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Fundraising Officer

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

  • Advertised from 4th November 2019
  • Permanent
  • 30 days’ annual leave (including public holidays), plus 6 days at Christmas & Subsidised housing


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.

Application notes

To find out more, please download the Job Description below.

To apply for the role of Fundraising Officer at Project Trust, please send a tailored CV and covering letter to

Your covering letter should make a compelling case for why you feel motivated to work for Project Trust in this role, as well as giving an overview of your most relevant skills and experience, and should fill no more than two pages of A4.

Closing date for applications is 24 November 2019. Please note that we reserve the right to close the position early if we receive a suitable number of applications.