The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust
The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC012710

The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust awards around £2m to charities and research in Scotland every year. Our funding themes are child welfare, visual impairment, neurological conditions, animal welfare and RNLI lifeboats.


Current vacancies

Grants and Relationships Manager (part/time)

  • Part time
  • £35,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh city centre office with hybrid home and office working.
  • Closing 23rd May 2022

Grants and Relationship Manager – working for a charitable trust which is an outward-looking, approachable funder providing grants to charities which work in Scotland. As part of a dedicated team with experienced administrative support, you will have strong interpersonal skills and ability to form and develop effective relationships with the charities it funds.

Job Description – unique opportunity to work with a Trust distributing funds thematically, providing grants to Scottish based charities tackling child abuse and neglect, neurological conditions, visual impairment, animal welfare and the RNLI. The trust also provides non-financial support to beneficiary charities. You will ensure that the Trust supports charities and individuals across all stages of the funding cycle, from pre-application to reporting. You will also help charities to share learning and consider opportunities for collaboration. Working with small and large charities, you will help them to fulfil their mission.

Duties and skills will include;

  • Create, build and develop relationships within the charity sector
  • Main point of contact for designated charity groups
  • Provide advice and support before and during application
  • Support grant assessment process
  • Oversee the administration of applications and awards
  • Identify ways for the Trust to support charities
  • Provide consistent relationship support
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prepare reports including supporting papers
  • Facilitate meetings and absorb complex information
  • Raise awareness of Trust among relevant stakeholders
  • Engage and listen to people with varied life experiences

The role will require some travel throughout Scotland and flexibility out with the agreed week’s work pattern.

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