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Fundraising Executive

  • Full time
  • £23,618 – £27,916
  • Glasgow, Cumbria or Home working
  • Closing 27th October 2021

  • Advertised from 12th October 2021


The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity that helps young people defy their limitations through learning and adventure in the wild.

The UK fundraising team raises over £4.5m a year to provide bursary support for disadvantaged young people to participate in our residential courses, and towards capital requirements across the Trust. The team of 15 is based across three locations at Waterloo, London, Head Office in Hackthorpe, Cumbria and Glasgow, Scotland.

As Fundraising Executive you work jointly with our Scotland Fundraising Lead and Trusts & Foundations Fundraising Lead, to raise £500k of trusts’ funding. You’ll also provide support for corporate and major donor fundraising in Scotland, including the organisation and execution of events and other fundraising admin duties as required. The post will include occasional overnight travel to meetings and events.

This is a full time post in which you'll:

  • Have responsibility for your own portfolio of 40 trusts
  • Pro-actively research and recruit new trusts to support Outward Bound
  • Support the Scotland’s Next Generation project with donor stewardship and participant administration
  • Support the Scotland Fundraising Lead in the stewardship of corporate and major donors and the planning and execution of fundraising events.

This is a varied role with opportunities to provide fundraising support across a number of different income streams. Applicants can choose to work from our Glasgow office or our Head Office in Hackthorpe, Cumbria. Home working will also be considered.

Please download the Job Specification for full details

Application notes

If you have any questions about the job or our recruitment process please contact Laura Firth, Trusts & Foundations Lead, or 01931 740028.

To apply for this job please send Laura an email (no longer than two sides of A4) saying why you’re the person for this job as well as a copy of your up to date CV by 5pm on Wednesday 27th October.

If you’re shortlisted for the job, interviews will take place on Friday 5th November Location Glasgow or Cumbria dependent on Location of applicant.