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Strategic Grants and Trust Researcher

  • Full time
  • £29,161 – £32,058
  • Glasgow - Hybrid role (working from home and Head Office)
  • Closing 13th May 2022

  • Advertised from 27th April 2022
  • 35 hours per week


Working at local and national level, Visibility Scotland aims to affect positive change and improve outcomes for visually impaired people of all ages. We want to empower and encourage children and adults to focus on what they can do, not what they cannot.

Visibility Scotland are now recruiting a Strategic Grants and Trust Researcher to become part of a dynamic and innovative team. To apply for this exciting full-time post, you must be a creative thinker with the passion and drive to create compelling fundraising bids and reports. You must be willing and able to work under your own initiative and have the organisational and management skills to meet strict deadlines. The post-holder will work closely with the CEO and Head of Finance, while establishing a strong collaborative working relationship with other Visibility Scotland colleagues.

This is fixed term contract until 1st June, 2024.

This role will require the successful candidate to research the fundraising landscape to identify suitable Grant and Trust opportunities that align with the organisation’s strategic aims. The successful candidate will not solely rely on previously gained knowledge; a willingness to identify new funding sources and trends is crucial.

The post-holder will demonstrate exceptional writing skills: concise, creative and compelling narrative, with a strong attention to detail, will be second-nature to the successful candidate.

Information gathering is another key component of the role. Bids and reports must be evidenced by data. The post-holder will be expected to weave service feedback, case studies, testimonials and external research into funding bids and reports to create maximum impact.

The role will suit an experienced, highly organised and motivated individual: one who is passionate about the difference our services make to visually impaired people throughout Scotland.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a motivated, forward-thinking and innovative organisation. You will have a proven and demonstrable track record in successful Grants and Trust applications. Your passion, drive and determination to succeed will shine through. At Visibility Scotland, team spirit is a must.

Application notes

Please complete the application form and equality monitoring form below. CV’s will not be accepted.

The closing date is Friday the 13th May at 5pm.

Interviews are scheduled for: Friday the of 20th May 2022 at Visibility Scotland’s Head Office, 2 Queens Crescent.

Application forms can be emailed to: or posted to us at 2 Queen’s Crescent, Glasgow, G4 9BW.

Visibility Scotland is the trading name of GWSSB (formerly Glasgow and West of Scotland Society for the Blind). GWSSB is a company registered in Scotland, limited by guarantee with its registered office at 2 Queen’s Crescent, Glasgow, being a recognised Scottish Charity. Registered number SC116522. Scottish Charity Number SC009738.