Philanthropy and Fundraising Officer: Scottish Athletics

Closing Date: 26 July 2019

As the National Governing Body for Athletics in Scotland, our aim is to build an integrated and transparent system that supports our constituent members, as well as continuing to develop the sport of athletics in Scotland as a whole, from grassroots introductory level through to international level, and sets the context for future strategic decisions and identification of key programmes and projects.

scottishathletics currently has a membership base of 13,100 individual members, 20,000+ members of our 152 athletics clubs and more than 450 formalised jogging groups. We have also witnessed over 120,000 participants within licensed events annually for the past few years.

Our strategy, “Building a Culture of Success”, is not just about performances on the world stage, but is about the whole sport pulling together in the same direction and recognising the importance of all parts and individuals within the system. That includes clubs, coaches, officials, athletes, event organisers, partners, supporters as well as scottishathletics as an organisation.

The Role

An incredible opportunity to join a very successful, award-wining, national governing body of sport in Scotland.
Due to recent successes, we are seeking to appoint an individual to help expand the revenues of the organisation. This new Philanthropy and Fundraising Officer opportunity has been created to support the team plan, develop and deliver a major donor and legacy portfolio for the sport.

As the Philanthropy and Fundraising Officer, reporting to the CEO, you will work closely with the CEO and senior managers, playing a key role in engaging high level donors, managing and growing a portfolio of prospects capable of giving six-figure + gifts. You will also play a key role in the development and delivery of a philanthropy and wider fundraising strategy, which will ensure the organisation continues to grow its income.

We are looking for evidence of experience of working in a major giving role, with a track record of success. You will have experience of securing, managing and developing ongoing major giving relationships with individuals, as well as experience of successfully motivating, leading and developing individuals, including setting clear objectives and managing performance.

This part-time role is initially a 12-month contact, with the view to a longer-term opportunity.

Application Process

Further information and applications

Applicants should apply by submitting the application form, covering letter (addressing how the applicant’s skills and

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 26 July 2019 with interviews taking place during week commencing 5 August 2019. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Date published: 27 June 2019
Date updated: 27 June 2019


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