Senior Fundraiser Business Development & Trusts (maternity cover)

The COVID19 pandemic has created previously unimaginable levels of need. Raising funds has never been more needed to ensure that we are able to deliver support for the children and families of Scotland.

Here at Children 1st, we are looking for someone special to join our skilled and successful fundraising team, to help deliver on our ambitious three-year fundraising strategy. 

This fixed term, maternity cover role in the Business Development & Trusts team requires an excellent candidate to produce high quality bids, proposals and tenders which communicate our unique approach to working with Scotland’s vulnerable children, young people and families and which capture our outcome focused delivery models with clarity and conviction. 

We need someone who is focused, driven, shares our vision and is able to deliver innovation and creativity to their work. Being an excellent communicator and relationship manager on all platforms is vital.  Our values are important to us and we need someone who can translate this to our supporters through authentic and creative relationships.

If you have a track record of writing powerful bids and applications, managing relationships and a passion for supporting Scotland’s children - then we want to hear from you!

In return you will be offered a competitive salary, 40 days annual leave inclusive of 9 days public holidays (pro rata) and flexible working opportunities.

Further Information

This is a fixed term, full time role of 35 hours per week (although less than 35 hours will be considered) until January 2023. Based flexibly in Scotland with access (restrictions dependant) to our offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow. The role may require travel across Scotland when safe to do so.

For a confidential and informal conversation about this role please contact Head of Business Development & Trusts, Euan Miller, on 07767648311.

Job title: Senior Fundraiser Business Development & Trusts (maternity cover)

Reference number: FR21/13

Location: Flexibly in Scotland

Closing date: 24/09/2021 12:00

Interview date: It is anticipated that the interviews will take place on Friday 01 October

Salary: £27,477 - £32,076

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.