The Outward Bound Trust
The Outward Bound Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC040341

The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity that helps young people defy their limitations through learning and adventure in the wild.

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Top job! Director of Finance and Resources

  • Full time
  • £80,000 – £95,000
  • Flexible, although will require frequent working from the Head Office near Penrith and regular travel for Board, Senior Management and other meetings. (Hybrid)
  • Closing 24th May 2024

At Outward Bound, young people leave behind their everyday lives to venture into a new world of endless opportunities. Could you be our next Director of Finance and Resources as we embark on our new strategy, ‘The Next Horizon’?

The Outward Bound Trust partners with schools, colleges, employers and youth groups to teach young people most important lesson they could ever learn: to believe in themselves. Young people’s lives are filled with pressures and challenges. They need the means to help them cope and thrive in this noisy and uncertain world – now and in the future.

We provide opportunities for young people to seize the moment and empower them to discover and embrace their unique strengths. At Outward Bound, young people leave behind their everyday lives to experience unfamiliar environments, and through challenge and adventure, young people learn to thrive and grow. This is where they discover who they are and what they are truly capable of.

The vacancy

You will be central to the leadership and management of Outward Bound and realising the ambition set out in The Next Horizon, leading the financial stewardship of the organisation. You will both oversee the management of the organisation’s financial resources and provide leadership in their utilisation to further the charity’s mission. You will also be responsible for the organisation’s environmental sustainability journey, and for IT, Digital, and trust-wide systems and processes.

About you

The successful candidate will be central to the leadership and management of the charity in the coming years working closely with the CEO and the Senior Leadership Team. You will be astute, collaborative, risk aware, have an attention to detail and thrive on working in a fast paced environment.

A fully qualified accountant with proven experience at a senior level in a finance role with responsibility across the whole finance function, you will have substantial financial leadership and commercial acumen. Experience in a national level organisation of comparable complexity is also required.

You will be a creative and entrepreneurial leader, able to develop your team members to their full potential. You should be committed to embedding the values of equity, diversity and inclusion into everything that you do.

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Executive Assistant to Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £40,000
  • Glasgow or near Penrith, Lake District, plus frequent travel in the UK.
  • Closing 15th May 2023

The Outward Bound Trust is a very busy, vibrant charity, that prides itself in offering a refreshing and stimulating work environment. This role will provide full confidential administrative support to the Chief Executive.

You’ll organise the detail behind the vision…from diaries, events, meetings, and travel. In addition, you will be responsible for overseeing and actioning some areas of organisational governance, as well as giving support to Senior Management Team members, and the Board of Trustees as and when required.

This role is more than an Executive Assistant role - you will wear many hats, meet many interesting people and be involved in many differing projects. This role is critical in supporting the organisation in its mission to support young people.

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Fundraising Executive

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £30,000
  • Glasgow (part time home based working will be considered)
  • Closing 30th January 2023

The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity that inspires young people to believe they can achieve more than they ever thought possible through learning and adventure in the wild.

The UK fundraising team raises over £7m a year to provide bursary support for disadvantaged young people to participate in our residential courses, and towards capital requirements across the Trust. The team of 15 is based across three locations at Waterloo, London, Head Office in Hackthorpe, Cumbria and Glasgow, Scotland.

As Fundraising Executive, you will be part of a team working together with the Head of Scottish Partnerships to raise £750,000.

This is a full-time post in which you'll:

  • Have responsibility for your own portfolio of trusts and pro-actively research and recruit new trusts to support Outward Bound
  • Supporting the fundraising and stewardship of existing donors for The Trust’s two major projects in Scotland – The Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award and Scotland’s Next Generation.
  • Supporting the Head of Scottish Partnerships in the stewardship of Corporate and Major Donors and planning and execution of fundraising events.
  • Support the social media activity of the Scotland fundraising team.

This is a varied role with opportunities to provide fundraising support across a number of different income streams. Applicants will be based in Glasgow with hybrid home working considered.

Please download the Job Specification for full details

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Fundraising Executive

  • Full time
  • £23,618 – £27,916
  • Glasgow, Cumbria or Home working
  • Closing 27th October 2021

The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity that helps young people defy their limitations through learning and adventure in the wild.

The UK fundraising team raises over £4.5m a year to provide bursary support for disadvantaged young people to participate in our residential courses, and towards capital requirements across the Trust. The team of 15 is based across three locations at Waterloo, London, Head Office in Hackthorpe, Cumbria and Glasgow, Scotland.

As Fundraising Executive you work jointly with our Scotland Fundraising Lead and Trusts & Foundations Fundraising Lead, to raise £500k of trusts’ funding. You’ll also provide support for corporate and major donor fundraising in Scotland, including the organisation and execution of events and other fundraising admin duties as required. The post will include occasional overnight travel to meetings and events.

This is a full time post in which you'll:

  • Have responsibility for your own portfolio of 40 trusts
  • Pro-actively research and recruit new trusts to support Outward Bound
  • Support the Scotland’s Next Generation project with donor stewardship and participant administration
  • Support the Scotland Fundraising Lead in the stewardship of corporate and major donors and the planning and execution of fundraising events.

This is a varied role with opportunities to provide fundraising support across a number of different income streams. Applicants can choose to work from our Glasgow office or our Head Office in Hackthorpe, Cumbria. Home working will also be considered.

Please download the Job Specification for full details

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