We are recruiting! Policy and fundraising professionals please apply!

We’re delighted to announce that we are now recruiting for two new positions within our team at the Refugee Survival Trust in Glasgow:

Policy and Research Officer

We’re looking for an experienced, talented and enthusiastic Policy and Research Officer to manage and develop RST’s policy work to enable the organisation to become an effective influencer and strengthen our local, national and UK wide voice in relation to issues affecting asylum seekers and refugees.

The Policy and Research Officer’s main responsibilities will be to:

• Develop an overall research and policy plan for Refugee Survival Trust and co-ordinate implementation of this plan

• Analyse data collected by Refugee Survival Trust Destitution Services, forming a strong evidence base for the organisation

• Contribute towards improving the quality of data held by the Refugee Survival Trust and work collaboratively with partners to share best practice in data recording, collection and analysis

• Respond to consultations, prepare written briefings for politicians, give oral evidence at parliamentary committees, and prepare submissions to Scottish and UK Parliaments and to represent Refugee Survival Trustexternally, and in the media to promote the work of the organisation.

• Prepare research and policy briefings, write letters and manage correspondence, organise and manage meetings and respond to consultations to support RST’s strategy and policy objectives

• Represent RST at external meetings, communicate policy and manage our engagement with external individuals and groups at a local, national and UK wide level

• Build and maintain constructive relationships with policy makers, politicians, regulators and other relevantpublic, private and third sector organisations in order to effectively represent RST’s interests and influencechange for the benefit of asylum seekers and refugees.

• Represent RST’s policy positions and research conclusions in external forums, including internal and external meetings and large and small scale events, including meetings with senior Government officials, partners andstakeholders;

• Identify opportunities for partnership approaches and build and maintain stong, effective working relationships with partners and key decision makers.

Fundraising Development Coordinator

Our new Fundraising Development Coordinator will oversee our fundraising activities and to help to achieve sustainability of the organisation’s programmes and activities, with a particular focus on the Destitution Grants fund.

The Fundraising Development Coordinator’s main responsibilities will be:

• Identifying, generating and growing charitable income for the Destitution Grants fund.

• Developing the Fundraising Strategy in conjunction with the Coordinator, DASS Manager and Board of Trustees.

• Developing the Case for Support in conjunction with the Coordinator and DASS Manager.

• Taking a leading role in defining and implementing new initiatives to achieve sufficient funding and financial sustainability for RST’s programmes and activities.

• Driving the fundraising aspect of achieving financial sustainability for RST’s programmes and core funding, with a specific focus on the Destitution Grants programme and a secondary focus on capacity building opportunities.

• Identifying larger scale, multi-year funding opportunities and leading on the development of these applications.

• Broadening the base of funding sources generating income for RST.

• Managing donor stewardship, including building the number of repeat donors.

• Managing individual donor development, including building the number of regular individual donors.

• Overseeing the management of the funding database of charitable trusts and foundations and grant funders.

• Reviewing and developing funding application process and procedures.

• Supervising and providing guidance to fundraising volunteers.

• Using online giving campaigns and utilising RST’s website and social media channels to promote.

• Managing the organisation of fundraising events and maximising the profile-raising benefits.

• Continuously monitoring and evaluating the results of fundraising activities and identifying any risks to the organisation.


Both vacancies are advertised on goodmoves.com and have a closing date of 12 noon on 5 December

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