Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Co. is an exciting new social enterprise situated in the Erskine Veterans Village Estate in Bishopton, Renfrewshire who are now looking to recruit a Senior Bid Writer to join our team.
Main Purpose of the Job
To secure grant funding and sponsorship for Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Co. achieving the annual income target. This fundraising is largely for employability support for Scotland’s most disadvantaged veterans including those with severe physical disabilities and mental health challenges. There are also other capital opportunities for SBMC including facilities, machinery and transport, and other RBLI activities such as LifeWorks and STEP IN that are relevant.
You will produce persuasive grant applications and sponsorship proposals, mainly for charitable trusts and statutory funding opportunities, although needs to be flexible to undertake corporate and HNWI approaches and occasionally engage RBLI’s community supporters in Scotland.
Experience of working closely with colleagues across delivery/operational departments to develop service proposals and a successful track record in generating income through writing competitive bids is essential. An ability to work independently is a prerequisite.
Your Key Responsibilities
This role will be based in Scotland. It will be mainly home based with some time at Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Co. at Erskine in Renfrewshire e.g. for donor tours.
Skills & Experience Required:
RBLI offer a competitive holiday allowance, a Group Flexible Retirement Plan and Life Assurance.
“To be the driving force towards financial wellbeing for the people of Scotland”
Money Advice Scotland (MAS) – Scotland’s money charity is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer. The current Chief Executive is stepping down after over 30 years of service, in both a paid and unpaid capacity, with the organisation.
This is a very exciting point in the history of Money Advice Scotland, as we have recently introduced new governance arrangements which befit a modern vibrant organisation.
We are seeking a dynamic forward thinking individual who shares our passion in being “the driving force towards wellbeing for the people of Scotland”. See our strategy document and impact report.
Money Advice Scotland has a membership drawn from local authorities, CABx, housing associations, voluntary sector projects, insolvency practitioners, all of whom have an interest in the provision of debt advice and/or financial capability/education. This is a key area of work for Money Advice Scotland and the CEO needs to be able to engage at strategic level particularly with Schools, Colleges and Universities to re-inforce the importance of personal finance education.
We particularly wish to appoint a Chief Executive who is ambitious and has strong fundraising and visible leadership skills. In addition, someone who has experience in change management, and can work at all levels of government, and the credit industry as a whole. We need someone with credibility, and a strong voice for the sector, which often represents vulnerable consumers. Also strong influencing and negotiation skills are an essential requirement. Remuneration for the post is between £49,000 and £58,000 per annum and 6% employer pension contribution.
This post is well positioned to have a real opportunity to shape and shift the money advice and financial inclusion sector to meet the demands of the new strategic and operational environment we now face.
MAS holds the Investor in People Gold standard reflecting our own continued commitment of developing the staff who are at the heart of the services we provide to members.
We are a relatively small organisation (employing 18 people), which punches well above its weight, and always delivers on its promise. We need someone who can continue that reputation moving forward.
Money Advice Scotland supports flexible working. We are more concerned about getting the right person with the right skills to lead the organisation into the “new norm”.
Children 1st work to give every child in Scotland a safe and secure childhood. We achieve this by providing direct services to vulnerable children and their families across Scotland.
“A child without a childhood is like a rainbow without colour”
John McGurk, Children 1st Supporter
Join our team and put the colour back into the childhood of children in Scotland.
We are reinventing Community Fundraising at Children 1st and we need an excellent Senior Community Fundraiser to join our team. Do you want to be part of this exciting new chapter of relationship based fundraising practice? If yes, we want to hear from you! This is a new role and we have big ideas and projects, but we are also looking for someone to bring their own influence and inspiration to the post.
We need someone who is focused, driven, shares our vision and is able to deliver innovation and creativity to their work. Being an excellent communicator on all platforms is vital. Our values are important to us and we need someone who can communicate this to our supporters.
In return you will be offered a competitive salary, 40 days annual leave inclusive of 9 days public holidays, a contributory pension scheme and generous maternity/adoption and paternity leave benefits.
This is a permanent, full-time, home-based role of 35 hours per week. Based flexibly in the central belt (preferable east coast to complement our team). The role will require frequent travel across Scotland.
For a confidential and informal conversation about this role please call Head of Public Fundraising Susan Bradley on 07921338384.
Established in 2013, the Peeblesshire Foodbank has enjoyed strong community support in its provision of emergency food parcels for those in need.
Working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Development Manager will assume responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service and will lead on an ambitious development agenda. This will include widening the role of volunteers and developing relationships with external organisations to offer new support services to clients, policy development and implementation, and fundraising through community initiatives and grant funding.
Candidates should have management or supervisory experience, be self-motivated, with good communication and IT skills.
The Community One Stop Shop is a small and independent community resource based in Broomhouse, Edinburgh. We support local residents through our services which include advice, employability, emergency food provision, and various ancillary activities.
This is a unique opportunity to join our fabulous team and to support local individuals and families who rely so much on our services. As a key member of our team, you will support the management team in developing and sustaining crucial services in a challenging time. You will write and submit persuasive and compelling funding applications and identify new funding opportunities. We are looking for an individual with provable fundraising experience with community-based charities. You will have evidence of relevant achievements and strong relationship-building skills. You will report directly to the Project Manager.
Who are we looking for? Person Specifications:
Come on board and help make the next move.
Inverclyde Women’s Aid is seeking to recruit suitably experienced, qualified, and skilled women to join our existing Board of Directors.
We offer refuge accommodation for 11 families, 1:1 support, group work, information, counselling, and advocacy to women and their children who experience domestic abuse and sexual abuse. We are currently based in 9 George Square, Greenock, although we provide our services Inverclyde wide.
The role of the Director is highly rewarding but unpaid, although any expenses incurred will be reimbursed. Training on domestic abuse and its effects will be available. This is a unique opportunity for women who have expertise, time, and commitment to join the Board of Directors to provide strategic guidance and leadership to support the current management structure in the future development of the organisation.
We are keen to recruit women who have experience and knowledge of working with vulnerable women, children, and young people. We have identified skills and experience required including: Operational and Strategic Development; Financial Management; Human Resource Management, Marketing and Fundraising.
Inverclyde Women’s Aid is an Equal Opportunities Employer and positively welcomes applications from women from all sections of the community. Only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. Successful applicants will be subject to PVG checks.
Angus Citizens Advice Bureau (SCIO) was formed in 1985 to provide a holistic advice service to the residents of Angus. As a member of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux network, Angus CAB aims to ensure that individuals do not suffer through a lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities or through an inability to express their needs effectively.
Since its establishment, Angus CAB now has offices in Arbroath, Forfar and Montrose which are supported by over 50 volunteers and 15 members of staff. The Bureau supports individuals with a number of enquires each year whilst project staff provide specialist support on topics including social security, debt, utilities, NHS concerns & complaints and support for the armed forces and their families.
Following our current Chair coming to the end of his tenure, we are seeking to appoint a new Chair as well as additional Trustees. We are excited to offer the opportunity to join our Board of Trustees to up to 3 individuals to help guide our organisation into what we see as a new and exciting phase. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic individuals with experience of operations, fundraising, volunteer support, HR, marketing, communications and/or finance to our Board of Trustees.
Applicants will have the experience and skills to ensure that the charity continues to develop and provide high-quality long-term services. As a Trustee, you will be required to contribute to the governance of the organisation including attendance at regular board meetings (currently 4 times per year) and the AGM. Please note that we are currently conducting virtual Board meetings.
For the role of Chair, you will have additional responsibilities which will include chairing Board meetings, representing the Bureau at events (including Citizens Advice Scotland AGM) and working closely with the Chief Officer on strategical issues.
These roles are not accompanied by any financial renumeration, although expenses for travel may be claimed in line with our expenses policy.
seescape is seeking new trustees to help the charity as we grow and develop
Based in in Kirkcaldy, Fife, seescape is a well-established charity working to improve the independence and quality of life of those who have sight impairment, their families and carers. seescape believes that it is important to raise awareness of the needs of sight impaired people by changing attitudes and breaking down the barriers that prevent people living with sight impairment being full and active members of society.
seescape provides a diverse range of activities and support to its beneficiaries. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with the charity as it seeks to grow and develop.
The role may appeal to people with a background and skills in one or more of the following areas: eye health, business planning and development, fundraising, HR, IT, charity governance or marketing.
seescape would like to appoint trustees to complement the current board in its role as a governing body: setting strategy and ensuring exemplary governance and fiscal control. Ideally the candidate would be someone with an understanding of charities and the voluntary sector. Most importantly they will have some strategic expertise and understanding of good governance.
The charity is keen to bring additional skills to its board, however, seescape is keen to attract applicants from a diverse audience so other skills will also be welcomed.
Board meetings are held every 6 weeks and these are currently being held virtually by Zoom.
Scotland’s women and labour market expert, Close the Gap, is looking for new trustees. Committed to women’s labour market equality, you’ll have the ability to think strategically and creatively, and to respond to the needs of the organisation. You’ll also be able to commit the time to fulfil the role of trustee, and help us meet our strategic objectives.
Close the Gap is strongly committed to equality, and recognises that diverse boards are more effective, and result in better governance practice. We would particularly welcome applications from Black and minority ethnic people, disabled people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people who are currently under-represented on our board. We’re also particularly interested in receiving applications from people that have knowledge and experience in finance and fundraising.
Close the Gap is Scotland’s expert policy and advocacy organisation working on women’s labour market participation. We work strategically with policymakers, employers and unions to address the causes of women’s inequality at work. Close the Gap was established as a partnership initiative in 2001, and became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation in 2016.
Our client, a Charitable Organisation in Aberdeen have an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Officer. This is a full-time, 6 months contract position.
To increase the financial contributions of individuals and groups to the society by building relationships and exploring new development opportunities from various sources. To focus fundraising activities on those that will have the highest chance of success and are likely to produce the largest financial return for the effort involved.
Candidates should have previous experience in business development and fundraising in the charitable sector.
Excellent interpersonal skills