Our vision is to save everyone. It may take us a long time to get there, but drowning is preventable, and we believe that even one drowning is one too many. We are all lifesavers. We are all fundraisers. This is our watch.
The successful candidate will be the go-to person for fundraising development expertise in Scotland, responsible for delivery of fundraising activity which will achieve agreed fundraising & partnerships income targets. Working with the Regional Engagement Lead, the post holder will support strategic planning, and identify and lead development opportunities to grow income. Working as one crew this person will share their skills and knowledge with staff and volunteers on the ground.
Some of the benefits
· Flexible working
· 26 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays
· Outstanding pension scheme (contributions of up to 16% of basic salary)
· Life assurance
· Health and dental cash plan
As a Fundraising and Partnerships Lead, you will be tasked with focus on the following areas:
· Monitoring and managing fundraising and partnership income and expenditure budgets and prospect pipelines
· Troubleshooting and mitigating risks and issues in order to ensure the delivery of results
· Through regular reviews and based on feedback from supporters and volunteers, maintaining an ongoing improvement programme across your region to ensure that resources are always deployed appropriately and efficiently, delivering optimum productivity at all times for fundraising and partnership activities
· Monitoring and managing operational risk, including compliance with internal and external standards, policies and procedures for fundraising and partnerships activity
· Supporting the delivery of income targets, increase engagement, increase supporter conversions, deepen relationships and diversify income streams
· Managing delivery of all fundraising and partnership goals and KPIs through the Community Managers
· Working with the communications, events, face-to-face, legacy, media, philanthropy and trusts contacts within your region to help you achieve your goals
· Supporting volunteer recruitment, management and levels of support for fundraising and partnership activities across your region
· Supporting the delivery of the national partnership strategy at a regional level and facilitate content delivery and stakeholder management regionally and locally
You’ll be passionate about making a real difference for our supporters, volunteers and customers. You will be highly motivated and enjoy tackling challenging goals and targets whilst being creative in finding solutions to problems. You will be a natural leader and be able to inspire and influence at all levels to drive and embed changes and improvements, keeping the supporter, volunteer and customer experience front of mind. To be considered as the Fundraising and Partnerships Lead you will need:
· Significant experience of engaging supporters, volunteers and the general public in order to generate funds
· A proven track record of results delivery in the areas of fundraising and partnerships.
· Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and engagement skills are a must as well as active listening skills and the ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences
· People leadership experience is vital, ideally in leading field-based teams in a collaborative environment
· Experience of leading and embedding change and improvements
Other organisations may call this role Fundraising Manager, Partnerships Manager
This role, whilst 37 hours per week, will require flexible working across all seven days of the week. Whilst core days will be defined, it is expected that there will be a degree of weekend and evening working required. Extensive travel will be required. This role will be based at an RNLI site wherever possible.
The Head of Corporate Services will act as the strategic head of finance and is one of several new roles being recruited for this growing charity.
Upmo is an Edinburgh-based charity that provides support and opportunity for adults with learning and other complex disabilities. Upmo was started in 2006 by Josh Barton and inspired by the belief that services for adults could truly be exciting, dynamic and meaningful.
In 2006, adults with learning disabilities lacked opportunities in higher education and there was a lack of understanding around individual needs. Those who understood the needs of service users operated with limited scope to encourage, inspire and motivate. As a result, many service users were isolated and desperately in need of opportunities to become more socially engaged, active and valued.
The response from Upmo was combining progressive learning within an educational curriculum and the development of support service provision – placing the needs of students at the heart of services. Since 2006, they have delivered these tailored support services alongside a respected curriculum of creative workshops, educational activities and vocational programmes. They encourage students to build confidence, use imagination and develop life skills and help them to play an equal, rewarding and contributing role in society.
The local authorities in Edinburgh and The Lothians love the fresh and innovative approach. Upmo is Scotland’s leader in providing exciting, dynamic and meaningful services to adults with learning disabilities and/ or autism.
Everyone at Upmo has the students and their families at heart and come to work motivated and passionate to help take the organisation forward successfully on its journey. They want to make a difference to the lives of adults with learning disabilities through tailored support and learning opportunities that will develop their potential and play an equal role in society. Upmo believe that they can be the exemplar model for Scotland and achieving this across the country, not only in Edinburgh and The Lothians, is a real driving force for everyone.
Upmo has plans to create “The Upmo Performing Arts Hub” in Leith - a bespoke and purpose-built arts centre and performance space, but this has been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. While this aspiration has not diminished, external funding support has been re-prioritised to support their response to the ongoing crisis in the immediate term. Focus on creating an arts hub at the very heart of a new campus style approach for the charity endures and its creation is a major long-term objective for Upmo to ensure culture becomes accessible to all.
In 2020, Andrew Thomson was appointed as the first CEO of Upmo with a clear objective of propelling the organisation forward. Bringing a wealth of experience, Andrew has brought new thinking and drive to Upmo. Working alongside the Board, he has set the future direction of Upmo. A restructure has already taken place and to continue expanding operational activities two new departments – Corporate Services and Development, are being established with 4 additional appointments.
The Head of Corporate Services will focus on the financial management and income generation capacity of the organisation. This role will ensure that the appropriate governance and procedures are in place. It will also oversee the grants and funding function. This is a strategic leadership position and will be responsible for the overall financial management as well as supporting the charity to capacity build and expand services.
This post is part of the senior management team, reporting directly to the CEO and working closely with the Head of Operations and Head of Development. The Head of Corporate Services will line manage a team of 3 – the new funding and Grants Officer and the 2-person Finance Team.
To be considered for this role, you will have held a similar level role and demonstrate leadership and strategic financial management experience within a business environment. You must be experienced across all areas of Corporate affairs including strategic financial management/cost accounting, budget preparation, statutory and local reporting, audit procedures and finance policy & procedural design and implementation. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and organisational skills are essential alongside being self-motivated and driven. You will be experienced working to deadlines, multi-tasking and working under pressure.
It is important that all applicants have a firm belief in inclusion, fairness and equality evidenced through work practice or personal experience. You must have a desire to ensure people are at the heart of decision making and an ability to balance this with the needs of Upmo.
Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people. If you have relevant experience and share this vision, this could be the role for you!
The post is a key position within Who Cares? Scotland and will support the Chief Executive in successfully implementing our current strategic plan (2018-2022).
In this role you will have strategic responsibility for overseeing a team of diverse specialisms in the areas of Governance, Human Resources, Workforce Development, Fundraising, Business Support, Communications and our Helpline and employability activity. You will lead on strategic management of stakeholder communications and on Who Cares? Scotland’s brand and organisational identity. You will have an oversight of Who Cares? Scotland Board and Committee liaisons, governance processes and charity regulators in partnership with the Chief Executive. You will direct and hold responsibility for the success of the fundraising strategy and associated pipeline for 2021 and beyond, working in partnership with the Chief Executive and Senior Management peers to achieve this. With a lead on the organisation’s Business Support and Communications function, you will ensure that the tools and resources available are supporting the workforce across Scotland and are adequately enabling our programmes to be implemented safely, communicated confidently and with success.
You will have experience of working at a senior level in an organisation or service in the voluntary sector with experience of developing and implementing Fundraising strategies and meeting financial targets in excess of £500k per annum, managing and reporting on multiple budgets with a combined minimum value of £5million. You will also be able to demonstrate success as a lead in the tendering process in relation to Local Authority, Central Government, and private sector funding streams and contracts, and of being accountable to funders, boards and other stakeholders for the delivery of complex pieces of work including reporting on progress, performance monitoring and evaluation.
If this sounds like you, and you want to be part of delivering change for Care Experienced people across Scotland, we’d love to hear from you. For an informal conversation about this opportunity please call Marie-Claire Jones, Director of Corporate Services on 07715 312015.
At U-evolve we support young people aged 11-18 in North Edinburgh to build confidence, resilience and self belief. We work in some of the lowest SIMD (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2020) areas in Edinburgh and the young people we work with often experience socio-economic deprivation. Many are disengaged from education, experiencing mental health problems and relationship breakdowns. We believe all young people deserve happy and fulfilling futures, no matter where they are starting from.
We provide 1:1 therapeutic coaching with young people, supporting them to reach their goals and work through the trauma they've experienced. We also run topic- based workshops and group work, such as mental health awareness, transition workshops and body image for young people.
We also work with the adults in young people’s networks, ensuring that they can effectively and compassionately support young people through the challenges they may be facing. We want to build resilience and emotional literacy to create a culture that fosters good mental health and wellbeing for all. We work in partnerships with schools and youth groups. We provide training, workshops and opportunities for peer support to parents, carers and frontline professionals.
This support has never been more needed, and we have seen a significant demand in our services as a result of the emotional pressures of Covid-19.
We are in a grassroots charity in a period of growth and diversification and have recently appointed a CEO to develop and implement the future strategy and work of U-evolve. The fundraiser will report directly to the CEO. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an independent, driven and creative individual to join a small, committed team who deliver incredible impact for young people in Edinburgh.
Would you like to be part of ending homelessness in Scotland?
Simon Community Scotland is a Scottish charity wholly focussed on tackling the causes and effects of homelessness. We have over 50 years’ experience of partnership working, responding to the complex needs of people who’s journey towards homelessness often began at an early age.
We are a wholly values-driven provider of specialist street outreach services in Glasgow and Edinburgh, intensive community outreach support emergency and supported accommodation services, and we are the largest provider of specialist homelessness provision for women experiencing homelessness. Our services are spread across 4 Local Authority areas, along with a national programme bringing digital inclusion to the very heart of homelessness provision. We have a team of over 300+ staff and volunteers delivering personalised solutions for over 5000 people per year.
Skills & Experience
We currently have a vacancy for 2 Trustees to join our Board and contribute to our respected pool of expertise. Ideally, applicants will have a range of relevant skills and a keen interest in combating the causes and effects of homelessness. We are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with expertise in:
● HR (Employment Law)
● Mental Health/Addiction
● Tenure is initially for 3 years (up to a maximum 2 terms of 3 years).
● Attend 6 Board Meetings per year on the last Tuesday (evening) of every 2nd month
(commencing in January), via video-conferencing (during Covid).
● Join one Sub-Committee - (Finance, HR & Governance, Property & Investment or Digital
● Visit 2 services per year.
● Play an active role in the work of the Board and Sub-Committees, including Strategic
Planning and ensuring good Governance.
● Get to know other Board members and help build a collegial working relationship that
contributes to consensus.
● Constructively challenge the Simon Community Scotland team and fellow Board members,
contributing to debate and discussion that enhances the work.
● Trustees have the opportunity to support the work of the charity by participating in internal
and external events. Email response/exchange will also be an integral part of the role.
● Training will be provided where necessary and you will be reimbursed for reasonable
expenses incurred in connection with your role.
The Stewardship Officer will be responsible to support the Philanthropy and Partnerships team with the development and delivery of a sector leading stewardship programme, encompassing communications and events. The successful candidate will ensure stewardship plans are in place for all key donors and provide excellent communication to supporters (through newsletters, organisational updates, project progress reports, etc.). They will maintain a calendar of stewardship events, and lead on the delivery.
The Stewardship Officer will be integral to the Philanthropy and Partnerships team cultivating strong ongoing relationships with high value supporters, resulting in ongoing financial return for the organisation.
Working with the Research and Operations Lead the Stewardship officer will support the delivery of stewardship across the Philanthropy and Partnerships team by:
Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans Board Members
We are looking for three new Board Members to join Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans to work with us to meet our ambitious new strategy of reaching as many people with sight loss as possible across Scotland, no matter what their age or stage of visual impairment.
Our aim is that no-one should face sight loss alone. At Sight Scotland we already offer expert care, education and support but we want to do more by reaching out in new ways across all of Scotland to many more communities and people with sight loss. Sight Scotland Veterans supports around 1,400 veterans, providing innovative and valuable support to keep them independent through our outreach service, rehabilitation and activity centres.
Our Board plays a key role in supporting our strategic direction and ensuring good governance, supporting us as we work to meet our ambitious new strategy, therefore it is essential that you have an interest in better outcomes for people with sight loss.
We are particularly keen to see applications from those with strategic level experience in one or more of the following areas:
Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans are sister charities and are the new names for Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded. Board Members are Trustees of both organisations.
Game Rangers International (GRI) is a non-profit organisation committed to empowering Rangers and local communities to conserve nature. We successfully achieve this mission by working alongside government agencies, local communities and other conservation partners to protect Zambia’s wildlife and wild spaces. GRI has been active since 2008 and is the trusted implementing partner for a number of leading, international conservation organisations. We empower Rangers across three core thematic areas: Resource Protection, Community Outreach and Wildlife Rescue.
Job Title: Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Manager
Job Location: GRI – Head Office, Peebles, Scotland
Department: Fundraising, Marketing & Comms (FMC) Department
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Start Date: 1 April 2021
Salary: £25k - £30k gross per annum (based on experience) + sales bonus
The Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Manager is a full-time role responsible for developing and implementing the Fundraising, Marketing and Communications strategy for Game Rangers International (GRI). Reporting to the CEO, the Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Manager will be responsible for achieving the organisation’s fundraising goals and communicating with supporters, stakeholders and partners in the UK, USA, Europe, Zambia and further afield.
Roles & Responsibilities
Essential Skills and Experience:
GRI is a growing organisation with an ambitious vision. The right candidate will demonstrate the ability to raise the international profile of GRI and meet fundraising targets in a professional and strategic manner. Opportunity will exist for the FMC Manager to support the development of a fully functioning and viable FMC Department, which would ultimately, include the role of FMC Director.
In addition to Public Holidays, the position includes 24 x Annual Leave Days
CHAS together with Inclusion Scotland, are delighted to be offering an exciting internship opportunity for a motivated and passionate disabled person (including D/deaf) to undertake project-related work regarding CHAS’ Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy. This role will involve working across a range of communications and research activities. The successful applicant would be expected to work flexibly an average of 16 hours per week (420 hours in total), the equivalent of 24 weeks part-time.
This role will work across a range of communications and research activities including, but not limited to:
• Creating content for the CHAS EDI newsletter
• A communications plan for national equality and faith days
• Protected characteristics awareness packs for managers
• Advice for supporters in making fundraising events accessible and inclusive
The successful applicant will also sit on the EDI Committee for the duration of their internship and will be encouraged to get involved with any other projects that interest them.
Main duties and tasks:
• Help to create a quarterly newsletter for CHAS staff and volunteers – this includes writing a spotlight column based on their own experiences
• Writing copy for a blogpost to be published on the CHAS website
• Research projects on how best CHAS can create the most culturally inclusive environment throughout all of its services
• Researching, or using lived experience, to create awareness packages with essential information on different protected characteristics. These packs will be used by managers to enable them to best support their staff and volunteers
• Working with the communications team to create a comprehensive internal and external communications plan for national equality and faith days. This includes the writing of some of these communications
• Working with the fundraising team to review, evaluate and improve future fundraising events to ensure they are accessible and inclusive
• Research and review best practice approaches in the charity sector in relation to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Any lived experiece and/or knowledge about EDI would be welcomed.
Working within the culture, ethos and philosophy of CHAS you will assist in delivery of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy through project-related work. You’ll be joining a dynamic team of values-driven professionals, passionate about inspiring people to make a meaningful impact on the lives of children and families. We’re looking for someone who is organized and who can work well in a team, as well as independently. You’ll also be creative and enjoy taking on new challenges.
Essential skills and experience:
While no specific formal educational qualifications are required, a good standard of English and Numeracy is essential.
1. An understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion and the barriers people may face in accessing services, or a willingness to learn about this
2. Excellent communication skills and attention to detail when working on projects both independently and as a team
3. An ability to carry out basic research, for example, searching for relevant, and identifying, legitimate sources of information on the internet
4. An ability to manage your time and workload, with appropriate support
5. Basic IT Skills, for example, an ability to use Microsoft programmes such as Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Competence in using Canva is desirable but not essential – training in this will be given
6. An ability to copy write for external and internal media channels using tone of voice guidelines
7. Being able to work well in a team, liaising with cross-departmental colleagues, and also individually
8. Have a clear need for the opportunity, and be able to show how it will help you overcome barriers to achieving your career goals (This is assessed in the sections motivation for applying, skills development, and current employment status)
9. Must define as Deaf or disabled which includes physical, sensory and mental impairments, autistic spectrum, learning disabilities, learning difficulties such as dyslexia or long term health conditions (You do not need to give details in the supporting statement unless you wish to. If you do, this will not be removed from the application before the shortlisting panel sees it)
An opportunity has arisen to join VSA as a Trust and Foundation Co-ordinator.
This is an interesting time to be joining the organisation as we are in the planning stages of shaping the provision of our future services, which includes re-designing, expanding, and opening new services to enable us to support more vulnerable children and adults living across the North East of Scotland. Models of social care are rapidly evolving, and we aim to be at the forefront of transforming services to deliver better outcomes for the people who need and use our services.
VSA operate across the full spectrum of social care and support children, young people, adults and older adults. We support people from birth to end of life across a range of residential and community-based outreach support services. Now more than ever, more people need our help and support.
This role is pivotal to our ambitions' of driving forward our position as a leading provider of social care services. We seek a highly skilled and creative storyteller who can write compelling grant funding bids. The role is responsible for securing funding from a wide range of sources and will involve taking ownership of securing funding to support a wide range of projects across the organisation.
You will be building relationships with funders, writing applications, networking and providing first-class stewardship to a range of stakeholders. You will need a track record of raising significant funds from trusts and experience of multi-million-pound bids.
You will have excellent communication skills and an ability to assess impact, costs, and added value.
Our latest annual report can be viewed here:https://issuu.com/vsa1870/docs/421707_vsa__annual_review_2020_draft_071020_issuu
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