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Fundraising Officer

  • Part time
  • £21,500 – £25,999 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th April 2020

  • Advertised from 11th March 2020
  • 28 hours per week, permanent.


Do you want to help us transform lives through reading and writing?

Scottish Book Trust is looking for a new Fundraising Officer to support our fundraising goals and grow our charitable income.

This is an exciting time to join our ambitious Fundraising & Marketing team.

Reporting to the Fundraising Manager, you will be primarily responsible for researching and writing fundraising applications to trusts and foundations and researching and developing pitches to corporates to support our charitable activities.

You will also have the opportunity to input into a brand new fundraising campaign.

Excellent communication skills and attention to detail are vital, as is the ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritise to meet deadlines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research trusts and foundations and write targeted applications to support our programmes and achieve fundraising income targets
  • Research corporates and develop pitches for a range of programmes including sponsorship proposals
  • Produce compelling performance and evaluation reports for funders and other donors
  • Fundraising administration including gift processing, donor thanking and stewardship
  • Keep donor records up to date on our CRM
  • Support at events as required

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in a fundraising role
  • Knowledge of UK trust and foundation market and demonstrable experience of writing successful applications to trusts & foundations
  • Experience of corporate fundraising
  • A proven track record in meeting fundraising targets
  • Excellent written communication skills: experienced in creating persuasive and compelling fundraising propositions and funder reports
  • The ability to build strong and lasting relationships and work collaboratively across teams
  • High degree of competence in MS Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Experience of using a fundraising CRM is an advantage
  • Enthusiasm for and understanding of the aims and work of Scottish Book Trust and the wider arts/educational charity sector

Organisational Profile

Scottish Book Trust is a national charity that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives. A love of reading inspires creativity, improves employment opportunities, mental health and wellbeing and is one of the most effective ways to help break the poverty cycle. We work towards a Scotland where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive through literacy.

Application notes

Closing date: Monday 6th April, 12:00 Noon

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Please note that interviews are planned for 21st April 2020.