Since 1973, Edinburgh Women’s Aid has provided a safe and friendly place for women and children who are at risk of domestic abuse to turn to for support, information and refuge accommodation if required. Set up by women, for women, Edinburgh Women’s Aid is approaching 50 years of heroism, survivors, courage and support for children.
As part of the Women’s Aid network, they work diligently to change attitudes and the legal system. Edinburgh Women’s Aid campaign tirelessly to bring the issues of domestic abuse from behind closed doors and have it recognised as a crime. Although attitudes are changing and domestic abuse is more openly acknowledged, there is still a long way to go as over 2,000 women and 150 children in Edinburgh alone used the services last year.
The charity is driven to develop a society free from domestic abuse and ensure women and children have the right to live their lives free from all forms of violence and abuse and any violation of this is a violation of the rights of women and children. They aim to achieve this through practical and emotional support, information and advice to women and any accompanying children, and through raising awareness of domestic abuse.
Edinburgh Women’s Aid fund their incredible work through a variety of revenue streams. All are important and valuable sources of income that allow the charity to provide its services and support those in need.
The Trusts and Grants Fundraiser at Edinburgh Women’s Aid will lead on the development and implementation of a fundraising strategy and contribute to annual planning with colleagues. They will research, identify funds and apply for appropriate funding as well as seeking funding to develop new areas of work that will enhance services to women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse. This post will manage the new Community Fundraiser and is integral to the charities strategic plan and intention to become a sustainable organisation.
Edinburgh Women’s Aid require the Trusts and Grants Fundraiser to have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a trusts and grants fundraising role with a track record of securing substantial amounts of income from a wide range of relevant funding sources. Fundamental to this role will be the ability to write successful funding bids and you should have demonstrable experience in this area alongside knowledge of the Scottish fundraising landscape. You must have experience in funder stewardship and developing a trusts and grants funding pipeline. The Trusts and Grants Fundraiser will have a track record of identifying and maintaining external relationships with relevant funding bodies and experience of developing relationships with a broad range of funders at all levels. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential in this role. You must have a firm understanding of the causes and issues relating to domestic abuse and sexual violence and be able to communicate this and the need for Edinburgh Women’s Aid effectively to funders. Together with managing the new Community Fundraiser, you will be responsible for raising both restricted and unrestricted income in line with annual targets. It is vital that you have excellent organisational and time management skills with a systematic approach to work and the ability to meet tight deadlines.
Women only need to apply under schedule 9 (Part 1) of 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, Friday 9th July
Interview date: Tuesday 20th July
This search is being conducted exclusively for Edinburgh Women’s Aid by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.