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.
Initially, a single helicopter operating from Perth Airport, SCAA added a second in 2020 which is based at Aberdeen Airport. The two helicopters, alongside two rapid response vehicles, take expert paramedic care to the scene of time-critical emergencies. SCAA then transports patients to hospitals all over Scotland to receive the most appropriate medical care.
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.
As Scotland’s only charity air ambulance, SCAA provides a leading-edge air ambulance service that is integral to emergency services in Scotland. Over the last 8 years, 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 our life-saving lottery, these statistics and figures demonstrate the essential requirement for SCAA to have a leading-edge fundraising team to match their leading-edge life-saving services.
The Community Fundraising Officers are essential roles in the fundraising team at SCAA. As the charity commits to developing and increasing community fundraising activity across Scotland, these Officers in Argyll & Bute and Fife will be key in achieving this. They will develop excellent local relationships, create opportunities to give and position SCAA as the charity of choice within the community. The Fundraising Officers 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.
SCAA requires each Community Fundraising Officer to be either an experienced community fundraiser with third sector experience or demonstrate significant experience in grass-roots community engagement and be embedded in their respective local region. They must be highly motivated for the cause and a self-starter with excellent community engagement experience and time and budget management skills. The Community Fundraising Officers must know the principles of community fundraising, principles of volunteering and have experience organising and delivering events. Experience recruiting, managing and supporting volunteers is required. They should be able to evidence a track record of developing and managing external relationships and partnerships as well as demonstrable success in achieving fundraising or sales targets. This role requires someone 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, Tuesday 29th June
Interview Dates: Friday 9th July
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