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. Scottish Refugee Council is looking to recruit a new Individual Giving Officer to join their remarkable team. Working as part of the Funding Development department, you will deliver SRC’s Individual Giving Programme, maximising engagement with donors and voluntary income in support of the charities vital work with refugees across Scotland.
The successful candidate will develop high quality relationships with members and donors, implementing a tailored donor acquisition, retention, development and acknowledgement programme. You will also support the implementation of fundraising and public appeals for the purpose of raising unrestricted and restricted funds, whilst engaging new supporters and members. The Individual Giving Officer will also produce a strong and compelling case for support, fundraising information and materials for a wide range of audiences, supporting communications and marketing activities.
Scottish Refugee Council’s new Individual Giving Officer will have a strong understanding of equal opportunities and an empathy for refugees. You will have an outgoing personality, an enjoyment for direct communication with potential donors and an ability to understand, exhibit and implement excellent customer care and behaviour. You will be able to work on your own initiative, meeting tight deadlines and achieving income targets. Your IT skills will be exceptional, and you will possess creative and strong copywriting skills. The Individual Giving Manager will be educated to degree level or have equivalent professional experience. 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, Friday 29th August
Interview Date: Monday 8th September
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.