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Marketing and Fundraising Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,695 – £30,763
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd October 2020

  • Advertised from 7th October 2020
  • 37.5 hours per week, permanent. Hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service.


LinkLiving is a health and wellbeing charity operating in East Central Scotland that supports people to overcome the negative impacts of trauma, mental health, inequality, and isolation. We have an increasing focus on supporting young people. We deliver our support to service users through a range of models including:

  • Personal development and employability programmes
  • Self-help coaching
  • Supported accommodation
  • Care at home
  • Housing support
  • Befriending
  • Social cafes

At LinkLiving, our values are at the heart of everything we do and we put the people we support first. It is important to us to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own. Our values are:

  • Empathy (listen to and understand an individual’s needs and circumstances)
  • Respect (treat others the way they wish to be treated)
  • Integrity (be honest and have strong moral principles)
  • Caring (show kindness and concern for others)

This is an exciting opportunity to be a key player in setting up a marketing and community fundraising function for LinkLiving. If you are keen to make a difference to the people that we support, then this is the role for you. The aim of this new role is to both raise the profile of LinkLiving and to set up and manage community fundraising to aid in the delivery of a more diverse income model to enable the charity to support more beneficiaries to lead fulfilling lives.

The Job

As a Marketing and Fundraising Officer around 60% of your time will be spent focusing on marketing activities central to which will be writing impactful stories to raise awareness of the charity through a range of channels. You will be responsible for all social media and the website as well as raising awareness in the media. You will also organise both marketing and fundraising events and manage the marketing materials.

The other 40% of the role will be focused on fundraising. This primarily involves developing LinkLiving’s new community fundraising plan working with the Head of Fundraising and Marketing. You will recruit and support new community volunteer fundraisers and set up and manage fundraising events. In addition, the Marketing and Fundraising Officer will be responsible for reporting on fundraising and marketing progress against targets for the department and recording marketing and fundraising activities on the CRM database.

About You

As a Marketing and Fundraising Officer, the successful applicant should have a degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience, or professional qualification (e.g. CIM or IOF). We are looking for someone who is a natural story-teller with top notch writing skills and who also has a very strong flair for engaging with people. You should be a self-starter with a can do attitude. You must be able to demonstrate previous experience in a marketing/communications/PR role and have a high level of attention to detail. Due to the marketing activities required of the role you must also be tech savvy with strong experience of using social media in a business context.

For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Specification in the Job information Pack above.

Further Information

To find out more about what LinkLiving do, please visit our website at

What’s in it for you?

LinkLiving offers excellent terms and conditions, and as an Investor in People and Healthy Working Lives Gold Award holder, we aim to provide a wide range of development opportunities and healthy living initiatives. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities.

You will work with colleagues who share our objectives – our employees, volunteers, funders, and our project partners. In return, we want people who are passionate, caring and dedicated, committed to our vision and values and will work to the highest professional standards.

As a LinkLiving employee, you'll benefit from generous annual leave entitlements, a wide range of learning and development opportunities, highly competitive employer pension contribution rates, discounts on shopping, restaurants and other services via Westfield Rewards, enhanced maternity and sick pay entitlements, employee support and counselling service and occupational health services.

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration.

Application notes

Closing Date: Midnight on Thursday 22nd October 2020.

Interview Date: Monday 2nd November 2020. (Please note if you are successful at the first stage, you will be invited for a second interview on Monday 9th November 2020).

To apply, please visit our website

We can offer suitable alternative methods to apply if requested including although not exclusively; hard copy, Braille and audio. You can request these by emailing our Resourcing Team at and detailing which format you would require.

Please note that CVs will not be considered.

Link is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our offices are fully accessible to wheelchair users and we will interview all disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.