Important Message On Coronavirus

Foundation Scotland – We are open

Reassurance on supporting communities, charities and social enterprises following the impact of Coronavirus
Foundation Scotland appreciate that the Coronavirus situation will have a big impact on communities. We know that charities, local organisations and social enterprises will play a critical support role - providing practical and emotional support, helping to mobilise local services, care for those most in need and tackle isolation.
We want to reassure you that we will do what we can to support communities.

We are open as usual – our staff are now are working from home - we are working differently, working digitally. Staff work travel has been suspended so we will hold our meetings online.
All contacts including telephone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. Please just continue to contact our staff through these means. Our IT systems enable us to work from home with no risk to data security and ensure there is limited disruption to services.

Please continue with grant applications – however please scan and email in any supporting documents. Our offices are closed for the time being, and we cannot receive mail – so please do not post any supporting documents. If you don’t have a scanner an option is to download a scanner app onto your smart phone – this uses the camera function to scan the document and convert it into a PDF for e-mail.

We aim to be as helpful as possible over the coming weeks - so our grantees can focus on supporting communities. Alongside continuing to deliver all our community funds and published grant-making programmes, we are taking the following steps:

  1. Relaxing deadlines for monitoring reports
  2. Increasing mentoring and support for grantees and investees
  3. Establishing payment holidays for social enterprises supported with loans
  4. Increasing cash flow support loans to social enterprises
  5. Planning to introduce rolling deadlines for some place-based Funds for those delivering any projects that address immediate community needs in light of the Coronavirus
  6. Working with other funders to pool resources
  7. Working with local community organisations and umbrella groups to gather information about local needs and how best to support these
  8. Establishing a Community Resilience and Recovery Fund
  9. Giving our staff paid time to work flexibly so that they can care for loved ones and also volunteer and support activity in their local community dealing with needs arising from the Coronavirus
  10. Asking you how we can best support your community

Please do get in touch, as normal, if you have questions.


Acknowledge & Close

Philanthropy Advisor

Full time: 35 hours per week
Salary: £29,464
Annual Leave Entitlement: 35 days (including 10 public holidays)
Currently home based due to COVID-19 but offices in Glasgow & Edinburgh 
Closing date: 5th November 2020

We have an exciting opportunity for a well organised and motivated individual to join our Philanthropy team, managing a portfolio of clients; ensuring both efficient and effective philanthropy advice and the delivery of philanthropy services including client directed giving and grant making programmes. The role also involves supporting client development, delivering activities to increase their engagement, and supporting further income generation

If you have excellent interpersonal skills; a minimum of 3 years’ experience in client service, grant making, social sector, relationship management or other related environments; an understanding of client (donor) development, stewardship and communications in the business world and/or third sector; and knowledge or experience in developing grant programmes, then we’re keen to hear from you.

In addition to a sense of fulfilment and an opportunity to meet a wide range of people, Foundation Scotland offers the following staff benefits:

  • Life Assurance at 3 times Annual Salary
  • Defined Contribution Scheme with 6% Employers Contribution
  • MS Office License to use on a personal device whilst employed by FS
  • Training and Development Opportunities
  • Working Pattern Flexibility


Application notes

To apply, please email a CV and Cover Letter to demonstrating your fit to the role profile and person specification. Please state where you saw this advert in your covering letter.

Closing Date for Applications: Thursday 5th November 2020

Interviews Expected to Take Place: Week Beginning 23rd November 2020 via TEAMS or Zoom

For further details and the role profile/person specification please download the application pack.

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