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Freelance Fundraiser

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Anywhere in Scotland
  • Closing 12th November 2021

  • Advertised from 22nd October 2021
  • Fee: hourly rate of £25. Approx 10 hours per week (flexible) 1-year contract, with possibility of extension


Scottish Adoption delivers high quality, innovative services to everyone affected by adoption. Every year we place up to 50 children who can no longer live with their birth families with adoptive parents living within an hour’s drive from Edinburgh. These are some of society’s most vulnerable children who may have seen unthinkable things in their early years through abuse and neglect. Following placement, we provide post adoption support to strengthen these new family units, support parents and help the children to heal from their traumatic early experiences.

Scottish Adoption is looking to recruit a freelance fundraiser to build upon existing relationships with trusts and foundations and seek out new funding opportunities. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of fundraising, ideally from a range of sources and particularly from trusts and foundations. They will have knowledge of the fundraising landscape and good research skills. An ability to share the stories of everyone affected by adoption in a way that moves people and gets across the value of the work we do is also essential. The candidate will also have strong interpersonal skills, be self-motivated and able to work independently.

A Job Description is available for download below.

Application notes

How to Apply

Please send a CV and covering letter to

Deadline for applications: Friday 12th November