Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Inverness, Highland Council
Glasgow City
£32,000 per year FTE - salary will be based on 10 hours per week
Permanent, Contract, Part-time, 10 hours per week
Job description

The Fundraising Manager is responsible for generating income from Trusts, Foundations, Lottery and Statutory sources as well as community fundraising. Working as part of a small team you will lead on building key relationships with existing funders and stakeholders. In addition, you will lead on approaches to new funding sources including the corporate sector to ensure we create innovative ways to sustain and grow our brand and organisation.

Fathers Network Scotland is a dynamic and respected charity with a passion for dads – because the family and society as a whole benefit when fathers are involved in the life of their children. That’s where we have a crucial role to play. Our remarkable growth - from a visionary seed project in 2008 to a well-funded and respected catalyst of change with government and business today – shows an increasing appetite for cultural change driven by a positive message and a passion for collaboration.


Key Responsibilities:

  • To lead the completion and submission of applications to Trusts, Lottery and Statutory Fundraising, using your creativity and attention to detail.

  • Play a key role, as a manager, in developing and delivering the fundraising strategy and reporting on the progress made. 

  • Currently we require £150,000 for year one.

  • Identify, develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the above areas.  

  • Develop new relationships whilst also engaging with existing funders with a view to maximising income. 

  • Set, manage, evaluate and report on annual Organisation Operating Budget, and liaise with bookkeeper to monitor monthly budget versus actuals. 

  • Set, manage, evaluate and report on annual income budget for your fundraising activity which will contribute to the overall strategic outcomes of the organisation.

  • Continually identify and follow up opportunities to raise income and awareness which have the highest chance of success.

  • Support the Director and Board to develop and implement appropriate policies and procedures in line with legislative and regulatory requirements; and deliver agreed best practice in all the fundraising activities.

  • Ensure the maintenance of accurate and current information on our fundraising database in line with GDPR.

  • Identify and submit applications for awards that will raise the profile of Fathers Network Scotland and make the most of branding opportunities.

  • Oversee the reporting, monitoring and evaluation systems and help support the wider team to effectively use our database to record attendance that we use for funding reports.  

  • Work with the Director to ensure that we regularly evaluate our services and income streams to ensure we have feedback for our funding reports.

  • To ensure the appropriate information is gathered on funded projects and provide accurate and timely reports and assisting documentation to funders and the Board.




  • Qualified to degree level or with equivalent relevant professional experience eg Chartered Institute of Fundraising membership.

  • Experience of successful fundraising from major funders and influencers including Trusts, Lottery and Statutory sources.

  • An understanding of and involvement in delivering organisational funding strategy.

  • A proven track record of achieving targets of over £100k a year and evidence of how you personally have grown the fundraising.

  • Experience of setting and managing budgets in particular reporting on performance to colleagues.

  • Ability to develop relationships at all levels and evidence of high standards of supporter stewardship.

  • Excellent written communication skills to write funding bids without support. 

  • Behaviours which fit with the values of Fathers Network Scotland. 

  • Fully competent in MS Office, & Excel.

  • Excellent organisational skills and administrative abilities.

  • Proficient in working from own initiative, as well as in a team.

  • Ability to develop creative approaches and solutions to problems and situations.

  • An ability to work occasional weekends and evenings, to accommodate the needs of the role.



  • Evidence of ongoing professional development in this field. 

  • Demonstrable ability to build and sustain networks with key influencers and funders.

  • Sound understanding of the issues affecting Dads, children and families. 

  • Full clean driving license. 

  • Membership of The Institute of Fundraising. 

  • Knowledge of fundraising legislation.

  • Working knowledge of fundraising databases.


Your character and personality will fit with our organisational values:

Equality - We value equality and particularly want to address gender bias associated with men caring for children by; challenging social norms and helping fathers make choices that will benefit them and their families.

Pioneering - We are happy to ‘give things a go’ that haven’t been done before, allowing us to be entrepreneurial. We have flexibility in our planning to be opportunistic and responsive. We take an asset based approach to understanding our strengths and remain positive with a creative ‘can do’ attitude.

Honesty - We are honest with ourselves, each other and our stakeholders. Individuals take responsibility and are trusted to get and do what is required. We are not afraid when expectations are not met but share this openly. 

Vulnerability - We are OK with not being perfect. We allow mistakes inside and outside of work and support one another in our struggles. We raise issues which are causing us tension, sharing understanding and compassion with others and ourselves.

Humility - We are ‘quietly confident’ about what we do. Operating from these shared values allow us to get on and be authentically aligned with what we do. 

Type of role: 

  • Part time 

  • 10 hours per week initially for 6 months with view to increasing to 21 hours per week subject to funding

  • Remote working (Scotland-based)

  • Initial 6 month contract, with view to extend based on performance and funding

  • Salary £28,000 - £32,000 FTE

Posted on: 25 November 2020
Closed date: 09 December 2020
Tags: Fundraising, Project Management

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