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Fundraising Manager

Clan Childlaw
Closing date
19 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Since 2008, Clan Childlaw has provided specialist outreach legal representation services for children and young people in Scotland. With a team of skilled and experienced lawyers, Clan has witnessed first-hand situations where broad changes to a law or policy (and its implementation) would help improve outcomes for children and young people.

Clan aim to improve the life chances of the children and young people across Scotland by ensuring they have access to the legal advice they need as well as securing the recognition and enforcement of their rights in Scots Law. They do this through their work in representation, learning and development, and policy.

Clan Childlaw believes children and young people should have the opportunity to express their views freely in all matters concerning them and have the opportunity to be heard and represented in any judicial and administrative proceedings affecting them. They also believe children and young people in need of legal advice and legal representation should be able to have a lawyer of their choice as well as knowing their rights with access to information and guidance about their rights, how to exercise them and how the law affects them. Clan are passionate about the law protecting and strengthening the rights of children and young people under the UNCRC.

Following a sustained phase of growth, Clan Childlaw aims to consolidate its position to ensure continuity of service delivery. As an organisation, Clan will work to #KeepThePromise and play their part in driving change identified in the Independent Care Review in Scotland. They will also work to strengthen their foundations to ensure continuing service delivery and this will be underpinned by the implementation of a new fundraising and finance strategy. This new strategic approach will build financial support for their work through a variety of sources including self-generated fundraising income.

Due to its growth, Clan Childlaw are recruiting a new Fundraising Manager, with a particular focus on Trust and Foundations. To be successful within this role you will be self-motivated, experienced, and a talented fundraiser. Who can help secure and sustain significant grants from trusts, foundations, and statutory sources.

The Fundraising Manager needs to be someone who has excellent knowledge of this area of fundraising and demonstrable experience in developing high quality applications, reports, budgets and supporting documents for a wide range of audiences including existing and new grant funders.

To be successful in this role you will be highly organised, calm under pressure and a great communicator who has the confidence to reach out to familiar and new audiences. You will be a natural storyteller with the ability to write compelling funding applications, with a real eye for attention to detail. This is an exciting opportunity to grasp this new role and take it to its full potential. If this is something that excites you and you would like further information, contact our recruitment team today.

You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.

Closing Date: Midday, Wednesday 20th July

Interview Dates: Friday 29th July

This search is being conducted exclusively for Clan Childlaw by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.
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