Fundraising and Partnerships Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £33,000
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 16th August 2022

  • Advertised from 2nd August 2022


This is a hugely exciting time for Smart Works as we are expanding our services across Scotland. Alongside our centre in Edinburgh, we plan to open a new centre in Glasgow in the Autumn, becoming Smart Works Scotland, subject to pending legal permissions.

We are looking for an energetic, creative and forward-thinking individual to join our dynamic team and ensure the long-term future of Smart Works in Scotland. The role requires a self-starting and proactive approach, excellent communication and networking skills and experience in generating income.

The Fundraising and Partnerships Manager will have responsibility for all aspects of fundraising including the design and delivery of Smart Works Scotland’s annual fundraising strategy and quarterly activity plan with a clear purpose of ensuring our long-term sustainability. Reporting to Smart Works Scotland Chair of the Board, the successful candidate will lead a range of activities, including:

  • Managing corporate relationships and associated fundraising, building excellent relationships to forge new partnerships and generate income.
  • Using an excellent network to identify appropriate grant opportunities to support our bid writer and ensuring that monitoring and reporting of progress to funders is both timely and sufficient
  • Delivering financial activities to target, maintaining an up-to-date database with relevant income tracking and pipeline information to facilitate regular financial reporting to the Board of Trustees
  • Managing wider partnership activation plans across the charity, including corporate volunteer opportunities.
  • Supporting the Fundraising Events Manager on the organisation, recruitment of participants and implementation of events.
  • Managing and recruiting for third-party fundraising events e.g. marathons, Kiltwalks
  • Managing our annual fundraising campaigns such as Cycle for Smart Works, leading on corporate engagement.
  • Developing new ways to engage our corporate and supporter audiences
  • Representing Smart Works Scotland when working with a diverse range of stakeholders including corporate and retail audiences, grant providers and our fundraising volunteers.

Smart Works is a community that shares a passion to empower women to thrive in work and life, determined to meet our aim of helping as many women as we can back into work.

Application notes

To find out more and to apply, please download the Job Pack below.

Closing date 16/8/22