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Fundraising Officer
Project Trust

Job Description

Are you an experienced and adventurous Fundraising Officer?  Are you looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to contribute to the continued development of the UK's most experienced educational charity specialising in overseas volunteering for school-leavers?

Project Trust is an educational charity based on the Hebridean Isle of Coll.  Since 1967 we have sent over 7000 Volunteers to Africa, Asia and the Americas to a wide range of long-term volunteering projects including teaching, social care work, outdoor education and community development.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an outstanding Fundraising Officer to join the Fundraising Team to play a key role in the development and implementation of Project Trust’s fundraising activities.  A central element of this post is to implement the fundraising strategy and take a lead role in maximising core and restricted income from charitable trusts, grants and statutory funders.  The successful applicant will have a proven track record in securing substantial funding from a variety of funders and achieving or exceeding targets.

The role is based in the Project Trust office on the Isle of Coll.

Main areas of responsibility include:

  • Secure income from grants, trusts and statutory funders
  • Build on existing relationships with key funders and cultivate new relationships
  • Research new funding opportunities
  • Develop and submit funding applications
  • Write reports and keep funders informed of the positive impact of their support

Essential skills & experience include:

  • Demonstrable track record in securing funding against targets
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Self-motivated with excellent planning and organisational skills

This is an exciting opportunity to come in and contribute to the fundraising strategy and operations of an innovative and ambitious charity at an important time in its 50 year history.

Closing date for applications is 6 October 2019.  Interviews to take place mid-October in Glasgow and thereafter on the Isle of Coll.

The appointment will be made subject to Project Trust’s detailed terms and conditions of employment.

The appointment is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure Scotland check and to the receipt of satisfactory references.


The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK.