Fundraising Lead

  • Full time
  • £32,000 – £38,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th December 2022

  • Advertised from 8th November 2022


The Edinburgh Food Project was set up with the purpose of providing emergency food supplies and support to people in crisis, working with partners and communities to address underlying causes of food poverty. Established in 2012 and supporting the people of Edinburgh and the surrounding areas across seven foodbanks, the project also operates a money advice service and holistic all-round support to the community.

The Organisation is in the process of developing a new strategy and expanding the services provided. This change will reflect the Scottish Government Consultation: Ending the Need for Foodbanks, and the Poverty Commission’s Report, A Just Capital.

To support this transition the Edinburgh Food Project are looking to appoint a new Fundraising Manager who will be the strategic and operational lead for fundraising in the organisation.

You will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Oversee and develop all areas of the fundraising operation to ensure that support is maximised from all income streams
  • Through the development and monitoring of robust plans and strategies, deliver on all agreed fundraising objectives and financial targets
  • Recruit, lead and effectively manage the fundraising team in accordance with EFP’s policies and best practice
  • Develop stewardship and engagement programmes that increase lifetime value of current supporters and recruit new supporters
  • Embed a fundraising culture throughout EFP that maximises all opportunities for engagement and support

You will be passionate about supporting an organisation that provides all-round support to the community and vulnerable people in need. Demonstrable experience of all aspects of fundraising and management is necessary as well as achieving targets and managing a portfolio of funders and supporters. You will be hands on and proactive and willing to be part of a small but supportive team, working closely with the Director to ensure the sustainability of the organisation

Application notes

If you would like the opportunity to be right at the heart of a small charity, please email your CV and covering letter to

Closing Date: 5pm 8th December 2022