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Trust Fundraiser

Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS)
Post date
21 May 2021
Closing date
2 June 2021
Edinburgh or Glasgow
£27,302 to £30,119pa
35 per week
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Are you a passionate, energetic and confident relationship builder? Do you have a commitment to detailed research and planning, but an ability to innovate? Then we need you to join our team to transform the provision of children’s palliative care across Scotland and keep joy alive for every child and family that needs us.

We are looking for a committed and creative individual with great communication skills both written and oral to join our Trusts and Foundations Team. This is a wonderful opportunity within a dynamic and supportive environment to use your research, planning and writing skills to make detailed proposals to Trusts and Foundations in Scotland and beyond. Ensuring CHAS can capitalise on our compelling case for support by identifying both capital and revenue projects suitable for funding. From small items of equipment to large capital projects and staff salary projects you will be part of a team with ambitious financial targets.

You will be an innovative and tenacious individual with a real team-working ethic that identifies with CHAS’s core values, vision and purpose. Currently home working but will be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow (Stepps).

Role responsibilities

  • identifies appropriate trust and corporate foundations suitable for CHAS to approach for funding
  • prepares written funding applications for funders
  • provides specialist support on all aspects of trust fundraising to the Trusts and Foundations Fundraising Manager
  • provides market-intelligence and research on Trusts, foundations and grant-making organisations.
  • collates information regarding project outcomes in order to report on these to funders when required.
  • sends timely and appropriate proposals and reports to trusts and foundations using either agreed templates or written formal methods to a schedule agreed with the Trust Fundraising Manager
  • establishes contact and develops relationships with staff and/or trustees of trusts and maintains these, maximising the opportunities for income generation

About You

  • acts as an engaging and inspiring ambassador for CHAS and displays positive behaviours
  • self-motivated with proven ability to engage and motivate others
  • professional and proactive attitude with a real pride in quality of work
  • forms meaningful relationships with others
  • accountable for own actions and decisions
  • commitment to ongoing learning and development
  • commitment to CHAS core values, vision and purpose
  • commitment to working with/supporting volunteers
  • views change as a natural, positive and continuing process

About CHAS

At CHAS, our ambition is to reach every family in Scotland who is living with the heart-breaking prognosis that their child is dying, and offer them our care and support to empower them to make the most of the short time they have together. As a Trust Fundraiser, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision and shaping the future of CHAS.

Further Information and how to apply

For an informal chat about the position please contact Stephen Hart, Trusts and Foundations Manager, on 07557 370 840. For any queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact our HR team by emailing

To be part of the future of CHAS, visit our CHAS Careers website and complete our online application form, at this link:

Please note that we are unable to accept CV’s.

This post is subject to a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check.

Closing Date: Wednesday 2 June 2021

Interview Date: Wednesday 16 June 2021

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