Senior Philanthropy Relationship Officer

Job Title: Senior Philanthropy Relationship Officer
Client: SCIAF
Location: Glasgow
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Salary: £34,384 to £38,603
Closing Date: Successfully Filled by Caithness Consulting
Reference: SCIAF001
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The post-holder will line manage and work closely with a new Research and Trusts Fundraising Officer and with other fundraising colleagues across the organisation. They will also engage with sister organisations such as CAFOD in England and Trocaire in Ireland.  You will work collaboratively to identify and cultivate potential philanthropic wealth in Scotland with individuals and trusts and foundations where SCIAF meets the stated criteria.

You will develop and manage relationships with SCIAF brand ambassadors and identify volunteers with access and influence who will enable SCIAF to meet and cultivate the people with control of these assets to persuade them to support their mission.

The role will be based in our Glasgow office, although a high level of flexibility can be offered in terms of where, when, and how this role can be undertaken.

SCIAF is the official overseas aid and development agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland. Their mission is to enable the poorest to lift themselves out of poverty and work together to protect our common home, help people recover from disaster, and inspire people in Scotland to put their faith into action. SCIAF works in partnership with local and church organisations, supporting communities across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, to bring about lasting change. They reach out to those in need, regardless of age, race or religion and believe in supporting the whole person, including their spiritual wellbeing, political voice, cultural and community life.

As an inclusive employer, SCIAF want their staff team to reflect the communities in which they live and work. They therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.


The post-holder may travel overseas to less developed parts of the world and may therefore come into contact with children and vulnerable adults.  SCIAF undertakes to ensure that all staff, volunteers and relevant others, whose work might involve contact with children, will have completed additional recruitment procedures and have obtained a satisfactory Enhanced PVG Check from Disclosure Scotland.  We would also confirm that all staff are expected to adhere to a Code of Conduct which specifies the attitudes and behaviour that all staff are expected to maintain.

We are seeking a fundraiser who will play an invaluable part in helping SCIAF fulfil its ambitious strategic goals. In 2019 they improved the lives of 1,812,000 of the world’s poorest people and wish to build upon this to help even more free themselves from poverty on a permanent basis.

We are therefore looking for someone with the skills and experience to develop long-term relationships with major donors, trustees of family charitable trusts and other trusts & foundations to increase philanthropic income year on year. We are also looking for someone who is enthusiastic, flexible, and always looking to raise the bar.