Charity registered in Scotland SC022910
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.
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
In return, Foundation Scotland offers a range of benefits including:
Foundation Scotland is an independent charity that provides funding to charities, social enterprises and community organisations. We do this on behalf of over 400 individuals, charitable trusts and companies.
Our Communities Team enables and empowers communities across Scotland to devise and implement their own strategies for local funds coming from a range of sources, notably community benefit arrangements with 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 support and develop our growing portfolio of work in South Scotland we are seeking a Community Funds Manager to lead our work across the region. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated team player to strengthen and grow our community funds practice and impact. You will have a demonstrable track record of working in a diverse range of community and funding contexts, excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills, the ability to learn and adapt quickly and a strong commitment to community-led approaches.
Reporting to the Head of Communities, this role will focus on managing a regional team, raising the profile of our work, building new relationships and helping to grow opportunities for communities to maximise long term income from independent sources.
In return, Foundation Scotland offers a range of benefits including: 35 days annual leave (pro rata), flexible working opportunities, employer pension contributions and a progressive pay system with benchmarked annual increases.