Charity registered in Scotland SC044442
At Beatson Cancer Charity we support and enhance the treatment, care and wellbeing of current, former and future cancer patients and their families. We work in partnership with the NHS, The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and all related facilities. We also offer the wider community a unique opportunity to contribute to the fight against cancer in the broadest possible sense.
We are currently seeking an experienced Grants Officer to join our Finance Team as first point of contact for all grant applications. The role includes coordinating and administering the whole lifecycle of grant making by the Charity from pre-application, through assessment and decision making, to grant management and learning. As the Charity has grown over the last 6 years the duties of the role will also include reviewing and developing current processes and systems.
• To be the first point of contact for all day to day enquiries from potential applicants and advise them on the appropriate grant guideline and processes.
• To monitor the Funding email inbox daily, responding to enquiries and logging all new applications, ensuring all required information is received and prepared for assessment.
• Communicate with applicants, appropriate Charity and NHS staff in relation to the approvals process.
• To administer grants payments, acknowledgements and monitoring and reporting information. Update and monitor the funding spreadsheet/database ensuring all communications are logged.
• To assist in the preparation and distribution of papers for the grants programme committees and attend meetings of these groups as needed, taking minutes as required.
• Monitor progress and collate, analyse and disseminate evaluations.
• To collate, compile summary reports and analyse information on programme grants and their impact for use by the Charity.
• Understanding of and a minimum of 3 years’ experience of the process of grant making.
• Commitment to providing a high quality, efficient service to applicants, grantees and other stakeholders.
• Well organised, methodical and resourceful, with an attention to detail and an ability to meet tight deadlines.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders.
• Ability to hold information in strict confidence and in compliance with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
• Excellent numeracy skills.
• Strong IT skills, including Word, Excel and CRM databases to record and process data.
• A commitment to continuous improvement.
• Good team player, willing to show flexibility in supporting colleagues when necessary.
• Knowledge and experience of working in a charitable environment is desirable.
• Experience of CRM databases is desirable.
Beatson Cancer Charity is dedicated to ensuring people diagnosed with cancer in the West of Scotland receive the very best care and treatment possible. Our services are treasured by Beatson patients and their families while the relevance and urgency of our mission resonates strongly with donors.
Having completed our first major appeal ahead of schedule, we aim to build on this success by planning and delivering a succession of ambitious initiatives to bring world-class capabilities to the Beatson and add a margin of excellence to the already outstanding work of the hospital.
We are seeking an experienced major gift fundraiser to help us take our major donor and foundations programme to the next level.
Our approach recognises the very close relationship between all high-value fundraising streams. The role may therefore appeal to a Major Donor specialist aiming to hone their skills in articulating compelling funding proposals. Equally it may appeal to a Foundations specialist wishing to take their already advanced skills to the next level by developing the ability and confidence to work with major donors and senior volunteers.
Minimum requirements for the post holder:
• Educated to degree level or equivalent.
• Commitment to the aims of the Beatson Cancer Charity and to meeting the needs of people affected by cancer.
• Demonstrable track record of success in fundraising from foundations and other grantmakers and/or securing gifts from individuals.
• The skill and confidence to artfully ask people for money.
• A relentlessly positive, driven and professional manner.
• Membership of the Institute of Fundraising.
Please call Ian Murray, Director of Philanthropy on 0141 212 0505 for further information.
Beatson Cancer Charity is one of Scotland’s fastest growing and best loved charities. We are dedicated to ensuring people diagnosed with cancer in the West of Scotland receive the very best care and treatment possible. Our services are treasured by Beatson patients and their families while the relevance and urgency of our mission resonates strongly with donors across Scotland and the UK.
We are currently seeking a Supporter Care Officer to join our team who will be responsible for engaging with our amazing supporters to give them the best possible experience of Beatson Cancer Charity.
• Maximising every contact with supporters as an opportunity to strengthen the relationship, and enhance their experience of the charity. This will include telephone, email and face to face communications, as well as dealing with sensitive and sometimes complex enquiries requiring problem solving.
• Providing administrative support for our exciting events programme, including managing bookings, data, invoicing and providing financial support on the night.
• Data entry and management of new and existing donor details
• Preparing monies for banking and ensuring all process and procedures are followed.
• Daily reconciliation to ensure accuracy on all financing processing.
• Administration of BACS software to submit and collect donations via Direct Debit.
Essential Candidate Criteria:
• Experience of working within a fundraising environment with a good working knowledge of CRM databases
• Experience in data entry with the ability to produce reports using CRM and Excel.
• Proven track record of cash handling, accurate financial processing and credit control.
• Good finance processing skills with accuracy, attention to detail and adherence to procedures
• Exceptional communication skills with the ability to demonstrate diplomacy and empathy
• The ability to work on your own initiative, prioritise workloads and multi-task
• A relentlessly positive attitude and a strong team player