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Community Fund Adviser

  • Full time
  • £33,942
  • Home-based (South Scotland remit)
  • Closing 1st April 2022

  • Advertised from 10th March 2022
  • 35 hours per week (temporary for 12 months)
  • Annual leave entitlement: 35 days (incl. 10 public holidays) pro rata


We have an exciting opportunity for a well organised and motivated individual to join our Communities Team, supporting a portfolio of community benefit funds in the South of Scotland.

The Communities Team distributes place-based funds coming from a range of sources, notably onshore and offshore wind farms. The South of Scotland team currently works with communities in Dumfries and Galloway, the Borders, South Ayrshire and East Ayrshire. We provide fund governance, grant administration and related services for a range of commercial clients and community organisations, with a strong commitment to community-led approaches to fund strategy and distribution.

Your key responsibilities would include supporting local fund decision-making bodies with fund strategy and spend, managing day to day grant-making processes, promoting funds, helping to set up new funds, and engaging with a broad range of community stakeholders to maximise funds’ impact.

If you are a relationship-builder with excellent communication skills and practical experience in grant-making and community engagement - then we’re keen to hear from you.

Foundation Scotland offers a range of staff benefits including Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, 2 days volunteering per year (pro-rata), flexible working options and a progressive pay system.

Application notes

To apply, please email the completed equality & diversity form, your CV and cover letter to demonstrating your fit to the role profile and person specification. Please also tell us where you saw this advert in your covering letter.

Closing date for applications: Friday 1st April 2022

Interview date: w/c 11th April via Zoom