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Fundraising and Business Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,004 – £44,041
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow with hybrid working
  • Closing 19th November 2022

  • Advertised from 7th November 2022
  • Up to 37.5 hours per week – happy to talk flexible working
  • SUS3858B


About the role

A new and exciting opportunity to work with us is here to deliver the fundraising and income generation strategy in Scotland. You will work closely with colleagues to understand why funding is needed and grow and diversify our income.

You will work collaboratively with our Project Pipeline Manager and Business Development & Fundraising Coordinator to identify and activate cross-programme opportunities (internal and external).

As the Fundraising and Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for implementing the fundraising and supporter engagement strategy in Scotland and delivering income generation, predominantly through approaches to trusts and foundations and extending UK wide campaigns to audiences in Scotland. You will be expected to deliver unrestricted income, transformational gifts from trusts, foundations and other partners, capitalising on Sustrans assets such as the National Cycle Network or Paths for Everyone stream.

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to a nearby office hub in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

About you

With a proven track record in fundraising and income generation, you will use your knowledge of the Scottish fundraising landscape to identify projects/programmes for funding and implement plans to bring a viable pipeline to fruition through bids to statutory funders as well as trusts and foundations.

We will look for evidence of your experience of leading relationships with funding bodies and trusts and of working directly with a business development function.

You will build relationships easily, using your excellent communication skills to influence and negotiate with funders and potential donors.

You should have experience of leading, motivating and managing a team.

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of relevant legislation, commissions and best practice relating to fundraising and income generation.

We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups. Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone - reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion and ensuring all people are treated with dignity and respect.

What we offer

In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.


• 26 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working

• Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)

• Staff volunteer days

• 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service

• We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes


• Group Personal Pension scheme with a 4% or 5% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans

• Bike, computer and season ticket loans

• Discount benefits

Family Friendly

• Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

• Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday - Friday)

Application notes

To find out more please visit our website

• Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 21 November

• Interviews will take place via MS Teams on 2 December

To apply, please complete our online application form. More details of our vacancies can be found at

Who we are

At Sustrans you'll be part of a movement to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

We're all here to change things! You’ll be part of an incredible community of talented, passionate, creative, problem solvers all working together to change things for the better. We act locally and think big - we have a vision of a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone.

You'll be questioning the status quo and daring to imagine a different world. You'll work on exciting, impactful projects that will stretch and empower you and you'll be rewarded by seeing the difference you make to people, communities and the planet.

We believe including everyone is central to who we are and what we want to achieve, we welcome difference and pride ourselves on creating a culture where you can be yourself and where your wellness is supported.

You'll be guaranteed to make friends for life and work with a team that is incredibly flexible, supportive, ethical and fun.