Current Vacancies

Current Vacancies

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Fundraising Officer

Permanent Position: up to 35 hours a week / flexible working negotiable


Are you passionate about making a difference to young people’s lives? Ocean Youth Trust Scotland is an award winning youth work charity, delivering life-changing voyages for young people aboard its sail training vessels.

As the charity approaches its 20th anniversary year, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Fundraising team and contribute to its growing success. Ocean Youth Trust Scotland is seeking a motivated, dynamic fundraiser to lead on the management and development of existing statutory funding relationships and to build and nurture relationships with institutional and trust funders.

The successful candidate will have experience in securing statutory funding via applications to funders such as the Scottish Government, Cashback for Communities, Youth Link, The Big Lottery and other major grant making trusts and foundations.

This role would best suit an experienced statutory fundraiser looking for a more expansive role, or a talented trusts fundraiser keen to learn and develop their skills with statutory funders. Using exceptional relationship building skills, you will ensure the appropriate processes, timely information and reports are provided to funders.

The ideal candidate will be a positive and creative individual with the ability to embrace a diverse workload and to represent the charity at the highest levels.


Location: Greenock (but some home-working possible)

Salary: £23,000 to £28,000 DOE

Closing date: 17.00 Friday 7th September

Interviews: w/c Monday 17th September

Key skills: 

  • A minimum of 12 months successful experience in fundraising
  • Proven track record of generating income from a range of trusts, foundations, and grant giving bodies
  • The ability to research and develop new revenue streams
  • Excellent project planning skills.
  • Good IT skills. Database/CRM experience an advantage although training will be provided if necessary.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate with a range of internal and external stakeholders.


To apply, please send a CV and supporting letter to



We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we’d like a helping hand. We’ll be in touch if we need you.

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Ocean Youth Trust Scotland
Victoria House, 5 East Blackhall Street, Greenock, PA15 1HD
Tel: +44 (0) 1475 722 722

Registered Charity, No. SC029531