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Short Breaks Fund Manager

  • Part time
  • £39,689.42 pro-rata
  • Hybrid: Dunfermline
  • Closing 7th July 2024

  • Advertised from 12th June 2024
  • £31,751.54 - 28 hours per week (we can offer flexibility to increase the number of hours per week). Maternity Cover: up to twelve months.


Are you passionate about grants funding? Do you want to be part of an enthusiastic and dedicated team that supports the short breaks needs of unpaid carers in Scotland?

Shared Care Scotland is an innovative national charity, based in Dunfermline, working to support Scotland’s unpaid carers to access short breaks and respite.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced fund manager to join the Shared Care Scotland team. The postholder will be responsible for delivering the Short Breaks Fund programmes (Better Breaks, Creative Breaks and Time to Live) which we administer on behalf of the Scottish Govt. Leading our team of Grants Officers, the successful applicant will oversee the efficient operation of the programmes, take forward key development activities and contribute to the wider strategy of Shared Care Scotland. For the right candidate, this is a fantastic opportunity to work collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders to improve unpaid carer’s access to quality short breaks.

In return we offer a supportive team environment with excellent terms and conditions. Staff benefits include a pension scheme with 15.5% employer contribution, employee health plan, flexible working and opportunities for professional development.

Application notes

We’re happy to have an initial informal chat with anyone who wants to find out more about the scope of the role, the team environment and opportunities within Shared Care Scotland. Please contact Ailbhe Hendry by email:

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Sunday 7 July 2024. To apply for this position please complete and return our job application form to

Interviews will be held at our office in Dunfermline on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 July 2024, in person. We may be able to offer flexibility for candidates unable to attend on those dates.

About Shared Care Scotland

Shared Care Scotland (SCS) is a dynamic and ambitious charity dedicated to improving the quality and provision of short breaks in Scotland for adult and young carers and the people they help care for. It is estimated there are 700,000 to 800,000 unpaid carers in Scotland.

We have a vision of a Scotland where everyone who receives support or provides unpaid care can live a satisfying life, with the assistance they need to take regular, quality breaks from demanding caring routines.

As one of Scotland’s leading National Carer Organisations we contribute to the development of policy and best practice for carers. Our activities include events, learning exchange networks, publications, and research. We also host a national online directory of short break services and manage a £6m Short Breaks Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government which provides grant funding to third sector organisations to help carers access breaks from caring.

For more information visit our website: