Fundraising Development Officer

Organisation: Auchindrain Trust

Salary: £19 per hour, 2 days per week for 9 months (£37,050 pro-rata)

Location: Remote with occasional meetings on site

Urras Achadh an Droighinn/The Auchindrain Trust has recently set out a new vision for the future of this unique and internationally-significant historic site. Large-scale and long-term fundraising will be required to implement this, and we now wish to appoint an experienced person to guide the development of a fundraising strategy. The person appointed will work with Trustees and staff to develop plans and skills and will provide a longer-term action plan to follow the end of the project.

Please send your CV with covering letter to or you can download the application form from our website at https://www,


Job Title: Fundraising Development Officer
Reports To: Director
Summary of Job Role: To provide advice, guidance and training to Trustees and staff, to enable the development of fundraising strategies and plans, and the general enhancement of the Trust’s fundraising capacity and capability.
Hours: An average of 15 hours per week, times and days to be agreed.
Wages: £37,050 pro-rata, two days per week for 9 months.

Primary Responsibilities

• Work with Trustees and staff to enable them to develop a Fundraising Strategy for
Auchindrain; liaise with staff and Trustee activity-themed sub-groups to ensure
consistency of approach.
• Assist and enable staff and Trustees to develop skills in fundraising techniques,
enabling the production and implementation of specific targeted plans.
• Identify current potential sources for funding aligned to the needs of Auchindrain,
including trusts and foundations, public sector grant-givers, and opportunities for
both corporate donations and personal charitable giving. Where appropriate,
support the Trust in developing lasting relationships with potential funders.
• Review the Trust’s ongoing strategic development documents and then advise as
necessary, both to ensure that items such as the Conservation Management Plan
can fully support fundraising, and that all funding opportunities arising from the
Trust’s longer-term plans have been fully identified and included in priorities.
• Put in place systems enabling the Trust to regularly review and update its
fundraising targets.
• Embed with the organisation over the course of the project and help staff to
develop a case for support, and to produce fundraising support materials for use by
all as necessary.
• Advise the Trust on the nature and level of resources required to successfully pursue
fundraising following the end of this project.
Work with staff to develop effective systems for funder and donor management and
administration, ensuring GDPR compliance is maintained.
• Advise the Trust on the most effective mechanisms for receiving different types of
• At the request of Trustees, any other comparable tasks agreed to fall within the
remit of the role.

Person Specification



• A strong background and proven experience in developing fundraising strategies
and plans, in preparing successful fundraising bids and propositions with a wide
range of funders, and solid experience in developing ongoing relationships with
• Desirable

The ability to upskill colleagues through inspiration, example and informal training, as well as the identification of suitable training courses where relevant.

• Demonstrable experience in creating and delivering an ambitious fundraising
strategy, and experience of a broad range of fundraising methods.


Experience of capital and revenue fundraising within small to medium-size heritage organisations


• Flexible attitude, with excellent written and verbal interpersonal communications
• Confident in working with Trustees and staff, to push forward a key phase of
organisational development.

• The capacity to engage with the museum’s heritage mission, and to appreciate the
site’s significance.
• Ability to prioritise workload and meet objectives within an agreed timescale.


• An understanding of the heritage fundraising landscape, locally, within Scotland,
and the UK as a whole.
• Desirable
A wider knowledge of the fundraising landscape, and of the potential to attempt
techniques and approaches not normally used in the cultural sector.

• Membership of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising
• Compliance with the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Code of Conduct.
• Ideally, a Chartered Institute of Fundraising professional qualification.

Application Deadline: Monday 05/06/2023