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Head of Fundraising

  • Full time
  • £36,823 – £43,606
  • Glasgow based with travel across Scotland
  • Closing 14th October 2019

  • Advertised from 4th October 2019
  • 37 hours per week


Sense Scotland believes that everyone should have choices in the way they live their lives and there is now a rare opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to join our successful fundraising operation encompassing committed giving; corporates; direct marketing; payroll giving; community giving and trusts and grants, growing both restricted and unrestricted income. The Head of Fundraising will play a critical role in delivering Sense Scotland's ambitions, leading a results-driven Fundraising Team, with passion, enthusiasm and determination. He/she will be a key member of our Leadership Team, working across the organisation to understand needs and opportunities and with our vibrant and enthusiastic Fundraising Team to deliver the required income.

This role will lead the Fundraising function within Sense Scotland, developing and implementing a strategy to generate income to fund the organisation's vital services and grow both restricted and unrestricted income. The successful candidate will further develop an already successful fundraising operation.

Key Responsibilities

  1. To develop and implement a Fundraising strategy for the organization;
  2. To ensure efficient and effective systems, structures and processes are in place to support Fundraising efforts;
  3. To lead and motivate the Fundraising Team;
  4. To manage the Fundraising budget;
  5. To ensure compelling materials are developed to support fundraising campaigns ;
  6. To work and effectively communicate across the organisation;
  7. To ensure compliance with regulatory and legislative requirements;
  8. To set targets for the Fundraising Team.

Other requirements.

The postholder will:

Be accountable for his/her own actions and personal and professional development

Safeguard and promote the rights, safety and welfare of people using the services

Be aware of and act in accordance with his/her contract of employment and Sense Scotland Conditions of Service.

Undertake any other duties as reasonably requested by his/her line manager or senior management in line with the grading of the post.

Person Profile

It is essential that the Head of Fundraising has :

  • Senior experience in the Fundraising field;
  • A breadth of Fundraising experience;
  • A recognised Fundraising qualification and/or membership of the Institute of Fundraising;
  • Experience of using Raiser’s Edge;
  • Experience of motivating and leading a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • The ability to work to deadlines and targets;
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills;
  • The ability to build good internal and external relationships;
  • Experience of working with a Marketing & Communications Team.

It is desirable that the Head of Fundraising has:

  • Experience of using social media

Application notes

To find out more about Sense Scotland and what we do, visit our website where you can also apply online.

Alternatively, contact the Recruitment Team on 0300 330 9292 for an application form.