work collaboratively and creatively as part of a small and highly motivated team.
You should have strong experience of financial reporting, budgeting and book keeping. You will have experience of supporting a small organisation to run smoothly with IT management and fundraising skills.
You will be based in our Edinburgh office.
This is a unique opportunity to enhance your CV while doing worthwhile work as a member of the world’s leading independent conservation organisation.
At WWF Scotland we are looking to recruit two interns to help coordinate our partnerships and outreach work for Earth Hour 2020. WWF’s Earth Hour focuses the world’s attention on our brilliant planet and how to protect it. It’s a unique annual event, whereby hundreds of millions of people come together on the same night, all across the world. This coming year Earth Hour 2020 falls on Saturday 28 March 2020. The campaign engages the mass public to create a positive force for change and aims to keep climate change and environmental issues on the media agenda.
Join us and you will develop the Earth Hour 2020 strategy and delivery plan. This will include developing toolkits and other resources for key audiences including local authorities, businesses, public bodies, landmarks and individuals. You will support engagement with existing and potential partners and stakeholders, such as local authorities, businesses, MSPS and community groups. You will also assist with partner’s PR, press, digital and social media activity as well as help coordinate events and carry out general team admin. Important will be the ability to contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of Earth Hour 2020 too.
As an intern with WWF Scotland we will look to develop your skills in project management, partnerships and community engagement, as well as offer the chance to gain experience working with a leading global NGO.
We would expect you to demonstrate interest in or experience of campaigning or community outreach, particularly on climate, food or environmental issues. Good at building relationships you will have experience of working with external stakeholders too. Highly organised, you will possess excellent communication skills and be comfortable producing content for diverse audiences across web, email and social channels. Good at problem solving you will be flexible to work occasional evenings and weekends including Saturday 28 March 2020. You will also be able to show an enthusiasm for our mission and values. Knowledge of Scotland and its institutions, political structures, culture and environment would be an advantage.
Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We’re looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.
At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.
The Edinburgh International Festival is looking for a Strategic Partnerships Manager to join the team.
This is an exciting opportunity to lead on our relationships with existing and new public sector and charitable funders. Working as part of the Development Team, the successful candidate will secure income from diverse public sources to support the programme for the Edinburgh International Festival and its future ambitions.
The Strategic Partnerships Manager will have an excellent track record of obtaining funds from public sector organisations and charitable trusts & foundations, to manage a varied portfolio of supporters and to develop new funding prospects.
Project Trust is an educational charity based on the Hebridean Isle of Coll. Since 1967 we have sent over 7000 Volunteers to Africa, Asia and the Americas to a wide range of long-term volunteering projects including teaching, social care work, outdoor education and community development.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an outstanding Fundraising Officer to join the Fundraising Team to play a key role in the development and implementation of Project Trust’s fundraising activities. A central element of this post is to implement the fundraising strategy and take a lead role in maximising core and restricted income from charitable trusts, grants and statutory funders. The successful applicant will have a proven track record in securing substantial funding from a variety of funders and achieving or exceeding targets.
Main areas of responsibility include:
· Securing income from grants, trusts and statutory funders
· Building on existing relationships with key funders and cultivating new relationships
· Researching new funding opportunities
· Developing and submitting funding applications
· Writing reports and keeping funders informed of the positive impact of their support
Essential skills & experience include:
· Demonstrable track record in securing funding against targets
· Excellent communication and presentation skills
· Self-motivated with excellent planning and organisational skills
This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the fundraising strategy and operations of an innovative and ambitious charity at an important time in its 50 year history.
The role can be based in the Project Trust office on the Isle of Coll, or in our Glasgow office with regular travel to the Isle of Coll.
We're looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Fundraising Officer to help us grow a robust pipeline of funding opportunities to support our mission to provide quality education to children in Africa.
This new role would suit an ambitious self-starter with experience in fundraising and/or research, with an interest in developing their skills in global international development. In return, the role offers the opportunity to work as a part of an ambitious, friendly and supportive team, delivering impactful work supporting children’s right to a quality education.
The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (or have equivalent experience), a good team player and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Responsibilities will include researching and developing a pipeline of funding opportunities, pro-active stewardship of existing and recurring donors, developing new fundraising activities and campaigns, and managing a fundraising database.
The Edinburgh International Festival is looking for an experienced Corporate Partnerships Manager to join the team.
You will be responsible for the day to day management of relationships with corporate partners, creating opportunities and initiating partnership discussions to secure support for the International Festival to deliver its vision for the future. You will also support and coordinate ongoing partnership activity including CSR, employee engagement and other activation.