Funding & Partnership Officer

(Trusts & Foundations)

Location: Edinburgh/remote working

Salary: £23,750

Contract type: Fixed term - 12 months

Hours: 37.5 per week 

Responsible to: Funding & Partnerships Manager

Responsible for: N/A

Venture Trust is a personal development charity supporting people, aged 16 years and over who are struggling with many and complex circumstances to overcome barriers to realise their potential. Our strengths lie in the trust and relationships we forge, our developmental approach and in harnessing the transformational benefit of being outdoors and amongst nature.

Working in communities, in greenspaces and journeying through some of Scotland’s most wild places, we actively support people by focusing on individual’s strengths, equipping them with essential life-skills and building confidence. We want everyone to succeed and to continue to do so throughout their lives.

This is a great opportunity for someone with experience of raising funds from trusts and foundations to join Venture Trust’s established, successful Funding & Partnerships team. #nevermoreneeded, you will play a key role in raising income for the organisation at this challenging time, whilst building a sustainable income pipeline for the future, particularly in securing multi-year funding.

You will be responsible for developing and managing Venture Trust’s relationships with medium and large grant giving trusts and foundations as part of the development, implementation and monitoring of the organisation’s trusts and foundations strategy. Experience of raising five-figure and multi-year grants from trusts and foundations, alongside a good understanding of the trusts and foundations fundraising environment in Scotland is essential.

Key to success in this role will be strong relationship management skills, combined with a superb ability to write with flair and creativity. Managing and prioritising a varied workload, working under pressure of tight deadlines, whilst liaising effectively with internal colleagues across departments and developing key relationships with external contacts, will be essential in this role.

We offer a range of generous benefits including 28 days annual leave and 9 public and bank holiday days, flexible working and a joint contributory pension scheme.

Venture Trust is committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment and follows an equal opportunities policy.

Download application documents here:

Job description - Funding & Partnerships Officer (Trusts & Foundations)

Application form

Equal Opportunities Form


Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 30th November 2020.

Candidates who have been successful in gaining an interview will be notified by 5pm on: Wednesday 2nd December 2020.

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 8th December 2020.

*Please note that due to the current COVID-19 outbreak interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams. Access to a computer and good internet connection will be necessary.

Please e-mail your application form and equal opportunities form to:

Please note we do not accept CVs.



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