The Catherine McEwan Foundation
The Catherine McEwan Foundation

Charity registered in Scotland SC049063

Since 2003, The Catherine McEwan Foundation has been helping people living with Crohn’s and Colitis access better treatment, better care and live better lives. We change the lives of children, young people and adults with inflammatory bowel disease by funding much-needed improvements in IBD healthcare across Scotland, including investing in pioneering research.

Current vacancies

Charity Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £20,000 – £25,000
  • Hybrid – mix of home-based working and office working, Thornliebank, Glasgow
  • Closing 31st March 2023

The Charity Fundraiser will be responsible for increasing individual, group and corporate charitable contributions and maximising income for The Catherine McEwan Foundation. This will enable the foundation to grow and achieve its aims, to improve life for those suffering from Crohn’s and Colitis.

The post holder will use excellent communication skills and initiative to develop relationships with potential donors, business and local fundraisers and volunteers to build upon the successful networks in place.

In this role, the fundraiser will expand upon the existing portfolio of supporters and events, to maximise the different revenue streams available and explore new fundraising opportunities.

The Charity Fundraiser will assist and support all corporate partners with their fundraising. They will use their organisational and planning skills to assist with the co-ordination and project planning of special events to maximise the fundraising potential of these.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Assist in planning and implementing new strategies and campaigns to bring in new donors building upon the existing portfolio.
  2. Manage, nurture, and support individual community fundraisers and their fundraising activities to maximise the funds they raise.
  3. Assist in planning and delivering fundraising events, building upon the current portfolio to maximise the potential income generated as well as developing new and imaginative fundraising activities.
  4. Support, implement and raise awareness of new fundraising campaigns.
  5. To engage with, and increase awareness of the charity and its work, in the local community e.g. giving talks or seeking photo opportunities in the media.
  6. Develop strong, productive relationships with local businesses.
  7. Record and maintain fundraising CRM/Records.
  8. Act as the main point of contact for fundraising queries by corporate supporters; providing and sustaining an excellent level of service to maximise income generation and meet agreed requirements. Co-ordinate and support companies with their staff fundraising initiatives, providing advice and materials where appropriate.
  9. Act as an Ambassador, effectively conveying the charity’s mission, vision and programmes to potential donors.
  10. Work in line with the Institute of Fundraising Practice, charity law and OSCR guidelines.
  11. Proactively develop and manage the cultivation of new corporate contacts by instigating face to face meetings, pitching and managing their developing relationship with The Catherine McEwan Foundation culminating with successful partnerships.
  12. To present to existing corporate supporters a wide portfolio of offerings to secure sponsorship, cause related marketing, commercial participation, in kind support and employee fundraising opportunities to attract new business.
  13. To develop and implement the effective use of networking including social media to generate new prospective business across varied and diverse sectors both locally and nationally.
  14. To co-ordinate and deliver a series of planned marketing communications to corporate partners and supporters and to potential donors, providing updates and fundraising initiatives so as to build relationships.
  15. To take responsibility of enquiries, responding, handling or directing where appropriate.
  16. To comply with the Foundation’s Employment and Health and Safety requirements.


Fundraising: 2 years (required)

A full job description is attached below.