This fundraising opportunity covers the whole of Scotland and is fundamental in developing, supporting and championing new and existing trusts and foundations to increase income generation in the region.
As the Trusts Officer for Scotland you will work with the Fundraising team within Scotland as well as the volunteer branch network to identify and apply for trusts and grants to support our charitable work. Although home-based, you will have the opportunity of visiting branches meeting our committed and passionate volunteers whilst gaining valuable knowledge and insights into the ongoing work and projects of the charity.
There will be an occasional need to travel across the UK and to work evenings and weekends at key events.
About the team
Our small and dedicated team, based in Scotland, includes a Corporate and Events Officer and a Community and Challenge Events Officer who are managed by our Fundraising Development Manager. As well as working with your team members, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with over 20 Branches and 5 Service committees to implement fundraising initiatives.
Through regular team meetings and a variety of communication mediums you will be provided with ongoing support, training and mentoring. We are a remote team and ensure that we stay well connected to all colleagues with a combined passion that fuels our determination and success.
We are looking for an exceptional candidate, who thrives on challenge. A determined, highly motivated individual, with a track record of success in trust fundraising. A natural communicator with proven success in working with and developing volunteers to support this growth. A confident networker, able to represent the charity to external stakeholders, build relationships and reputation, communicate effectively across the region whilst working from home.
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing practical, emotional, and financial support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 79,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to those who have served in more recent conflicts or are still currently serving, and their families.
SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.
Diversity and Inclusion at SSAFA
SSAFA exists to support a diverse range of beneficiaries within the armed forces community, and we believe diversity within our teams is key to ensuring we can deliver our services effectively. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a worldwide charity. SSAFA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.
SSAFA is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service to ensure we, as an employer, safeguard those we serve.
Closing: 11:59pm, 18th Feb 2022