Assistant Director of Fundraising for CHSS

Location:Edinburgh (Hobart House, 80 Hanover Street)

Hours of work: 32.5hrs

Salary: £51,500

Reporting into: Director of Fundraising & Communications

Closing Date: Monday 27th June 2022

Informal discussion: Thursday 30th June – Monday 4th July 2022 (with Gary Brewer, Head of People)

Formal Interview: Tuesday 5th July 2022
Formal Interview Panel: Interim CEO Allan Cowie, Assistant Director of Fundraising Gillian Green, Director of Comms and Fundraising Lawrence Cowan and Director of Finance Rachel Ducker.

Potential 2nd stage Interview: Week commencing 11th July

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CHSS Vacancies

This role is a key leadership role in driving the strategic and operational direction of the teams delivering a donor-centric approach to fundraising. They will be accountable to the Director of Communications and Fundraising for the generation of over £4.4 million of income (inc Legacies) and achieving the charity’s growth strategy.

They will provide senior level expertise in supporting the strategic development of the Fundraising team.

  • A proven track record of strategic leadership to deliver significant fundraising income.
  • A proven track record of supporting fundraising teams to exceed expectations.
  • Extensive experience of supporting and developing teams to overcome challenges.
  • Extensive experience of delivering successful fundraising campaigns exploiting multiple communication channels (e.g., media, social media, direct mail).
  • Full working knowledge of using Raiser’s Edge and its potential to improve fundraising processes.
  • Experience of implementing and embedding new processes to benefit the wider organisation.


  • Strategic thinking with the ability to translate organisational opportunities into strategies and action plans.
  • Ability to design and implement strategic programmes and projects that deliver measurable impact, improvement and an innovative approach.
  • Ability to deliver cross directorate and manage relationships where there is no direct line management link.
  • Ability to drive forward significant change at a senior level, and when the role holder may not be the most senior person in the room.
  • Clear people and results orientation.
  • Demonstrable analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Strong organisational and priority management skills.
  • Accurate and clear written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to inspire and achieve results through people.
  • Committed to the growth and development of self and others.
  • Adaptive to changing internal/external circumstances with resilience, agility and speed.
  • Able to take appropriate risks to inform and improve priorities.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills with ability to negotiate and influence.
  • Proactive and solution orientated with a positive, progressive can-do attitude fostering an accountable operational culture.
  • Analytical and able to use data and evidence to design and deliver high quality products for the charity.
  • An understanding of how to find use and adapt models and frameworks.
  • Stepping up and taking ownership of own work and where required in the charity.


AWS are delighted to be working as the Retained Consultants for Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland. If you would like to arrange a confidential discussion about this post please contact Alan Surgeon – [email protected] / 07795954029. To apply for this post please send us your CV and supporting statement by clicking the Send Application button below.