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Trusts and Programmes Officer

  • Part time
  • £21,254 pro-rata
  • Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh. EH7 5QY
  • Closing 7th February 2020

  • Advertised from 28th January 2020
  • 21 hours per week.


You are a detail orientated, efficient and fantastic fundraiser up for the challenge of securing funding from charitable trusts and foundations for our life changing healthcare work in Malawi, India and Nepal.

The role

As Trusts and Foundations Officer, your rewarding role will help make a massive difference to sick people fighting to get out of poverty in remote parts of the world. Reporting to the Director of Fundraising, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of the Trusts and Foundation partnership programme against an agreed annual income target.

You will work closely with colleagues across the charity, with the Leadership Team, and Board members to nurture a Trusts and Foundations pipeline that helps us deliver our amazing programmes.

You will manage your own workload including the writing of high-quality applications within deadlines, as well as researching and cultivating new funding partners. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with existing and prospective Trust funders, especially those with the potential to give significant multi-year grants. You will place high importance on providing excellent donor care, producing clear and thorough reports.

About us

EMMS International (EMMS) is a Christian international healthcare charity that has provided health care to poor and marginalised people since 1841. With a vision for a just world in which all people have access to good quality and dignified healthcare, EMMS works with partners in some of the poorest communities of the world (in Malawi, India, Nepal and Scotland) to transform lives through compassionate, effective and sustainable healthcare. EMMS works with local partners in country, supporting organisations and people to develop health programmes that are appropriate to meet the needs of their own local communities and contexts.

EMMS has strong links with Trusts and Foundations and now we want to strengthen and grow it. We want to raise awareness of the incredible impact grants have on the sick and poor. We seek to inspire more funding partners to join this movement of change, improving lives where there is little hope for a better future and bringing holistic healthcare to those whose voice is not listened to.

About you

You will be an enthusiastic fundraiser and a curious researcher who takes the initiative to identify new funding opportunities, with a warm, relational ability to build strong links with new and existing partners. Ideally, you will have fundraising experience, preferably within the Trusts and Foundations field.

To thrive in this very rewarding role, you will need to be a self-starter happy to work within a team and manage multiple priorities to produce a high standard of work. You will have a proven ability to write compelling cases for support, quickly grasping complex technical programme information and turning it into winning grant applications.

You will be a competent and organised person able to multi-task and work to tight deadlines. You will be experienced in working with data bases and take your responsibilities seriously in managing confidential information and the Charity records on the Raisers Edge database.

Application notes

To apply please visit our website

Closing date for applications: 7th February 2020

Interviews in Edinburgh: w/c 17th February 2020


All EMMS International posts are offered within the Charity’s Salary Grade Scale and we are committed to paying a fair and equitable salary to all our staff. New employees would normally start at the lowest level of the grade; however, the offer will be made based on the relevant experience and skills a candidate brings to a role.

Candidates should note that unfortunately it is not our policy to reimburse expenses for attending interviews at EMMS International.