Home-Start Glasgow South is a leading family support charity striving to give young children the best possible start in life. We help families experiencing issues including isolation, mental health difficulties, bereavement, family breakdown, addiction and physical ill-health. We have been operating across the south of Glasgow for almost 20 years and have grown to become the largest Home-Start in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK.
This is a key role to support the growth of our income from Grants and Trusts. The candidate will:
· Diversify our income through Grants and Trusts.
· Submit proposals and bids in accordance to funders’ criteria.
· Prepare and manage budgets.
· Submit monitoring and evaluation reports to funders.
· Ability to extract information from databases and produce statistical data and reports.
· Assist the Funding and Development Manager to establish ‘cases for support’ .
· Present ‘cases for support’ around key themes e.g. mental health and educational attainment to local businesses and community groups.
· Maintain prospects pipeline of potential new supporters and develop a strategy for cultivating potential supporters towards making an “ask” for funding.
The successful candidate will demonstrate successful Grants and Trusts fundraising experience, a dynamic personality who enjoys new challenges and has the ability to ‘think outside the box’.
This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic and creative candidate to identify and implement new income streams for the organisation and have a pivotal role in the charity’s planned expansion to support more families and children. They will be a strong communicator with the ability to relate, with personal credibility, to community members and senior personnel in the private sector.
They will have excellent communication skills, with the ability to develop relationships through proposals, presentations and budget management. You should be able to inspire and engage current and new funders about the value of HSGS services to help us continue to make a difference to the lives of children and families in South Glasgow.