Fundraising Officer - Link Community Development Individual 

Fundraising Officer - Link Community Development Individual 

Location: Central Edinburgh 

Salary: £21,901.55 - £24,146.46

About the Organisation:

Link Community Development is a family of not for profit organisations working together to transform education for children and communities across impoverished rural areas of Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda. Since their foundation in 1995 they have worked in 3,000 schools and improved the lives of over two million children through unique and effective school improvement models. Link guide governments and educators to adopt low-cost solutions to improve learning and support for children, with a focus on literacy, numeracy and inclusion for the most marginalised children. Through a partnership delivery model which embeds piloting and learning within local systems, they influence changes to policy, practice and accountability on a national scale, and their interventions are regularly adapted and replicated by governments and NGOs in new countries and contexts. 

Outline of Responsibilites:


  • Research, develop and manage a portfolio of existing and prospective grant giving organisations, creating a pipeline of small to medium scale prospective donors.
  • Research potential corporate donors, analysing their suitability to feed into the prospect pipeline.
  • Maintain careful and pro-active stewardship of recurring donors, school sponsors and other public supporters (respond to enquiries, keep updated and thank when appropriate).
  • Support with the planning and delivery of fundraising campaigns at key points in the year, in order to raise Link’s profile and generate income.
  • Manage and act as administrator for online giving platforms including CAF, BBMS, Virgin Money Giving and Paypal. 
  • Ensure that all donations are acknowledged and thanked within three working days of receipt. 
  • Process Gift Aid claims and file as required.
  • Develop, promote and deliver Link Community fundraising activities, recruiting and managing volunteers as necessary.
  • Assist in ensuring all information relating to each grant is accurate, up to date and well organised.
  • Assist with the managing of a timetable of deadlines to ensure donors receive reports and other correspondence as required.


  • Ensuring the Link fundraising website content is up-to-date, relevant and accessible.
  • Maintain and help manage the fundraising database and filing systems; ensuring donor details are kept up to date, pledges and income are recorded and queries and reports are generated as required, all in line with GDPR.


  •  Attend and provide planning support for events as required (f2f stewardship).
  • Participate in internal fundraising and comms meetings as requested.  Follow and act as an advocate for Link policies and mission.
  • Complete additional tasks as required, which may include tasks relating (but not limited) to, office management.
  •  Ensure the Code of Fundraising Practice is followed, as stipulated by the Fundraising Regulator and best practice is adhered to.

The above list is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such duties as may reasonably be expected within the scope and job rank of the post.

How to Apply:

Please send a completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to with
the subject line “Fundraising Officer”. The form and more information about the post can be found on the Link website. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and interviews to take place w/c 25th November 2019.

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