Funding and Partnerships Manager

Closing date: 08 June 2022
Fundraising
  • Salary £31,500 per year
  • Location Edinburgh, Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Social Welfare
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Venture Trust believes no one should be left behind because they are struggling with adversity, inequality or vulnerability. That is why they are supporting people to gain the life skills, stability and confidence needed to reach their potential. At Venture Trust, they work to make a positive life possible for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable people across community justice, employability and wellbeing.

They support people in their local community and in the Scottish outdoors with learning and development. The outdoors offers an inherent challenge for individuals to reflect on beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours. With time and space away from influences at home, individuals can unlock skills and learn new, more positive, ways of approaching situations. At any stage in life, people can struggle. That is why Venture Trust focuses on the path to a positive future, without forgetting what led people to them. Many people they work with are surviving outside mainstream support, are unemployed, or they may have never been in employment. Most have faced trauma.

Venture Trust has the vision that everyone, irrespective of their past, can achieve their potential for a healthy, happy and fulfilling life. Their values underpin everything they do: with courage, care, curiosity and collaboration they help men and women across Scotland gain the life skills, stability and confidence needed to reach their potential and to live their best lives.

As Funding and Partnerships Manager, Venture Trust is looking for an exceptional relationship manager with established trust funding or grant fundraising experience who is interested in making this role their own. Sitting within the ‘External Affairs’ team, we need someone with natural fundraising skills who wants to create meaningful relationships with a wide range of potential partners including trusts, grants, foundations, local authorities, the lottery and more. If you are a natural at building relationships, have a passion for fundraising, are energised by sharing the Venture Trust story with these audiences and have proven success in doing so, then please contact us to discuss this role further.

A key benefit of working with Venture Trust is their drive to find the right person for the right role and they know being flexible in process, principle and ways of working are all key! In this position, there is significant opportunity for you to create your role your way, expanding on current relationships and building new ones that will help Venture Trust support even more people across Scotland who need their help. This role is primarily remote working, but does include in-office work at the organisations headquarters in Edinburgh two days per week. The nature of this role means that there will be frequent travel to the head office and to interact with potential clients, so making how and where you work suitable for successful candidates is important to the organisation.

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, Wednesday 8th June

Interviews: Week of 20th June

This search is being conducted for Venture Trust 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.