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Community Fund Adviser Vacancy

We have an exciting opportunity for a well organised and motivated individual to join our Communities Team, co-ordinating a portfolio of community benefit funds in the south of Scotland. 

The post is home-based (with regular travel in the area), the areas covered include Dumfries and Galloway, the Borders, South Ayrshire and East Ayrshire

  • Home based, covering the south of Scotland
  • Hours Full-time, 35 hours per week (24-month contract)
  • Salary: £33,942 (based on 35 hours per week)
  • Holiday entitlement: 35 days (incl.10 public holidays)

About the role

The Communities Team distributes place-based funds coming from a range of sources, notably onshore and offshore wind farms.  The South of Scotland team currently works with communities in Dumfries and Galloway, the Borders, South Ayrshire and East Ayrshire. We provide fund governance, grant administration and related services for a range of commercial and community sector clients, combined with a commitment to community-led approaches to fund strategy and distribution.

Your key responsibilities will include supporting local fund decision-making bodies with fund strategy and spend, managing day to day grantmaking processes, promoting funds, helping to set up new funds, and engaging with a broad range of community stakeholders to maximise funds’ impact.

If you are a relationship-builder with excellent communication skills and practical experience in grantmaking and community engagement - then we’re keen to hear from you.

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

For full details on the role, please download the role profile below.

How to apply

Please email a completed equality & diversity form (link above) your CV and a cover letter to demonstrating your fit to the role profile and person specification.  Please also tell us where you saw this advert in your covering letter.

  • Closing date: Monday 13th June
  • Interview date: w/c 20th June via Zoom