Corra Foundation
Corra Foundation

Charity registered in Scotland SC009481

Helping change the lives of people and communities in Scotland Since 1985 Corra Foundation has distributed over £152 million and made over 15,000 grants to help improve the lives of individuals and communities experiencing disadvantage all across Scotland and in developing countries.

Current vacancies

Top job! Head of Finance

  • Part time
  • £53,272 – £58,236 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow with hybrid working
  • Closing 13th October 2022

As the Head of Finance, you will be working with the Chief Executive, Senior Management Team and Board of Trustees to implement Corra’s long term finance strategy, particularly in relation to cash flow and reserves to ensure we have the resources we need to deliver our charitable objectives. As well as this, your role will entail working alongside the Finance Manager in their role of supporting, managing and training the wider finance team, and improving systems and processes where necessary.

The successful applicant will have a detailed knowledge of accounting principles and relevant qualifications, and a track record of successfully leading and managing a finance team. You will have strong analytical skills and be able to demonstrate strategic thinking. You will have a proficiency in accounting software, and an awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of different accounting packages.

Additionally, you should have excellent communication and presentation skills, and experience of presenting complex financial information to Trustees, Senior Management Team, and non-finance managers.

You will have experience of working in the charitable sector and handling charitable accounts, as well as having a high level of emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.

You must be a Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, ACMA, CIPFA or equivalent) and have a minimum 3 – 5 years’ experience.

This role would be suitable for someone who has extensive experience as a previous charity Head of Finance who has a strong mix of financial accounting, business partnering, and staff management.

As with other Corra staff, there will be the requirement to be flexible and to provide support for other aspects of Corra business as and when required.

The role will be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow, alongside Corra’s hybrid working policy which enables a high degree of flexibility.

As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required.

The role offers an exciting opportunity for someone who shares Corra’s vision and is a chance to contribute to real change in Scotland.

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HR Project Manager (fixed 12-month term)

  • Full time
  • £41,691
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow with hybrid working
  • Closing 13th October 2022

As the HR Project Manager within Corra, you will be working with the Senior Management Team and operational line managers to support them through various HR-related matters.

In addition, you will be proactively looking at Corra’s policies and procedures to ensure that they are updated to reflect modern working practices and ensuring that line managers are appropriately trained in updated ways of working.

You will also be responsible for ensuring that all information held within the HR systems is kept up-to-date and accurate.

The successful applicant will have experience of working within HR, and have sound knowledge of relevant legislation, policies and procedures.

You must have (or be working towards) a relevant HR-related qualification and have a minimum 3 – 5 years’ experience.

This role would be suitable for someone who has experience as a HR Manager who has a strong mix of business partnering, good admin skills and the capacity to develop and deliver training sessions.

As with other Corra staff, there will be the requirement to be flexible and to provide support for other aspects of Corra business as and when required.

The role will be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow, alongside Corra’s hybrid working policy which enables a high degree of flexibility.

As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required.

The role offers an exciting opportunity for someone who shares Corra’s vision and is a chance to contribute to real change in Scotland.

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Systems and Database Officer

  • Full time
  • £32,426
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow with hybrid working
  • Closing 13th October 2022

The role of Systems and Database Officer will work as part of the Corporate Services team to ensure that Corra’s data management systems (including Salesforce and Formassembly) can be utilised to their best potential. You will be expected to lead on a number of specific projects that will help support these aims.

You will ensure the current systems remain fit for purpose, update and refresh protocols and processes to maintain consistency in data management and ensure that Corra staff feel confident and able to make the best use of the data management systems. You will also be expected to liaise with the senior management team and external contractors to prioritise and oversee any additional improvements.

The successful applicant should have excellent communication and presentation skills, and experience of working with users. They will also have experience of working with the proprietary software or show a high degree of transferable skills from using other systems.

As with other Corra staff, there will be the requirement to be flexible and to provide support for other aspects of Corra business as and when required.

The role will be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow, alongside Corra’s hybrid working policy which enables a high degree of flexibility.

As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required.

The role offers an exciting opportunity for someone who shares Corra’s vision and is a chance to contribute to real change in Scotland.

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Evaluation and Learning Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,729 – £25,821
  • Based in Edinburgh (working from home during lockdown)
  • Closing 15th April 2021

We are looking for a passionate and committed individual to join Corra Foundation’s Learning and Development Team.

The post holder will work as part of the Learning and Development Team to design and deliver monitoring and evaluation across all Corra’s work providing administration and logistical support to assist this, and support teams to develop their own evaluation activities. The role involves working closely with colleagues across the organisation, reporting to the Head of Learning and Development.

The successful candidate will be an active listener, kind and compassionate, inqusitive, has strong analytical skills, and is willing to challenge the status quo.

This role offers an exciting opportunity for someone who shares Corra Foundation’s vision and is a chance to contribute to real change in Scotland.

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Core Operations & Finance Officer (Financial Accounting)

  • Part time
  • £30,306 pro-rata
  • Based in Edinburgh (working from home during lockdown)
  • Closing 11th June 2021

We are looking for a passionate and committed individual to join Corra Foundation’s Core Operations Team.

The post holder will work as part of the Core Operations Team to support the delivery of the team’s objectives and overall workplan, undertaking duties relating to financial accounting.

The jobholder will report to the Core Operations & Finance Manager and work closely with colleagues across the organisation.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of the accounting frameworks in Scotland, experience in a similar financial role, strong organisational skills, experience of working collaboratively, ability to absorb a wide range of information, excellent attention to detail, good ability using Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, (Microsoft Office 365), consistently professional and helpful, and excellent teamworking skills.

This role offers an exciting opportunity for someone who shares Corra Foundation’s vision and is a chance to contribute to real change in Scotland.

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Grant Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,729
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 14th July 2021

The Grant Support Worker plays a key role in the smooth running of the grants team. They provide general and administrative support for Corra’s grant programmes and those we deliver on behalf of other grant makers.

The role involves working closely with other grants staff to ensure that the team operates effectively and efficiently. This means that the job holder must:

  • Be able to plan, organise and prioritise their own work loads.
  • Have a high level of computer literacy with a good working knowledge of Microsoft windows based programmes.
  • Have good verbal and written communication skills.

These roles offer an exciting opportunity for someone who shares Corra’s vision and is a chance to contribute to real change in Scotland.

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Grant Advisors – 4 posts

  • Full time
  • £30,306
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 14th July 2021

Would you like to make a difference as part of Corra’s grants team?

Our mission is to make a difference with people and communities, by encouraging positive change, opportunities, fairness and growth of aspirations, which improve quality of life.

Corra’s ten-year strategy is a response to the world we live in, and to the one we want to play a part in building. It is long term because making a difference on the big challenges will take time. At its heart is the strong belief that when people find their voice, they unlock the power to make change happen.

We now need to grow our grants team and recruit additional Grant Advisors.

Grant Advisors work at the heart of Corra’s grant making. They listen and build relationships with organisations and communities to help make sure Corra does the best for the people it exists to serve. The roles can include:

  • Designing and promoting new funds.
  • Providing advice and support to potential applicants.
  • Assessing or reviewing funding applications and monitoring reports.
  • Providing capacity building support.

We are looking for people who want to make a positive difference and who bring strong skills in: resource management; financial appraisal; communication, both written and oral; relationship building and listening.

In addition to these skills, we are interested in applications from people who have a working knowledge of the voluntary sector in Scotland. An awareness of services for people affected by drug use would be beneficial; A number of funds we deliver are focused on drug support services.

Grant Advisors will usually be involved in more than one grant programme. That means a commitment to teamwork and a willingness to operate in a flexible and adaptable way is vital.

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Programme Officer (People in Place)

  • Full time
  • £30,306
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 12th August 2021

Would you like to make a difference as part of Corra’s team?

Corra Foundation exists to make a difference to the lives of people and communities. It works with others to encourage positive change, opportunity, fairness and growth of aspirations which improve quality of life. Corra wants to see a society in which people create positive change and enjoy fulfilling lives.

In 2020 Corra launched a ten-year strategy. It is long term because making a difference on the big challenges will take time. At its heart is the strong belief that when people find their voice, they unlock the power to make change happen.

We are looking for a Programme Officer to join the People in Place team. This exciting role is central to helping all aspects of the programme be delivered to the highest possible standard.

The Programme Officer is critical to supporting effective operation and delivery of the People in Place programme – helping to ensure that all aspects of the programme are delivered to the highest possible standard.

The Programme Officer will assist in the overall co-ordination of People in Place as well as providing focused support for Getting Alongside Communities and Appetite for Change. This includes:

· Programme support and co-ordination

· Learning and evaluation

· Communications

· Communities research

We are looking for someone who wants to make a positive difference and brings strong skills in: organisation and attention to detail; active listening; communication; facilitation; coding and analysing data; absorbing and prioritising a wide range of potentially complex information.

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Families & Early Intervention Specialist

  • Full time
  • £38,965
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 20th August 2021

Would you like to make a difference as part of Corra’s grants team?

Our mission is to make a difference with people and communities, by encouraging positive change, opportunities, fairness and growth of aspirations, which improve quality of life.

Cora’s ten-year strategy is a response to the world we live in, and to the one we want to play a part in building. It is long term because making a difference on the big challenges will take time. At its heart is the strong belief that when people find their voice, they unlock the power to make change happen.

Corra delivers its own grant funding programmes, as well as delivering grant programmes and services on behalf of others. We are growing and developing our grants team and now need to recruit a Families and Early Intervention Specialist.

Corra has a number of staff in Specialist roles focusing on particular areas of work, such as drugs and alcohol, international grants and community grant making.

The role of Families and Early Intervention Specialist is a project manager who brings expertise to Corra by having good knowledge of support services provided or required for families and children, good understanding of the benefits and impact of early intervention work; and familiarity with current practices and policies relating to this specialist area. This will enable them to undertake key activities such as:

  • Project Management - ensuring that existing grant services and contracts are delivered to the highest possible standard and that programmes or services delivered by Corra on behalf of others are meeting all contractual obligations.
  • Design, develop, deliver and review grant programmes which relate to Families & Early Intervention
  • Provide essential information to stakeholders, reporting on Corra’s achievements against KPIs.
  • Be Corra’s “go-to expert” for accurate information and insights of services for families and early intervention support

We are looking for a person who brings strong skills and experience in resource management; financial appraisal; project management, communication, relationship building and listening.

The role offers an exciting opportunity for someone who shares Corra’s vision and is a chance to contribute to real change in Scotland.

The role will be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow, with a flexible approach to carrying out an element of work from home.

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Grant Support Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover)

  • Part time
  • £30,306 pro-rata
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd September 2021

The Grant Support Co-ordinator plays a key role in the smooth running of the grants team. They provide general and administrative support for Corra’s grant programmes and those we deliver on behalf of other grant makers.

The role involves working closely with other grants staff to ensure that the team operates effectively and efficiently. This means that the job holder must:

· Be able to plan, organise and prioritise their own work loads.

· Have a high level of computer literacy with a good working knowledge of Microsoft windows based programmes.

· Have good verbal and written communication skills.

These roles offer an exciting opportunity for someone who shares Corra’s vision and is a chance to contribute to real change in Scotland. For further information and to download an application pack please visit corra.scot/join-the-team

The roles will be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow, with a flexible approach to carrying out an element of work from home.

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Drugs and Alcohol Specialist

  • Full time
  • £38,965
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh with a flexible approach to carrying out an element of work from home.
  • Closing 8th November 2021

Would you like to make a difference as part of Corra’s grants team?

Our mission is to make a difference with people and communities, by encouraging positive change, opportunities, fairness and growth of aspirations, which improve quality of life.

Corra’s ten-year strategy is a response to the world we live in, and to the one we want to play a part in building. It is long term because making a difference on the big challenges will take time. At its heart is the strong belief that when people find their voice, they unlock the power to make change happen.

We now need to grow our grants team and recruit a Drugs and Alcohol Specialist.

Corra has a number of staff in Specialist roles focusing on particular areas of work, such as drugs and alcohol, international grants and community grant making.

The role of Drugs and Alcohol Specialist is as a project manager who brings expertise to Corra by having good knowledge of drugs and alcohol services for children, young people, families, and adults, insights of drugs and alcohol services, practices, and policies relating to this specialist area. This will enable them to undertake key activities such as:

• Project Management - ensuring that existing grant services and contracts are delivered to the highest possible standard and that programmes or services delivered by Corra on behalf of others are meeting all contractual obligations.

• Design, develop, deliver and review grant programmes which relate to drugs and Alcohol

• Provide essential information to stakeholders, reporting on Corra’s achievements against KPIs.

• Be Corra’s “go-to expert” for accurate information and insights of services for drugs and alcohol support

We are looking for a person who brings strong skills and experience in resource management; financial appraisal; project management, communication, relationship building and listening.

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Families & Early Intervention Specialist

  • Full time
  • £40,134
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 8th February 2022

Would you like to make a difference as part of Corra’s grants team?

We are growing and developing our grants team and now need to recruit a Families and Early Intervention Specialist.

The post holder will be a project manager who brings knowledge of support services for families and children. They will have good understanding of the benefits and impact of early intervention work and familiarity with current practices and policies relating to this area.

We are looking for a person who brings strong skills and experience in: resource management; financial appraisal; project management; communication; relationship building and listening.

This will enable them to undertake key activities such as:

· Project Management - ensuring existing grant services and contracts are delivered to the highest possible standard and programmes or services delivered by Corra on behalf of others meet all contractual obligations.

· Design, deliver and review grant programmes which relate to families and early intervention.

· Provide essential information to stakeholders, reporting on Corra’s achievements against key performance indicators.

· Be Corra’s “go-to expert” for accurate information and insights about services for families and early intervention support.

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Community Co-ordinator (Dunterlie) Maternity leave cover

  • Full time
  • £31,125
  • Dunterlie, East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 8th February 2022

Would you like to make a difference as part of Corra’s grants team?

Are you passionate about supporting people to develop their voice, skills, confidence and ideas?

Do you have a background in community development?

Are you keen to work alongside the community in Dunterlie, East Renfrewshire?

If the answer is yes, then Corra Foundation’s People in Place team wants to hear from you now as our local co-ordinator will soon be going on maternity leave.

Community Co-ordinators work to build trusting relationships with the local people, key partners and stakeholders to facilitate, identify and help develop ideas for long lasting community owned change.

If you have previous experience of working in and with a community or managing a local community group, or project on a paid or voluntary basis, this could be the role for you!

Can you demonstrate an ability to form positive working relationships with a range of individuals and groups?

Have you provided support and managed volunteers?

We need someone with energy and enthusiasm, who has an ability to work flexibly within the community, is self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team.

The People in Place programme ‘getting alongside communities’ is currently working in 9 communities across Scotland.

This role will be based in Dunterlie, East Renfrewshire, with a flexible approach to carrying out an element of work from home. Travel will be required throughout East Renfrewshire and attendance at meetings across Scotland (mostly Glasgow and Edinburgh).

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Salesforce Development Specialist

  • Full time
  • £40,134
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 8th February 2022

Would you like to make a difference as part of Corra’s grants team?

The Salesforce Development Specialist will be a project manager with good knowledge of IT and in particular the use of Salesforce as well as development and design, alongside experience of data protection legislation and GDPR.

The Specialist will assist the Learning and Development team to review and implement processes and procedures that will support developments of Salesforce including data management and staff training, in compliance with data legislation and the GDPR.

We are looking for a person who brings strong skills and experience in: IT; designing process and procedures; Salesforce; GDPR; data protection; project management; communication; relationship building and listening.

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Communications Support Assistant

  • Full time
  • £20,607
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 8th February 2022

Would you like to make a difference as part of Corra’s grants team?

Corra Foundation is looking for someone with the skills to deliver creative, engaging communications activity. The Communications Support Assistant will work with Policy and Communications team to provide a range of day-to-day administration and communications support.

If you have communications experience and share Corra’s commitment to strengthening people’s voices, getting alongside communities and working hard to make a difference then we’d love to hear from you.

For an informal conversation please contact ffyona@corra.scot

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Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd March 2022

Would you like to help Corra make a difference alongside people and communities?

We’re looking for two Trustees to join our board

Corra’s Trustees play an enormously valuable role in helping us work towards our vision and mission, which are at the heart of everything we do.

We exist to make a difference to the lives of people and communities. We work with others to encourage positive change, opportunity, fairness and growth of aspirations which improve quality of life.

2020 saw the launch of Corra’s ten-year strategy. It is long term because making a difference on the big challenges will take time. At its heart is the strong belief that when people find their voice, they unlock the power to make change happen.

We’re now looking for two Trustees to help steer Corra through the next stage of delivering this bold strategy.

The Board has recently identified the skills and perspectives it would like to strengthen. We would particularly welcome applications from:

  • People who live outside the central areas of Scotland; are from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities; disabled people; and young people.

And we’re seeking people with skills in:

  • Investment, legal, community development and digital strategy.

Action on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), including anti-racism, is a core part of Corra’s ten-year strategy. Details of our commitments and progress are available on the DEI section of our website. If you don’t have experience of being on a board the Corra team can help support you as you find your feet as a Trustee. This could be through buddying with a fellow Trustee, or through training.

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Finance Manager

  • Full time
  • £40,134 – £49,053
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow and with hybrid working
  • Closing 16th June 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for a fully qualified Finance Manager to join Corra’s team.

The Finance Manager will support the development and operation of Corra’s finance function. They will be responsible for financial systems and processes, ensuring the security of Corra’s assets, providing financial reporting, advice, and support to colleagues and Trustees to enable them to make sound business decisions.

You must be a qualified accountant with experience of accounting for a charity of significant size (or similar organisation) and knowledge of the Charities Statement of Recommended Practice, HMRC regulations and VAT as applied to charities.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent organisational and planning skills.
  • People management skills.
  • Financial appraisal experience.
  • The ability to think analytically
  • Excellent communication, and interpersonal skills.

The role can be based either in Edinburgh or Glasgow. Corra is trialling a hybrid working policy which provides a flexible approach and is available to all staff.

As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required.

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