Charity registered in Scotland SC027040
Hearts & Minds is an Edinburgh based arts-in-health organisation, the home of the Clowndoctors who interact with children in special schools, hospitals, and hospices and the Elderflowers, a programme for people living with dementia in care-homes or hospital settings.
Our main aim is to improve lives one smile at a time.
We achieve our aim through two specialist arts-in-health programmes; Clowndoctors who work with children and young people in hospitals, hospices and special schools and Elderflowers who work with ladies and gentlemen who are living with dementia in a care setting.
Hearts & Minds is looking to appoint a dynamic Chair with previous board or committee experience, to help steer us towards our 5-year goals. They will work alongside the Board to support Hearts & Minds key-staff to continue to raise the profile of the organisation whilst ensuring that an effective fundraising strategy and correct financial safeguards are on place to support the charity’s work. The Chair will be a real Ambassador for the company with a proven interest in the sector we work in: an effective networker, strategic thinker and clear communicator.
All members of the board must be highly committed to the cause of the organisation and share the same vision in order to take the organisation forward.
No big shoes, no curly wigs, no painted faces. Just a small red nose and a heart full of kindness…
It’s an exciting time for Hearts and Minds as our small passionate team is growing. Hearts & Minds, the home of Clowndoctors and Elderflowers, has an immediate vacancy for a Trusts Fundraiser to join our team in Edinburgh.
Your main role will be to work alongside the Fundraising Manager in securing funding to support both of our key programmes, sought specifically from Trusts, foundations and institutional/government funders.
We are looking for an experienced fundraiser; self-motivated, with excellent written and verbal communication skills and enough imaginative flair to attain our ambitious fundraising targets. You will also enjoy contributing your ideas to larger campaigns, one-off events and the overall development of Hearts & Minds. If you’d like to be part of our team raising smiles to make the hospital experience more bearable we would love to hear from you.
Flexible working may be considered.