Trusts and Lottery Manager – Scotland

£32,098 - £34,639 per annum plus excellent benefits
05 Oct 2017
06 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Closing date: Wednesday 11th October 2017 (at 11.30pm)

Shelter Scotland is looking for a proactive individual who’s used to managing complex and high-value customer relationships, to join us as Trust and Lottery Manager and raise funds for our programmes in Scotland.

Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.

The Fundraising Division within Shelter generated gross income of £30 million in 2015/16 alone, and plans to grow this to £45 million by 2019/20, thus supporting the organisation’s strategy to help more people. The Philanthropy Team plays its part by raising funds from high net worth individuals, legacy pledges, trusts and the Big Lottery Fund. Last year we raised £8 million, while our Trust and Lottery programme currently generates £2.7 million per year and manages a further million distributed to Shelter’s service delivery partners. Put simply, it’s an exciting time to be part of our award winning team.

About the Role

As Trusts and Lottery Manager - Scotland, you’ll be responsible for cultivating high value new trust and lottery grants and ensuring the best in class stewardship of our trust and lottery donors. We’ll also rely on you to provide management and support to our Trusts and Lottery Fundraiser in Edinburgh and generally foster a collaborative, results-focussed work ethos. Liaising with the Philanthropy Management and Scotland Divisional Management teams and key colleagues to help develop and deliver a trusts and lottery fundraising strategy for Scotland will be important too. And, when it comes to identifying, researching and cultivating new trust prospects, helping to develop a range of compelling funding propositions or working with other fundraising colleagues to ensure a coordinated approach, again, we’ll count on you to deliver.

About you

To succeed, you’ll need proven fundraising experience that includes working to ambitious income generation targets. We’ll also be looking for good knowledge of fundraising best practice across trusts and major donor disciplines and the communication skills it takes to influence others and build long term beneficial partnerships. Results-driven, customer-focused and collaborative in your approach, you’re creative and innovative too. What’s more, you’re not afraid to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas, methods and processes when appropriate.

Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave (pro rata), the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.

For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website.

We shortlist applicants for interview by matching the details given on the completed application form against both the role description and the person specification. We’ll be looking for clear evidence to show that your experience, skills and knowledge match those set out in the person specification and role description. All parts of the role description and person specification should be clearly addressed in the questionnaire section as indicated, as information not given or not made explicit on the application form cannot be taken into account in the shortlisting process. Please note that CVs are not accepted.

We will support you throughout the recruitment process with any reasonable adjustments required in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act. Please contact the Recruitment Team if you require support

Shelter Scotland is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

At Shelter Scotland, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.