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Trusts and Grants Fundraising Manager

  • Part time
  • £32,455 – £35,605 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 24th May 2024

  • Advertised from 7th May 2024
  • Hours negotiable. Permanent contract.


An exciting opportunity to make your mark in this new post, helping to increase the sustainability of a dynamic organisation that has been a leading force in volunteer development in Edinburgh and Scotland since 1973.

Working to ambitious but realistic targets, you will maximise funds raised through regular and systematic approaches to trusts and other grant-makers. You will lead on the implementation of our strategy for future and ongoing fundraising.

An independent report commissioned by the board of trustees identified a range of opportunities for our organisation to increase its income from trusts and grant-making bodies. Can you help us take our next steps and build on our 50 years of dedication to volunteering?

About Volunteer Edinburgh

Through continual innovation, Volunteer Edinburgh has delivered services to people who wish to volunteer and the organisations that engage them. Our vision is for Edinburgh to be the premier city for volunteering in the UK - a city where the positive impact of volunteering is universally valued and respected, and where everyone, regardless of their background or situation, has the opportunity to contribute as active citizens and volunteers.

Volunteer Edinburgh is a Living Wage Employer and holds the Investing in Volunteers quality standard.

Working for us

Volunteer Edinburgh is committed to creating a positive, supportive culture where employees and volunteers can thrive. Working for Volunteer Edinburgh will offer you: a generous leave entitlement of 29 days plus eight public holidays, pro rata for part-time employees; 7% employer pension contribution; opportunities to learn within the organisation and outside it; an established support and supervision framework and an employer-supported volunteering policy that provides paid time off to volunteer. In addition, salaries are contractually linked to local government pay.

This role is part-time and at a proposed 21 hours per week. Flexible and hybrid working is available and working hours can be negotiated.

Who we’re looking for

The fundraising manager will have excellent written and oral communication skills, be an accomplished relationship-builder and have a proven track record of income generation from trusts and grant-giving bodies.


The main place of work is Volunteer Edinburgh’s office at 222 Leith Walk, EH6 5EQ. Remote, flexible and hybrid working options are all available for this role.

Application notes

You can find more information on the role in the job description. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have. You can contact us by emailing

To apply, please send your CV with the completed application form and self-declaration form to .

Volunteer Edinburgh is committed to achieving equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce. Applications are anonymised during shortlisting wherever possible. We are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that candidates may need during the recruitment process and on the job. If you’d like to make a request, contact us -

The closing date is 2pm on Friday 24th May.

Interviews will take place in person on Thursday 6th or Friday 7th June.

Read more about Volunteer Edinburgh on our website.