This vacancy has now closed

Major Gifts Fundraising Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,066
  • Bridge of Weir
  • Closing 18th September 2019

  • Advertised from 22nd August 2019
  • + various benefits. 35 hours per week. Permanent
  • VACREF/1010


We are offering a wonderful opportunity for a driven and focused individual to join the Quarriers fundraising team as Major Gifts Fundraising Manager. Quarriers provides practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances across Scotland. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people’s lives.

The Business Development and Fundraising Team raise funds to support this great work and this post will form a brand new area of focus within a well-established fundraising team. The post would be suited to someone who is ambitious, enjoys a fast paced environment and has the ability to develop and build strong and sustainable relationships with key stakeholders and has a keen eye for detail.

Quarriers have Investors in People Platinum accreditation and are one of only two social care organisations in Scotland to have this prestigious award. We are also an accredited Scottish Living Wage employer and pay sleepover hours at £9.00 per hour.

This position would ideally suit someone who is currently working in a Major Donor and special events focused role, experienced in relationship management, with good knowledge and experience of the principles of Major Gifts fundraising and with a strong background in managing special events as a part of that role. You should have excellent written and oral communications skills, with the ability to influence and persuade and to write compelling proposals and cases for support. You should have great presentation and public speaking skills and experience of working with people at the highest levels within organisations, especially Directors, CEOs, Medical professionals and Trustees.

We are looking for someone with experience in a similar role, able to demonstrate a strong knowledge and experience of the complexities of this kind of position, confident in both research and client-facing aspects of a position at this level.

You should be energetic, enthusiastic, ideas-driven and willing to work collaboratively. This organisation is very keen to find someone keen on throwing themselves into the role in order to gain a comprehensive knowledge about the specifics of the sector.

Quarriers Business Development & Fundraising department is an exciting place to work with a motivated and energetic team which is strongly supported by the executive team and board of trustees.

Please note IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies.

In addition to a rewarding career, with extensive training and learning and development opportunities, Quarriers offer a range of staff benefits including:

What we can offer

Help with family life

  • family friendly policies and procedures
  • enhanced maternity and paternity benefit

Help with your training and development

  • externally recognised SVQ qualifications
  • SVQ accredited centre
  • non-contributory life assurance
  • workplace pension

Extra support when you need it

  • access to physiotherapy and occupational health
  • employee assistance programme

Flexible working

  • competitive holiday entitlement
  • flexible working
  • unionised

Extra benefits

  • Christmas savings scheme
  • cycle to work scheme
  • long service recognition
  • discounted health care plans


Quarriers is one of Scotland's leading social care charities. We provide much-needed care and support for thousands of vulnerable children, young people, adults and families to reach their true potential.

We are innovative organisation, with experience of developing service models to meet the needs of those we support such as our world class William Quarriers Scottish Epilepsy Centre, services for children with complex heath needs, a dementia befriending service, technology enabled care, digital inclusion, short break fostering for children with disabilities, support for carers and adult placement to name just a few.

Quarriers has been transforming lives for over 145 years and this is just the beginning.

Application notes

Closing date: 18th September 2019.

To find out more and to apply, please see the Quarriers website.