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Top job! Director of Fundraising and Development

  • Full time
  • £42,416 – £49,800
  • Flexible location. National office is in Edinburgh with home working until restrictions are eased.
  • Closing 30th June 2022

  • Advertised from 31st May 2022
  • Salary Banding: SiMS Level 8. Tenure: Permanent


We are looking for a passionate Director of Fundraising and Business Development who believes that good fundraising is about building relationships and connecting individuals, businesses and trust and foundations to a cause that matters to us all.

The Director of Fundraising and Development will lead our fundraising and income generating activities across the whole gamut of different income streams. They will develop and implement a fundraising strategy that utilises trusts and foundations, identifies and wins government grants and awards, builds powerful individual and community giving campaigns and generates unrestricted traded income through social enterprises and our nascent training programme. We are building an exciting enhanced fundraising function within the charity and we want you to develop and lead it.

You may not have experience in all of these fundraising areas, but we will support you to continue to develop and you will lead a multi-faceted team. We want you to have an entrepreneurial attitude, one where you are excited about the prospect of building and delivering new and exciting income streams for the charity that not only provide us with greater income but also enhance our mission to make sure that no one has to face mental ill health alone.

The Director of Fundraising and Development:

·Creates and implements an innovative fundraising strategy that generates new income for the charity.

·Lead a team of fundraisers to ensure that we are utilising all income streams and are getting excellent return on investment.

·Co-ordinate and manage fundraising comprising; community, trust, corporate, traded income, major donor and digital fundraising, across the organisation

·Build powerful and long-lasting relationships with funders, staff, people we support and members

·Develop and lead our traded income propositions including our training and consultancy business and potential future retail/hospitality opportunities

·Build and enhance our community fundraising and individual giving functions, working closely with communications to develop and implement a marketing strategy.

·Is a senior leader across the charity, taking ownership of our development and ensuring that we have the plans and resources in place to match our ambitions.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who is ambitious, positive, experienced and entrepreneurial to be our new Director of Fundraising and Development. This is a great opportunity to shape a whole organisation’s future.

·You are passionate about making a difference to people’s lives and about the difference that high quality, integrated fundraising strategies can make to the impact of an organisation.

·You have an entrepreneurial spirit, you look for new and exciting opportunities and are positive about future possibilities.

·You are an innovative leader who takes people with them and builds strong trusting relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

·You can demonstrate leading fundraising projects and activities at a senior level from inception to completion, creating new income streams and raising revenue.

·You have demonstrable experience of creating and delivering on ambitious fundraising strategies.

·You have experience of managing a range of fundraising activities and team members and integrating them into a cohesive offering.

·You have excellent interpersonal, written and oral skills. You are comfortable and knowledgeable of online fundraising.

·You are comfortable writing and developing bids. Some experience of corporate fundraising, bidding for statutory tenders and individual giving would be advantageous.

·You are ambitious about what you, your team and the organisation can achieve. You see a challenge as an opportunity to improve and deliver outstanding service and support. You are a changemaker.

Could we be a match?

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving charity and help shape its future.

In return for your passion, innovation and dedication, we offer

·Professional development including funded opportunities

·An excellent leadership opportunity to make a lasting difference and develop your skills

·A generous 37 days’ holiday

·A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan

·A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment

·24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and value the unique experience that each individual brings to our organisation. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to building a team made up of diverse skills, experiences and all kinds of life experiences.

Find out more about us on our Website at and on Social Media.

Application notes

Interview date: W/C 04 July

Closing date: 30 June at 17:00

Please email your CV, Covering letter and completed application form to as soon as possible with ‘Recruitment - Director of Fundraising and Development’ as the title. The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 30th of June.

If you consider yourself to have a disability, please complete the relevant section within the application pack to inform us of any arrangements that we may make to the interview process.

We reserve the right to close this advert earlier or later than stated, so please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.