We’re Hiring – Fundraising and Communications Officer

Interim Hybrid working (currently majority home working with review in early 2022)

Glasgow office base

£27,500 per year + benefits

2-year contract, Full-time (Internal Ref: FRM2021)

Closing date Wednesday 8th December 2021, 5pm


Are you an enthusiastic individual with fundraising and communications experience? Do you have a positive, can-do attitude? Are you creative and able to inspire and build positive relationships? If the answer is yes, you could be the person we are looking for.

About you
You’ll have a proven track record in fundraising at a community level. You will have been involved in projects such as the winning and management of charity of the year or longer-term corporate/clubs/association partnerships, volunteer or people management experiences and supporter/customer engagement.

You’ll have excellent communication, networking and relationship building skills and be passionate. You’ll be tenacious, and motivated to make a difference for those affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child and in promotion of risk reduction education to prevent as many of these deaths as possible.

This is a brilliant opportunity to join our small friendly but ambitious team and contribute to our recent record of growth. This role provides an opportunity to transition from a local charity to gain experience with a nationally and internationally recognised charity. We’re brave, informed, compassionate and driven in our fight against sudden unexpected death in infancy and, if that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

You’ will need a full UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle plus previous experience of working remotely and be able to demonstrate an ability to manage and motivate yourself; whilst still working collaboratively with colleagues.

About us
Scottish Cot Death Trust is the only charity in Scotland working to eradicate the tragedy of sudden unexpected death in infancy and young children.  We support bereaved families across Scotland and deliver an extensive education programme to promote reduce the risk messages and raise awareness of these types of deaths.

Scottish Cot Death Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees comprising representatives from a range of professions including medicine, law, nursing, and business as well as bereaved parents.


An Executive Committee is responsible for implementation of the Board’s policies and advises it on specific issues.

The Trust’s Scientific Advisory Committee reviews all research grant applications and makes recommendations to the Board on which ones to fund. It also acts as a source of expert opinion on all medical and scientific issues.

Over the last 36 years, the Trust has funded more than £3,400,000 of research into the probable causes of Cot Death in a wide variety of scientific and medical fields.


8% employer’s contribution to pension scheme (Royal London)

28 days annual leave

9 days public holidays

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) with Health Assured for employees and immediate family members offering support in a wide range of issues 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Interview process

We will be interviewing wk. commencing 13th December (interviews are likely to be online but it will be confirmed if attendance in person for interview in Glasgow is required.)

A starting date of early January 2022 is planned.

How to apply
Before applying please ensure you have read the Job Description and Person Specification documents attached.

Please complete the application form attached and send the completed form to contact@scottishcotdeathtrust.org

CVs will not be accepted.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Applicants are encouraged to find out more about the organisation before making their application. You can find out more by visiting the rest of our website www.scottishcotdeathtrust.org

Fundraising and Communications Officer advert job description 24112021

Fundraising and Communications Officer Person Specification advert 24112021

Scottish Cot Death Trust Application Form 2021