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Supporter Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,818 – £30,317
  • Kirkintilloch with flexible home working and travel across Scotland (mainly Central Belt)
  • Closing 28th February 2022


  • Advertised from 18th January 2022
  • Salary Scale 31 – 34 (dependent on experience). Permanent.
  • 25 days annual leave and 12 public holidays (pro-rata)

Role

Deafblind Scotland is the specialist charity working with adults who are living with dual sensory impairment. Our ambitions are high for members’ and we are therefore at the cutting edge of finding ways to support people to lead their most meaningful life. Deafblindness can be a devastating condition that can make daily life extremely challenging and as a result, many dual sensory impaired people become isolated. Our services can make a vital difference to their lives; enabling people to regain confidence, develop vital communication skills and re-establish social connections.

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic, enthusiastic and experienced professional who is passionate about fundraising. The Supporter Development Officer will be responsible for identifying, developing and supporting business and sponsorship opportunities for income generation for Deafblind Scotland. This will include Charity of the Year, Corporate and individual fundraisers; promotion of Deafblind Scotland’s training portfolio; promotion of our Bequeathed Will for Good service; researching and providing support for tender opportunities.

This is a key role working alongside the Trusts and Income Generation Manager to identify income generation opportunities to achieve Deafblind Scotland’s vision and strategy and helping to implement and develop our mission of a society where deafblind people in Scotland can live as rightful members of their own community.

Successful marketing skills are essential, ideally in ‘selling the cause’ for a charity. Superior social media skills with experience of PR; copywriting; using social media for campaigning and/or marketing purposes are very important too. Highly organised, you should easily build rapport and develop relationships with a variety of different individuals, organisations, and groups. It is desirable that you have a knowledge of the charitable sector and be a member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising or a willingness to join. An enthusiasm to learn about deafblind people and their rights is essential.

Application notes

Closing Date: Monday February 28th, 2022

Interviews will take place during the week beginning March 14th, 2022

For an application pack, please contact HR@dbscotland.org.uk.

Any inquiries or questions, please contact sarah.gillen@dbscotland.org.uk.


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