Full Description

Established in 1870, VSA helps thousands of the most vulnerable people and their families living in communities across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Today, VSA provides vital support and services to people of all ages across four core areas - Children and Families, Adult and Community, Education and Learning, and Carers’ Support. VSA supports a person’s physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing through a range of residential and outreach support services.

“VSA has been a lifeline for me. I couldn’t have managed it on my own and I find it really hard to think what my life would have been without the support from VSA.” Maggie, VSA service user

The Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser will be responsible for researching and identifying opportunities for VSA, and for writing compelling funding applications to a variety of Trusts, Foundations and other relevant grant givers.

You will be a gifted communicator with a knowledge of the grant giving sector and a real talent for writing funding proposals. An active listener able to absorb the work of the organisation and create compelling cases for support for a variety of audiences through a variety of channels. You will be able to support the wider staff team to bring their projects to life on paper in a compelling way to the appropriate funding sources.

If you have a minimum of two years experience securing funding from Trusts and Foundations, excellent communication skills and a real passion for delivering exceptional content to deadlines then this is your chance to join something special. You will be a real team player who likes to use your own initiative and work with minimal supervision. VSA offers great career potential, a friendly and focused workforce and the ability to really shine in the sector.

How To Apply

If you think this is a perfect match for your values and skills set then please contact [email protected] as soon as possible for further information prior to making your application.

Closing date: Noon Monday 15th April 2019

Interview date: Wednesday 24th April 2019

This search is being conducted exclusively on behalf of VSA by BTA. Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.