Thistle’s ambition is for a world of inclusion, free of isolation and loneliness - where a health crisis does not mean a life crisis. Working as part of Thistle’s Development team, the Fundraising Officer will play a crucial role in making this ambition a reality for people in Scotland living with the devastating diagnosis of a long-term health condition.
The main purpose of the role is to deliver high quality, responsive fundraising support across all fundraising income streams – including donor communications, data entry and analysis and reporting – to Thistle’s Development Team. Working as part of a team, you will have a dedicated workload including third party and supporter-led fundraising events alongside shared responsibilities.
If you feel you can be a positive contact point for Thistle, ensuring the provision of an effective, efficient and friendly service to those we support, staff and others who come into contact with Thistle, then we would love to hear from you.
Who we are
We are a pioneering Scottish charity supporting people with disabilities, long-term health conditions and those facing challenging life situations to live well – on their terms. We focus on the person, not their condition, and tailor our support to their unique hopes.
It is an exciting time to join Thistle as we expand our health and wellbeing service nationally, with fundraising being crucial to achieving this ambition.
As Thistle’s Fundraising Officer, you will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of our income streams. This will involve things like gift processing, making Gift Aid claims, reporting on fundraising data, managing existing fundraising relationships and sourcing new opportunities to generate income in the community.
You will also be responsible for Thistle’s community and third party fundraising, which will bring you into contact with our amazing supporters. This role also comes with the potential for future development opportunities in this area of fundraising.
At Thistle, we encourage people to follow their interests; we are a supportive bunch with a development and training budget to match, so even if you don’t yet hold all the skills we’re looking for we’d love for you to apply anyway. What’s most important to us is a passion for people and making a difference, excellent attention to detail, and the enthusiasm and ability to think innovatively and bring new and creative ideas.
Your main responsibilities
Why work at Thistle?