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Funding and Partnerships Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th January 2022

  • Advertised from 13th December 2021


Venture Trust believes no one should be left behind because they are struggling with adversity, inequality, or vulnerability. That is why we are supporting people to gain the life skills, stability and confidence needed to reach their potential – through intensive personal development in Scotland’s communities and outdoors.

The Covid-19 pandemic has emphasised the gap between those in the most and least deprived areas of Scotland. Unfortunately, Venture Trust’s work is never more needed to tackle inequality, reduce the harm of crime, improve people’s health, and help people reach their potential.

The Funding and Partnerships Officer is part of our wider Funding and Partnerships Team, which plays a key part in ensuring we can continue providing life-changing opportunities for people.

This is a great opportunity to join a highly collaborative and supportive team. You'll have a unique opportunity to advance your career developing new partnerships, inputting into programme design, and helping an ambitious team deliver Venture Trust’s new strategy for 2022-2025.

You will grow and manage internal and external relationships to generate income, working across departments and key income streams to develop, prepare and manage funding applications and bids. Key income streams include statutory, trusts & foundations and corporate.

This role is ideally suited to someone who loves collaborating with others to achieve great results, who will contribute ideas whilst also being able to work on their own initiative. Although experience in a fundraising role is desirable, the key skills we’re looking for are a proven ability in account management, great interpersonal skills in building strong relationships and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Full induction and in-house training will be provided with ongoing training and networking opportunities.

Application notes

For an informal chat about the role please contact to arrange a call.

To apply for the role, please complete the application form, responding directly to the role specification and key responsibilities. Full application information accessed here:

Closing date for all applications: 9am on Monday 17th January 2022

Interviews will take place on Monday 24th January 2022

Please send completed application forms to or mail to:

HR Team

Venture Trust

Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street



Please note we do not accept CVs.