Overseas Aid Support Officer
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) as our new Twinning Support Officer. “Twinning” is the way in which the SVP groups developed countries to provide support to SVP groups in developing countries and may also be known as Overseas Aid.
The SVP is currently 'twinned' with local groups in India, Sudan, South Sudan, Grenada, Guyana and Romania. Support is provided by members of the local SVP in each country on a person-to-person basis and each local SVP group decides how funds can be used most effectively to support those in need. The financial support received by SVP groups in developing countries enables them to provide immediate emergency aid to those in need as well as financing longer term projects and schemes that help the local communities to become self-sufficient.
The appointee will oversee the coordination and administrative operations of the Twinnage programme. They will provide support to the National Twinnage Committee, Head of Twinnage and Twinnage Officers in England and Wales. They will also provide a central point of contact for our six overseas twin countries and SVP HQ – Confederation International of SVP.
We are always on the lookout for talented individuals who are passionate about bringing their skills to advance our work tackling poverty in all its forms. This is a great opportunity to work for a diverse and flexible employer committed to its staff. The St Vincent de Paul Society is accredited IIP at Silver level and is proud to be a Living Wage Employer.
Working Hours = You will be contracted to work 25 hours per week
Location = This is a remote/home-based role however occasional travel may be required
Contract = Permanent
Salary = £15,639.00 per annum (£23,458.50 FTE)
Benefits Package = 33 days holiday (pro rata) per year inclusive of bank holidays, competitive pension scheme, birthday reward varying each year, enhanced maternity pay, buy/sell holiday schemes, cycle to work schemes, Perks at Work, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and lots more.
YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Respond to general queries and assist to resolve any issues that may arise, linking in with internal departments when necessary.
- Assist with the allocation of pairing SVP groups in England & Wales with overseas SVP groups.
- Provide clerical support to the National Twinning Committee, including taking minutes at quarterly meetings.
- Support the Manager in assisting to manage the portfolio of overseas programmes and projects.
- Liaise with the Finance Department on financial related enquiries and assist to resolve any issues.
- Be the main point of contact for SVP Members and Staff in relation to the overseas programme.
- Coordinate stories / articles for publication and liaise with the Communications department.
- Oversee and maintain the overseas social media channels.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- A good level of English and Maths.
- Work experience in an office environment within an admin based role.
- A proven ability to take responsibility for a database.
- Strong experience of working in a customer service role.
- A high level of proficiency in using a database, Microsoft Office 365 including Outlook, Word and Excel.
- A drive and passion for the charity sector.
HOW TO APPLY:
If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience to fulfil this role successfully, please apply in the first instance with your CV. All suitable applicants will be sent a short application form to complete.
If you require any adjustments throughout your journey with us, please let us know.
Closing Date for CV’s = 29th December 2023
Deadline for Application Forms = 7th January 2023
Interviews = TBC
We encourage early applications as we may close the listing early when sufficient applicants have been received.
ABOUT THE SVP:
The St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) was established in England and Wales in 1844 and is part of a large and thriving Christian voluntary movement dedicated to tackling poverty in all its forms by providing practical assistance to people in need in 153 countries. Our core value is one of service and we treat each person as a unique individual deserving of dignity and respect. Person-to-person contact is therefore at the heart of our work and spending time with people is our greatest gift. We offer non-judgemental support to anyone in need, regardless of faith, race, gender, sexual orientation, background, or circumstances.
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