Cosgrove Care was established in 1960 in Glasgow by a parent who saw the need for specialist support for her disabled child at a time when families had no right to support and children did not have access to education. The charity has grown to support over 250 children, adults and older adults today across West Central Scotland.
Cosgrove Care believe in a social model of disability and its mission and values embrace an inclusive and accessible way of working.
It is a medium sized charity, with a strong Board of Trustees and a team of over 200 staff and 90 volunteers. The organisation has an established donor database and ambitions to broaden and expand support.
Cosgrove provides a range of services covering children’s services, supported employment, intensive home support and care at home and family support for children, adults and older adults with a range of additional needs.
It provides self-directed support helping people with additional needs to find employment, become active in the community, and lead fulfilling lives.
“Cosgrove helps me make an impact in my community”
“With Cosgrove, we get to bridge the generation gap”
“Cosgrove has enabled me to improve my health and well-being”
Their video says it all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=7LsNqmsNYGU
Overarching objective of the Fundraising Manager post:
This is an exciting opportunity for you to work closely with the Senior Management Team of an ambitious, growing charity to devise, implement and deliver a successful fundraising strategy in a brand-new role. Line-managed by an inspirational CEO, this post will enable you to take your fundraising skills to a new level, helping shape the future of an ambitious organisation, celebrating its 60th birthday in 2020. The communities which Cosgrove operate in are extremely supportive and help raise money for the charity but there is definite room to develop all strategic income streams, to provide a stronger balance to statutory income which provided 85.8% of all income in the F18 financial year.
You will therefore have a solid grounding in the following skills and aptitudes:
• Experience of applying to trusts and foundations successfully
• Supportive team player
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate with a range of internal and external stakeholders
• Knowledge of the fundraising environment and fundraising trends
• Persuasive and accurate writing skills
• Experience of writing reports demonstrating social impact in a timely manner
• Enjoys networking and identifying potential donor relationships
• Experience of working with a database
• Must be highly organised, with excellent attention to detail, including the ability to work on own initiative and manage and prioritise workload
• Self-starter who can juggle multiple priorities
• Will thrive in an extremely busy environment
• Willingness to ‘roll up their sleeves’ to help with other activities outside their core role e.g. helping with the Kilt Walk or annual Charity Sports Evening event
In return Cosgrove provide a range of benefits including:
• Annual Leave – 6 weeks, rising by 1 day per year to 7 weeks after 5 years’ service
• Pension – auto-enrolment scheme - 3% employer contribution, 5 % employee contribution.
• Flexible working
What must be one of the unique benefits in this role is the opportunity to connect with the beneficiaries, their families and volunteers, providing a real purpose in getting up in the morning and going to work.
This search is being conducted exclusively on behalf of Cosgrove Care by BTA. If you, or anyone that you know, would like to find out more about this role, please email [email protected] as soon as possible for further information prior to making your application.
Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 17th November 2019
Interview date: Friday 29th November 2019