£32,160 per annum rising to £33,723 per annum on satisfactory completion of probation
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

About us

As the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services to disabled people, we believe disabled people should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose – with the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute economically and to participate fully in society.

With 5,000 staff and 10,000 volunteers supporting nearly 70,000 people in the UK and around the world, Leonard Cheshire provide support to 3,200 people in a variety of UK living services including supported living, nursing and day centre facilities.  We also support 12,000 young people in the UK with skills, confidence and employment programmes.  Internationally, we are a specialist development NGO delivering inclusive education, youth leadership and access to livelihoods programmes to more than 50,000 people in 15 countries across Asia and Africa.

About the role

We are looking for motivated, dynamic fundraiser with experience of raising funds from Trusts and Foundations. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual with trust fundraising experience to take the next step in their fundraising career with a leading disability charity.

It is a very exciting time to join Leonard Cheshire and support the delivery of our new strategy. This role will see the successful candidate managing and cultivating a portfolio of trust and foundation donors via bespoke proposals and meetings at all levels of seniority, as well as engaging with new potential supporters as we continue to grow and reach ambitious new delivery targets.

About you

You will be working in a growing team, raising funds for our programmes and projects in Scotland. In this varied role you will work in our Scottish Public Engagement team to help implement the organisation’s fundraising strategy, playing a key role in supporting Leonard Cheshire’s manifesto to work for a society in which every person is equally valued.

The ideal candidate will be a positive and creative individual who embraces challenges, a diverse workload and is able to represent the charity at the highest levels. With success in cultivating new relationships, as well as managing existing donors and clients, the post holder will also be a self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

You will have a proven track record of generating income through high quality applications and excellent account management. This will include writing timely reports and applications, networking and cultivation skills; and the ability to quickly form relationships with internal and external partners as a representative of the organisation.

We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to our values and ethos.

• Substantial annual leave
• A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover
• Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates
• Flexible working and lots more.

Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community, and particularly encourages applications from disabled people.

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. Therefore, the application period for this role may be closed early.  We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable applicant has been appointed. A satisfactory disclosure check is required for this post.

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Leonard Cheshire

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Refreshed on: 01 December 2020
Closed date: 14 December 2020
Job ref: 06399
Tags: Fundraising