This vacancy has now closed

Business Development & Trusts Funding Officer

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • Closing 27th November 2020

  • Advertised from 6th November 2020
  • Hours: 35
  • FR20/06


Children 1st work to give every child in Scotland a safe and secure childhood. We achieve this by providing direct services to vulnerable children and their families across Scotland.

Raising funds is essential to ensuring we can deliver support for children and families. Children 1st is looking for a new Business Development and Trusts Funding Officer to join its skilled and successful fundraising team to help deliver on its ambitious three year fundraising strategy.

This role in the Business Development & Trusts team will work with our existing funders and cultivating and securing new relationships in order to deliver highly successful partnerships. The post holder will be responsible for managing a prospect pipeline, building and maintaining relationships with both statutory bodies and charitable trust and foundations.

We need someone who is focused, driven, shares our vision and is able to deliver innovation and creativity to their work. Being an excellent communicator and relationship manager on all platforms is vital. Our values are important to us and we need someone who can translate this to our supporters through authentic and creative relationships.

This is an exciting time for Fundraising at Children 1st, and we need an excellent Business Development & Trusts Fundraiser to join our team. Do you want to be part of this exciting new chapter of relationship-based fundraising? If yes, we want to hear from you!

In return you will be offered a competitive salary, 40 days annual leave inclusive of 9 days public holidays, flexible working opportunities, a contributory pension scheme and generous maternity/adoption and paternity leave benefits.

This is a permanent, full time role of 35 hours per week. Based in either Edinburgh or Glasgow, with homeworking as required.

Application notes

Closing date Friday 27 November. It is anticipated that interviews will take place week commencing 07 December 2020.

For further information and to apply, please visit

The selection process will include seeking PVG Scheme/Disclosure information.

Children 1st is the working name of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Registered Charity No: SC 016092

Equal opportunities matter to Children 1st