Northern Ireland
Job description
About us

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide.

About the role

The Church and Community team plays a vital role in stewarding, inspiring and engaging churches, Christian Aid groups and key individuals to build on the agency of Christian Aid Ireland's supporters. The team is responsible for establishing stronger and more effective relationships and maintaining and increasing levels of supporter engagement through giving, campaigning and praying.

This post will work with the Senior Church and Community Officer to ensure that Christian Aid Ireland's volunteers, organisers, fundraisers and churches in Northern Ireland are inspired, empowered and equipped to take action on behalf of those we seek to serve around the world. The role will help to deliver this through appropriate stewardship for a specific group of supporters, implementing the 'transitioning churches' plan and providing administrative support to the team.

About you

This role is for someone passionate both about striving towards an end to global poverty and equipping others to do so as well. The role-holder will be well organised, self-motivated, with great attention to detail, as well as confident in inspiring individuals and churches to take action.


-Relevant degree or equivalent

-Knowledge, understanding and commitment to work with the range of churches in Northern Ireland with which Christian Aid Ireland works

-Experience of fundraising or marketing, with proven ability to analyse associated data and meet targets

-Proven ability to build relationships in order to motivate response and action, working effectively with a wide range of people including volunteers, clergy, colleagues, designers and printers

-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

-Exemplary organisational skills with an ability to organise own workload and work on own initiative

-At least one year administrative experience in a customer/supporter care environment

-Confident to deliver presentations highlighting Christian Aid's work, including sermons in churches or sessions for youth groups

-Experience of using Microsoft Excel and Word including mail merging


-Knowledge of global development issues

-At least one years experience of supervising volunteers

-Experience of using a relational database

-Experience of church-based fundraising

-Experience of working with young people

-Ability to drive to engagements in Northern Ireland

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

From 1 July 2021, the process for completing right to work checks has changed and we can no longer accept EU passports or ID cards as valid proof of right to work, with the exception of Irish citizens.

All successful candidates will require either a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service certificate (DBS) and a Counter Terrorism Sanction check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. Information will be forwarded to you by the HR team with your offer.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid's Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid's Code of Conduct.

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.

Competency questions

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Tell us about a time when you had to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of contacts and networks based on mutual rapport and respect

-What was the context? Why did you need to establish the new relationships and why was your attitude to this important?

-What was your task? What outcomes were being sought?

-What actions did you take? How did you take them?

-What was the impact of your actions? Were you successful?

Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others

-What was the situation?

-What did you need to communicate effectively?

-How did you make sure the message was understood by others?

-What was the impact? How did you know you were successful?

Tell us about a time when you planned, prioritised and monitored your own work to meet the team's objectives to the standards required

-What was your context?

-What was your task/responsibility?

-How did you make your plan? What actions did you take?

-What was the impact of your actions? Were you successful? How did you know?
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Our vision Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their own lives. Christian Aid ha... Read more

Posted on: 27 July 2021
Closed date: 19 August 2021
Job ref: 3350
Tags: Fundraising