Foundation Scotland
Foundation Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC022910

Foundation Scotland is an independent charity that strengthens local communities by providing a source of funding to community led projects the length and breadth of Scotland. It was established to help people and organisations give to good causes effectively and inexpensively.

Current vacancies

Community Fund Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £31,365 pro-rata
  • Inverness
  • Closing 4th February 2019

We have an exciting opportunity for a well organised and motivated individual to join our Communities team, co-ordinating a portfolio of community benefit funds in the north of Scotland. Key responsibilities include supporting volunteer Advisory Panels and Boards, co-ordinating grant-making and other community fund activity, and engaging communities in maximising fund opportunities and impact.

Foundation Scotland enables and empowers communities to devise and implement their own strategies for local funds coming from a range of sources, notably onshore wind farms. We provide fund governance, grant administration and related services for a range of commercial and community-sector clients, combined with a commitment to community-led approaches to fund strategy and distribution.

If you have excellent communication skills, practical experience in grant-making, community facilitation and capacity building then we’re keen to hear from you.

The post will primarily cover parts of Highland. However, there is a requirement for flexibility to occasionally travel more widely in Scotland, including occasional overnight stays.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Grants Programmes Advisor

  • Full time
  • £29,000
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd July 2018

We have an exciting opportunity for a well organised and driven individual to join our Programmes team. This role will support a portfolio of corporate clients, charitable Trusts and Foundations and UKCF programmes. The role will develop new business through the cultivation of on-going relationships by providing grant making programmes and effective ways for clients to manage their giving and demonstrate their impact.

Foundation Scotland raises money for and provides grants to community led groups and charities across Scotland. We offer a bespoke charitable-giving service, working with high net worth individuals, companies and charitable trusts, to enable donors to support the local causes they care about. Foundation Scotland gives out around £7 million in grants every year.

If you have excellent communication skills, with experience in developing grant programmes including aspects of developing criteria, assessment and monitoring and evaluation– then we’re keen to hear from you.

The post can be based in either Glasgow or Edinburgh.

This vacancy has now closed

Freelance External Assessors

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Home based across Scotland
  • Closing 31st October 2018

Foundation Scotland was established to help people and organisations give to good causes effectively and inexpensively. Since 1996 the Foundation has been delivering innovative funding programmes distributing over £70 million to charities and community groups. Our knowledge of the sector allows us to find lesser known charities ensuring our awards create lasting change.

We wish to recruit a number of freelance assessors with varied experience and knowledge of the voluntary sector to assess grant applications from organisations delivering community projects in Scotland. The purpose of these assessor roles is to make objective comprehensive assessments regarding applications for funding from a range of funds managed by the Foundation Scotland. The position is a part time and freelance commitment. You will work from home and will be paid a fee, dependent upon complexity. You’ll need to be available for this work on a flexible and occasionally out of hours’ basis across the year. You will be expected to liaise with applicants over the telephone and to collate and analyse information gathered throughout the assessment process before writing up a thorough and objective assessment report.

Assessors will be recruited because of their analytical skills, clarity of reporting, and background knowledge of voluntary organisations and social issues. It is an important feature of this process that assessors can assess the structure of the applicant organisation and the proposals for their projects while retaining independence from decision making. Experience of assessing is an advantage, but we are interested in transferable skills (analytical, report writing, communication skills, for example) and experience in the social sector (voluntary, community and charity sector). Access to a phone, PC, broadband connection and email are essential.

A Role Profile is available for download below.