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Funding & Contracts Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,219 – £26,786
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th November 2018

  • Advertised from 8th November 2018
  • Please note that appointments will usually be made at the lower end of the salary scale. Permanent.


Venture Trust works with people experiencing complicated life circumstances. Through the provision of wilderness-based personal and social development programmes, we equip them with the confidence, motivation and core life skills that they need to make positive changes in their lives.

Our Funding team are based at our Head Office in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket area, and are responsible for the development, management and administration of funding within Venture Trust. We’re currently looking for a Funding and Contracts Officer to join them, in this full-time permanent post.

Grant administration and management, including preparing funder reports, quarterly claims and acting as the main point of contact for a number of specified funding agencies, will account for approximately 75% of the role. The successful candidate will also be required to manage and develop existing funding relationships and secure new sources of funding, particularly from statutory agencies such as European Social Funds, Employability Funding, Fair Start Scotland and also lottery agencies, trusts, foundations, and other statutory sources.

We’re looking for a proactive, conscientious individual, with a proven track record in administering complex grants and working in a fundraising and/or contract administration environment, including experience of preparing funding applications and complex bids, along with proven competence in budgeting and financial reporting. Excellent administration and interpersonal skills will be key to success in this role, as will the ability to manage a complex and demanding workload.

The successful candidate will be supported to develop their skills, access training, and contribute to the shaping of team priorities and funding strategies. We offer a range of generous benefits including 28 days annual leave and 9 public and bank holiday days, flexible working and a joint contributory pension scheme. Venture Trust is committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment, and follows an equal opportunities policy.

Application notes

To download an application form and for more information, please visit our website at

Closing date for all applications: 9am Monday 26th November 2018

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 4th December 2018 (in Edinburgh)

Please send completed application forms to:

Allan Millan

Venture Trust

Argyle House

3 Lady Lawson Street



Or e-mail your application to:

Please note we do not accept CVs.