Foundation Scotland
Foundation Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC022910

Foundation Scotland is an independent charity that strengthens local communities by providing a source of funding to community led projects the length and breadth of Scotland. It was established to help people and organisations give to good causes effectively and inexpensively.

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Community Fund Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £33,203 pro-rata
  • Flexible within North East Scotland, with regular travel throughout North East Scotland
  • Closing 24th February 2020

We have an exciting opportunity for a well organised and motivated individual to join our Communities team, coordinating a portfolio of community benefit funds in north east Scotland. Key responsibilities include supporting volunteer Advisory Panels, co-ordinating grant-making and other community fund activity, and engaging communities in maximising fund opportunities and impact.

Foundation Scotland enables and empowers communities to devise and implement their own strategies for local funds coming from a range of sources, notably onshore and offshore wind farms. We provide fund governance, grant administration and related services for a range of commercial and community-sector clients, combined with a commitment to community-led approaches to fund strategy and distribution.

If you have excellent communication skills, practical experience in grant-making, community facilitation and capacity building then we’re keen to hear from you.

The post will primarily cover parts of North East Scotland including Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray. However, there is a requirement to occasionally travel more widely in Scotland, including occasional overnight stays. The post is ideally home based in the North East but a leased desk space in a shared office facility or community venue may be possible.

Foundation Scotland offers a range of staff benefits including Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, 2 days volunteering per year (pro-rata), flexible working options and a progressive pay system.

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Community Funds Administrator (South Scotland)

  • Part time
  • £23,572 pro-rata
  • Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway (home-based during coronavirus crisis)
  • Closing 13th April 2020

Foundation Scotland is an independent charity that provides funding to charities, social enterprises and community organisations. We do this on behalf of over 400 individuals, charitable trusts and companies.

Our Communities Team enables and empowers communities across Scotland to devise and implement their own strategies for local funds coming from a range of sources, notably community benefit arrangements with onshore wind farms. We provide fund governance, grant administration and related services for a range of commercial and community-sector clients, combined with a commitment to community-led approaches.

We are looking for a well organised, adaptable and motivated Administrator to join our South Scotland team.

Working closely with the Community Funds Manager and three Community Fund Coordinators the post will help ensure quality grant-making and fund distribution that serves clients and communities.

You will be the first point of contact for South Scotland grant application enquiries and implement a high volume of grant-making administration, working routinely with Salesforce and supporting ongoing systems innovation and development.

If you have excellent interpersonal, communication and IT skills, interest in grant-making and can work proficiently and with attention to detail – we’re keen to hear from you.

The post is based in our Gatehouse of Fleet office and involves a job-share arrangement with an already established job share partner.

Foundation Scotland offers a range of staff benefits including Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, 2 days volunteering per year (pro-rata), flexible working options and a progressive pay system.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Community Funds Administrator (South Scotland)

  • Part time
  • £23,572 pro-rata
  • Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway (home-based during coronavirus crisis)
  • Closing 13th April 2020

Foundation Scotland is an independent charity that provides funding to charities, social enterprises and community organisations. We do this on behalf of over 400 individuals, charitable trusts and companies.

Our Communities Team enables and empowers communities across Scotland to devise and implement their own strategies for local funds coming from a range of sources, notably community benefit arrangements with onshore wind farms. We provide fund governance, grant administration and related services for a range of commercial and community-sector clients, combined with a commitment to community-led approaches.

We are looking for a well organised, adaptable and motivated Administrator to join our South Scotland team.

Working closely with the Community Funds Manager and three Community Fund Coordinators the post will help ensure quality grant-making and fund distribution that serves clients and communities.

You will be the first point of contact for South Scotland grant application enquiries and implement a high volume of grant-making administration, working routinely with Salesforce and supporting ongoing systems innovation and development.

If you have excellent interpersonal, communication and IT skills, interest in grant-making and can work proficiently and with attention to detail – we’re keen to hear from you.

The post is based in our Gatehouse of Fleet office and involves a job-share arrangement with an already established job share partner.

Foundation Scotland offers a range of staff benefits including Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, 2 days volunteering per year (pro-rata), flexible working options and a progressive pay system.

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This vacancy has now closed

Assessor Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £27,458
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh office once normal business resumes - homeworking for timebeing
  • Closing 10th July 2020

Foundation Scotland

Foundation Scotland [FS] is part of a global network of 1,800 community foundations which encourage and manage philanthropy and other independent funding, and which strengthen voluntary and community sectors where they operate. A quality accredited and independent registered charity, FS is the only community foundation in Scotland. With a national role, and with a local reach, we enable independent funding to improve the lives of individuals and communities.

Funding Assessment

Assessment of applications for funding is a core activity in the Foundation. The range of programmes managed leads to some differences, such as in the purpose of funding, and size and duration of funding awards. The number and range of funds we operate have grown significantly. In one area of the Foundation we received 1500 applications in a year, carried out over 500 assessments, and made awards of between £2,000 and £50,000.

To help process the volume of grants, in recent years we have recruited several freelance assessors to help manage the workload in this area. Freelance assessors deliver an important function, contributing to the efficient and effective running of the Foundation and, ultimately, contributing to greater impact across Scotland’s communities.

As our work continues to grow, we are seeking a coordinator to assist in the administration, development and training of freelance assessors. We also see the role taking on some assessment workload to support our work and, importantly, to identify and recommend potential improvements to our process and grant making policies across the organisation.

Purposes of the Role

Reporting to the Head of Programmes, the role covers the following purposes.

  • Assist in the recruitment and induction of new freelance assessors
  • Support training of freelance assessors
  • Ongoing support via peer review and quality control of assessment outputs
  • Monitor workflow to help programme lead staff ensure there is sufficient capacity available for upcoming programmes and, related, support the allocation of assessments
  • Contribute to development of grant-making policies
  • Contribute to improvement of grant assessment processes, including due diligence standards
  • Contribute to development of organisational learning
  • Carry out assessments (to help manage peak periods)
  • Managing a caseload of grants to monitor
  • Working with:
  • Internal colleagues
  • Freelance assessors
  • Grant applicants and grantees

Person Specification

Essential

  • 3-years grantmaking experience, including assessment of a range of types of applications, and experiences of grant monitoring and management processes
  • Ability to analyse evidence to assess project proposals and grant applications against criteria (such as: extract essential information, identify relevant details, inconsistencies, assumptions, or oversights)
  • Strong numeracy skills, such as experience of preparing / managing budgets for projects
  • Working knowledge of the voluntary and community sector in Scotland
  • Technical understanding of charitable due diligence and legal structures of community organisations
  • Excellent written communication skills, such as: ability to write concise and informative reports, prepare briefing papers
  • Ability to contribute to development and delivery of effective training
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work to multiple competing deadlines.
  • Experience of CRM System, such as Salesforce
  • Confident communicator: personable with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Passion for improving systems and processes
  • Drive and resilience

Desirable

  • Awareness of the voluntary and community funding landscape in Scotland
  • Experience of working with management committees or boards, or similar volunteer groupings
  • Experience of managing staff or contractors / suppliers
  • Experience in a community development role

The benefits of working for us

In addition to a sense of fulfillment and an opportunity to meet a wide range of people, FS offers the following benefits.

  • Life Assurance at 3 times annual salary
  • Defined contribution scheme with 6% Employers contribution
  • MS Office license to use on a personal device whilst employed by FS
  • 35 days annual leave [All public holidays need to be taken from this allowance]
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Working pattern flexibility

The post is fixed term for one year and is graded at level 3 (of 10 grades) at point 5 (of 5 points), with a salary of £27,458. This salary point reflects the organisational need for a fully competent role-holder to join, with the required experience to deliver the role on joining.

Due to current situation with coronavirus, the job location will be based at home for the time being. When it is safe to return to an office working environment, there is the option to either work at the Glasgow or Edinburgh office.

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