Community and Events Fundraising Officer (East Coast of Scotland)

Job title: Community and Events Fundraising Officer (East Coast of Scotland)

Division: Income Generation

Responsible to: Senior Fundraising Officer

Hours: Permanent, 36 hours per week (Full Time). This role will require occasional weekend and evening working for which time off in lieu will be agreed

Location: Home based in the East Coast of Scotland (with travel throughout)

Salary: £26,895 – £29,746

 

  • Advertised from: 3 May 2024
  • Closing Date: Monday 27 May 2024 at 12noon
  • Interview Date: Monday 3 June 2024
  • Interview Location: National Office, Paisley

 

By joining Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA) as a Community and Events Fundraising Officer you can play a full and active role in securing income to improve the lives of families impacted by Huntington’s disease.

Scottish Huntington’s Association is the only charity in the country exclusively dedicated to providing expert and personalised support for those impacted by Huntington’s disease when they need it, regardless of where they live.

Organised, motivated and a confident communicator, you’ll be responsible for driving income and building relationships throughout the East Coast of Scotland, to ensure we have the funds needed to deliver our specialist services for every family impacted by this devastating disease. We welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds including (but not limited to) account management, marketing, fundraising, event management, or sales, and candidates who are based in any of the following areas: Aberdeenshire, Dundee and Angus, Edinburgh and the Lothians, Fife or Perthshire.

From supporter stewardship, event management, delivering inspiring presentations, and managing volunteers, no week will be the same. The Community and Events Fundraising Officer (East Coast of Scotland) will be joining a hard-working and talented fundraising team, working closely with our Senior Community, Event & Individual Giving Fundraising Officer, Community and Events Fundraising Officer (West Coast of Scotland), our SHA Communications team, as well as the wider SHA team.

We are looking for an engaging, passionate and tenacious person who can deliver strong, cost effective and sustainable income growth for the charity, along with good copy writing, admin and organisational skills, experienced at developing relationships, and can manage a busy and varied workload. This is a chance for you to channel your varied skills, qualities, and passion for relationship building to improve the lives of families impacted by Huntington’s disease in Scotland.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to a Basic Disclosure check. SHA is committed to equality of opportunity and to providing a service that is free from unfair and unlawful discrimination. We therefore aim to ensure that no applicant, volunteer, or member of staff is unfairly treated on the grounds of offending background.

You will work from home with periodic travel throughout the East Coast of Scotland. There will also be occasional travel required for organisation-wide meetings.

This role will require occasional weekend and evening working for which time off in lieu will be agreed.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer benefits including flexible working practices, and a generous leave allowance totalling 37 days (25 days Annual leave and 12 days public holidays). Upon 5 completed years of service, you will receive an extra day for each completed year up to a maximum of 5 days, and the the opportunity to opt into our competitive pension scheme.

This is an exciting time for the charity, now in the second year of Standing Tall: A Strategy For Growth 2023 – 2028 to transform the care and support of Huntington’s families, expand specialist services and deepen involvement in research and clinical trials.

 

About Scottish Huntington’s Association

People impacted by Huntington’s disease need specialist services to cope with a severe and complex disease, its impact on families, and a lack of awareness amongst health and social care providers and the wider public.

Scottish Huntington’s Association is the only charity in the country exclusively dedicated to providing expert and personalised support for those impacted by Huntington’s disease.

Our personalised support reduces unnecessary hospital admissions, supports carers and other family members; lowers household poverty; and alleviates wellbeing risks to children and young people living in Huntington’s families.

We are commissioned by NHS Boards and Health and Social Care Partnerships throughout the country to share our expertise with front-line staff and build support for improved services and higher standards of care for every family impacted by this devastating disease. Scottish Huntington’s Association plays a full and active role in attracting the global research community to Scotland to work in partnership with us to improve the lives of families impacted by Huntington’s disease.

If you wish to apply to join a values-driven organisation, founded by families for families and recognised at national and international levels for its expertise and support delivered through a nationwide network of Huntington’s Disease Specialists, Specialist Youth Advisors, and Financial Wellbeing Officers, please follow the application notes below.

 

Application notes

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification documents then complete the downloadable Application Form and the downloadable Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Please email your completed application, including the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, with the subject line Community and Events Fundraising Officer (East Coast of Scotland) vacancy, to recruitment@hdscotland.org

Informal enquiries should be made for the attention of the Head of Income Generation by emailing recruitment@hdscotland.org

 

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