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We're on the lookout for great new people to join our movement. The latest job openings at Scotland in Union will be listed on this page - see below for current openings and information on how to apply!

Digital Campaigns Officer

Job Title: Digital Campaign Officer

Responsible to: Chief Executive

Location: Glasgow (working remotely also possible)

Start date: ASAP

 

Salary: Dependent on experience

Closing date for applications: 9am Tuesday 14th June 2022

Contract: Temporary, 6 Month Contract, Full-Time

(we aim for this to become a permanent role)

 

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter and at least two examples of recent design work (this could be a graphic, video or webpage) to pamela.nash@scotlandinunion.co.uk by 9am on 6th June 2022.

 

Key purpose: The Digital Campaigns Officer will support the management of Scotland in Union's website and the design and delivery of Scotland in Union’s digital output.

 

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Work with the Chief Executive, Campaigns Manager and the rest of the team to agree digital output that supports dual aims of making the positive case for Scotland to remain in the UK, and holding the SNP Scottish Government to account.

  2. Create engaging, pro-active and reactive content on Scotland in Union’s social media channels.

  3. Monitor social media trends to identify best practice in political digital campaigning.

  4. Work with colleagues to develop supporter mobilisation, fundraising and grassroots campaigning activity.

  5. Establish a new supporters' group.

  6. Create regular newsletters.

  7. To undertake any other tasks as required by the Chief Executive to achieve the goals of Scotland in Union.

 

Person Specification

 

Experience

  • Experience of producing high quality content within short turnaround deadlines, ideally in a political/campaign environment.

  • Has developed campaigns that utilise a variety of digital formats, including images, animation, video and infographics.

  • Has worked on campaigns that utilise a variety of platforms including all main social media outlets and both print and digital advertising.

 

Knowledge/Skills

  • Using email communications to grow online and offline supporter action.

  • Able to work efficiently alone.

  • Able to collaborate effectively with a team, from home and in an office environment.

  • Confident managing a Wix-based website.

  • Familiar with using NationBuilder for CRM (including data management and communications with supporters).

  • An in-depth knowledge of the political environment in Scotland.

  • Demonstrable digital editing and design skills.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

  • Proven project-management skills.

  • Excellent attention to detail with pride taken in accuracy.

  • Ability to balance competing priorities and ability to work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced and often rapidly changing environment.

  • Sympathetic to the aims and values of Scotland in Union.

 

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter and at least two examples of recent design work (this could be a graphic, video or webpage) to pamela.nash@scotlandinunion.co.uk by 9am on 6th June 2022.

 

Scotland in Union is an equal opportunities employer and we value equality and diversity in our workplace. We welcome applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

FUNDRAISING MANAGER

Job Title: Fundraising Manager

Responsible to: Chief Executive

Location: Glasgow (working remotely also possible)

Start date: ASAP

 

Salary: Dependent on experience

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 27th June 2022

Contract: Temporary, 6 Month Contract, Part-Time

(we aim for this to become a permanent role)

Scotland in Union is funded by a wide range of donations from a wide range of supporters. We are now seeking a part-time Fundraising Manager to support our ability to raise donations, and thus to fund our team and pay for our activities.

 

We are searching for an experienced fundraiser, with excellent communication and networking skills. The Fundraising Manager will be responsible for building good relationships with prospective and existing donors, and drawing up and delivering on plans to ensure annual targets are met. You should be well-organised, proactive, and able to inspire people to support Scotland in Union’s campaign.

 

This role will be for two days per week. Salary will depend on experience and references. We will also consider applications from contractors for this role.

 

Reporting to the CEO, you will be responsible for:

 

  • Researching, initiating and maintaining contact with funders and potential funders, including corporate approaches, community-based fundraising and major donors.

  • Creating fundraising strategies and crafting messages which appeal to potential donors.

  • Identifying potential fundraising opportunities, and planning and managing activity to turn these opportunities into revenue generation.

  • Organising and managing fundraising events and networking functions.

  • Setting up, managing and following up on meetings with donors and potential donors, to secure funding for SIU.

  • Building relationships with donors and potential donors (or decision-makers for corporate donors), and acting as an ambassador for SIU. Keeping in touch with donors, helping them to see how their donations are being spent and encouraging longer term donations and relationships.

  • Developing and coordinating online fundraising, including via social media and crowdfunding.

  • Establishing a network of trusted individuals who will support fundraising on a voluntary basis, and helping to train SIU volunteers in considering how to incorporate fundraising into their activities.

  • Managing the administrative aspects of fundraising, including tracking donations.

  • Writing documents and presentations to support fundraising.

  • Evaluating the success of fundraising approaches, and using these reviews to improve fundraising for SIU.

  • Working with other SIU team members on how to incorporate fundraising into campaign activities and in raising SIU’s profile, in order to generate more fundraising leads.

  • Helping with the smooth running of SIU, and supporting other ad hoc tasks as required.

  • The successful candidate will have:

  • A proven track record in successful fundraising for charities and/ or political organisations, with at least three years of successful fundraising experience.

  • Relevant qualifications and experience.

  • Excellent communication and organisation skills, with a practical approach and attention to detail.

  • A good understanding of the political landscape in Scotland and across the UK.

  • A talent for research, and for identifying fundraising opportunities in a creative way.

  • An initial plan for how SIU could increase our successful fundraising, to be refined in discussion with the CEO once the candidate joins.

  • A clear commitment to keeping Scotland secure within the UK, and alignment with the aims and approach of SIU.

  • A clear understanding of the ethics of various fundraising approaches, and of the need for confidentiality in all aspects of fundraising management, along with the required regulatory disclosures for non-party campaign groups.

The position is based in Glasgow, with potential travel across Scotland and the UK, and with flexible working arrangements possible.

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 27th June 2022. Apply with your CV and covering letter to pamela.nash@scotlandinunion.co.uk

 

Scotland in Union is an equal opportunities employer and we value equality and diversity in our workplace. We welcome applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.