Based in the centre of Edinburgh, Foundation Scotland is an independent charity that provides funding to charities, social enterprises and community groups. We do this on behalf of over 400 individuals, charitable trusts and companies.
We are a thriving Foundation. In our next chapter we plan to continue growth of client endowment funding, from £33million to £50million and beyond, and grow annual grant fund distribution to over £10million. This growth will involve an increase in the scale of work with philanthropists, partnership companies, organisational funders, professional advisors and charitable trusts and it will see us expand our community footprint and investment across Scotland.
To ensure our successful growth and development we are now seeking a Philanthropy Development Manager located in Edinburgh. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated individual with a demonstrable track record of securing finance, major donations, and/or financial support for major projects. You must have excellent interpersonal skills and experience in building relationships with high net worth individuals, lead representatives of companies and senior influencers.
Reporting to the Head of Philanthropy, this role will focus on developing current partnerships, building new relationship and creating opportunities for funding.
The successful candidate will have a passion for philanthropy and a demonstrable track record of securing finance, donations, and/or financial support for major projects. You will have excellent interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to build relationships with high net-worth individuals, lead representatives of companies and senior influencers.
In return, Foundation Scotland offers a range of benefits including: 35 days annual leave, flexible working opportunities, employer pension contributions and a progressive pay system with benchmarked annual increases.
Elpis is a Glasgow based charity, established in 1974, that provides supported accommodation for vulnerable young women, working closely with Glasgow City Council and a range of other partners. The Board is currently developing exciting and ambitious future plans and seeks 1 or 2 new Board members to join us in continuing to deliver and shape this vital service for young women aged 16 to 25 years. Elpis is especially looking for Board members with skills in marketing and promotions, and/or fundraising. In addition the Board would welcome interest from potential Board members with personal lived experience of the care system. Board meetings are monthly and there are opportunities for Board members to become involved in a range of strategic activities.
For more information, please contact Brian McAlinden (Board Chair) on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to visit Elpis, please contact Mary Carrick (Elpis Manager) on email@example.com or 0141 946 0605
Board members will be responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and effective running of Elpis Trust, ensuring that we meet our charitable objectives and comply with the law
Specifically, Board members:
· Set and maintain the vision, mission and values of the organisation
· Develop direction, strategy and planning
· Ensure the organisation has the structure and resources for its work
· Establish policies and procedures to govern organisational activity, including guidance for the Board and staff
· Establish systems for reporting and monitoring
· Manage risk and ensure compliance and accountability with the governing document, external regulators and the law
· Make certain that the financial affairs of the organisation are conducted properly and are accurately reported
In addition to the above duties, each Board member should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Trustees in reaching sound decisions.
Experienced people sought as Trustees of Zambia Therapeutic Art (ZTA) (Fundraising, Finance, and other roles)
Who are we and what do we do?
Zambia Therapeutic Art (SC045462) - is a volunteer-led Scottish charity which aims to improve care for mental health service users by:
● designing, developing and delivering practice-based training in the therapeutic use of art to health and social care staff in Zambia ;
● working to ensure its ongoing sustainability; monitoring and evaluating the continuing practice; and
● conducting research on this topic.
With Zambia acting as our pilot, we aim to produce a sustainable model of training and service delivery which can be directed, owned, and managed locally, and that can be continued successfully with minimal external support.
In the period from 2011 to 2018:
● a total of 562 mental health professionals and trainees have received training;
● full practice-based training has been delivered in various settings; and
● Seven Zambian trainers have completed the two-stage certification process to become trainers themselves.
What skills, knowledge and abilities do we need?
ZTA is well managed and currently operates using very limited resources and a huge amount of goodwill and commitment from our trustees, volunteers and partners. Our board is made up of people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences who share a passion for our work. We enjoy what we do, and believe we make a difference. We face many challenges and always seek positive, practical and effective solutions.
We are looking to expand our Board and need volunteers with specific skills but also the willingness and enthusiasm to develop new skills. Experience of knowledge of art therapy and metal health is helpful, as is experience or an interest in Sub-Saharan Africa, but not a pre-requisite. We are looking for new Trustees who have a proven track record in:
Fundraising and Events
Social Media, PR, Communications and Marketing
Board meetings take place approximately every three months, usually in Edinburgh or the Lothians. Trustees should have the motivation and time to commit up to eight hours per month to help with the management and smooth running of the organisation. Travel and other reasonable expenses can be reimbursed.
We are very happy to consider applications from individuals from outwith the Central Belt who would envisage attending meetings via Skype.
Closing date: 1 April 2019 at 11.30 pm
We’re looking for a creative and innovative individual with experience of managing face-to-face (F2F) or door-to-door (D2D) teams, to join us as Deputy Door to Door Manager and help coach, manage and develop our D2D team.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
Fundraising is at the heart of Shelter’s success and we are currently working to generate a gross income of £45m by 2019/20. Our in-house team plays its part by focusing on bringing quality new supporters on board through F2F & D2D fundraising, which currently delivers around 85% of our new regular giving supporters. We run a number of teams across the UK and now is a particularly exciting time to join us.
About the Role
Working closely with the D2D Manager, you’ll help manage all of our in-house D2D activity, including ensuring campaigns are delivered on time and meet targets. We’ll also rely on you to monitor the performance of teams and individuals, report on progress and identify and act upon any areas where improvement is needed. Playing your part in the people management of the team will be important too, including conducting regular 1-2-1 meetings, coaching and motivating the team and assisting in an effective recruitment programme. And, when it comes to making sure all administration is completed accurately and follows efficient processes, again, we’ll count on you to deliver.
As well as a proven track record in a D2D/F2F role, we’ll be looking for a proactive and collaborative approach plus a flair for identifying emerging opportunities or taking action to avoid potential problems. A real customer focus, excellent communication and relationship building skills and the resilience to deal effectively with potentially difficult situations is also essential, as is the ability to lead change and improve performance. Proficient using Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, email and the internet, you’ll also need the know how to use databases for reporting purposes.
Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our award-winning fundraising team and be the change you want to be in society.
Shelter Scotland is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.
At Shelter Scotland, 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.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
We are seeking to appoint an experienced, dynamic, personable and outgoing person who is multi skilled in all fundraising activities. The post requires someone with excellent communication skills, who is self-motivated and exceptional organisation skills.
With overall responsibility for all areas of fundraising activities and the sole fundraiser for the organisation you will be able to plan and take the lead on every aspect of all fundraising activities including trusts /foundations, corporate / commercial, individuals and events.
At Barnardo's, we believe in children. Our purpose is to transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children and our vision is to realise Thomas Barnardo's dream of a world where no child is turned away from the help that they need. Now we need you to play your part in making that vision a reality.
We are looking for an experienced Regional Fundraising Manager with a demonstrable background of community fundraising and networking to deliver across our Scotland fundraising campaigns and programmes. You will be an integral member of the Scotland Fundraising team and UK Regional Fundraising team, working closely with the Scotland Fundraising Lead and Senior Regional Fundraising Manager to build our community support base and increase our income in Scotland.
You will have experience of driving excellent supporter experience and generating income growth through the delivery of fundraising partnerships and relationships, with substantial experience in the community fundraising field. You will be a first-rate communicator, and confident in managing a portfolio of supporters and organisations, delivering high value stewardship in order to increase life-time value to Barnardo's. You will have an excellent understanding of working with fundraising volunteers and community groups. You will be confident acquiring new businesses, partnerships and supporters and exploring new opportunities, working to objectives and KPIs to deliver increased income and support across Scotland.
You will adopt a proactive approach, utilising initiative and actively relationship building with existing/new funders, colleagues and volunteers to positively impact projected income. While your creativity and enthusiasm will enable you to pioneer, test and refine effective fundraising activities to suit Scottish audiences.
Reporting to the Scotland Fundraising Lead, with additional reporting responsibilities to the Senior Regional Fundraising Manager, this role will offer the successful candidate a great opportunity to work in a supportive working environment with lots of potential for learning and development. If you are an ambitious and driven networker and fundraiser, we are looking to hear from you.
As part of our future development we are seeking to appoint a suitably experienced, enthusiastic and self motivated individual to manage and develop the community led project.
The Project Manager will be responsible for the continued facilitation and development of this established project.
They will have responsibility for:-
Maintaining and building upon the strong partnership relationships with statutory and voluntary organisations.
Managing and developing a small team of volunteers
Monitoring and evaluation systems
Working with the Board of Directors and strategic planning & future direction of the organisation
Managing budget allocation, expenditure and projections
Applicants will have excellent communication skills and a sound understanding of financial management, service delivery, outcomes focussed monitoring and evaluation processes and submission of funding applications. The successful candidate will ideally have experience of successful project management and working in partnership with both the statutory and voluntary sector. Appointment will be subject to a successful Protection of Vulnerable Group Scheme disclosure.
Send a Cow is an award-winning international development charity providing training and ongoing support to smallholder farmers in six African countries. We give poor families and communities the hope and means to secure their own futures from the land, in line with our vision of a confident and thriving rural Africa.
A key element of our philanthropy strategy is to strengthen our focus in a few identified locations in the UK where Send a Cow has existing donors, resonance and scope to grow. As a result, we are looking for an experienced Partnerships Manager (from the charity or commercial sector) to be based in Scotland where our profile is strong and growing.
This varied and rewarding role will suit someone who is excellent at developing long term relationships, networking and responding to donor interests. With pending registration in Scotland, the launch of a new distinctive, vibrant brand identity and an ambitious new strategy now is an exciting time to join Send a Cow.
The successful applicant will work with a group of committed Send a Cow supporters and our local high level volunteers will provide support, knowledge and their passion for Send a Cow. Using your excellent interpersonal skills you will expand the supporter base through introductions and engagement opportunities to pique their interest. Supported by your colleagues in Bath you will be connecting supporters to a range of Send a Cow’s sustainable livelihoods projects, from training South Sudanese refugees in Uganda to grow their own food to empowering coffee growing farmers to become self-sufficient in Rwanda.
There is so much potential to develop this role and have an impact on our emerging Partnerships regional strategy. If you are passionate about international development and excellent at building relationships we would love to hear from you. Applications close at 9.00am on 15th April 2019 with the successful candidate most likely to start in June.
We are looking to recruit 2 x Fundraising and Support Officers based in our Edinburgh office. The ideal candidate will be a natural leader with excellent communication skills. They will bring real energy and drive to a role that requires flexibility, working with volunteers and developing and securing fundraising opportunities in their community.
Community is the heartbeat of MRF and this role is key to ensuring MRF is part of every community. You will develop our profile, build partnerships and strengthen our work with volunteers to ensure they have the skills and opportunity to raise funds on our behalf.
A unique opportunity has arisen to join the team at Citizens Advice Edinburgh (CAE) and help us deliver on a new and exciting project aimed at improving the financial health and income maximisation of people across Scotland.
This project is being delivered with funding from Citizens Advice Scotland’s in partnership with the Scottish Government.
The Financial Health Check Dedicated Adviser must a solid background in welfare rights, debt and money advice and have experience of dealing with complex cases, including a knowledge and understanding of budgeting and sources of income maximisation.
As this is a new service, the Financial Health Check Adviser must also have knowledge and skills in designing and delivering new services and for training and coaching of others, as this role will include engaging staff, volunteers, partner organisations, elected members and the public in understanding and accessing the service and practical training and advice workshops to increase capacity.
Every year Citizens Advice Edinburgh supports over 13,000 people seeking advice and support in relation to their financial circumstances. With our advice, we help clients achieve in excess of £3 million pounds per year in financial gain, through improved budgeting, managing problematic debt and income maximisation.
This new project will extend that service, by offering clients the option of accessing support by phone and online. You will work as part of a team delivering services to people throughout Scotland and supporting them as fully as possible through the channel of their choice.
Citizens Advice Edinburgh is an independent charity delivering free, confidential and impartial advice and support to people living and working in Edinburgh. Every year, we deal with over 25,000 enquiries for advice, from over 13,000 individual clients. Around 75% of that relates primarily to Welfare Rights and Income Maximisation.
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