International Justice Mission - Scotland Development Coordinator

International Justice Mission - Scotland Development Coordinator


Location: Edinburgh (Scotland-wide remit. Willingness to travel throughout Scotland will be required.)

Salary: Competitive 


About the Organisation

International Justice Mission (IJM) is one of the world’s leading NGO’s in the struggle against modern day slavery, human trafficking and violent oppression. The mission of IJM is to protect the poor from violence by rescuing victims, bringing the criminals to justice, restoring survivors to safety and strength and helping local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts. 

IJM UK supports the global mission by:

  • Raising awareness of the issue of everyday violence against the poor and IJM’s unique and proven solution.
  • Rallying all people of goodwill across the UK and Ireland to the fight, equipping the Christian Church and individuals to live out the call to justice.
  • Raising financial resources for our work.
  • Using our unique global experience to influence leaders and strengthen the UK’s response to injustice, both at home and overseas.

IJM is a Christian organisation inspired by God’s call to love all people and to seek justice for the oppressed. IJM protects the poor from violence, without regard to religion or any other factor, and seeks to work alongside all people of goodwill. We are passionate about helping the global Christian Church move into active, joyful and effective service on behalf of victims of violent abuse.


Role and Responsibilities

Summary Aims of the Role

To work alongside the Scotland Director in furthering IJM UK’s cause in Scotland, particularly through rapidly expanding our volunteer programme. Secondary aims of the role are to raise the profile of IJM through Scotland-specific communications and marketing platforms, student & youth mobilisation and events support.   


Duties and Responsibilities

Volunteer Management

  • Regularly meet with volunteers and actively increase the number of volunteers throughout Scotland.
  • Organise and deliver annual city-specific volunteer training events.
  • Encourage and facilitate volunteer fundraising.
  • Work with the Scotland Director to resource ‘church champions’ to regularly share about IJM in their church congregations. 
  • Build IJM’s presence at conferences in Scotland and build the volunteer team required to make this possible.
  • Accurately record all volunteer management on IJM UK’s database.



  • Write a quarterly Scotland newsletter profiling IJM’s global updates, Scotland-based volunteer achievements and upcoming events & volunteer opportunities. 
  • Thank financial supporters throughout Scotland by appropriate means and accurately record on IJM UK’s data base. 
  • Engage Scotland’s traditional media outlets.
  • Build IJM’s social media presence in Scotland.
  • Work alongside the Scotland Director to keep our Scottish partner churches well-informed and resourced.


Student & Youth Mobilisation

  • Seek out and deliver regular student & youth speaking engagements. 
  • Grow and serve the ongoing partnership with Just Love in Scotland.
  • Build partnerships with other strategic student groups and societies.
  • Build partnerships with academic institutions and university departments. 
  • Regularly meet with student & youth leaders in Scotland. 
  • Facilitate church and community youth groups to engage with IJM. 
  • Accurately record all student & youth mobilisation on IJM UK’s database. 

Event Planning & Execution

  • Work alongside the Scotland Director to plan and execute awareness raising, fundraising and prayer events throughout Scotland. 

Engage in the work of justice through prayer and support the Christian spiritual development of the IJM team, through participation in IJM’s Christian spiritual formation practices.  On a rotational basis to lead daily corporate prayer times.

Person Specification 

We are looking for a passionate individual with strong communicative and interpersonal skills, who will take the initiative to further a cause and do so with appropriate attention to detail. You will have proven success in managing individuals and teams. We would consider recent graduates if they possess the specified skills and experience. You are a committed Christian with a passion for justice and reliant on God’s word and prayer.

Skills, qualifications and experience 

  • An undergraduate degree in any field.
  • Strong written & oral communication skills. 
  • A proven ability to exercise personal initiative to further a cause.
  • Two years’ experience managing individuals and teams in a professional and/or volunteer setting.
  • Two years’ experience planning and executing events in a professional and/or volunteer setting. 
  • Exhibit an understanding of a range of communication platforms, including social media, traditional media and mass mailing. 
  • Experience of data input and analysis of information databases. 
  • Valid and existing right for employment in the UK. 

Critical Qualities

  • There is a requirement for the job holder to have a personal commitment to the Christian faith (as defined by the Apostles’ Creed) as functions within this role will require knowledge and personal experience of the Christian faith and will be promoting the organisation’s Christian identity and spiritual formation practices*.
  • The candidate will be expected to respect, uphold and work within IJM UK’s Christian faith-based ethos.
  • Strong communicative and inter-personal skills.
  • Attention to detail.  
  • An understanding of the Scottish context
  • Professional in demeanour, with discretion and mature judgment.
  • Works well managing multiple projects with deadline pressures.
  • Effective as a collaborator in a team and trustworthy colleague.
  • Strong service ethic and a passion for IJM’s goals.

Contract and Compensation 

  • The position is permanent and full time with a 3-month probationary period. Standard hours will be Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, but given the nature of the role, there will be occasional weekend work, where time off in lieu (toil) is offered. 
  • The compensation package is negotiable, comprising a salary plus 6% pension contribution, depending on professional experience. IJM UK is a positive and fun work atmosphere and offers the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of the global poor. 
  • The position will be based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and will have a Scotland-wide remit. Therefore, a willingness to travel throughout Scotland will be required. 

How to Apply

Please apply by email submitting the following:

  • Covering letter of maximum two pages, explaining why you are suitable for and interested in this post. Please demonstrate how your skills, experience and personal qualities meet the requirements of this role and why you are interested in the work of IJM. 
  • Curriculum Vitae with relevant experience. 
  • Statement of Christian Faith up to one-page, describing your faith journey, current spiritual disciplines and how you see your faith as relevant to your involvement with IJM. 
  • Closing date for applications: 10pm on Monday 2nd April, 2018
  • Interviews will take place on Tuesday 17th April, 2018

Email: IJM UK’s Scotland Director, in confidence, to:  Subject line: Scotland Development Coordinator

*This post is subject to a genuine occupational requirement that the holder be a Christian under Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010

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