Fundraising Officer

Reporting to Head of Finance
Location Project Trust Office, Isle of Coll, Scotland
Salary Competitive
Number of hours per week 35 hours per week
Closing Date 5pm, December 7 2018
First Interviews 10 December 2018, Glasgow
Second Interviews 13 – 14 December 2018, Isle of Coll 

About Project Trust

Project Trust is an educational charity based on the Hebridean Isle of Coll. Since 1967 Project Trust has sent over 7,000 Volunteers to Africa, Asia and the Americas to a wide range of long-term volunteering projects including teaching, social care work, outward bound instructing and community development.

All Project Trust’s Volunteers are 17-19 year-old school leavers, with around 260 Volunteers from across the UK and Europe going overseas annually. The projects are carefully selected, and rigorously vetted, to ensure the Volunteers’ existing skills can be put to good use in their host communities and that our Volunteers do not take work away from local people.

Extensive training and support before, during and after their time overseas is provided to all Volunteers, to maximise both the educational value of their experience and the positive impact they have in their projects. Staff on Coll, project Hosts and Overseas Representatives support the Volunteers during their placements, and Volunteers return to Coll for a Debriefing course at the end of their year.

Project Trust is widely regarded as the leader in the field of international volunteering and is highly respected.

Purpose of Job

To provide support and assistance to Volunteers as part of the Finance & Fundraising Team and contribute effectively to the smooth running of the department on a day-to-day basis.

Summary of Main Responsibilities

  • Responsible for coaching a cohort of Volunteers through their fundraising journey by providing individual fundraising assistance and support.
  • Develop and deliver fundraising training on Selection courses.
  • Design, review and update Volunteer fundraising materials including both online content and literature.
  • Contribute to development of Volunteer fundraising including the relationship with Volunteers’ parents/guardians, Mentoring Programme and Charitable Trusts.
  • Help plan and conduct Fundraising presentations throughout the UK.
  • Assist with administration, including processing mail, merchandise orders, bar management, stock-takes, general funding and assistance to Volunteers completing One Awards qualification.
  • Assist with the accurate and timely processing of all income into the relevant databases.
  • Provide administrative support to the Head of Finance, including general finance and fundraising duties as required.
  • Involvement in Volunteer Selection, Training and Debriefing courses.
  • Participate in the day-to-day work of the organisation such as reporting, attending team meetings as required, and taking a flexible approach to general administrative and support tasks.

Other Duties

  • Other reasonable duties as may be requested by the Chief Executive Officer or Head of Finance.


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