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Fundraising Officer or Assistant

  • Full time
  • £21,840 – £27,082
  • Hybrid: Greenock (but some possible home-working)
  • Closing 14th June 2024

  • Advertised from 24th May 2024
  • 35 hours per week


Are you passionate about making a difference to young people’s lives? Ocean Youth Trust Scotland is an award-winning voluntary organisation and youth work charity, delivering life-changing youth work voyages to young people aged 12-25 aboard our fleet of sail training vessels.

Now that the delivery of our youth work at sea is more in demanded following the pandemic, securing funding for our invaluable youth work is a priority.

With the enduring impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and Cost of Living Crisis, our work is more important than ever. We are looking for a dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic Fundraising Assistant/Officer to join our Fundraising team and support the delivery of our youth work on the waves.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the successful Fundraising team. Ocean Youth Trust Scotland is seeking a motivated, dynamic and enthusiastic fundraiser or assistant to hit the ground running.

The Role

For the role of Fundraising Officer, we are looking for an individual with experience securing funds through trusts and foundations such as The Robertson Trust, the Big Lottery Fund and other organisations. If you don’t have this experience but are keen to learn, then the Fundraising Assistant role is optional.

The ideal candidate will be a positive and creative individual with the ability to confidently embrace a diverse workload.

The successful candidate will be responsible for progressing a wide range of small, medium and large grant requests to various funders. We are looking for an organised, detail-oriented storyteller with demonstrable experience in developing high quality applications, reports, budgets and supporting documents for a wide range of audiences including existing and new grant funders.

This role would be ideal for someone who is highly organised, calm under pressure and a great communicator who has the confidence to reach out to familiar and new audiences.

A can do, positive attitude is what we look for – we thrive on a happy, successful workplace. You will need to be flexible and a team player, as due to the size of our organisation there are times when it’s all hands on deck!

This role would best suit an aspiring or experienced fundraiser looking for an exciting and varied role including managing a portfolio of funders, assisting with social media and general fundraising administration, as required.

Application notes

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to

Closing date: 1700 Friday 14 June 2024 (Interviews: Monday 24th – Friday 27th June 2024)