Senior Fundraiser - Philanthropy and Partnerships

Children 1st is Scotland’s National Children’s Charity. We help Scotland’s families to put children first, with practical advice and with support in difficult times. And when the worst happens, we support survivors of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood, to recover.

Raising funds is essential to ensuring we can deliver support for children and families. Children 1st is looking to expand its skilled and successful fundraising team, with three exciting new roles to help deliver on its ambitious three year fundraising strategy. 

This role in the Philanthropy and Partnerships team will work with our existing corporate supporters whilst cultivating and securing new relationships in order to deliver highly successful partnerships. The post holder will be responsible for managing a prospect pipeline, building and maintaining relationships with both corporates and major donors.  

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 establishing and managing relationships along with knowledge of Scotland’s corporate sector and a passion for supporting Scotland’s children - 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, flexible working opportunities, 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, with offices located in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The role will require frequent travel across Scotland.

For a confidential and informal conversation about this role please contact Head of Philanthropy & Partnerships, Lisa Glenday Murdoch, on 07908 399 827.

Job title: Senior Fundraiser - Philanthropy and Partnerships

Reference number: FR20/04

Location: Edinburgh/Glasgow

Closing date: 21/08/2020 12:00

Interview date: It is anticipated that the interviews will take place on 03 and 04 September 2020

Salary: £26,977 to £31,576

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.