Scottish Refugee Council (SRC) is an independent charity, supporting people in need of refugee protection. The people they work with have fled horrific situations around the world and come from countries where conflict is rife and human rights abuses common. When these people arrive in Scotland, a new journey begins. The UK’s asylum system is tough and takes its toll on individuals and families. Settling into a foreign country and a whole new system can be disorientating and challenging.
Through SRC’s direct services, they provide practical support, advice, and a listening ear to help people rebuild their lives in a sustainable and meaningful way. SRC work with communities and community groups, they speak out against an unjust asylum system, and campaign for policy changes that make a positive difference to people’s lives. This incredible charity stands with people seeking protection and are inspired by the many ways refugee communities have enriched Scottish culture and society.
The opportunity has arisen for a Fundraising Manager to join the SRC team. Working as part of the Funding Development department, you will manage and co-ordinate individual, community and corporate fundraising programmes within SRC, with the goal of securing financial support for SRC’s vital work with refugees across Scotland. You will line manage and support fundraising staff and volunteers, work closely with colleagues across the organisation as well as engage externally with supporters, donors, communities, academics, and corporate partners. Working with Head of Funding Development, you will support the development and implementation of the fundraising strategy and operational plans.
The Fundraising Manager will have the ability to motivate donors, volunteers and staff, utilising quality pitching, and a passion for the mission and values of SRC. You will have strong leadership and decision-making abilities, as well as an ability to cultivate perseverance in yourself and others. The Fundraising Manager will have an outgoing personality, enjoying direct communication with donors, and an ability to lead SRC to high performance. You should also be educated to higher level or above, possess a minimum of three years fundraising, sales or marketing experience, and have experience in managing diverse fundraising portfolios. You should have an ability to network within companies at a senior level and demonstrate a thorough understanding of corporate fundraising techniques. Ideally, you will already be a member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.
Please email us at [email protected] or call us on 01786 542 224 to request an information pack. 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 22nd August
Interview Date: Wednesday, 31st August
This search is being conducted exclusively for Scottish Refugee Council by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team has all worked extensively in and with the voluntary sector and academia and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.