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Funding and Organisational Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,019.61
  • Paisley
  • Closing 29th January 2023

  • Advertised from 12th January 2023
  • WORKING HOURS: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, 35hrs p/w



To strengthen the voluntary sector in Renfrewshire by increasing the capacity of Engage Renfrewshire members through; growing voluntary income, designing and delivering a training calendar, and supporting governance and organisational development.

Main duties

  • To support a robust and resilient local third sector by supporting groups and organisations with organisational structures, governance and development issues, including charity setup
  • To provide support for voluntary funding particularly trusts and grants, crowdfunding and other income generation opportunities
  • To develop and deliver a calendar of relevant information, training, networking and other opportunities, which will build capacity and strengthen the sector locally
  • To manage a budget, ensure that training providers are delivering to a high standard, and to continually monitor and evaluate the relevance and effectiveness of all sessions
  • To continually monitor, evaluate, and anticipate the needs of the sector in terms of funding and organisational development, and to find new and innovative ways to respond effectively to changing need
  • To create and implement a communications plan that includes offline press and relevant online platforms, to update Engage members and partners on funding opportunities, and emphasise the importance of good governance and continued organisational development
  • To create, maintain and promote relevant web based resources, including the Engage Toolbox
  • To deliver short training courses/ info sessions on relevant agendas, where possible
  • To work with partners to identify and promote opportunities such as collaborative working, and new ways of bringing income to the sector
  • To understand and advise Third Sector organisations regards local fundraising, meeting income targets and generating donations from a variety of sources
  • To work with local and national bodies supporting funding and organisational development
  • To signpost to other CAVA officers particularly for volunteering, racial equality, social enterprise development and financial inclusion
  • To support Local Partnerships and relevant sub-groups with the aim of strengthening communities


It is in the nature of the work of Engage Renfrewshire that tasks and responsibilities are often unpredictable and varied. All staff are expected to work in a flexible way when occasionally tasks arise which are not specifically covered by a job description. These additional tasks will normally be to cover unforeseen circumstances of changes in work and will normally be compatible with the jobholder’s regular area of work. If the additional duties become a regular or frequent part of the jobholder’s duties it may be included in their job description in consultation with the member of


PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES (E = essential, D = desirable)

  • Self motivated and enthusiastic (E)
  • Excellent communication and presenting skills; oral and written (E)
  • Excellent relationship manager who works well with stakeholders and member organisations alike (E)
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills (E)
  • Excellent digital and IT skills, including online and offline marketing (E)

EXPERIENCE (E = essential, D = desirable)

  • Experience of collaborative working with a wide variety of partners and relationship management (E)
  • Experience of social media campaigns and digital marketing (E)
  • Experience of producing reports and using data to identify need (E)
  • Experience of supporting groups facing change management challenges (D)

KNOWLEDGE (E = essential, D = desirable)

  • Knowledge of Trust/Grant funding and other voluntary income generation (D)
  • Knowledge of charity setup, organisational structures, and charity governance (D)
  • Understanding of legal requirements and best practice within voluntary sector (D)

RESPONSIBLE TO: Community & Partnership Manager

The voluntary sector continues to demonstrate incredible resilience, creativity and compassion in the most challenging of circumstances. Engage are recruiting for a new colleague who’s interested in supporting the voluntary sector by building capacity through sustained funding, upskilling and good governance.

Engage Renfrewshire are the local third sector interface (TSI) and work with over 400 member organisations plus much valued public and private sector partners. We’re interested in hearing from candidates who understand the challenges which the voluntary sector face, and are bold in creating and implementing the right support to strengthen charities, community groups and organisations. This role presents the freedom to work creatively, with exciting opportunities for a new colleague to make their own mark.

Application notes

To discuss the role in more detail please contact Karen McIntyre on 0141 887 7707.

Please apply by sending a cover letter and CV to

Closing date – midnight on Sunday 29 January, 2023

Proposed interview date – Tuesday 7 February, 2023

Proposed starting date – Monday 6 March, 2023