SSAFA – Trusts Officer



£28,000 per annum pro-rata

20 hours per week

Three-year contact

Homebased – Scotland

A fantastic new opportunity has arisen for a fixed -term part-time Trusts Officer to join the Fundraising Team at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

SSAFA has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our volunteers and staff helped more than 85,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts, 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.

About the role

As the Trusts Officer for Scotland you will work with the Regional Fundraising Manager and the branch network across Scotland to identify and apply for trusts and grants to support our charitable work.  Although home-based, you will have the opportunity of visiting branches to meet our committed and passionate volunteers whilst gaining valuable knowledge and insights into the ongoing work and projects of the charity.

About the team

As we embark on an exciting period of change within the organisation you will be working with staff and volunteers to generate income.  Line-managed by the Regional Fundraising Manager for Scotland and NI, you will also be supported by our Central Office (London) Fundraising Team.

About you

This is an exciting opportunity to play a vital role in developing trust and grant funding support for SSAFA in Scotland.  So, a good understanding and knowledge of Scottish grant-makers and the philanthropic world is essential.

Ideally, you will bring your own contacts and networks to this role to build on the new business pipeline and research that has already been conducted. You will also be responsible for ensuring that all current funders are provided with excellent stewardship.

SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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

For further information

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact David Black (Regional Fundraising Manager Scotland and NI) on 07557268867 for an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website

Closing date: Midnight on 4 December 2020. SSAFA reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier if the target number of applications is reached.

Interviews: 14 and 15 December [If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to undertake an aptitude test / deliver a presentation as part of the selection process.]

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.

If you wish to apply for any of our vacancies you will be asked to answer some screening questions before completing an application form and uploading your CV.  Personal data to progress your application for employment is covered under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Article 6 Section 1b and Article 9 2b and c. Your details will not be used for any other purpose or shared with a third party without your permission.  Data on unsuccessful candidates will be retained for one year from the vacancy being filled. If you take up employment with us, your information will be held for the duration of your employment plus six full calendar years. Further details are contained in SSAFA’s Privacy Statement at




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