Current Vacancies

Current Vacancies

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Fundraising & Admin Assistant

Permanent Position: up to 35 hours a week

Are you passionate about pursuing a career in the third sector that makes a real difference to young people’s lives? Ocean Youth Trust Scotland is an award winning youth work charity, delivering life-changing voyages at sea for disadvantaged young people aged 12-25 aboard its sail training vessels.

The charity has a rare and exciting opportunity for a budding fundraiser to join its growing fundraising team and contribute to its success. The Trust is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Fundraising & Admin Assistant to support the wider team with all aspects of fundraising, administration and event organisation. The post holder will be expected to be a confident communicator with flexibility and a willingness to learn and develop their own skills with the support of the team, with a view to growing a career in fundraising.

The successful candidate will be able to show a commitment to working in the charity sector via work experience or voluntary work. Excellent writing skills, creativity and the ability to use initiative are essential. Awareness and understanding of major grant making trusts and foundations such as The Big Lottery, People’s Postcode, Robertson Trust and Children in Need is desirable but not essential.

This rare opportunity would best suit a talented individual seeking to begin a career in the third sector, eager to learn and with a ‘have a go’ attitude in an established and successful youth work charity.


  • To support the Head of Fundraising and wider fundraising team in all aspects of fundraising and administration.
  • To build and maintain relationships with new and existing supporters, actively building connections and partnerships within the community.
  • To be a point of contact for new and existing donors, including accepting donations and supporting donors with their own fundraising ventures.
  • To maintain the donor database.
  • To assist with the planning, organisation and delivery of new and existing OYT Scotland events, including advanced preparations, on-the-day support, and pre/post event administration.
  • Any other relevant duties as required by the Head of Fundraising.


  • Articulate with excellent writing skills and use of English.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and negotiation skills to convey information in a variety of formats to a variety of audiences.
  • Sound working knowledge of the Microsoft Office packages (specifically Word, Outlook and Excel).
  • Ability to manage own workload, excellent personal organisation and the ability to prioritise with a creative and approach to challenges and opportunities.
  • Friendly, outgoing manner, with the ability and confidence to develop and sustain long-term working relationships with people at all levels.
  • A willingness to learn and develop own skills for a career in fundraising.

Location: Greenock, Inverclyde

Closing date: 17.00 Friday 17 May 2019

Interviews: w/c Monday 27 May 2019

No CV will be considered without a covering letter

Location: Greenock, Inverclyde

Closing date: 17.00 Friday 17 May 2019

Interviews: w/c Monday 27 May 2019

To apply, please send a CV and supporting letter to

No CV will be considered without a covering letter.


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