Poppy Scotland – Scottish Poppy Appeal Organiser (East)



35 hours per week
Salary circa £24,990 – based in Edinburgh

Poppyscotland provides life-changing support to our Armed Forces community. We reach out to those who have served, those still serving, and their families. At times of crisis and need we offer them vital practical advice, assistance and funding.  The main funding for this support is achieved by the Scottish Poppy Appeal.

We are seeking to recruit a Scottish Poppy Appeal Organiser (East) whose primary responsibility will be to meet fundraising targets by coordinating and organising the Scottish Poppy Appeal within the East of Scotland.  You will be responsible for motivating, managing and developing volunteers to ensure they implement appropriate procedures and processes to maximize the effectiveness of the Scottish Poppy Appeal.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate:

  • Experience of the charity environment including fundraising methodologies and systems
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • Experience of developing and sustaining relationships across a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience of project management
  • A co-operative, positive and flexible attitude with a willingness to take on responsibilities and use own initiative
  • Experience of producing financial income and expenditure information
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Driving Licence

Although not essential the following would be beneficial:

  • Experience of recruiting, motivating, and developing people
  • Knowledge of the local business environment and knowledge of the military

Further information is available at http://www.poppyscotland.org.uk/about-us/current-vacancies/  Please send your CV and covering letter, highlighting how you meet the key skills and experience, to recruitment@poppyscotland.org.uk by noon on Monday 15 January 2018.

If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date you may conclude that you have not been short-listed for interview. As a charity we are unable to respond to all applications received due to the costs involved.

Interviews are likely to be on Friday 26th January 2018 in Edinburgh.

Poppyscotland is a member of The Royal British Legion group of charities, and is a trading name of The Earl Haig Fund Scotland, Scottish Charity No SC 014096.  A Company limited by guarantee, Registered in Scotland No 194803 at New Haig House, Logie Green Road, Edinburgh EH7 4HR.  The Royal British Legion, Haig House, 199 Borough High Street, London SE1 1AA. Charity Registration No 219279.


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