This vacancy has now closed

Business Development & Trusts Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,102 – £26,686
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow with home working
  • Closing 14th January 2022

  • Advertised from 3rd December 2021
  • Hours: 35 per week Permanent
  • Reference: FR21/17


The COVID19 pandemic has created previously unimaginable levels of need. Raising funds has never been more needed to ensure that we are able to deliver support for the children and families of Scotland.

Here at Children 1st, we are looking for someone special to join our skilled and highly successful fundraising team, to maintain and grow the high level sustainable funding we need from Trusts and statutory funders.

We are looking for a Business Development & Trusts Officer that is able to help us identify and maximise opportunities from Trusts, Foundations and statutory sources. We are looking for someone who brings drive, energy and creativity to the role.

We need someone who is focused, shares our vision and is able to deliver innovation and build great relationships with funders. Being an excellent communicator and on all platforms is vital. Our values are important to us and we need someone who can translate this to our supporters through authentic and creative relationships.

If you have the skills required to write powerful bids and applications, managing relationships and a passion for supporting Scotland’s children - we want to hear from you!

In return you will be offered a competitive salary, 40 days annual leave inclusive of 9 days public holidays (pro rata) and flexible working opportunities.

This is a, full time role of 35 hours per week, although less than full time could be considered. Based flexibly in Scotland with access (restrictions dependent) to our offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The role may require travel across Scotland when safe to do so.

For a confidential and informal conversation about this role please contact Business Development & Trusts Manager, Sarah Johnston – you can find Sarah’s contact number within the advert on our website.

Application notes

Closing date: 14th January 2022

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