Previous Opportunities

Finance and Audit Committee Member

Non-remunerated (expenses paid)
This position is now closed to applications.



SCIAF is the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund – the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland. SCIAF works with some of the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world, helping them to free themselves from poverty by equipping them with the tools they need. Inspired by the gospel, SCIAF tackles the causes of poverty and injustice, reaching out with love to those in need, regardless of age, race or religion. SCIAF believes in supporting the whole person, including their spiritual wellbeing, political voice, cultural and community life.

They are currently looking for a Finance and Audit Committee Member. Although prior non-executive director experience is not essential, candidates should already have significant experience of working beyond their own organisations in professional or business networks or similar organisations and have a good understanding of the role of working in a non-executive director position. You will be able to use your relevant expertise to develop the organisation at board level, inform strategic decisions, and guide the management and direction of this national charity.

Finance and Audit Committee

The purpose and responsibility of the Finance and Audit Committee is set by SCIAF’s Board of Trustees, who recognise that the committee plays a key role in the oversight of all financial aspects of SCIAF’s operations and performance, so as to ensure short and long term viability. The Committee is vital to ensure SCIAF operates within appropriate financial guidelines as set out in its Memorandum and Articles, determined by current charity legislation and by the Board.

Committee members will be expected to attend four committee meetings throughout the year, and attend events etc. as required. A key role of the committee is to offer support and advice when requested to the Director and senior staff.

The role is open to candidates of all faiths and backgrounds, although an understanding of the Church would be hugely beneficial for this position.

For more information on the organisation, role and how to apply please visit, or for a confidential discussion about the role please contact Debbie Shields on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date for applications is Monday 11th March at 2019 at 9am.

To apply, please complete the form below and attach your cover letter and CV. You should receive an automatic acknowledgement – if you do not receive this, please contact Kelsey Sinclair on 0141 212 7555.