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Finance Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,438
  • Melrose
  • Closing 6th January 2022

Work somewhere where a job is not just a ‘job’, where you can be part of a team with a passion for sharing Scotland’s heritage and making a real difference to local lives. Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, is one of Scotland’s most important heritage sites. Now cared for by an independent charity, we are seeking a highly effective finance manager to work with us. In 2014 the Abbotsford Trust completed a £12 million restoration, followed in 2018 by extensive estate improvements, ongoing funded community development activity, and £4 million raised so far towards an Endowment Fund. The Trust is now pursuing a 10 Year Plan – an ambitious vision for Abbotsford through to 2029 encompassing this year’s 250th anniversary of Scott’s birth. Realising the plan depends on successful fundraising, increasing paid admissions, and the continued development of trading performance; retail, catering, and accommodation.

In this interesting and varied role you will be essential to the success of our charity. The Finance Manager plays a lead role in ensuring all financial and accounting procedures are robust and comply with best charity and fundraising practice. They are the lead within the Trust on the management and implementation of finance IT systems, financial procedures and administration. As a small team run by staff and volunteers, you should be personable and flexible in your approach to others, and be prepared to be bitten by our passion for Scott and Abbotsford.

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Development Manager (fundraising)

  • Full time
  • £40,000
  • Melrose. Home working options can be discussed.
  • Closing 6th January 2022

Work somewhere where a job is not just a ‘job’, where you can be part of a team with a passion for sharing Scotland’s heritage and making a real difference to local lives. Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, is one of Scotland’s most important heritage sites. Now cared for by an independent charity, we are seeking a highly effective Development Manager to work with us.

The Abbotsford Trust is in the midst of celebrating Scott’s 250th birthday through a range of public events, restoration and visitor experience projects, and programmes supporting our local community. The anniversary is a milestone in our 10 year development plan ‘Writing the next Chapter’. We are now seeking a highly effective fundraising manager to work with us to build on our successes to realise our fundraising ambitions.

In this interesting and challenging role, you will be responsible for developing our fundraising strategy encompassing private philanthropy, trusts and foundations, and statutory bodies. You will be an excellent communicator, experienced in speaking with high net worth individuals and public figures and writing high quality funding applications. You must be able to speak with passion, conviction and sincerity about the cause, and have the ability to connect with a wide cross section of society to win support.

As a small team run by staff and volunteers, you should be personable and flexible in your approach to others, and be prepared to be bitten by our passion for Scott and Abbotsford.

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