Project Trust
Project Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC025668

Project Trust empowers young people to be confident, effective, creative, independent and resilient through a challenging volunteering experience overseas. Acting as responsible global citizens Volunteers make a positive difference to their overseas host communities and share their learning and understanding when they return home. Our volunteering experience is open to all young people with the desire, motivation and aptitudes required to succeed.

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Fundraising Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Isle of Coll and/or Glasgow
  • Closing 24th November 2019

Project Trust is an educational charity based on the Hebridean Isle of Coll. Since 1967 we have sent over 7000 Volunteers to Africa, Asia and the Americas to a wide range of long-term volunteering projects including teaching, social care work, outdoor education and community development.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an outstanding Fundraising Officer to join the Fundraising Team to play a key role in the development and implementation of Project Trust’s fundraising activities. A central element of this post is to implement the fundraising strategy and take a lead role in maximising core and restricted income from charitable trusts, grants and statutory funders. The successful applicant will have a proven track record in securing substantial funding from a variety of funders and achieving or exceeding targets.

Main areas of responsibility include:

· Securing income from grants, trusts and statutory funders

· Building on existing relationships with key funders and cultivating new relationships

· Researching new funding opportunities

· Developing and submitting funding applications

· Writing reports and keeping funders informed of the positive impact of their support

Essential skills & experience include:

· Demonstrable track record in securing funding against targets

· Excellent communication and presentation skills

· Self-motivated with excellent planning and organisational skills

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the fundraising strategy and operations of an innovative and ambitious charity at an important time in its 50 year history.

The role can be based in the Project Trust office on the Isle of Coll, or in our Glasgow office with regular travel to the Isle of Coll.

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Country Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Isle of Coll
  • Closing 8th December 2019

Project Trust is an international educational charity based on the Hebridean Isle of Coll. Since 1967 we have sent over 7000 Volunteers to Africa, Asia and the Americas to a wide range of long-term volunteering projects including teaching, social care work, outdoor education and community development.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented Country Co-ordinator to join our Overseas Team on the Isle of Coll. The Country Co-ordinator is responsible for the day-to-day running of a number of international country programmes and is the first point of contact in the UK for Volunteers and their parents. The role involves supporting our Volunteers on their overseas placements from the UK , undertaking at least one visit to each country of responsibility per year, as well as participating in the selection and training of our Volunteers. The successful applicant will have a flair for customer service, the ability to work autonomously, and excellent organisational skills.

Main areas of responsibility include:

· Providing support and guidance to a cohort of Volunteers, pre-departure and during their international placements

· Developing and maintaining strong relationships with Volunteers, their families, overseas representatives and project hosts

· Visiting Volunteers overseas and assisting with sourcing potential new projects abroad

· Responding to urgent situations occurring overseas, with support of senior staff

· Administration of overseas placements, including visa applications

· Participating in Selection, Training and Debriefing of Volunteers

Essential skills & experience include:

· Experience of working and/or living in an overseas environment

· Excellent planning and organisational skills and the ability to work on own initiative

· Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills

A recognised qualification or equivalent experience in mental health/counselling or education is desirable.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the international programme strategy and operations of an innovative and ambitious charity at an important time in its 50 year history.

The role is based in the Project Trust office on the Isle of Coll.

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