The Robertson Trust
The Robertson Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC002970

The Robertson Trust is one of the leading grant-making charitable trusts in Scotland. Our overall aim as an organisation is to improve the quality of life and realise the potential of people and communities in Scotland. In 2017/18 the Trust awarded over £20 million in grants to Scottish charities and bursaries to students at university and further education college.

Current vacancies

Project Officer

  • Full time
  • £33,048
  • Based in Glasgow but travel required throughout Scotland
  • Closing 24th June 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen at The Robertson Trust for an experienced Project Officer to:

  • Support and manage existing and new Partnership Projects. Monitor projects to ensure they perform as expected, achieve the required quality, and delivered within the budgets and timescales agreed. Support project delivery particularly around engaging with evaluation and learning activities.
  • Provide support and assist the Social Impact Manager with the overall planning and development of programmes.
  • Assist the Social Impact Manager in identifying and developing new programmes and undertaking policy and practice influencing activities.

Key responsibilities

Working within the Trust’s project management framework, support project delivery including:

  • Relationship management with all partners.
  • Ensure reporting is carried out on time to a high standard including monitoring of budgets and success criteria.
  • Provide support and guidance to the project team within funded projects, when required.
  • Attendance at Operational Groups and / or Programme Board Meetings.
  • Identify and manage risks through the development and monitoring of risk logs and contingency plans.
  • Liaison with external evaluators, as appropriate, whilst also supporting self-evaluation and other learning activities including the dissemination of the findings with support from the Learning Team.

Assist the Social Impact Manager to:

  • Develop new programmes of work within the Trust’s strategic themes for consideration for Partnership Awards.
  • Enable scaling up and/or mainstreaming of successful interventions and learning as appropriate.
  • Share learning from the evidence gained through our Awards and improve knowledge of Trust’s strategic themes through attendance at conferences, meetings, working groups etc., and represent the Trust at receptions and events, as required.

Person Specification

  • Relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 9 or above (equivalent to degree level)
  • Proven project management skillset
  • Ability to think creatively and to adopt a structured project management approach to the post and its demands
  • Ability to handle conflicting demands and to prioritise effectively
  • Experience of Third Sector
  • Excellent written and oral communication with a range of stakeholders at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Work as part of a team and contribute to collaborative projects
  • Ability to network, form positive partnerships and work in collaboration with others
  • Ability to work confidently using their own initiative and balance conflicting priorities, exercising discretion and sound judgement in promoting The Trust to the external world.
  • Ability to produce well-presented material using Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of at least one of the Social Impact areas (desirable)
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluation methods (desirable)


  • £33,048 (FTE)
  • 35 days holiday per calendar year (FTE)
  • Pension - 10% employer contribution or 14% if employee contribution is 7%
  • Death in Service 4 x salary or 8 x salary if employee contribution to pension
  • BUPA healthcare
  • Annual Travel Pass Loan
Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Knowledge and Learning Officer (Evaluation)

  • Full time
  • £32,400
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st January 2019

The Robertson Trust’s Learning and Communications Team is responsible for the creation, use and sharing of knowledge and learning, both internally and externally. It supports the Trust to deliver on its strategic goals through building an understanding of the world we work in, what we do and how we work.

As a key member of this team, the Knowledge and Learning Officer will have a particular focus on supporting the evaluative functions of the team including the commissioning and management of external evaluations.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record of designing, conducting, commissioning and managing evaluations and research. They will be committed to supporting teams and organisations to develop their monitoring, evaluation and learning capacity and have the ability to communicate complex issues and ideas in an accessible and engaging way. They will also have the opportunity to work with a range of partners across our portfolios of work to help embed a learning culture in all that we do.

This vacancy has now closed

Funding Officer

  • Full time
  • £32,400
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st January 2019

The Robertson Trust’s Giving Team is responsible for reviewing applications received through the Trust’s Open Awards programme and for providing ongoing support to our funded organisations.

The successful candidate will be required to have a strong understanding of the funding landscape in Scotland and of key issues which directly affect the third sector. They will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present complex information in an agreed, accessible format. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about governance and financial issues which are relevant to charities and have the ability to see where the Trust’s input could add value. They will be comfortable working to deadlines and happy to contribute to all aspects of the work of the Giving Team.

This is an excellent opportunity for somebody who wants to support the third sector at a particularly challenging time and make a difference to the lives of vulnerable individuals and communities across Scotland.


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