Starting date: 5th January 2021

We are seeking a Fundraising Officer to support the Chief Executive Officer.

Our young people do not pay for the various projects and programmes we run and deliver through a mix of paid youth workers and volunteers. Like most organisations this year has been very difficult for us and this role will help us ensure we have sufficient funding in place to employ our paid team members alongside staff members who provide administrative and financial support. Additionally, our social enterprise has been hit negatively by the Covid-19 pandemic and we will have to take steps to ensure its sustainability.

The successful candidate will report to the Chief Officer and will work as part of the team. They will have an interest in the work of the Elgin Youth Development Group. We strive to be a learning organisation and the successful candidate will be joining a team committed to supporting young people reach their full potential.

This role is funded by The Rank Foundation as part of their Time to Shine Programme.  The Time to Shine Programme is a leadership development programme and has three aims:

  • to address organisational development gaps within a charity,
  • to enable a person with the right skills mix, talent and work ethic to experience a 12 month Living Wage paid position in a meaningful work role.
  • to provide an opportunity for talented people to consider the social sector as a career of first choice.

Each year 50+ charities based across the UK are funded by Rank to employ a young person for a year who will gain valuable experience by taking on a specific role within the host organisation.  They have access to training bursaries, coaching and mentoring and are part of a Time to Shine network. 

Whilst there are no qualification requirements for this role, it would be ideally suited to a recent graduate or someone who has completed an HNC / HND and is looking to use their skills to benefit young people. This really is a great opportunity for someone who may not have considered a career in the not for profit sector.  As this is a development role the successful candidate may have to commit to cross-country travel and overnight stays.

To me the experience was life changing. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have had in many ways. Its given me a network of like-minded inspirational people who I can always get in touch with, learn from and use as inspiration for the rest of my life. The experience also taught me how to be a better leader, team member and all round worker. I can adjust my communications approach to multiple situations alongside being better at mindfulness and understanding techniques that work best for me. Emma Smith-Hunter

Former Marketing and Communications Officer

Job Responsibilities:

Fundraising Support

  • Support the EYDG fundraising strategy
  • Fundraise for EYDG so helping to ensure the continuation/development of projects and programmes
  • Identify fundraising opportunities relevant to specific projects and activities
  • Identify and complete relevant trust and foundation applications
  • Plan and run a community fundraising programme which could include a Colour Run
  • Report to and liaise with funders in partnership with the CEO and other relevant staff

Project Support

  • Provide project support to the Chief Officer as needed

Required Skills:

  • Is a strong communicator, both written and verbal
  • Is able to organise and prioritise their workload
  • Is able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Is able to work on own initiative to find creative solutions to problems.
  • Is confident in using social media
  • Is able to develop and manage an individual work plan

Please email your CV and a covering letter to Clair Ferguson at office@elginyouthcafe.org outlining your suitability for the role. Closing date for applications is Friday 23rd October 2020.