Camphill Estates
Camphill Estates

Charity registered in Scotland SC012653

Camphill Estates works in partnership with five independent charities to help build futures for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and additional support needs.

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Top job! Director of Fundraising

  • Full time
  • Circa £80,000
  • Aberdeen (Hybrid)
  • Closing 17th May 2024

Camphill is a worldwide movement with over 100 independent charities (often referred to as 'communities') supporting individuals with additional support needs to lead meaningful lives and to reach their fullest potential. The organisation began here, in Scotland, in 1939 through a group of Austrian refugees. They sought societal change in the way disadvantaged and vulnerable people were treated and cared for.

There are 11 Camphill charities in Scotland, from Aberdeen to Dumfries and Galloway, supporting over 500 people from early childhood through to older age. In Aberdeen, Camphill Estates owns the land occupied by 6 of them. They are independent charities but work together under the Camphill Estates umbrella for the common good.

Historically, Camphill Estates had one Fundraising Manager to generate voluntary raised funds and to support all of the communities to fundraise for themselves. This all changed three years ago when this new post was created, representing a sea change in the organisation’s thinking.

It followed a master plan which was drawn up with the help of consultants who reviewed the needs of the estate. This process produced a lengthy list of capital build projects for 5 of the 6 charities that are necessary to improve the buildings and the opportunities for the service users. The cost of delivering those projects was an estimated £15million with the focus on improvements to Camphill School and the residential units.

A highly experience fundraiser was appointed to create and lead the capital campaign to raise the required £15m funding, within a ten-year period. Three years on, the campaign has met with great success - £4.5m has been raised already. They also built a very strong and focussed fundraising team of five, raised the profile of the campaign in the local area and built strong working relationships with all the five partner charities.

Sadly, the current capital appeal fundraiser is moving on from Camphill Estates to live overseas, and Camphill Estates are looking for a new senior fundraiser to lead the appeal and carry on the good work. In the three years since the appeal was launched, further capital requirements have emerged, and a new charity (Murtle Market) has been created. The appeal total has therefore been reset at £15m and again, ten years has been set as the timescale.

The Board has set aside a healthy budget which allows the Director of Fundraising to build a team to deliver success. It will be up to the Director to devise a strategy and manage the team of five fundraisers to reach the new income goal.

Crucially, Board do not see this appeal as an end in itself. Such a varied and evolving group of charities will always have a capital fundraising requirement and are therefore happy to offer this role as a permanent position, not linked to the current appeal target or length.

This vacancy has now closed

Fundraising Executive

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £35,000
  • Aberdeen with hybrid working
  • Closing 30th June 2023

About Us

Camphill Estates (CRSE) is a Scottish charity (SC01265) which owns the land and property of five independent Camphill charities in Aberdeen City and Shire: Beannachar, Camphill School Aberdeen, Camphill Wellbeing Trust, Simeon Care for the Elderly and Tigh a’ Chomainn. The Fundraising Team provides the fundraising function to the first 4 charities in the list.

About Camphill:

Camphill is a worldwide movement with over 100 independent sustainable charities (often referred to as 'communities') that support individuals with additional support needs to lead meaningful lives.

The Role:

We are seeking a pro-active and highly motivated, results orientated fundraising professional to drive forward our corporate partnerships, community & events fundraising as well as supporting the wider fundraising function. You will work as part of a team helping to implement an effective fundraising strategy with innovative approaches and tried and tested techniques required to bring in funds from corporate partnerships, community, individuals and events. This is a new role in an established and growing Fundraising Team with significant capital fundraising ambitions and a strong track record of success.

The Opportunity:

This role offers an exciting challenge to be part of a high achieving, dynamic and fast paced team that supports multiple charities and is continually responding to new projects. We work with opportunities ranging from a few thousand pounds to a few million.

Each day is different with a range of new challenges to tackle with the ability to shape the direction and success of your portfolio. We have an open minded and inclusive culture that embraces new ideas and works collaboratively towards a common goal, sharing and celebrating successes together.

We are based on Murtle Estate, which leads the way on third sector sustainability practices. The beautiful Estate is set over 28 hectares, which includes a herd of Alpacas! We also often join various community events and festivals, really getting involved in the ethos of the Camphill movement.

By being based onsite and regularly traveling to each charity, you get to know and build relationships with the people you are supporting and can see first hand the real and lasting difference our funding makes. We are very fortunate to be able to physically show people what we do and not just talk about it – one of our greatest assets.

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