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

Top job! Philanthropy Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £41,197
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th April 2019

Based in the centre of Edinburgh, Foundation Scotland is an independent charity that provides funding to charities, social enterprises and community groups. We do this on behalf of over 400 individuals, charitable trusts and companies.

We are a thriving Foundation. In our next chapter we plan to continue growth of client endowment funding, from £33million to £50million and beyond, and grow annual grant fund distribution to over £10million. This growth will involve an increase in the scale of work with philanthropists, partnership companies, organisational funders, professional advisors and charitable trusts and it will see us expand our community footprint and investment across Scotland.

To ensure our successful growth and development we are now seeking a Philanthropy Development Manager, located in Edinburgh.

Reporting to the Head of Philanthropy, this role will focus on developing current partnerships, building new relationship and creating opportunities for funding.

The successful candidate will have a passion for philanthropy and

  • a demonstrable track record of securing finance, donations, and/or financial support for major projects
  • excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • the ability to build relationships with high net-worth individuals, lead representatives of companies and senior influencers.

In return, Foundation Scotland offers a range of benefits including:

  • 35 days annual leave
  • flexible working opportunities
  • employer pension contributions
  • progressive pay system with benchmarked annual increases.
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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

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.

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