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 verity 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.
The new Donor Relations Officer is a key role within the Fundraising Team. You will support all functions, giving you the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of income generation You will be working closely with the new Donor Relations Manager on everything from database analysis to campaign planning to fundraising communications. This as creative a role as it is operational and will give you a fantastic and varied opportunity to develop your fundraising knowledge and skills across a range of disciplines. If you are considering a move into the third sector and have the relevant transferrable skills, this is the ideal job for you.
You will need to be computer literate and understand how to engage with target audiences as well as have the ability to write compelling material to inspire, motivate and thank donors. You will need to generate and manage campaigns that capture the imagination while accurately reflecting the organisation’s work. Your work will involve dialogue with other stakeholder departments within CrossReach.
You will need to be analytical with an eye for detail. Be an excellent team player whose organisational skills are second to none and used to ensuring, deadlines and projects are delivered on time. This is an excellent opportunity to join the CrossReach fundraising team and if you think you have the experience or transferable skills for this role we would love to hear from you.
It is important to note this job requires you to have a Christian faith and be able to work within and uphold the charity’s 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: Noon, Thursday 10th December
Interview Date: Thursday 17th December
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.