Public Fundraising Officer
Flexibly throughout Scotland but preferable near the central belt.

Children 1st work to give every child in Scotland a safe and secure childhood.  We achieve this by providing direct services to vulnerable children and their families across Scotland.


“A child without a childhood is like a rainbow without colour”

John McGurk, Children 1st Supporter

Join our team and put the colour back into the childhood of children in Scotland.

To do this, we need to raise as much funds as possible.  It’s an exciting time for fundraising at Children 1st and full of opportunities for the right person.  In 2019 we launched our new fundraising strategy which is designed to inspire people in Scotland to put children first. Since then, despite the pandemic, we’ve successfully grown our income. 

This post will play a key part within the Public Fundraising Team. Inspiring new and existing donors will be at the heart of what this role will do and allow the team to do.  By supporting the Community, Individual Giving and Legacy fundraisers, you will be central to the success we can achieve.  You will also have the opportunity to lead on your own fundraising activity.

In return you will be offered a competitive salary, 40 days annual leave inclusive of 9 days public holidays, a contributory pension scheme and generous maternity/adoption and paternity leave benefits.

Further information

This is a permanent, full-time role of 35 hours per week. Based flexibly throughout Scotland, preferably in the central belt and will mainly work from home.  The role will require frequent travel across Scotland.

For further information please see our candidate information pack.

Job title: Public Fundraising Officer

Reference number: FR21/08

Location: Central Belt

Closing date: 25/06/2021 12:00

Interview date: it is anticipated that first interviews will take place w/c 28th June and 5th July 2021

Salary: £22,102 -26,686

Post: Full-time

To apply, please download and complete the attached 3 forms below (A, B and C) and email completed forms to:

Alternately, if you are unable to email us, postal applications may be sent to Human Resources, Children 1st, 83 Whitehouse Loan, Edinburgh, EH9 1AT.

Please also refer to the ‘Job Description and Person Specification’ and ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further information as per relevant documents attached below.

For further information or enquiries, please email:

We welcome and encourage applications from potential people of all backgrounds, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, belief, disability, who reflect our values.