The Boleskine House Foundation SCIO is Scottish charitable incorporated organisation and we are seeking a Trustee on a volunteer basis to assist us with fundraising and managing the finances of the charity. Under the constitution for the charity all positions are on a volunteer basis with out of pocket expenses covered by way of reimbursement. This is a unique opportunity to be involved as we restore the infamous Boleskine estate and work on the project with the aim of getting the estate ready to open to the public in 2022.
While the position sought is that of a fundraising manager, the Trustee appointed will be involved in all aspects of the estate restoration and will be involved in all aspects of the rebuild process, and will have a vote on the board on all decisions undertaken by the charity. It is therefore truly a role of helping us to shape history with this estate.
The role of the trustee will involve responsibility for the following matters:
- Researching fundraising opportunities and writing grant applications to charitable trusts or statutory bodies
- Building relationships with major donors or companies
- Managing information and recording the profile and fundraising activity of donors on a database
- Ensuring major donors or companies are happy with their donation scheme (such as charity of the year partnerships) and are kept informed of progress and key milestones
- Developing and organising fundraising campaigns
- Spotting fundraising opportunities and raising awareness of the organisation’s work
The key skills which you will need will include:
- Excellent communication skills: Both verbal and written communication skills are important for the role of a fundraising manager.
- Research skills: You will need to be good at researching and devising strategies, as well as spotting and taking advantage of donation opportunities
- Passion: You will need to be passionate about our charity’s work and will be inspired by the opportunity to preserve this unique piece of Scottish history.
- Time commitment: We are ideally seeking someone with 6 – 8 hours time per week to work with us. As we develop you will also manage a small team of volunteers for particular tasks all of whom will be appointed to the advisory board.
What we will offer you
We hope to be able to offer you an opportunity to learn about the restoration of historic buildings. We also have others involved with us who have skills in the legal, management and financial sphere and you will therefore have an opportunity to learn a broad array of different matters where collaboration with the wider team is engaged for fundraising tasks.
An undergraduate degree is often preferable but employment-related qualifications such as those offered by the Institute of Fundraising would be even more beneficial. These include the Certificate in Fundraising and the Diploma in Fundraising. You could also be working toward these qualifications and want to boost your CV. You also do not need to be based in the UK as all of the work undertaken is done remotely.
Interested parties are encouraged to contact us at [email protected]