Parks Endowment Campaign Manager – greenspace scotland

Following on from the successful development of MyParkScotland, as Scotland’s only crowdfunding platform specifically for parks and greenspaces, we are now expanding our work to develop an Endowment Fund to support Scotland’s parks. We’ve secured a match-funding grant from Heritage Lottery Fund towards the first £1million and our ambition is for a multi-million endowment fund to help keep Scotland’s parks in good heart for future generations to enjoy. More about the Parks Endowment project here 

We are looking to recruit an experienced Campaign Manager to lead the development and delivery of the fundraising strategy and marketing campaign. With a strong track record in fundraising, communication, marketing and project management, the ideal candidate will be an exceptional communicator, experienced in raising funds from individuals, trusts, major donors and/or events. You will bring creativity, innovation, enthusiasm and passion to work with our team and partners.

Salary:            £26,000 – 30,000 pro rata

Location:        Stirling (some travel required throughout urban Scotland)

This is a part-time post (14 hours per week) and we will also consider applications on a self-employment/consultancy/contract basis, plus secondment, job share, home-working and/or flexible working arrangements.  Fixed term appointment to 31 December 2020

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 15 September
Interviews will be held on Thursday 28 September at our office in Stirling

For more information about this post and for an application pack please click on the following links:

general information  |  job description  |  application form  |  equal opportunities monitoring form

This post is supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund


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