This vacancy has now closed

Grants and Trusts Fundraiser

  • Full time or Internship
  • £26,000 – £28,000
  • Scotland or London
  • Closing 18th September 2020

  • Advertised from 4th September 2020
  • Flexible working arrangements considered


Street Soccer Scotland exists to tackle social exclusion. We make people welcome, provide purpose, make friends, and form positive relationships, regaining their confidence as they look to move on in life.

Our adult players can often experience issues around mental health, homelessness, long term unemployment and other forms of social exclusion, regardless everyone is welcome and quickly become part of the Street Soccer family. Our youth players may also have challenges in life, and we aim to provide a safe, welcoming environment where they can find support and stability as well as the free football they have come for.

This is a unique opportunity to join the growing Street Soccer family. As a key member of our growing, ambitious and motivated team, you will be responsible for identifying and developing relationships with trusts and foundations to support the delivery of the organisation Growth & Transformation strategy. You will create and submit compelling cases for support, develop bespoke funding proposals and identify and manage opportunities to grow major giving from both existing supporters and new prospects.

We are looking for someone who has a strong track record in Trust fundraising. You will be able to demonstrate management of a pipeline of trusts and foundation applications including ongoing relationship management with individuals and trustees. The position will support funding opportunities across Scotland as well are our newly launched Street Soccer London programme.

Reporting to the Head of Fundraising the post holder will have responsibility in researching and compiling compelling cases for support.

Key responsibilities

To prepare funding applications to charitable trusts.

To research and develop high quality and compelling funding proposals to charitable trusts, foundations.

Develop and strengthen relationships with existing and potential funders

Support all fundraising activity and events.


Knowledge of fundraising methods/practices

Knowledge of fundraising rules and regulations


Experience of writing compelling funding bids

Track record of gaining funding from charitable trusts

Experience of building external networks and relationships


Excellent communication skills

Able to communicate effectively in writing and verbally with a wide range of people

Research skills

Ability to utilise statistics, numbers & research in compelling and exciting cases for support

Good computer literacy skills

Ability to work flexible hours

Able to prioritise and manage a diverse workload effectively

Location of work can be flexible. The postholder will support all programmes across Scotland as well as supporting our London programme.

Application notes

To apply please send CV and covering letter to:

Closing date: 18th September