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Senior Fundraiser – Business Development & Trusts

  • Full time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • Edinburgh - Can be based flexibly in Scotland with access (restrictions dependant) to our offices in Edinburgh & Glasgow
  • Closing 24th September 2021

  • Advertised from 2nd September 2021
  • 35 hours per week


The COVID19 pandemic has created previously unimaginable levels of need. Raising funds has never been more needed to ensure that we are able to deliver support for the children and families of Scotland.

Here at Children 1st, we are looking for someone special to join our skilled and successful fundraising team, to help deliver on our ambitious three-year fundraising strategy.

This fixed term, maternity cover role in the Business Development & Trusts team requires an excellent candidate to produce high quality bids, proposals and tenders which communicate our unique approach to working with Scotland’s vulnerable children, young people and families and which capture our outcome focused delivery models with clarity and conviction.

We need someone who is focused, driven, shares our vision and is able to deliver innovation and creativity to their work. Being an excellent communicator and relationship manager on all platforms is vital. Our values are important to us and we need someone who can translate this to our supporters through authentic and creative relationships.

If you have a track record of writing powerful bids and applications, managing relationships and a passion for supporting Scotland’s children, we'd love to hear from you!

This is a fixed term, full time role of 35 hours per week (although less than 35 hours will be considered) until January 2023. Based flexibly in Scotland with access (restrictions dependant) to our offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The role may require travel across Scotland when safe to do so.

Application notes

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In return you will be offered a competitive salary, 40 days annual leave inclusive of 9 days public holidays (pro rata) and flexible working opportunities.

Closing date: Friday 24th September at noon.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Friday 01 October 2021.