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Top job! Fundraising and Business Development Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £37,004 – £44,041
  • Hybrid, Scotland
  • Closing 25th September 2022

  • Advertised from 15th September 2022
  • Up to 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working
  • Ref: SUS3858


A new and exciting opportunity to work with us is here to deliver the fundraising and income generation strategy in Scotland. You will work closely with colleagues to understand why funding is needed and grow and diversify our income

You will work collaboratively with our Project Pipeline Manager and Business Development & Fundraising Coordinator to identify and activate cross-programme opportunities (internal and external).

As the Fundraising and Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for implementing the fundraising and supporter engagement strategy in Scotland and delivering income generation, predominantly through approaches to trusts and foundations and extending UK wide campaigns to audiences in Scotland. You will be expected to deliver unrestricted income, transformational gifts from trusts, foundations and other partners, capitalising on Sustrans assets such as the National Cycle Network or Paths for Everyone stream.

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to a nearby office hub in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

About you

With a proven track record in fundraising and income generation, you will use your knowledge of the Scottish fundraising landscape to identify projects/programmes for funding and implement plans to bring a viable pipeline to fruition through bids to statutory funders as well as trusts and foundations.

We will look for evidence of your experience of leading relationships with funding bodies and trusts and of working directly with a business development function.

You will build relationships easily, using your excellent communication skills to influence and negotiate with funders and potential donors.

You should have experience of leading, motivating and managing a team.

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of relevant legislation, commissions and best practice relating to fundraising and income generation.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone - reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion and ensuring all people are treated with dignity and respect.

What we offer

In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.


  • 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes


  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

Application notes

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 25th September.

Interviews will take place via MS Teams on 5th October

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To apply, please complete our online application form

About Sustrans

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute.

Our vision and mission have never been more relevant. Across the UK, governments are pledging investment and action on walking and cycling.

We are working together to make a real difference - creating places where everyone can live and travel happily and healthily, and where nobody is excluded.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the commitment and dedication of our colleagues.

Join Sustrans today and help us get things done, together!