SSAFA – Community and Challenge Events Officer


Salary: £28,000 plus company car

Location: Homebased in Scotland

Closing date: 21 November 2021

Job Description

SSAFA’s in Scotland, support 20 Branches, 5 Service Committees and a new Scotland Support Office, and are proud to announce this role as part of their strategic growth and ambitious development plans.

About the role

This is a brand new fundraising opportunity that covers the whole of Scotland that will be fundamental in developing, supporting and championing new and existing community and challenge events fundraising initiatives to increase income generation. This role will include engaging with individuals, and membership organisations to fundraise through events and activities such as the Kiltwalk and Big Brew Up’s while providing excellent stewardship to maximise opportunities.

SSAFA is entering into an exciting period of strategic development within regional fundraising where you will be able to refine your current skills and develop new ones whilst enhancing your knowledge of the fundraising sector.

There will be an occasional need to travel across the UK and to work evenings and weekends at key events.

About the team

Our small and dedicated team, based in Scotland, includes a Corporate and Events Officer and a Trusts Officer who are managed by our Fundraising Development Manager.  As well as working with your team members, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with over 20 Branches and 5 Service committees to implement fundraising initiatives.

Through regular team meetings and a variety of communication mediums you will be provided with ongoing support, training and mentoring. We are a remote team and ensure that we stay well connected to all colleagues with a combined passion that fuels our determination and success.

About you

We are looking for an exceptional candidate, who thrives on challenge. A determined, highly motivated individual, with a track record of success in community and challenge event fundraising. A natural communicator with proven success in working with and developing volunteers to support this growth. A confident networker, able to represent the charity to external stakeholders, build relationships and reputation, communicate effectively across the region whilst working from home.


SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing practical, emotional, and financial support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 79,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to those who have served in more recent conflicts or are still currently serving, and their families.

SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. We are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.

Diversity and Inclusion at SSAFA

SSAFA exists to support a diverse range of beneficiaries within the armed forces community, and we believe diversity within our teams is key to ensuring we can deliver our services effectively. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a worldwide charity. SSAFA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.

SSAFA is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service to ensure we, as an employer, safeguard those we serve.

Further information about the role

Download a copy of the job description here.

Review the benefits on offer at SSAFA here.

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact David Black on 07557 268 867 for an informal discussion.

No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.

Apply here.

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