Trusts Officer at SSPCA

Position: Trusts Officer

Location: Dunfermline and Home Based

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm, plus occasional evenings and weekends

Salary: Circa £30,000 – £35,000 per annum depending on experience

Reports To: Director of Fundraising

Closing Date: No fixed closing date

Interview Date: Interviews will happen on a rolling basis

Job Description
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The Scottish SPCA has around 380 members of staff and over 700 volunteers and we are proud to be accredited with Investors in People and the Living Wage Foundation. We generate our own income through fundraising, membership, legacies and other corporate sponsorship initiatives. In 2020 our turnover was £15.4m. We are the Scottish SPCA. We are Scotland’s Animal Champions. The most recent annual review “Scottish SPCA in 2020 – supporting animals and people in Scotland” provides extensive insight to the scope of our work and our achievements and is available to download at:

The Trusts Officer will be responsible for implementing the charitable trust strategy. The role will involve researching, identifying and recruiting new charitable trusts and grant giving bodies as well as maintaining and developing existing relationships, with a view to achieving an annual fundraising target.

  • Model the Society’s values, Committed, Compassionate, Professional, Expert, Collaborative and Adaptable in the workplace at all times.
  • Developing the charitable trust fundraising strategy in line with overarching strategic plan.
  • Planning, delivering and evaluating trust cultivation events.
  • Liaising with colleagues across the organisation to ensure an up-to-date knowledge of funding priorities.
  • Writing professional funding proposals and undertaking presentations at both internal and external meetings.
  • Account managing and developing effective, sustainable relationships with charitable trusts and grant giving bodies.
  • Actively networking at appropriate events and securing new introductions.
  • Analysing and reporting on trust fundraising income.
  • Ensuring that the Society follows fundraising best practice.
  • Working closely with the marketing, communications and fundraising teams to achieve objectives.
  • Ensure that processes are in place for effective acquisition of and evaluation and reporting on all trust funding.
  • You will be expected to carry out any other general duties as directed and to co-operate with members of staff as required.


There is no fixed closing date for this role, and interviews will happen on a rolling basis. Please contact [email protected] to have a confidential discussion about the post. To apply for this vacancy you should send a CV and Cover Letter by clicking the ‘Send Application’ button below.