Who Cares? Scotland is Scotland’s only national independent membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our mission is to secure a lifetime of equality, respect, and love for Care Experienced people in Scotland and we currently have over 3500 Care Experienced members.
At the heart of Who Cares? Scotland’s work are the rights of Care Experienced people and the power of their voices to bring about positive change.
We provide individual lifelong independent advocacy and a range of connection and participation opportunities for Care Experienced people across Scotland. We work alongside Corporate Parents and others to broaden understanding and challenge the stigma experienced by Care Experienced people. We create opportunities for people with lived experience of care to influence policy makers, leaders, and elected representatives locally and nationally to shape legislation, policy and practice. We do this collaboratively to build on the aspirations of The Promise and secure positive change. You will be joining Who Cares? Scotland at an exciting time, when the voices of those who are in or have experienced care are growing in power, individually and collectively – bringing with them insight, challenge, hope and change.
The Fundraising Manager will work closely with the Senior Management Team to develop and implement strategies for income generation which contribute to the ongoing sustainability of the organisation and allow it to pursue its vision of a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people.
You will lead on all fundraising activity across a range of income streams including individual giving and high net worth donors; community fundraising; corporate partnerships, trusts and foundations, and events. You will be required to develop creative, compelling fundraising propositions for a range of audiences, supported by internal and external communications strategies. You will also engage audiences with bids and proposals, make successful presentations and pitches, and organise cultivation and stewardship events. You will carry out research and analysis to inform the development and implementation of a fundraising pipeline, for both project funding and unrestricted income.
As Who Cares? Scotland has recently secured a 12 month strategic partnership with a major UK retail chain, with significant potential for income generation and profile raising activity, the role of Fundraising Manager will be key to ensuring that the potential offered by this partnership is fully maximised, both in terms of income generation and reach, but also in leveraging additional opportunities through increased profile, and adding value to the work of Who Cares? Scotland.
The successful candidate will have experience of leading fundraising initiatives as well as bid-writing and/ or creating and delivering sales pitches that were successful to the value of over £100k per annum. They will also be able to demonstrate success as a fund-raiser, generating significant donation income of more than £100k p/a from income streams such as individual giving; corporate fundraising; community fundraising; events and trusts and foundations.
With the launch of our new strategic plan in October, this is a tremendous time to join Who Cares? Scotland. To learn more about this exciting opportunity please contact Eilish McDowell at Caithness Consulting, our retained recruitment advisors via Eilish@caithnessconsulting.co.uk
Closing date for applications is Monday 19th December 2022 at 12 noon.
Interviews are expected to be held Wednesday 11th January 2023.
We welcome and encourage applications from those with experience of care.