The history of CrossReach stretches back 150 years to the formation of the Church of Scotland Committee on Christian Life and Work in 1869. Throughout this time CrossReach and its predecessor bodies have worked in communities all over Scotland and beyond, providing social care for those most in need. Over the years the services provided have been vast and varied, which have been adapted as time moves on to respond to the needs and requirements in current times.
In 2005 the name of the organisation was changed to CrossReach. The name Crossreach was chosen to convey the need and desire to reach out to people across Scotland who require support, all while making it clear that faith is the motivation for their work. As mentioned, CrossReach offer a wide variety of services that are currently broken down into three key areas adults, older people, children and families. Within each key area, there are various different support services available ranging from early years through to care homes, mental health support, creative art groups and everything in between. All services provided are working towards CrossReach’s overall mission which is ‘In Christ’s name we seek to support people to achieve the highest quality of life which they are capable of achieving at any given time’ while keeping in line with their ethos which is ‘We aim to show the practical side of our Christian faith by reflecting Christian love to those we support, through our leadership, management and working relationships’.
As the Head of Fundraising you will take the lead role in writing the fundraising strategy and supporting the team to deliver against all targets. You will also be part of the senior management team so strong strategic as well as operational acumen is required.
CrossReach aspires to grow its fundraised income so you will need to show that you have the skills, experience, tenacity and determination to succeed in this role while proving that you have overseen growth in voluntary income in a previous role. Experience in a similarly sized and complex organisation would be an advantage.
You will be CrossReach’s fundraising expert and will need to have the broad range of skills associated with a Head/Director of Fundraising role. This includes everything from creating the strategy, structure and skilled team required for successful fundraising as well as reaching new audiences, devising creative campaigns and writing compelling Cases for Support that engage and motivate donors. You will also be adept at managing a budget and producing fundraising reports for the CEO and Board.
This is a high profile role for a national charity which is greatly valued by those who benefit from its services. You will have the opportunity to make your mark by taking fundraising from a relatively low level to new heights.
All while demonstrating and sharing Christian love and support including sharing with others the leading of worship in accordance with CrossReach policy and by ensuring all staff meetings are opened with prayer and Bible reading.
It is important to note that as the work CrossReach do and their work in Christ’s name this job requires you to have a Christian faith and be able to work within and uphold our Christian Ethos (this is an ongoing occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010).
How To Apply
Please contact BTA 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 30th October
Interview Date: Wednesday 11th November
This search is being conducted exclusively for the CrossReach by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team has all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.