The history of CrossReach stretches back 150 years to the formation of the Church of Scotland Committee on Christian Life and Work in 1869. Throughout this time CrossReach and its predecessor bodies have worked in communities all over Scotland and beyond, providing social care for those most in need. Over the years the services provided have been vast and varied, which have been adapted as time moves on to respond to the needs and requirements in current times.
In 2005 the name of the organisation was changed to CrossReach. The name CrossReach was chosen to convey the need and desire to reach out to people across Scotland who require support, all while making it clear that faith is the motivation for their work.
As mentioned, CrossReach offers a wide verity of services that are currently broken down into three key areas adults, older people, children, and families. Within each key area, there are various different support services available ranging from early years through to care homes, mental health support, creative art groups, and everything in between. All services provided are working towards CrossReach’s overall mission which is ‘In Christs name we seek to support people to achieve the highest quality of life which they are capable of achieving at any given time’ while keeping in line with their ethos which is ‘We aim to show the practical side of our Christian faith by reflecting Christian love to those we support, through our leadership, management, and working relationships.’
The Donor Relations Manager will be the heart of CrossReach’s operations, ensuring that their donors and supporters are treated fairly, kept informed and engaged, and that the team is supported in recording income, reporting, and informing their internal colleagues about their fundraising activity.
Coming from a successful Fundraising background, with experience in supporting or leading campaigns including financial and work-stream reporting. You will have a proven track record of working in donor communications and fundraising campaigns and will manage the planned stewardship of existing donors through timely communications and invitations to potential donors to engage with the organisation.
All while supporting the Head of Fundraising and deputising in their absence.
It is important to note that as the work CrossReach does is in Christ’s name this job requires you to have a Christian faith and be able to work within and uphold our Christian Ethos (this is an ongoing occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010).
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, Monday 2nd November
Interview Date: Monday 16th November
This search is being conducted exclusively for the CrossReach by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team has all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.