Launched in 2013, Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance has grown and now works in partnership with the Scottish Ambulance Service as an integral part of Scotland’s frontline emergency response network. They respond to trauma incidents and medical emergencies across the country, covering an area of more than 30,000 square miles, with services that save and improve lives across Scotland every day.
In an emergency time is critical and this is where SCAA makes a huge difference. A patient’s chance of survival and full recovery are greatly increased if they receive the right medical care within the first hour of injury or illness. SCAA can be airborne within five minutes of receiving an emergency call and reach anywhere in Scotland in under 75 minutes. Their fast response and ability to reach some of the country’s most remote and rural areas save vital minutes when every second counts.
Being so remote, Argyll and Bute continues to be well served by SCAA – from airlifting medical emergenices on the islands to responding to accidents in the mountains or on remote roads.
As Scotland’s only charity air ambulance, SCAA has responded to almost 3,000 callouts and in 2020 alone, they responded to 460 emergency callouts, of which 47% were trauma cases. Every life-saving mission undertaken in a SCAA helicopter costs approximately £2,500. Funded by the people of Scotland, primarily through donations, fundraising, events and their life-saving lottery, these statistics and figures demonstrate the essential requirement for SCAA to have an amazing fundraising team to match their amazing life-saving services.
The Community Fundraising Officer is essential with the SCAA fundraising team. As they increase community fundraising activity across Scotland, the Community Fundraiser will be key delivering this in Argyll and Bute. They will develop excellent local relationships, create opportunities to give and position SCAA as the charity of choice within the communities. They will work closely with SCAA volunteers, community groups, individuals and schools to increase awareness of the charity, maximising supporter engagement and drive fundraising in their region.
To be considered for this role at SCAA, you must either demonstrate significant experience in grass-roots community engagement in Argyll and Bute or be an experienced community fundraiser with third sector experience. You will be passionate and highly motivated for SCAA and their services and be a self-starter with excellent community engagement experience and time and budget management skills. As the Community Fundraising Officer, you must know about the principles of community fundraising, principles of volunteering and have experience organising and delivering events. Experience recruiting, managing and supporting volunteers will be advantageous. This role requires someone who is highly organised with meticulous attention to detail, shows initiative and effectively prioritises their workload.
Please email us at [email protected] or call us on 01786 542 224 to request an information pack, full job description and person specification.
You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.
Closing Date: Midday, Wednesday 18th August
Interview Dates: Friday 27th August
This search is being conducted exclusively for SCAA by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.