Stratherrick & Foyers Community Trust
Stratherrick & Foyers Community Trust
To act to enhance the quality of lives of people by engaging with the issues that matter to the community and by supporting people, at a sustainable level, to help people make things happen.

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Finance Officer

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Wildside Centre, Whitebridge IV2 6UN
  • Closing 5th July 2021

We are now looking for a suitable person who would like to take on the role of Finance Officer.

The success of The Trust depends, not only on its ability to negotiate Community benefit deals, provide grants and finance legacy projects etc., but also on whether or not it is able to manage its accounts efficiently and as befits the company status.

Financial accountability is of the utmost importance to the Trust and if the community or the Trust’s funders lose faith in its ability to control and account for finances, they may lose faith in the whole organization. The Trust therefore takes its financial responsibilities seriously and needs to recruit the right set of skills to ensure it performs with best practice as befits the status as a Community Trust company.

In this role you will: -

  • be in charge of receiving and dispersing funds as determined by the Trust’s negotiations and Grants teams. To manage and report on the Trust’s finances.
  • work with the Chairperson and Trust Manager to produce financial information for the Board as requested.
  • provide advice as required to ensure that the Trust complies with its governing document in so far as it applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects, company law and other relevant legislation or regulations relating to its financial affairs.
  • contribute to the success of Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust working with the Directors and other employees to maintain creditability, best practice, and transparency.
This vacancy has now closed

Fundraising Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,400 – £33,500
  • Wildside Centre, Whitebridge
  • Closing 27th January 2022

Following the publication of the Community Action Plan it is clear that our aspirations will require more funding than is available to us from the income we receive from windfarms and hydro. The role of the Community Fundraiser is to help raise additional funds to ensure the financial stability of the Trust and other organisations in the Stratherrick and Foyers area whose work aligns with outcomes in the Community Action Plan. It is a new and very exciting role and we have a goal to match fund the £4 million we will receive into the area from renewable projects in the next five years. The role is full time but we would consider job share. There are no supervisory requirements for this role.

Job Description

  • With support from the Trust Manager to stimulate, encourage, support and write grant applications and fundraising activities in Stratherrick and Foyers carried out by individuals, organisations and associations and the Trust on a weekly basis.
  • Develop our grant applications and fundraising in the area and support any legacy investments, community share offerings, community lottery or renewable energy investment opportunities that may arise.
  • Identify and apply for funding that meets the aims and objectives of the Community Action Plan.
  • To organise regular Craft Fair and advertising in newsletter to raise funds for communication activities.
  • Make links with individuals and groups, including companies, schools, churches and community organisations.
  • Identify and develop grant, fundraising and legacy initiatives to engage individuals and groups including companies, schools, churches and community organisations.
  • Encourage local participation in SFCT calendar of events.
  • Work with organisers of events taking place in Stratherrick and Foyers to encourage participants to raise funds for community projects specific to the Community Action Plan
  • Advise and launch a ‘Friends of Stratherrick and Foyers’ legacy programme
  • Produce resources such as posters, sponsorship forms, fundraising packs and thank you certificates to support and promote community fundraising events.
  • Actively find new supporters to promote Stratherrick and Foyers collection tins and merchandise across the area and grow income as a result
  • Recruit and support volunteers to assist you with fundraising activities
  • Community Fundraising Administration
  • Record all CF data and contact activity
  • Respond to CF enquiries, sending agreements, fundraising packs and thank you letters.
  • Add CF events to the website.
  • Log and maintain collection boxes.
  • Ensure risk assessments and agreements for CF events are sent and completed as and when needed.
  • Friends of Stratherrick and Foyers Groups
  • To explore the potential and provide administrative support and general support to the Friends of Stratherrick and Foyers legacy programme.
  • To build effective relationships with Friends of Stratherrick and Foyers.
  • Fundraising materials for Community Fundraising
  • Order and distribute CF materials and merchandise.
  • Monitor stock levels and carry out a regular stock take.

Other duties

  • Regular reporting and evaluation on areas of responsibility
  • Keep up to date with local government legislation, charity law, national fundraising guidelines and SFCT policies and procedures to ensure all fundraising activities comply.
  • To undertake all other reasonable duties as required by the organisation.
  • Provide support to the initiatives and events organised by other SFCT volunteer groups, including providing help and attendance as needed.

This is a full-time position 37.5 hours per week. Note that some weekend and evening work may be required. We would consider a job share.

Looking after volunteers and staff

SFCT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers interacting with these groups to share this commitment. This position will be subject to a satisfactory reference