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By working for us you are supporting not just one charity but multiple charity causes, as we represent and train fundraisers, supporting causes throughout the UK and beyond.

Current vacancies

Head of Scotland

Contract type Permanent
Responsible to Executive Director for People & Engagement
Line manager for Marketing & Administration Assistant (Scotland)
Salary £40,000
Hours 35 hours per week. We are open to flexible working.
Location This role is open to remote, hybrid or office-based working, with occasional travel to scheduled meetings/training/events at our office in Borough, London or other locations across the UK .
Key benefits Leave: 25 days per year (rising to 30 with service) (prorated for hours worked if part-time) we close between Christmas and new year you don’t need to use your annual leave entitlement to cover this period

Pension scheme: after completion of 3 months service with employers contribution of up to 7.5%

We also focus on staff wellbeing, training and development and support you with your volunteering.

See our benefits list for all other details

As the professional membership body for UK fundraising, we want to see excellent fundraising for a better world. We support fundraising by promoting excellence throughout all areas – in the professional development and education of fundraisers, in providing a framework for continuous improvement, and enabling fundraising organisations to carry out their work in the best possible way. We champion our members’ excellence in fundraising and ensure that all fundraisers can connect to share and learn together.

Scotland has a thriving fundraising community and our membership is supported by our network of volunteers whose passion, dedication and expertise drives the work of the Institute. Staff and volunteers work to support, train, and connect fundraisers across the country, helping to shape the future of fundraising in Scotland.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a new Head of Scotland to join the team that champions the Institute’s activities in Scotland.

The Head of Scotland will be responsible for driving the organisational ambitions amongst members, the fundraising community, and wider stakeholders in Scotland, and acting as a key spokesperson for the Chartered Institute in Scotland. The Head of Scotland will support and advise the Chair of the Chartered Institute in Scotland and work collaboratively with the Executive Committee to ensure clear priorities and strategy development for the Chartered Institute in Scotland. You will be the voice of Scotland and bring this to the table at meetings and events.

To be successful in this role you will be an effective communicator with an adaptable style and approach. The Head of Scotland must have experience of working with and managing volunteers as well as building and maintaining meaningful relationships with a range of stake holders. You do not need to have come from the third sector previously (however it is importance to have experience with volunteers). You may have a policy or public affairs background, learning or development background or even a background in events or developing programmes. This is a unique opportunity to join the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Scotland and drive their success.

How to apply

Please email us at or call us on 01786 542 224 to request an information pack, full job description and person specification.

You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.

Closing Date: Friday 13th May
Interview Date: Tuesday 24th May

This search is being conducted exclusively The Chartered Institute of Fundraising by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.


Our recruitment process

Can I submit a speculative application or CV?

We only take applications for specific vacancies via this website and so do not accept speculative applications. 

How do you select people?

If you meet the recruitment criteria, you’ll be invited to interview with managers in the area you’ve applied to. In some cases, we may arrange a telephone screening interview before inviting you in to meet us. Interviews may be via Zoom/Microsoft Teams or in person depending on the role and availability. The selection process will vary depending on the role. For some positions we may run assessment centres and carry out aptitude, skills-based and technical tests. 

How long does it take you to make an offer?

We try to respond to all candidates as soon as possible – usually within a week of interview. Delays are sometimes unavoidable (such as when interviews are spread over a long period of time). We will indicate timescales at your interview .

I have a disability that could affect my interview. What should I do?

We make all reasonable adjustments so that your disability puts you at no disadvantage through the selection process. If you’re invited to interview, contact the recruiting manager and let us know what reasonable adjustments you require.

Do you offer internships?

No, not currently.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

The Chartered Institute is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace where we can all be our ourselves and succeed on merit. We particularly welcome applications from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, such as disabled people and individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

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