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Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £20,709 – £23,892
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th December 2018

  • Advertised from 21st 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 Trusts & Foundations Fundraiser to join them, in this full-time permanent post.

The role will have responsibility for securing income from small and medium trusts and foundations, including researching new sources of funding, preparing funding applications, and producing progress reports.

We’re looking for a focussed, conscientious individual with a passion and skill for writing, with the ability to present Venture Trust’s work effectively and persuasively to stakeholders, along with competence in dealing with financial information. An ability to seek out information proactively, along with excellent administration and communication skills will be key to success in this role, as will the ability to manage a complex and demanding workload.

This is a great opportunity to develop and apply your research and writing skills in an office environment while supporting some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged young people and adults.

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 10th December 2018

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 19th 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.