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’.
This is a critical role in a newly formed Fundraising Team due to a renewed investment and focus on fundraising for CrossReach.
As Partnerships Manager your main focus will be on building and maintaining an extensive portfolio of prospective high net worth and corporate supporters. You will have the ability to develop an identification, cultivation and solicitation strategy to secure donations to meet required income targets.
The successful candidate will come from a fundraising background with experience of working with Major Donors and Corporate supporters. You will need to evidence success in these income areas. You will need to have excellent networking skills that will help in the development of donor relationships. You will have the opportunity to work closely with the CEO and senior managers, other senior Church of Scotland departments and board members to build a network of supporters.
It is important to note that 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: Friday 18th 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.