An opportunity has arisen to join the Third Sector Interface (TSI) in Aberdeen ACVO, as a Development Officer supporting the implementation of The Promise (A Good Childhood). The Corra Foundation and the Scottish Government have invested in the TSI to work with third sector organisations in this process to engage fully with the ambitions of The Promise.
This post will offer third sector organisations the ability to feel better connected with each other around the ambitions for The Promise, through facilitation of events, coordination of information, learning and potentially data to look more closely at how we as a city are delivering on aspects of A Good Childhood together.
For the ambitions of The Promise to be successful all sectors need to work together to look at the whole picture of the lives of care experienced children, young people and families. This role will help support third sector organisations to be part of the design and delivery of services in any new commissioning frameworks with the ambition to help shape and inform the aims of A Good Childhood.
This is a chance to join a friendly and dynamic team and be part of shaping change with the third sector and delivering on the ambitions of The Promise.
About The Promise
Scotland has an ambition ‘to be the best place in the world to grow up’ so that children are ‘loved, safe, and respected and realise their full potential’. In October 2016, the First Minister made a commitment that Scotland would “come together and love its most vulnerable children to give them the childhood they deserve.”
In October 2016, after meeting with and listening to children and young people in care, Scotland’s First Minister announced, “an independent, root and branch review of the care system” to look at “the underpinning legislation, practices, culture and ethos”. The Independent Care Review’s (Care Review) aim was to identify and deliver lasting change in Scotland’s ‘care system’, leaving a legacy that will transform the wellbeing of infants, children and young people. It began its work in February 2017 and concluded on 5 February 2020 with the publication of seven reports, one of which was The Promise.
Find out more at thepromise.scot
Somebody Cares Scotland is an inspiring local charity dedicated to supporting those most in need across Aberdeen. This remarkable charity provides relief to individuals facing adversity due to age, ill health, disability, financial hardship, and any other disadvantage. Somebody Cares Scotland is the leading organisation in Aberdeenshire for providing free food, furniture and clothing to poor, vulnerable and marginalised communities throughout Aberdeen. Somebody Cares Scotland is the only charity in Scotland operating on the scale that they do, providing practical help for thousands of families and individuals every year and giving it all away free of charge.
As well as operating a busy foodbank, Somebody Cares Scotland also collects donations of pre-loved furniture, clothes, toys, and other household items. These donations are either given to those in need for free or sold by the charity in order to generate the required income to keep Somebody Cares Scotland functioning. On average, Somebody Cares Scotland furnishes over 30 homes each week across Aberdeenshire. In the last year, the number of people seeking help from Somebody Cares Scotland has grown exponentially. The current financial restrictions created by recession, government cutbacks, Covid-19, rapidly rising food costs, and increased utility bills is creating huge problems for many people, leading them to Somebody Cares Scotland. In order to support the vast number of people seeking help from Somebody Cares Scotland, this vital charity is now undergoing a significant period of growth. BTA are working with Somebody Cares Scotland to recruit their new Corporate Fundraiser, who will liaise with stakeholders to yield the funds required for the charity to continue their life improving work.
The new Corporate Fundraiser will be responsible for devising and implementing a successful programme of fundraising from the corporate sector to achieve agreed targets. The successful candidate will forge mutually beneficial relationships with corporate supporters on a long-term basis, developing and maintaining a portfolio, and taking responsibility for securing income from businesses by identifying growth areas and opportunities within the corporate sector. You will maintain relationships with stakeholders before, during and after the receipt of funds. The Corporate Fundraiser will develop a long-term strategy for corporate giving and fundraising applications within the corporate arena, paying particular attention to Charity of the Year partnerships, corporate donations, and sponsorship opportunities. You will write funding proposals, corporate applications, and reports to a high standard. You will also track, analyse, and report on fundraising results in the corporate field and measure, manage and report on performance using agreed performance measures.
Somebody Cares Scotland is looking for an experienced Corporate Fundraiser, although will consider somebody with a background in marketing, communications, business development or sales. Ideally, you will be an Aberdeen local or prepared to relocate with a pre-existing network. You must be able to display a passion for Somebody Cares Scotland and demonstrate a knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, the charity. As this is a new position within the charity, there is scope for the Corporate Fundraiser to make this role their own, so a self-starter with innovative ideas would make for an ideal candidate. You will be a well presented, personable individual with a positive attitude to your work. You must be able to communicate to a high standard and have great attention to detail. You must have a strong financial awareness and a thorough understanding of the current fundraising landscape.
This is an incredible opportunity for the new Corporate Fundraiser to craft and implement their own fundraising programme and really make an impact on the lives of thousands of people across Aberdeen. If you have the passion, vision and skills to take up this role then get in touch now to find out more.