Careers

Start a career with Poppyscotland

Thank you for your interest in wanting to join the Poppyscotland team. We can help you develop your skills at one of Scotland’s leading charities. With us, you will be making an impact on more than just your career, you will be part of an organisation that changes people’s lives.

Our people are the foundation of our success as we rely on their sense of purpose, passion, and commitment to help support the Armed Forces community in Scotland. If you like what you hear, this could be the place for you. Our current vacancies are listed below.

Current vacancies

PR & Marketing Coordinator – Edinburgh

17.5 hours per week – Salary £10,500 pa

Fixed Term –6 months

We are recruiting a part-time PR & Marketing Coordinator to support our ever-increasing programme of year-round activity. This individual will coordinate a variety of marketing projects covering advertising, digital, PR, design and print. They will ensure that requirements are defined and documented, and projects are delivered on time and on budget. The PR & Marketing Coordinator will also play a central role in post campaign evaluation.

Main responsibilities
  • Work with key individuals to establish, assess and analyse their requirements for PR and marketing support, and then formulate written briefs for all campaigns/projects, then evaluate the effectiveness of each campaign.
  • Ensure colleagues are fully briefed on each project and monitor their contribution to ensure campaigns are delivered on time.
  • Identify and source suitable external suppliers such as designers, photographers, printers, etc as required and ensure they provide the services required in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Ensure all communications comply with brand guidelines, key messages and any legal/statutory requirements.
  • Support the PR Manager in the delivery of the charity’s PR output and when required work directly with the media to secure positive coverage.
  • Coordinate all aspects of annual Scottish Poppy Appeal receptions in Westminster, Holyrood, Inverness and Ayrshire, overseeing the creation and sign-off of guest lists, planning event logistics with each venue and assisting in the development of the content for each event.
  • Support the Digital Manager in the delivery of the charity’s digital output, helping to generate content as required.
Key skills/experience
  • Experience of working within a PR & Marketing environment.
  • Experience of liaising with the media.
  • Ability to distil complex requirements into concise and compelling marketing briefs.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the enthusiasm to sell our story.
  • Strong stakeholder and relationship management skills with experience of working with a range of audiences.
  • Superb attention to detail and proofreading proficiency.
  • Effective time management skills with the ability to plan and prioritise work to meet deadlines.

Click here for the full job description. Please send your CV and covering letter, highlighting how you meet the key skills and experience, to recruitment@poppyscotland.org.uk by 4pm on 10 December 2020. Interviews are likely to be on 17 December 2020.

If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date you may conclude that you have not been short-listed for interview. As a charity we are unable to respond to all applications received due to the costs involved.

Major Gifts, Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser (Edinburgh & home based)

Salary £14,280 to £15,600 for 21 hours per week

Key Responsibilities

You will be responsible for securing significant income through Major Gifts, Charitable Grants, Trusts, Foundations and Non-statutory Funding Bodies, to fund general and specific projects. Researching and identifying appropriate funders, whose criteria match our needs, preparing cases for support and submitting compelling written bids and complex grant applications as appropriate and building positive ongoing relationships to maximize the possibility of repeat grants. You will work with colleagues to identify priority work and develop a strong ‘Case for support’ along with timescales and detailed budgets. You will be responsible for ensuring grants are received, payment schedules are adhered to and timely reporting is actioned in order to keep funders informed of our work.

  • Research and identify sources of income from statutory sources, grant-making trusts, corporate trusts, individual trusts and other Major Gift prospects.
  • Prepare, write and submit compelling grant applications to charitable trusts and foundations and major gift prospects.
  • To research, develop and submit high quality funding applications to Trusts and Foundations in relation to the relevant projects.
  • To undertake appropriate presentations and activities in relation to our Trusts and Foundations applications.
  • Nurture good relationships with existing and prospective donors, and develop and deliver excellent stewardship programmes.
  • To liaise with all relevant internal and external bodies including The Royal British Legion, Legion Scotland and The Lady Haig Poppy Factory in the development and delivery of special projects. 
  • Track and report back on income raised against clearly defined targets and deadlines.

Key Skills & Experience

    • Experience of a similar role within a professional fundraising environment
    • Knowledge and experience of grants and foundations fundraising, and statutory applications.
    • Experience in marketing, sales or business development would be an advantage
    • Strong written and communication skills with the ability to create innovative and persuasive presentations and proposals to a range of audiences
    • Good research skills with the ability to spot an opportunity
    • Ability to develop and nurture good relationships with existing and prospective donors
    • Ability to work collaboratively
    • Good financial and budget management skills

    Click here for the full job description. Please send your CV and covering letter, highlighting how you meet the key skills and experience, to recruitment@poppyscotland.org.uk by Monday 14 December 2019.

    Interviews are likely to be 18 December 2020.

    If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date you may conclude that you have not been short-listed for interview. As a charity we are unable to respond to all applications received due to the costs involved.

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