The Polar Academy is a charity programme that inspires through exploration.
We work with 13-17-year-old secondary school students and seek to build self-esteem through a rigorous training programme that ends in a Greenlandic expedition. Many of our students have challenges and come from a group who currently feel ‘invisible’ or may have difficulties with poor mental health. The Polar Academy assists them to grow and build their own self confidence and ultimately become Ambassadors in their school and local area. After their experience on their return to Scotland, they provide the living, breathing proof that dreams are attainable and that ordinary pupils can achieve the truly extraordinary.
We are looking for an experienced income-generator to join us as Fundraising and Development Manager. The successful candidate will take the lead role in fundraising outreach for the whole organisation, with a particular emphasis on building relationship with major donors and corporates as well as charitable trusts and funding grant makers as we expand our current fundraising function. You will be supported to build a fundraising strategy with regular access and mentoring through the process from an experienced fundraiser sourced by Charlotte Street Partners.
The role will be home-based but will require you to travel regularly, and the role will include opportunities for learning and development. We see you as a crucial part of the team and we want you to be fully engaged with every aspect of the Academy’s work.
Working alongside the Academy’s Trustees and Senior Team, your key responsibilities will include:
At the Polar Academy, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Teapot Trust has a vacancy for a Trustee with fundraising experience. If you have specific fundraising experience and skills and are looking for a stimulating and rewarding role as a charity trustee, we would love to hear from you.
Teapot Trust is celebrating its 10th anniversary and has exciting plans for the future. We use art therapy and other creative interventions to help support children and young people with long term physical and mental health conditions, and we know this work really helps build resilience and self-confidence. COVID-19 has knocked all charities this year, but Teapot Trust was quick to move online and this has been a catalyst for change and new opportunities. We are proud to have been able to continue supporting children and their families during this crisis and have developed a Recovery Plan to help us grow and adapt in 2021 and beyond.
The Teapot Trust Board comprises seven trustees, including our Founder. We take our roles of charity governance, financial oversight and strategic direction seriously and our trustees bring a range of strengths to our collective decision-making.
Our CEO is an experienced fundraiser and to support her we are keen to recruit a Board member who has complementary fundraising skills and experience. We offer involvement in all aspects of a dynamic, ambitious charity and there are always interesting issues to discuss and explore. The Board meets every two months, currently on Zoom at 6pm on a Tuesday evening, and trustees are usually also involved in a sub-committee. Trustees, our team of five staff and the art therapists who work with us are all committed to supporting and enriching the lives of as many children as possible. Fundraising is obviously our critical activity and we hope to find a trustee who can contribute to shaping our future.
LEAP Sports is seeking a hands on individual with a creative attitude to instigate and build our fundraising from foundations and trusts and contribute to wider income-generation activities.
The Operations Coordinator role is a new and key post, which will help us ensure the effective day to day running of our ongoing work, and help us to expand our reach into new areas. The Operations Coordinator will ensure the smooth running of our programme of events and projects, and provide administrative support in our fundraising efforts. Evaluation of all our services is an essential part of our work and this, along with other administrative aspects of our work, will be managed by the Operations Coordinator.
The successful candidate will be flexible, well organised, able to show initiative, and be passionate about the emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing of children. He/she will have excellent communication and IT skills, be a good team player, and be able to demonstrate the Fischy Music values of hope, respect, diversity, humour, equality and empathy.
Fischy Music has been nurturing the wellbeing of children for the last 22 years across the UK and beyond by giving children an opportunity to explore and express a range of emotions through singing and songwriting. We also provide training and resources for adults who work with and care for children. We are nationally and internationally recognised as being effective in supporting wellbeing in children through our songs, resources and direct work with children and adults.
As the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services to disabled people, we believe disabled people should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose – with the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute economically and to participate fully in society.
With 5,000 staff and 10,000 volunteers supporting nearly 70,000 people in the UK and around the world, Leonard Cheshire provide support to 3,200 people in a variety of UK living services including supported living, nursing and day centre facilities. We also support 12,000 young people in the UK with skills, confidence and employment programmes. Internationally, we are a specialist development NGO delivering inclusive education, youth leadership and access to livelihoods programmes to more than 50,000 people in 15 countries across Asia and Africa.
About the role
We are looking for motivated, dynamic fundraiser with experience of raising funds from Trusts and Foundations. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual with trust fundraising experience to take the next step in their fundraising career with a leading disability charity.
It is a very exciting time to join Leonard Cheshire and support the delivery of our new strategy. This role will see the successful candidate managing and cultivating a portfolio of trust and foundation donors via bespoke proposals and meetings at all levels of seniority, as well as engaging with new potential supporters as we continue to grow and reach ambitious new delivery targets.
You will be working in a growing team, raising funds for our programmes and projects in Scotland. In this varied role you will work in our Scottish Public Engagement team to help implement the organisation’s fundraising strategy, playing a key role in supporting Leonard Cheshire’s manifesto to work for a society in which every person is equally valued.
The ideal candidate will be a positive and creative individual who embraces challenges, a diverse workload and is able to represent the charity at the highest levels. With success in cultivating new relationships, as well as managing existing donors and clients, the post holder will also be a self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
You will have a proven track record of generating income through high quality applications and excellent account management. This will include writing timely reports and applications, networking and cultivation skills; and the ability to quickly form relationships with internal and external partners as a representative of the organisation.
We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to our values and ethos.
The history of CrossReach stretches back 150 years to the formation of the Church of Scotland Committee on Christian Life and Work in 1869. Throughout this time CrossReach and its predecessor bodies have worked in communities all over Scotland and beyond, providing social care for those most in need. Over the years the services provided have been vast and varied, which have been adapted as time moves on to respond to the needs and requirements in current times.
In 2005 the name of the organisation was changed to Crossreach. The name Crossreach was chosen to convey the need and desire to reach out to people across Scotland who require support, all while making it clear that faith is the motivation for their work.
As mentioned, Crossreach offer a wide variety of services that are currently broken down into three key areas: adults, older people, children and families. Within each key area there are various different support services available ranging from early years through to care homes, mental health support, creative art groups and everything in between. All services provided are working towards CrossReach’s overall mission which is ‘In Christ’s name we seek to support people to achieve the highest quality of life which they are capable of achieving at any given time’ while keeping in line with their ethos which is ‘We aim to show the practical side of our Christian faith by reflecting Christian love to those we support, through our leadership, management and working relationships’.
This is a critical role in a newly formed Fundraising Team due to a renewed investment and focus on fundraising for CrossReach.
As Partnerships Manager your main focus will be on building and maintaining an extensive portfolio of prospective high net worth and corporate supporters. You will have the ability to develop an identification, cultivation and solicitation strategy to secure donations to meet required income targets.
The successful candidate will come from a fundraising background with experience of working with Major Donors and Corporate supporters. You will need to evidence success in these income areas. You will need to have excellent networking skills that will help in the development of donor relationships. You will have the opportunity to work closely with the CEO and senior managers, other senior Church of Scotland departments and board members to build a network of supporters.
It is important to note that this job requires you to have a Christian faith and be able to work within and uphold the charity’s Christian Ethos (this is an ongoing occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010).
We are looking for women to join our Board who:
No previous experience of being on a Board is required as induction and training will be provided. Please see the application pack for more details about the role.
Only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
We are keen to promote diversity and welcome applications from disabled women, trans women, and women of diverse backgrounds, sexual orientations, ethnicities and ages, to help us best meet the wide-ranging needs of survivors of sexual violence.
We are also keen to encourage women with an interest, and/or skills and experience in finance and fundraising to apply.
Established in 1978, Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre (ERCC) provides a support, information and advocacy service for women, young people and members of the trans community aged 12 and over in Edinburgh, East and Midlothian who have experienced recent and/or historic sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. For more information please go to ercc.scot.
Exciting new opportunities have arisen for new Trustees to join Open Door Accommodation Project.
Do you have the Enthusiasm and Passion to help us guide our organisation forward?
The Board are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation to deliver the charitable objectives. As a member of the Board of Trustees you will be responsible for ensuring the effective oversight and governance within the organisation for the benefit of the vulnerable young people we support.
Open Door have an experienced management team who are responsible for the day-to-day management and service delivery of the organisation’s support staff. The Board will be responsible for the supervision of the Chief Executive to take overall responsibility for the organisation, acting collectively and effectively in its interests by giving strategic direction and determining our mission and vision. The Board make decisions required for assurance and management of the organisation, ensuring compliance, good governance and adequate financial resources for our services whilst protecting our assets and property. The Board also ensure we manage risks carefully, as a responsible employer and uphold the principles of equality and diversity.
Board meetings are held on a monthly to six weekly basis, typically in the evening.
The Programme Manager is responsible for: project management with specific focus on finance, funding and administration. The key objective of this post is to provide sound financial management and grow our charitable income. You will be primarily responsible for researching and writing strong fundraising applications with the team to support our charitable activities and to support new income generation. The aim of the post will be to secure funding for existing and new projects as well as the core running costs of the charity. With a strong financial and organisational focus, this role will ensure that Plantation Productions meets its objectives and fulfils its charitable purposes, whilst supporting the development of the programme.
CFINE’s core purpose is to improve health and well-being and the environment, tackle poverty and build resilience for and with disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals, families and communities. CFINE operates both as a charity and a social enterprise, existing to deliver on our social aims as well as generate income from trading, all of which goes back into supporting our charitable purpose.
Our Vision is of ‘communities where everyone can reach their full potential in life’
We are seeking someone with the knowledge and experience to lead and develop Cfine’s financial inclusion and support services - SAFE: Support, Advice, Finance, Education.
The right candidate will have effective management skills, track record in a relevant role, a comprehensive understanding of welfare and social security systems, a solid understanding of poverty and associated issues and commitment to the development and delivery of high-quality support services.
The role will have responsibility for the supervision and development of CFine’s SAFE Team; development of all financial inclusion and digital literacy services; sourcing funding and the monitoring and evaluation of those services.