Fundraising Officer – 0.6 FTE (21 hours)



As part of our Resource & Development Team, Families Outside is looking for a Fundraising Officer with knowledge and experience of fundraising. The postholder will support our work to ensure we can continue to deliver our full range of programmes effectively whilst ensuring our long-term financial stability.


Role Summary

Hours: 21 hours per week (working pattern negotiable)

Location: The base of this post is flexible within Scotland’s Central Belt, with travel when required.

Contract: Permanent

Starting salary: £14,878.20 pro rata, £24,797 FTE (salary points 24 – 28)

Probation period: 6 months


Staff Benefits

  • 25 flexible leave days plus 10 public holidays (pro rata)
  • 4% matched contribution workplace pension scheme
  • Hybrid & flexible working
  • Employee Assistance Programme (Health Assured)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Laptop and mobile phone for all staff


The Role

As a key member of the Resource & Development team, supported by the Head of Resource & Development, the Fundraising Officer will work to source funding to cover the cost of existing staff and resources, and identify and pursue ethical funding sources and compose funding bids that support the Strategic Aims of Families Outside. The right candidate will develop and maintain relationships with funders and potential funders, including through the timely drafting and submission of comprehensive funding reports, and work across the organisation, to develop relevant funding applications with colleagues for a range of projects and initiatives.


About You

We are looking for a creative, confident, and experienced individual, ideally with a charitable organisation background, to join us to support and promote the work of Families Outside. With experience in fundraising, and relationship management, you will be able to support the identification, contact, and development of new funding relationships and to manage existing ones. We are looking for individuals who have:

  • experience of working in fundraising or business development
  • knowledge of the principles of fundraising
  • good negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • excellent organisational skills, including ability to work on own initiative and to manage and prioritise workloads effectively
  • a strong understanding and commitment to our organisational mission and values


About Us

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support families affected by imprisonment. Imprisonment can often have a huge impact on the things that matter most to families: money and secure housing, safe and connected relationships at home and in the community, and the emotional health and wellbeing of families. Families Outside is dedicated to providing a range of practical, social, and emotional support to people with someone in prison that are relationship-based, prison-aware, and family-focused.



How to Apply


If this is something that is of interest, we want to hear from you. Informal enquiries are welcome: please contact Elaine Stalker (Head of Resource & Development) on 07958 794149 or 0131 557 9800.


Click the “Apply” button to apply online.


If you prefer, you can download an application and equal opportunities monitoring form from our website and email it to



Closing date for applications: midday on Tuesday 28th November 2023


Interview date: 5th & 6th December 2023


We welcome applications from people with disabilities.  If you are shortlisted and have any access or other requirements to enable you to fairly and fully participate in the interview process, please contact, who will be pleased to discuss this with you. 




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