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Fundraising Lead

  • Part time
  • £28,392 pro-rata
  • Tranent (Hybrid)
  • Closing 17th May 2024

  • Advertised from 6th May 2024
  • Fixed term for 12 months. Hours: 20 hours per week with occasional evening or weekend hours to support attendance at supporter events. Work pattern: Monday to Friday 10am-2pm though negotiable


The main focus of this new role is to grow and develop supporter relationships that secure the longer-term sustainability of ELFB through grants, corporate donations and sponsorships.

This role would be suited to someone with strong written communication skills and relationship building skills who is driven and well organised.

Key responsibilities

Relationship development

  • Respond positively and professionally to supporter enquiries
  • Identify and research funders, develop and maintain a pipeline of prospects
  • Build and maintain relationships with funders
  • Make applications to funders ranging from letters to small family trusts to large and complex lottery or statutory body bids.
  • Ensure funding bid and reporting deadlines are adhered to and maintain productive relationships with all funders
  • Report on performance and social outcomes
  • Actively promote and encourage fundraising activity within the community
  • Represent ELFB at fundraising and networking events as required

Fundraising Strategy

  • Work closely with the Foodbank Manager to establish fundraising targets and strategy
  • Support the development of a calendar of fundraising events
  • Lead the development of supporter communications to effectively engage with all areas of the community across all channels including digital media
  • Ensure compliance with all regulations, codes of practice and best practice in the sector
  • Positively represent ELFB and its work at events, meetings and strive to increase awareness of the Organisations work and need for support
  • Embed a fundraising culture throughout ELFB that maximises all opportunities for engagement and support.


  • Undertake any other duties that may be reasonably expected to fulfil the role.

Person Specification


  • Experience of working in a fundraising role
  • Experience of securing funds/contracts
  • Experience of developing and submitting successful written applications
  • Excellent written and face to face communication skills and the ability to connect with a range of different people
  • Able to support and contribute in a committed and diverse team
  • Ability to manage time effectively including working to tight deadlines
  • Computer literacy with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.


  • Experience within the charity voluntary sector
  • Understanding of GDPR and compliance re data handling
  • Understanding of the causes and factors contributing to food insecurity and food poverty, and the need for crisis and more than food responses
  • Knowledge of the funding landscape across Scotland
  • Full Driving License

Application notes

Application deadline: Friday 17th May 2024

Interview date: week commencing 27th May 2024

Interview location: in person, Tranent

Please send your CV of no more than 2 sides of A4 to together with a statement of no more than one side of A4 telling us how you meet the Person Specification and why you are interested in working with us here at East Lothian Foodbank.