Fundraising & Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Tullochan, 9-11 Poplar Road, Broadmeadow Industrial Estate, Dumbarton, G82 2RD
  • Closing 8th July 2022

  • Advertised from 20th June 2022
  • 35 hours per week (Condensed Hours over 4 days available)
  • 28 days annual leave plus 4 days public holidays.


Tullochan is a youth development charity, based primarily in West Dunbartonshire, providing a range of projects and services aimed at helping young people lead full and rewarding lives and supporting them to achieve their full potential.

Tullochan provides support to young people aged 5-25 and their families through Youth Development programmes, Outdoor Learning and Health and Wellbeing Activities delivered in schools and from our Tullochan Training Academy in Alexandria. Our established Social Enterprises - ‘The Common Good’ café, ‘Fashion Fix’ and ‘The Design House’ provide real-life training opportunities for young people and a long-term pathway towards financial sustainability.

Now more than ever, young people need tailored and intensive support to help overcome the barriers preventing them from progressing positively into adulthood. We have ambitious plans to increase the targeted and tailored support and scope of opportunities for young people and families in need across West Dunbartonshire and surrounding areas.

Purpose of Role:

In this exciting new role, you will support fundraising through identifying funding opportunities and preparation of funding applications, forge relationships with a broad spectrum of income streams to facilitate growth of the charity. Communications is a key aspect of this role as the successful applicant will be lead on the organisation's social media and digital platforms and support the organisation’s Social Enterprise ventures through promotion and brand messaging.

The aim of this work is to:

  • Research and identify potential sources of funding as well as wider fundraising opportunities.
  • Coordinate, prepare and submit applications for funding as agreed with the management team and in accordance with the organisation’s objectives.
  • Work with Operations Manager to ensure that monitoring and evaluation processes are in place across funded projects, ensuring grant conditions are met.
  • Work with the management team to develop new project proposals and explore new ways of generating income.
  • Create long-term connections and relationships with a broad spectrum of income streams and funding networks including corporate donors, individual donors, trusts, and grants.
  • Raise awareness of Tullochan as a charity dedicated to supporting young people and families across West Dunbartonshire and surrounding areas.
  • Promote the positive impact of our Social Enterprises and projects being delivered by Tullochan.

Skills and Experience

This role requires experience in:

  • Preparing funding applications and bids.
  • Engaging with wider income streams – corporate, donors etc.
  • Good personal skills – proven ability to forge connections and networks
  • Managing social media channels.
  • Digital work including website maintenance.
  • Communication skills; written and verbal.

Responsible to: Operations Manager

We can offer you:

  • Working with a passionate and dynamic team providing support to young people
  • Flexible working practice and a 4-day week (35 hours over 4 days option)
  • Good Work/Life balance
  • Support from Management Team
  • Permanent contract with a 3-month Probationary period

Application notes

Please sent CV and Cover Letter to Richie Gallacher, Chief Executive:

Closing Date: Friday 8 July 2022

Interviews: TBC