Scottish Cot Death Trust
Scottish Cot Death Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC003458

Scottish Cot Death Trust is the only national charity in Scotland for cot death which continues to devastate the lives of a family once every 9 days. We started in 1985 as a research project and initiated the work that led, in 2011, to an established protocol within NHS Scotland for the handling of cases of sudden unexpected death in infancy. We are active within Scottish Government and NHS Scotland to ensure best practice is maintained as well as working closely with bereaved families.

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Fundraising and Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,500
  • Glasgow office base - Interim Hybrid working (currently majority home working with review in early 2022)
  • Closing 8th December 2021

Are you an enthusiastic individual with fundraising and communications experience? Do you have a positive, can-do attitude? Are you creative and able to inspire and build positive relationships? If the answer is yes, you could be the person we are looking for.

About you

You'll have a proven track record in fundraising at a community level. You will have been involved in projects such as the winning and management of charity of the year or longer-term corporate/clubs/association partnerships, volunteer or people management experiences and supporter/customer engagement.

You’ll have excellent communication, networking and relationship building skills and be passionate. You’ll be tenacious, and motivated to make a difference for those affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child and in promotion of risk reduction education to prevent as many of these deaths as possible.

This is a brilliant opportunity to join our small friendly but ambitious team and contribute to our recent record of growth. This role provides an opportunity to transition from a local charity to gain experience with a nationally and internationally recognised charity. We're brave, informed, compassionate and driven in our fight against sudden unexpected death in infancy and, if that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you.

You' will need a full UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle plus previous experience of working remotely and be able to demonstrate an ability to manage and motivate yourself; whilst still working collaboratively with colleagues.

About us

Scottish Cot Death Trust is the only charity in Scotland working to eradicate the tragedy of sudden unexpected death in infancy and young children. We support bereaved families across Scotland and deliver an extensive education programme to promote reduce the risk messages and raise awareness of these types of deaths.

Scottish Cot Death Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees comprising representatives from a range of professions including medicine, law, nursing, and business as well as bereaved parents.

An Executive Committee is responsible for implementation of the Board’s policies and advises it on specific issues.

The Trust’s Scientific Advisory Committee reviews all research grant applications and makes recommendations to the Board on which ones to fund. It also acts as a source of expert opinion on all medical and scientific issues.

Over the last 36 years, the Trust has funded more than £3,400,000 of research into the probable causes of Cot Death in a wide variety of scientific and medical fields.


  • 8% employer’s contribution to pension scheme (Royal London)
  • 28 days annual leave
  • 9 days public holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) with Health Assured for employees and immediate family members offering support in a wide range of issues 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year