Trusts officer

The role

This is a great opportunity for someone with creative and persuasive writing skills, and a tenacious and collaborative approach to join Leuchie's small fundraising team and make a big difference to the funding base of our charity. You will support the fundraising and development team to identify, research and develop new relationships with trusts, foundations and statutory funders, helping to grow our portfolio of funder relationships. As well as researching and cultivating new funders, you'll manage the charity’s small trusts programme and support the Fundraising Development Manager with high value relationships. You will work closely with our existing funders to increase their engagement and grow our income. You will personally steward funders to become closer to the cause and become passionate about our work, reporting to them about the impact of their support. For full details, download the job description below.    

Salary, hours and benefits

  • Salary negotiable, depending on experience
  • 21 hours per week
  • 35 days holiday entitlement pro rata
  • A range of other benefits: life assurance, workplace pension, discounted gym membership, employee assistance programme, health cash scheme, access to SCVO Credit Union, discounted home cooked food
  • The chance to make a real difference to the lives of people with long term conditions

About Leuchie House

This is a really exciting time to join Leuchie! As a charity we are dedicated to delivering a unique, fully integrated health and social care service, built around our bespoke five star quality assurance framework based on professionalism, wellbeing and customer service.

Set in the beautiful East Lothian countryside beside North Berwick, Leuchie House is a national respite centre offering short breaks to people with a wide range of long term conditions including multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s. We cared for people with 31 different conditions in 2016.

We enjoy a country house feel at Leuchie, rather than a clinical atmosphere, with the emphasis as much on social care as on health. We are at the forefront in person-centered care and offer physiotherapy and a variety of activities and entertainment throughout each guest’s stay.

The learning and development of our staff is crucial as we strive to deliver a wide range of opportunities and experiences. We are delighted to be an official partner of Queen Margaret University working together on health and social care, research and co-production.

How to apply

Please complete and return the application form below, or send your CV and a personal statement addressing 1) how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the job description and 2) why you are the best candidate for this role to Laura Swan at lswan@leuchiehouse.org.uk or by post to Laura Swan, HR Assistant, Leuchie House, North Berwick EH39 5NT.

Closing date

Monday 28 August 2017 at noon. It is likely interviews will take place on Monday 4 September 2017.

More information

Trusts officer job description

Leuchie House Application Form

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