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Putting people at the heart of our work

Foundation Scotland puts people at the heart of its work. We rely on the expertise, trust and experience we’ve gained in the last 25 years working with communities, philanthropists and companies all over Scotland.

Our people are passionate experts in bringing lasting, positive change to Scotland’s communities. We take great pride in supporting local projects by taking a personal approach to every meeting and decision. We’re in a unique position to fully understand communities’ needs and fund solutions that will make a difference.

Our work is nationwide. We’re working with different industries, funding various projects from renewables to digital, through to arts and heritage. Our people are always challenged and have an opportunity to learn and grow. In short - no two days are the same. Ultimately, our work is highly rewarding, and the best part is seeing the real impact we can make within Scottish communities. If you share our passion for shaping Scotland’s communities' future, think about joining our team.


CURRENT VACANCIES

We are currently recruiting for two Community Funds Advisers and a Grants Officer to join our Communities team. 

Community Funds Adviser – 2 posts
Location: Home-based 
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week 
Salary: £36,908
Annual leave entitlement: 35 days (incl. 10 public holidays) 

We have an exciting opportunity for two organised and motivated individuals to join our national Communities Team, supporting a portfolio of community funds in and around central and south west Scotland.

The Communities Team distributes place-based funds coming from a range of sources, primarily wind farms.  We support communities and donors to ensure funds are well governed and administered and that the funding furthers the ambitions of the community. 

You will use your experience and expertise to help deliver positive impact from community funds. Your key responsibilities will include supporting local decision-making bodies with fund strategy and spend, managing day to day fund management processes, and developing and sharing good practice.

If you are a relationship builder with excellent communication skills, practical experience in funding and a commitment to enabling community-led development  - then we’d love to hear from you. Please note, that while this role is home based, travel is required. 
Foundation Scotland offers a range of staff benefits including Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, 2 days volunteering per year (pro-rata), flexible working options and a progressive pay system.  

Application

Application is via our online portal.

Pre Application:

  • You can download an application pack which provides guidance on how to apply here.
  • You can download the Role Profile here.
  • A PDF version of the application form to view what questions are being asked can be found here.

Application:

Please read the role profile and person specification thoroughly and then complete the application form, demonstrating how you fit with these.  The application form is available here. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until suitable applicants are recruited.  Interviews will be held via Zoom.


Grants Officer 

Location: Home-based 
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week 
Salary: £26,663
Annual leave entitlement: 35 days (incl. 10 public holidays) 

We are also recruiting for an organised and motivated Grants Officer to join our Communities Team, supporting a portfolio of community funds across Scotland.  

As outlined above, the Communities Team distributes place-based funds coming from a range of sources, primarily wind farms.  We support communities and donors to ensure funds are well governed and administered and that the funding furthers the ambitions of the community. 

You will use your experience and expertise to help deliver positive impact from community funds. Your key responsibilities will include supporting the efficient delivery of a range of community funds, assessing funding requests and providing general grantmaking administrative support.

If you have experience in grant-making and have strong analytical and written skills, then we’d love to hear from you. Please note, that while this role is home based, some travel is required. 

Foundation Scotland offers a range of staff benefits including Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, 2 days volunteering per year (pro-rata), flexible working options and a progressive pay system.  

Application

Application is via our online portal.

Pre Application:

  • You can download an application pack which provides guidance on how to apply here.
  • You can download the Role Profile here.
  • A PDF version of the application form to view what questions are being asked can be found here.

Application:

Please read the role profile and person specification thoroughly and then complete the application form, demonstrating how you fit with these.  The application form is available here. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until suitable applicants are recruited.  Interviews will be held via Zoom.


Trustees

Our Trustees oversee the overall vision and governance for Foundation Scotland. Each of them brings a unique set of expertise and experience to help our management team deliver Foundations Scotland’s strategy. 

Our Trustees come from various backgrounds, including property, communication, finance and the voluntary sector. We’re always looking to expand and diversify our team of trustees, and you don’t need previous board-level experience. 

Please get in touch if you would be interested in hearing more: enquiries@foundationscotland.org.uk