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Grants and Fundraising Officer

  • Part time
  • £34,877 – £40,023 pro-rata
  • Blend of home working and office, based in Rose Street, Edinburgh or can be entirely home based anywhere in the UK. Please talk to us about your flexible working requirements!
  • Closing 8th March 2024

  • Advertised from 6th February 2024
  • Permanent. 21 hours per week. 3 days per week.


Scottish Women’s Aid has an opportunity to join their infrastructure team as a Grants and Fundraising Officer. This is a new position within the team, the role holder will be responsible for generating a diverse income and ensuring that our fundraising activities align with our strategic priorities. They will work closely with the Operations Manager as well as the Finance and Communications team.


Scottish Women’s Aid is Scotland’s leading voluntary sector organisation working to end domestic abuse and promoting effective policy and practice responses for women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse. We are the umbrella organisation for 32 autonomous Women’s Aid groups delivering direct services to women, children and young people across Scotland.

What You’ll Do

Working closely with colleagues across the organisation you will develop strong and compelling fundraising bids for a range of trusts, grant funders and government funding streams. You will support the Management Team to develop and deliver an effective, values-based fundraising strategy in line with our strategic priorities. You will also work closely with the Finance and Communications Team to attract diverse streams of income and develop innovative ways of reaching donors as well as demonstrating the impact of SWA’s work. Building a network of effective relationships with grant making bodies as well as corporate and community partners and stakeholders will be integral to the role.

What We Need

We’re looking for someone with experience in a similar role, with specific experience of developing and writing successful funding applications from a wide range of funding sources, preferably in a similar context. We’re looking for someone with skills across a range of fundraising profiles, with experience of developing legacy and corporate fundraising streams as well as community fundraising. We ask that you re a self-starter, ready to apply these skills creatively to meet our strategic priorities. Excellent written and verbal communications skills go without saying: you’ll be skilled in the ability to engage confidently with a range of different audiences, and be adept at writing to suit them, working alongside collegues across SWA to co-produce bids, reports and evaluations for funders.

We’re looking for someone who has;

  • Knowledge of ethical fundraising and charity law as applied to the fundraising environment in Scotland.
  • Demonstrable track record of developing and writing successful funding applications, from a wide range of relevant funding sources
  • Highly organised approach to effective planning, delivery and the development of funding applications
  • Awareness and understanding of the feminist analysis of domestic abuse and the impact on women, children and young people

What we offer

There are many reasons to work for Scottish Women’s Aid. We have a great working culture and our mission and vision attracts a brilliant staff team. Your hard work is rewarded with a package of support and benefits including:

Flexible working

We offer flexible hybrid working options for the majority of our employees. Some posts are eligible for full-time homeworking. We also offer flexibility for staff and work/life balance through a number of flexible working options such as flexi time, condensed hours, job sharing.


SWA are a Living wage employer, our pay and grading system offers a competitive starting salary and yearly progression.

Annual Leave

We offer a full-time annual leave entitlement of 30 days (210 hours) per year plus 10 Public Holiday days (70 hours) per year. Leave is accrued at the rate of 3.33 days (23.3 hours) per month.


SWA believes it's important that we help you save for your retirement so access to Nest pension scheme is given to all eligible employees. SWA contributes 10% of gross contractual earnings on the provision that the employee contributes a minimum of 3% towards their pension contributions.

Learning and Development

SWA supports and develops staff to ensure they have the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities. There is an internal schedule of training on key skills and knowledge relevant to all staff. There is also scope to attend ad hoc training for employees who are working to develop specific skills.

Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay

SWA offers staff who meet the criteria for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) an enhanced maternity pay of 20 weeks on full pay and 20 weeks on half pay.


As part of SWA’s commitment to staff wellbeing, staff are offered access to a confidential 24/7 health and Wellbeing service with AIG which provides confidential advice, counselling and legal support to all staff, and where applicable, immediate family members.

Bike 2 Work

An interest-free loan to purchase a bike, can be arranged up to the value of £1,000.

Edinburgh Leisure Gym Subsidies

Edinburgh based staff are able to access Edinburgh Leisure facilities for the reduced price of £1 per session.


Applications will be accepted from women only under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Scottish Women’s Aid is an equal opportunities employer, all women, including women with the protected characteristic of gender reassignment, may apply for women-only roles.

SWA are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that is representative of the people we serve.

We are taking positive action to address an under-representation of minoritised and marginalised women within our workforce. We offer Disabled and racially minoritised women the option of requesting that their application is considered under the terms of our Guaranteed Interview Schemes. You will be asked if you wish to be considered when you complete our application form.

If you would like to discuss the job or any adjustments, whether due to disability or any other reason, please contact us on or on the phone on 0131 226 6606.

Application notes

Please visit our website for more information including a job description and application guidance.

If you would prefer not to exclusively write your application, you can send us an existing CV and a video or a voice note which answers question 11 on the application form in no more than 5 minutes to

Closing date for applications: Friday 8th March 2024 at 12 noon.

For any questions relating to the vacancy please contact

Scottish Women’s Aid is a company limited by guarantee, company no. SC128433,

and a charity registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, charity no. SC001099.