Grants Officer

Reports to: Head of Fundraising, Deafblind Scotland

 

JOB SUMMARY

This new role within Deafblind Scotland will work with the Head of Fundraising to develop, support and administer Deafblind Scotland’s grant giving programme, identifying potential Trusts and Corporates to provide core, project and capital funding.

Research is a key part of this role and must be centralised and managed effectively, in a searchable database/spreadsheet, including grant outcomes, pending or otherwise. Maintenance of the charity’s archive of past grant applications and current is also required.

There is a clear expectation to generate income within this role.

As part of this role, the successful candidate will be required to commit to undertake the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) British Sign Language (BSL) course Level 1 and Deafblind Awareness Training.

The Grants Officer should be able to work on their own initiative, be IT literate and equipped with excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.

Some travel throughout Scotland is also required.

 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Research potential Trusts and Corporates for core and project funding purposes via the charity’s archive and online database(s).

2. Production of high quality funding bids, identified to meet the specific needs of Deafblind Scotland/particular projects and fit with the specific funding objectives of potential funders/supporters.

3. Maintain a centralised database/spreadsheet of research and its outcomes.

4. Maintain and digitise the Deafblind Scotland archive.

5. Sustain a library of funding proposals and reports to funders.

6. Develop and sustain excellent working relationships with Deafblind Scotland team, funders and partners.

7. Effective management of workload to set deadlines.

 

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

Skills and Experience

  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills

  • Good interpersonal, communication and relationship skills

  • Distinct writing and presentation skills with the ability to summarise, prioritise and present information to varying audiences

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills

  • Proven track record of research activity

  • Flexible approach to work

  • Receptiveness to learning new skills

     

Computer Literacy

  • Competency in Microsoft Office (particularly in Word, Access, Excel and Outlook)

  • Appropriate training will be given on Raiser’s Edge

 

Special Aptitude

  • Ambitious and enthusiastic about work

  • Self motivated

  • Positive attitude

  • Attention to detail

  • Honest and trustworthy

  • Creative and imaginative

 

Desirable Criteria

  • Previous experience of archiving and working with databases preferred

  • Experience of developing/assisting with the development of social and digital media platforms

 

Salary: Up to £25,000 depending on experience.

Closing Date is 27th July 2015

 

 

 

Marketing and Fundraising Officer

Reports to: Head of Fundraising, Deafblind Scotland

 

JOB SUMMARY

This new role within Deafblind Scotland will work with the Head of Fundraising and has two key functions.

Function 1. To effectively run the timelined Marketing plan for Deafblind Scotland to support the good work of this national charity. For example, writing and distributing press releases and arranging photocalls, driving on and off line campaigns for fundraising and PR events and activities across Scotland, work with suppliers on the creation and production of PR/marketing materials e.g. short films, professional newsletter, charity’s social and digital media.

Function 2. To generate income through the business market and Trusts. For example, research and prepare proposals to the corporate market and SMEs for business to business partnerships, sponsorship opportunities etc, and research and write funding applications to Trusts.

The new recruit should have direct experience in dealing with the media, proven business to business work, ability to research, source potential funders and write business proposals/funding application. Event management would be beneficial in this role.

There is a clear expectation to generate income within this role.

As part of this role, the successful candidate will be required to commit to undertake the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) British Sign Language (BSL) course Level 1 and Deafblind Awareness Training.

 

This officer should be able to work on their own initiative, be IT literate, equipped with excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills and distinct planning and organisation skills.

This is an exciting time at Deafblind Scotland and this officer will be encouraged and supported to create fundraising and marketing activities which will support the work of Deafblind Scotland.

Some travel throughout Scotland is required.

 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Writing of press releases and marketing materials e.g. Professional newsletter.

  • Driving on and offline marketing/fundraising campaigns.

  • Using desk top publishing software assist in the creation of posters, flyers and other promotional materials.

  • Develop and sustain excellent working relationships with all colleagues, key partners, such as supporters and sponsors.

  • Research trusts for project based funding, and corporate companies which may be suitable to approach for sponsorship.

  • Document data on Raiser’s Edge, Excel spreadsheets and similar software.

 

Person Specification

  • Essential Criteria

  • Skills and Experience

  • Distinct writing and presentation skills with the ability to summarise, prioritise and present information to varying audiences

  • Good interpersonal, communication and relationship skills

  • Experience of developing/assisting with the development and sustainability of social and digital media platforms

  • Effective time management

  • Distinct planning and organisational skills

  • Flexible approach to work

  • Receptiveness to learning new skills

 

Computer Literacy

  • Competency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

  • Appropriate training will be given on Raiser’s Edge

 

Special Aptitude

  • Ambitious and enthusiastic about the work

  • Self motivated

  • Positive attitude

  • Attention to detail

  • Honest and trustworthy

  • Creative and imaginative

 

Desirable Criteria

  • PR, Marketing or Fundraising experience

 

Salary: Up to £25,000 depending on experience.

Closing Date is 27th July 2015

 

Trainee Guide/communicators

We have an urgent requirement in the Stirling, Falkirk and Edinburgh areas for guide/communicators to support deafblind adults to live independent lives and maintain links within their communities. Guide/communicators support deafblind adults in the areas of communication, information and mobility.

Specialist communication skills may be required for working with particular service users.

We currently require guide/communicators to provide a service of 10 hours over a 7 day week.

Essential:

Satisfying minimum requirements of job description (available on request).

Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Record membership.

Satisfactory references.

Desirable:

This is a sessional role offering flexible hours to suit and full training is provided.

Starting rate is £7.85 per hour.

For an informal discussion please contact Suzanne Abbate by email Services@deafblindscotland.org.uk .

For an application pack please contact Lesley Winning, Deafblind Scotland, 21 Alexandra Avenue, Lenzie, Glasgow, G66 5BG, 0141 777 5852, www.deafblindscotland.org.uk, email HR@deafblindscotland.org.uk

Deafblind Scotland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Bilingual Guide/Communicator Dundee and Tayside

Required in the Dundee and Tayside areas to support deafblind adults, whose first languages are Urdu and/or Punjabi, to live independent lives and maintain links within their communities. Fluency in both these languages would be an advantage. Specialist communication skills may be required for working with particular service users.

Normally 6 hours per week with additional hours periodically. Full training provided.

Essential: Satisfying minimum requirements of job description (available on request), Protection of Vulnerable Groups Record membership, satisfactory references.

Desirable: British Sign Language skills are not essential but would be advantageous.

Deafblind Scotland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

For an informal discussion, please contact Suzanne Abbate by email at services@deafblindscotland.org.uk.

For an application pack, please contact Lesley Winning at HR@deafblindscotland.org.uk or on 0141 777 5852.

For more information, our website is www.deafblindscotland.org.uk.

Starting rate is £7.85 per hour

Trainee Guide/communicators and Home Care Workers

We have an urgent requirement in the Pollok area of Glasgow for guide/communicators and home care workers to support deafblind adults to live independent lives and maintain links within their communities. Guide/communicators support deafblind adults in the areas of communication, information and mobility.

Hours of work available are one hour per day from 8am to 9am, 7 days per week with the potential for further hours. To provide a person-centred service to support deafblind adults with the purchase, preparation and storage of food in their own home. You would also support them to maintain cleanliness of their home. Full training will be given including and online Food Hygiene course.

Specialist communication skills may be required for working with particular service users.

Essential:

Satisfying minimum requirements of job description (available on request) and passing our 4 day training course.

Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Record membership.

Satisfactory references.

Desirable:

British Sign Language skills are not essential but would be advantageous.

This is a sessional role offering flexible hours to suit and full training is provided.

Starting rate is £7.85 per hour.

There is no deadline for applications.

For an informal discussion please contact Suzanne Abbate by email services@deafblindscotland.org.uk

For an application pack please contact Lesley Winning, Deafblind Scotland, 21 Alexandra Avenue, Lenzie, Glasgow, G66 5BG, 0141 777 5852, www.deafblindscotland.org.uk, email pa@deafblindscotland.org.uk

Deafblind Scotland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Trainee Guide/communicators

We have an urgent requirement in the Aberdeen/shire area of Scotland for guide/communicators to support deafblind adults to live independent lives and maintain links within their communities. Guide/communicators support deafblind adults in the areas of communication, information and mobility. Due to the rural nature of these areas, it may be advantageous for guide/communicators to have the use of a car.

Specialist communication skills may be required for working with particular service users.

Essential:

Satisfying minimum requirements of job description (available on request) and passing our 4 day training course.

Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Record membership.

Satisfactory references.

Desirable:

British Sign Language skills.

These are sessional roles offering flexible hours to suit service users and full training is provided.

Starting rate is £7.85 per hour.

There is no deadline for applications.

For an informal discussion please contact Suzanne Abbate by email .

For an application pack please contact Lesley Winning, Deafblind Scotland, 21 Alexandra Avenue, Lenzie, Glasgow, G66 5BG, 0141 777 5852, www.deafblindscotland.org.uk, email PA@deafblindscotland.org.uk

Deafblind Scotland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Home Support Workers

 

An opportunity is available in the Airdrie area of Lanarkshire for Home Support Workers to support a deafblind adult live independently within their own home and the community.  The role includes preparation and storage of food and maintaining the cleanliness of their home. Hours available are up to 2 hours every morning and 2 hours early evening on a rota basis.

 

British Sign Language skills are essential.

 

Experience of working with people with a sensory loss is desirable as is SVQ 2/3.

 

Car drivers preferred, but not essential.

 

Rate of pay is £7.85 per hour.

 

Good terms & conditions, paid annual leave and deafblind awareness training.  Full training will be given including an online food hygiene course

 

Successful applicants will be subject to PVG scheme and provide satisfactory references.

 

If you’d like to join the team to ensure “A society in which deafblind people have the permanent support and recognition necessary to be equal citizens”, we look forward to hearing from you.

 

There is no deadline for applications.

 


For further details relating to this post or an application pack, please contact: Lesley Winning, PA to Chief Executive on 0141 777 5852 or email PA@deafblindscotland.org.uk.

 

 

 

Deafblind Scotland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.