• Part time
  • £29,695 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 24th April 2024

  • Advertised from 3rd April 2024
  • £17,322 - 21 hours per week. Length of Contract: 1st June 2024 – May 2025.


Background information

The Welcoming Association is a charity that works with New Scots (asylum seekers, refugees and migrants) in Edinburgh. We won the 2021 Ashden Award for Greener Communities, and three of our volunteers also won prestigious prizes at the Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2021. At the five-year strategic review in February 2024, the staff acknowledged some of the organisation’s many strengths, such as being cooperative, close-knit, flexible, and dedicated to its employees. Therefore, our future fundraiser will join a supportive and high-performing team.

Purpose of the role

The purpose of the post is to work closely with the Director to create and implement comprehensive fundraising plans aligned with the Welcoming Association’s strategic goals.

This is an ideal role for someone who has demonstrated experience in fundraising and is looking to further develop their knowledge and experience in an exciting and far-sighted organisation. The role offers the successful candidate an opportunity to learn and develop the skills needed to forge a successful career in the third sector.

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Senior Management Team and project coordinators. Please refer to our organogram.

External: Service users, funders, and partner agencies.

Additional information

Please note that you must already be eligible to work in the UK to be employed by The Welcoming Association.

The post holder will work from The Welcoming’s office on 20/1 Westfield Avenue, Edinburgh, EH11 2TT.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of The Welcoming. We welcome applications from BAME people, applicants with lived experience as refugees, or working with refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable adults.

Application notes

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact The Welcoming Association’s Director, Tesfu Gessesse, to discuss the role informally. (9am - 5pm Monday to Friday on 07595 345 722, or by emailing:

The closing date for this position is Wednesday 24th April 2024 at midday.

Interviews will be held week commencing 6th May 2024.

An application form is available for download below.

Please send applications to