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Charity Fundraiser

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A charity fundraiser is responsible for raising as much money as possible for their charity. They need to think of new and effective ways to raise money and publicity for the charity.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual salaries may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries are in the range of £18,000 to £25,000 a year, rising to £35,000 with experience. Senior fundraising managers or directors may earn up to £50,000. Some employers have performance-related pay.

A number of voluntary organisations in Scotland have adopted the Scottish Joint Council (SJC) salary scale. There is more information on the SCVO website.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Apply to voluntary organisations and pressure groups. Charities are in health, education, housing, animal welfare, environmental matters and overseas aid.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
11851
1.8 %
RISE
2023
12065
  United Kingdom
2018
201757
2.6 %
RISE
2023
207007

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What Does it Take?

You need:

You should be:

Training

Getting On

There is no clear promotion structure. However, if you regularly meet your targets, you could move on to a regional management post within a larger charity, or to chief executive of a small charity, or into consultancy work.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Charity People
Tel: 020 7939 7439
E-mail: info@charitypeople.co.uk
Website: http://www.charitypeople.co.uk
Twitter: @CharityPeople
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CharityPeopleUK/

Charity People deals with job vacancies in charities and not-for-profit organisations.

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)
Tel: 0131 474 8000
E-mail: enquiries@scvo.org.uk
Website: http://www.scvo.org.uk/
Twitter: @scvotweet
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SCVO1939

Volunteer Scotland
Tel: 01786 479593
E-mail: hello@volunteerscotland.org.uk
Website: http://www.volunteerscotland.net
Twitter: @volscotland
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/volscotland

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