Ocean Youth Trust Scotland
Ocean Youth Trust Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC029531

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland is the UK's leading sail training charity. Our mission is to inspire positive change in young people through the challenge of adventure under sail. Our residential voyages provide a powerful and effective environment for personal development.


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Fundraising Officer

  • Full time
  • £20,000 – £30,000
  • Greenock (but some home-working possible)
  • Closing 23rd July 2021

Are you passionate about making a difference to young people’s lives?

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland is an award-winning youth work charity, delivering life-changing voyages for young people aboard its sail training vessels.

While the delivery of our voyages has been affected by the pandemic, securing funding for our invaluable youth work remains an ongoing priority.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Fundraising team as we emerge from the covid-19 pandemic. Ocean Youth Trust Scotland is seeking a motivated, dynamic and enthusiastic fundraiser to hit the ground running on the management and development of existing Trust and statutory funding relationships.

Experience in securing funding via applications to funders such as The Robertson Trust, the Big Lottery and other major grant making trusts and foundations is preferable. The ideal candidate will be a positive and creative individual with the ability to confidently embrace a diverse workload.

A can do, positive attitude is what we look for – we thrive on a happy, successful workplace. You will need to be flexible and a team player, as due to the size of our organisation there are times when it’s all hands-on deck! Everyone is expected to do whatever is necessary to ‘get the job done’.

This role would best suit an aspiring or experienced statutory fundraiser looking for an exciting and varied role. Using excellent relationship building skills, you will ensure the appropriate application processes, timely information and reports are provided to funders in addition to assisting with social media and general fundraising admin as required.

Key skills:

• A minimum of 12 months successful experience in fundraising

• Proven track record of generating income from a range of trusts, foundations, and grant giving bodies

• The ability to research and develop new revenue streams

• Excellent project planning skills.

• Good IT skills. Database/CRM experience an advantage although training will be provided if necessary.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate with a range of internal and external stakeholders

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Youth Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,000 – £27,000
  • Greenock based, although extensive travel throughout Scotland is required
  • Closing 23rd July 2021

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland is a leading youth work charity. Through our adventurous residential sailing voyages and the help of hundreds of volunteers, we support young people aged 12-25 to realise their true potential through youth work on the waves.

Since 2008, the Scottish Government has committed £110 million to community initiatives to improve the quality of life of young people right across Scotland.

We currently work with groups in areas of high social and economic deprivation, and demand is high from these groups to provide them with additional voyages that can reach new intakes of young people. We aim to target groups such as these where we feel the largest difference can be made through Early and Effective Intervention (EEI).

We have an exciting new role as Youth Development Worker that will be key to delivering a national funded project in line with the Scottish Government’s initiatives to support young people.

Building on the success of our highly lauded previous programmes, this will be a longer-term personal development journey aimed specifically at young people most at risk of offending or entering the judicial system.

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Fundraising Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,792 – £27,352
  • Greenock (but some possible home-working)
  • Closing 6th May 2022

Are you passionate about making a difference to young people’s lives? Ocean Youth Trust Scotland is an award-winning youth work charity, delivering life-changing voyages at sea for young people aboard its sail training vessels.

Now that the delivery of our youth work at sea has recommenced following the pandemic, securing funding for our invaluable youth work is a priority.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Fundraising team as we emerge from the covid-19 pandemic. Ocean Youth Trust Scotland is seeking a motivated, dynamic and enthusiastic fundraiser to hit the ground running on the management and development of existing Trust and Statutory funding relationships.

Experience in securing funding via applications to funders such as The Robertson Trust, the Big Lottery and other major grant making trusts and foundations is essential. The ideal candidate will be a positive and creative individual with the ability to confidently embrace a diverse workload.

The successful candidate will be responsible for progressing a wide range of small, medium, and large grant requests to various funders. We are looking for an organised, detail-oriented storyteller with demonstrable experience in developing high quality applications, reports, budgets and supporting documents for a wide range of audiences including existing and new grant funders. This role would be ideal for someone who is highly organised, calm under pressure and a great communicator who has the confidence to reach out to familiar and new audiences.

A can do, positive attitude is what we look for – we thrive on a happy, successful workplace. You will need to be flexible and a team player, as due to the size of our organisation there are times when it’s all hands on deck!

This role would best suit an aspiring or experienced fundraiser looking for an exciting and varied role including managing a portfolio of funders, assisting with social media and general fundraising admin as required.

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Fundraising Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,626 – £35,632
  • Greenock
  • Closing 4th July 2022

Ocean Youth Trust (OYT) Scotland is a leading youth work charity and floating outdoor education centre. Through the adventures of residential sailing voyages and the help of hundreds of volunteers, OYT support young people ages 12-25 to realise their true potential. Over 700 young people from a diverse range of backgrounds sail with the OYT each year for five or seven days at a time. Working with groups and individuals, OYT support schools, young carers, youth groups, young people with additional support needs, sailing clubs and many more.

OYT believe that all young people, regardless of circumstance or ability, should have the opportunity to realise their true potential in order for them to live healthy, fulfilling lives, making a positive contribution to their community and to society in general. This fantastic organisation exists to inspire young people through the challenge of youth work on the waves. The voyages provide a uniquely powerful and effective environment for the personal development of young people form all backgrounds. Sailing with OYT is genuinely a life changing experience. The voyages OYT host help young people to build self-confidence, grow problem solving and leadership skills, and develop a social life as well as a sense of community.

OYT are now looking for a new Fundraising Manager to join the team. This will be a hands-on fundraising leadership role, working with an enthusiastic and collaborative team of staff and volunteers across all streams of fundraising income. You will be the line manager for the community fundraising officers. As OYT’s Fundraising Manager you will be responsible for maintaining and growing the current budget, continuing to nurture relationships with current and new donors, as well as effectively managing and motivating the fundraising team. Day to day you will be catching up with the team, organising deadlines and ensuring these are delegated accordingly, making everyone aware of their workload and tasks, working on fundraising applications and continuous management of budget.

To be successful in this role, you will ideally have around five years’ experience in a fundraising capacity however we would be interested to hear from candidates who would be able to demonstrate transferable skills. You must have knowledge and experience of managing larger budgets. You will have excellent communication skills as well as being confident enough to represent the organisation at a senior level. You will have experience of working with funding application and strategies. The new Fundraising Manager will be an effective team player who is able to inspire and motivate a team. We are looking for someone who has the ability to initiate new ideas for fundraising and sponsorship proposals.

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