Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) was launched in May 2013 from Perth Airport to provide air ambulance capability in order to complement statutory resources across Scotland, delivering emergency relief of serious sickness and injury, as well as assisting in the speed of recovery time in critical medical emergencies. In April 2020, SCAA launched its second air ambulance which is based at Aberdeen Airport. Over the last eight years, SCAA has responded to over 3,000 callouts from its bases across Scotland. SCAA aim to provide a valued, sustainable, and leading national air ambulance service that is integral to emergency services in Scotland. On average, the team responds to two time-critical emergency call outs every single day.
This is an incredibly exciting time to join the team at SCAA. They are growing and looking to increase their presence across the entirety of Scotland. In addition to this exciting period of growth, SCAA are a national charity and receive no statutory government funding, so rely 100% on donations from the public to fuel their life-saving flights. Due to this, SCAA are now looking for three new Community Fundraising Officers to join the team. The three locations to be covered are:
• Glasgow based (this will also cover Stirling and Falkirk so could be based there)
• Perth, Dundee and Angus
• Argyll and Bute and surrounding areas.
The Community Fundraising Officer will work as part of the growing fundraising team and will work to identify, develop and analyse opportunities to maximise local fundraising income to meet or exceed income targets. You will be out and about in the community, working to develop and build relationships. You will work to organise and deliver successful fundraising events within your area. As a whole, you will work closely with volunteers, community groups, individuals and schools in order to increase brand awareness, maximise engagement, and overall drive fundraising in the region.
Whether you are an experienced fundraiser or you are looking to begin your career in the third sector, this role will be suitable for you. We are ideally looking for someone with a background in fundraising, with a knowledge of the current fundraising landscape. However, SCAA are willing to provide support, to mentor and grow candidates who are at the beginning of their career or have the right transferable skills. You may be someone with a background in sales or income generation with a passion for the sector. You may be someone who has just finished higher education (or equivalent) and has the drive and passion to succeed.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01786 542 224 to request an information pack. You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.
Closing Date: Midday, Monday 15th August
Interview Date: Thursday 25th August
This search is being conducted exclusively for the SCAA by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team has all worked extensively in and with the voluntary sector and academia and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.