Fundraising Officer – Timespan, Helmsdale or Remote 

Part Time, two days a week, 9.30 am – 5.30 pm; there will be a requirement for occasional flexible hours

Contract: 10 month fixed-term contract (from 1th August 2022 to 31st May 2023).

Salary: £27,000 fte per annum

The Role and Our Ambitions

Timespan seeks an experienced Fundraising Officer to help drive the charity’s fundraising strategy and securing funding from a range of sources. The Fundraising Officer will work closely with the Director to support Timespan’s income generation goals.

Key Responsibilities


  • Develop and implement a fundraising strategy to secure funding from a range of sources.
  • Research potential funding sources, including trusts, foundations, and individual donors, to support Timespan’s activities and projects.
  • Write compelling funding applications that align with the organisation’s  fundraising priorities / principles.
  • Maintain accurate records of funding applications and outcomes.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with donors and funding bodies, ensuring they are kept informed of the charity’s work and achievements.
  • Develop and implement a programme of fundraising events and initiatives to engage and inspire donors and supporters.

Income Generation

  • Work with the Director and other colleagues to develop income generation strategies that support Timespan’s financial sustainability.
  • Work with colleagues to identify opportunities for corporate partnerships, sponsorships, and other income-generating initiatives.


  • Work with the Marketing and Communications Manager to develop communications and messaging that effectively promote Timespan’s fundraising and income generation activities.
  • Contribute to the development of marketing materials, including fundraising literature, annual reports, and other collateral.

Person Specification (Knowledge, Skills, Experience)


  • Proven experience in fundraising and income generation, ideally in a charity, non-profit or cultural organisation environment.
  • Track record of securing funding from a range of sources, including trusts, foundations, and individual donors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience of producing compelling funding applications.
  • Experience of building and maintaining positive working relationships with donors and funding bodies.
  • Strong organisational skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and work to tight deadlines.
  • Team player, with a collaborative and supportive approach to work.
  • Commitment to the values and mission of Timespan.


  • Experience or working within the museum sector.
  • Knowledge of SEO
  • Adobe Creative Suite

We welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds and value diversity in our workplace. We encourage applicants who identify as members of underrepresented communities to apply.


Occasional regional travel may be required.

The post is supported by Museum Galleries Scotland.

Closing date for applications: 5pm, 18th June 2023

Interviews: from 26th June

You must sign in to apply for this position.

You can apply to this job and others using your online resume. Click the link below to submit your online resume and email your application to this employer.