The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS sams.ac.uk) is Scotland’s largest and oldest independent marine science organisation, generating new knowledge for the benefit of the marine environment and society since 1884. Our vision is to secure healthy and sustainable oceans, and our world-leading research spans the globe from our home in Oban to polar and tropical seas.
The Head of Development is a new position, created at an exciting and important moment in SAMS' history. Now more than ever, the world’s oceans are acknowledged as a resource to be nurtured and a key to addressing the global climate emergency. From our ground-breaking seaweed farms to our deep-sea robotics, SAMS is at the forefront of Scottish, UK and international marine research, teaching and enterprise.
In recent years, we have begun to invite philanthropic donors into the SAMS family, to join and support us on our mission to achieve healthy and sustainable oceans. We are now ready to launch a dedicated development programme which will grow new support from corporate donors, charitable trusts and individuals who share our passion for ocean science.
This is an unrivalled opportunity to contribute to the research vital to healthy and productive seas and oceans that support life on Earth. We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to lead, develop and implement our development programme. You will establish the infrastructure and nurture the necessary skills and culture across SAMS to create a successful development programme. Your primary focus will be to build a major gifts programme, engaging with companies, trusts and individuals, but you will also develop other fundraising initiatives, as appropriate. The role will be fully embedded in the organisation, reporting to the SAMS Director and the Board of Trustees, and working closely with the senior leadership team. The Board of SAMS has a track record of strong public engagement and communication, actively supported by the executive team, which will be a great asset to the development programme.
Qualifications, Skills and experience
The successful candidate will demonstrate extensive experience of major gift fundraising and donor stewardship. You will have raised gifts of six figures and above, preferably from a range of donors including trusts, corporate donors and individuals. A sound grasp of fundraising strategy is essential, and you may have experience of building a development programme from the ground up. Exceptional interpersonal skills will be needed, including tact, diplomacy and discretion, and the ability to think on your feet. You will have strong influencing and negotiating skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a keen attention to detail. A scientific background would be helpful but is not essential.
You will hold a degree qualification or equivalent in experience.
You may have a qualification in or have completed relevant CPD training in fundraising and/or be a member of a sectoral body such as the Institute of Fundraising.
You will have a sound knowledge of the principles of ethical fundraising, and the legal requirements associated with data protection and privacy.
Since 1784, The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) has been the respected standard-bearer for farming and rural industry in Scotland. With c. 15,000 members, its key remit is to promote Scotland's land-based and allied businesses. A registered charity, the Society plays a pivotal role in the creation of a better understanding of the management of Scotland's land and rural resources.
RHASS is now looking to recruit a Fundraising and Partnerships Manager to maximise the generation of funds for RHASS and implement successful strategies for the various areas of the organisation. The role will establish and develop relationships with key stakeholders to raise the profile of RHASS and therefore attract funding opportunities. The F&P Manager will be responsible for coordinating all fundraising activity and will support major projects including the Royal Highland Show and the Royal Highland Education Trust.
We are looking for applications from experienced fundraisers who can demonstrate past success in building effective relationships with funders, trusts, foundations, lottery distributors and similar bodies. The successful candidate will be dynamic, proactive and forward thinking and have an empathy with the organisations goals and the wider agricultural sector. As a member of the Management Team, you will also be expected to contribute to long-term strategic planning and as such you should be comfortable and capable in this area.
Main Purpose of Job
Winning Leishman are seeking an experienced Fundraiser to join our team. This post will involve research into grant makers, developing funding proposals and following up with reports and communications to maximise long-term income generation on behalf of Winning Leishman’s clients.
Position in Organisation
Report to the Winning Leishman Directors.
• Support the identification of trust and foundation funding opportunities through research
• Create tailored applications to a wide range of funders
• Create reports and other communications to funders
• Maintain a schedule of applications and reports
Skills & Experience
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in preparing funding applications to trusts and foundations (essential)
• Experience of working in the charity sector (essential)
• Reliable and well organised with good time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
• Excellent IT skills, Excel and MS Office, with a working knowledge of database systems
• Strong written skills
• A creative and lateral thinker
• Professional, courteous, respectful and confident
• Proactive and self -motivated with a positive and enthusiastic approach to teamwork
• Degree (in any subject), studying towards a degree or equivalent (essential)
The role of Community Engagement Manager will be the driving force behind our community outreach strategy, utilising our volunteering and education programmes to expand our outreach into the wider community and support we provide for pet owners in crisis. They will be the face of the Home in the community, working with new and existing partners to support pets and their owners across the community.
They will direct our volunteering function to support this strategy as well as to support our core mission and functions. They will engage our education programme to continue to raise awareness on animal welfare issues but also support responsible pet ownership and give owners the tools to care for their pets in their own home.
Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home has been part of the fabric of our city since 1883, rescuing, rehoming and reuniting lost, stray and abandoned pets from all corners of Edinburgh and the Lothians.
The Home is a voice and a place of safety for dogs and cats in need. We provide love, care, rehabilitation and more often than not a forever home. But where there’s a pet in crisis, there’s a person in crisis and at the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home we look at the whole animal and their story. It is our wish to keep that dog or cat in a loving home – it is better for them, their owner and the wider community.
Our Community outreach strategy aims to identify methods of supporting pets and their owners, keeping pets in their homes where possible, and supporting recovery for a person in crisis by helping to look after their pet. This can be done by expanding our Paws Pantry pet foodbanks to provide food, educating and supporting pet owners to help them care for their pets and make good decisions around their care as well as establishing partnerships and working in collaboration with other charities and community groups.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about tackling social vulnerabilities and has experience of similar community outreach projects, who is sensitive to the challenges those in the community face and with the ability to engage with and communicate with a variety of stakeholders.
For further information on the role please see the Job Description.
This exciting role is new, and we are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and proactive funding and communications officer who can demonstrate a real passion for income generation and who can make a tangible contribution to increasing the charity’s and supporting the local third sectors funding position, while helping to raise the charity’s profile via communications strategy. We require someone who understands the nature of what we do and can empathise with the Third Sector. You will work alongside the Chief Officer to develop and implement a Funding and Communications Strategy for the organisation.
Are you a funding professional with great relationship-building skills? Would you be that person who would like to play a pivotal role to help Volunteer Centre East Lothian (VCEL) meet its vision to improve the strength of the local third sector and the health and wellbeing or our communities? You should be a strong and confident communicator able to form relationships with ease and possess an ability to network and engage in a persuasive and positive manner. You must be passionate about the work of this organisation.
Volunteer Centre East Lothian (VCEL) are seeking to recruit a highly motivated individual with experience. This is an ideal role for someone who is keen to develop within the not-for-profit sector, who has the professionalism, energy, creativity and drive to make the most of their creative skills and experience.
This is a great opportunity to join an established grassroots Third Sector organisation. Volunteer Centre East Lothian (VCEL) is an organisation that’s committed and passionate about making a difference.