Full Description

Bipolar Scotland is a truly inspiring charity, having spent almost 30 years striving to support those who live with bipolar. They do this by challenging stigma and discrimination whilst representing the views of people living with bipolar to politicians and health professionals. Bipolar Scotland hold a vision that everybody living with bipolar should be able to enjoy a good quality of life. This fantastic charity has extensive experience of minimising the impact of bipolar disorder through self-help groups and self-management training. Bipolar provide a Beyond diagnosis service, which is a brand new service launched in 2022, the service is delivered by individuals with lived experience and focuses on supporting individuals immediately or up to 18 months after receiving a diagnosis of Bipolar.

The organisation is peer led by those with lived experience, carers and supporters. The Board of Directors, elected by members at each AGM, is responsible for the governance of the organisation and directs the work of the staff team, which is responsible for the operational delivery. Through providing a safe place to people to share their experiences, thousands of people have been able to learn how to understand how bipolar affects them, how they can improve their lives and, most importantly, that they are not alone.

The new Fundraising Officer will play an integral part in maximising Bipolar Scotland’s income. The post holder will be involved in raising funds from community, corporate and other sources to further the work of Bipolar Scotland. The post holder will contribute the development and implementation of operation plans in support of the organisation’s strategic aims, to ensure income growth.

You will work closely with fundraising volunteers to help raise the profile of Bipolar Scotland across communities. Day to day you may be supporting with comms work, including social media, with a specific focus on providing fundraising stories or content, processing donations and gift aid claims. You may also be seen out and about in the community connecting with supporters or doing some research on community fundraising or trust and grants opportunities.

To be successful in this role, you will have a background in fundraising, whether this be in a voluntary or paid capacity. Due to this experience, you should have a good understanding of the Scottish fundraising landscape. You will be someone who thrives off connecting and speaking with supporters and members of the community. The ideal candidate will be confident in working towards fundraising targets and KPI’S. If you are an experienced fundraising officer looking to make a move or an experience fundraising assistant, we would love to hear from you.

How To Apply

Please email us at [email protected]brucetaitassociates.com or call us on 01786 542 224 to request an information pack, full job description and person specification. 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, Monday 10th October

Interview Date: Tuesday 24th October

This search is being conducted exclusively for Bipolar Scotland 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.