Ocean Youth Trust (OYT) Scotland is a leading youth work charity and floating outdoor education centre. Through the adventures of residential sailing voyages and the help of hundreds of volunteers, OYT support young people ages 12-25 to realise their true potential. Over 700 young people from a diverse range of backgrounds sail with the OYT each year for five or seven days at a time. Working with groups and individuals, OYT support schools, young carers, youth groups, young people with additional support needs, sailing clubs and many more.
OYT believe that all young people, regardless of circumstance or ability, should have the opportunity to realise their true potential in order for them to live healthy, fulfilling lives, making a positive contribution to their community and to society in general. This fantastic organisation exists to inspire young people through the challenge of youth work on the waves. The voyages provide a uniquely powerful and effective environment for the personal development of young people form all backgrounds. Sailing with OYT is genuinely a life changing experience. The voyages OYT host help young people to build self-confidence, grow problem solving and leadership skills, and develop a social life as well as a sense of community.
OYT are now looking for a new Fundraising Manager to join the team. This will be a hands-on fundraising leadership role, working with an enthusiastic and collaborative team of staff and volunteers across all streams of fundraising income. You will be the line manager for the community fundraising officers. As OYT’s Fundraising Manager you will be responsible for maintaining and growing the current budget, continuing to nurture relationships with current and new donors, as well as effectively managing and motivating the fundraising team. Day to day you will be catching up with the team, organising deadlines and ensuring these are delegated accordingly, making everyone aware of their workload and tasks, working on fundraising applications and continuous management of budget.
To be successful in this role, you will ideally have around five years’ experience in a fundraising capacity however we would be interested to hear from candidates who would be able to demonstrate transferable skills. You must have knowledge and experience of managing larger budgets. You will have excellent communication skills as well as being confident enough to represent the organisation at a senior level. You will have experience of working with funding application and strategies. The new Fundraising Manager will be an effective team player who is able to inspire and motivate a team. We are looking for someone who has the ability to initiate new ideas for fundraising and sponsorship proposals.