Link Community Development

Improving the quality of education in Africa

Current Vacancies

Call for Trustees - UK

Can you use your skills and experience to support a dynamic Edinburgh-based international NGO working to improve the quality of education in Africa?

Link Community Development, Scotland’s leading international education charity, are looking for Trustees and/or committee members to help us deliver on our mission of providing quality education to every child in sub-Saharan Africa. We are particularly interested in connecting with people who have financial, international education, legal, fundraising, marketing or media experience but if you think you have something to contribute, we would love to hear from you.

Recognising the unique insight, expertise and leadership within diaspora communities, we are looking to attract individuals with experience from these groups. Women, and those from minority groups and the African diaspora are encouraged to apply to support greater diversity within our leadership.

Please download our recruitment pack for more information.

If you are interested in joining our board, please send a CV and a covering letter via email to link@lcd.org.uk. Ideally, we’d love to hear from you before Monday 18th November so that potential new Trustees can join us at our December AGM.

Fundraising Officer - UK

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.

Download the full job description here.

Download the application form here.

To apply, please complete the application form and the equal opportunities form and email to link@lcd.org.uk with the subject link 'Fundraising Officer'. The deadline for applications is 10am on 22nd November.

Due to the anticipated high level of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Project Officer - UK

We're looking for a skilled Project Officer to support the effective management of large multi-year programmes working with global partners. If you have excellent organisational, written and verbal communication and negotiation skills, we want to hear from you!

We are looking for an individual with a highly developed interest and demonstrable capabilities in partner coordination, organisational systems and policy compliance, who will work very closely with colleagues in Link and our partner bodies. You must be organised and detail-oriented with advanced interpersonal communication skills and excellent systems management experience. You must be able to remotely support a multi-country, multi-cultural team while based in Edinburgh. You must be able to travel regularly to our partner countries, up to four times per year for up to 4 weeks at a time. You will be a strong team player, who is able to work effectively within and across teams.

Download the full job description here.

Download the application form here.

To apply, please complete the application form and the equal opportunities form and email to Kate Sykes at link@lcd.org.uk with the subject link 'Project Officer'. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on 1st November.

Due to the anticipated high level of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Equal Opportunities Form

View form here

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers help us to achieve our vision of a world where every child in sub-Saharan Africa attains the right to a quality education.

We are not currently recruiting volunteers, but please feel free to get in touch with us if you would like to discuss ways to support us: link@lcd.org.uk

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