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Funding Officer (Voluntary & Trusts)
Venture Trust

Job Description

Venture Trust works with people experiencing complicated life circumstances. Through the provision of wilderness-based personal and social development programmes, we equip them with the confidence, motivation and core life skills that they need to make positive changes in their lives.

Our Funding team are based at our Head Office in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket area, and are responsible for the development, management and administration of funding within Venture Trust. We’re currently looking for a Funding Officer (Voluntary & Trusts) to join them in this full-time permanent post. 

This varied role will involve supporting the development and delivery of Venture Trust’s individual, events and corporate funding strategies; preparing applications and reports for and managing relationships with trusts and foundations; and delivering communications, marketing and publicity-based activities, particularly where these support the development of voluntary giving activity. 

We’re looking for a proactive, engaging and articulate individual with a proven track record in raising income from trusts, foundations, individuals or businesses, alongside experience of public speaking, delivering pitches or presentations. You will have great interpersonal skills, and the ability to network and motivate people about Venture Trust’s work is key to success in this role. You will also be able to manage effectively a varied and demanding workload.

There is real opportunity to progress within the role, and to help shape the future of Venture Trust’s funding mix – and the role itself – in the short-to-medium term in line with the organisation’s evolution and new funding opportunities which emerge.

You’ll be supported to develop your skills, access training, and contribute to the shaping of team priorities and funding strategies.

We offer a range of generous benefits including 28 days’ annual leave and 9 public and bank holiday days, flexible working and a joint contributory pension scheme. 

To download an application form and for more information, please visit our website.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Closing date for all applications: 9am Monday 19th February 2018
Interviews will be held on Monday 26th February 2018

Please note that appointments will usually be made at the lower end of the salary scale.

Venture Trust is committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment, and follows an equal opportunities policy.