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Job Opportunity: Join the Truffle Pig Team!

Development & Fundraising Strategist

Type: Offered as a freelance contract (with option for PAYE for the right candidate): up to 3 days/22.5 hours per week, with potential for rapid growth.

Location: Home-based, with occasional meetings in Glasgow & Edinburgh

Salary: £27,000 - £29,500 per annum (pro-rata, dependent on experience)

Closing Date: 5pm, Wed 28 April


Truffle Pig was formed in 2014 to help small creative and/or community organisations (charities, CICs, not-for-profits, social enterprises) submit high-quality funding applications. By providing highly desired skills and abilities, Truffle Pig find opportunities, develop projects and submit applications for funding, allowing the clients to focus on delivering their services. In the past six years Truffle Pig has grown: one founder has become a team of five (with an extended pool of freelancers), and the team raise almost a million pounds every year: they now provide additional consultancy services that include programme development, fundraising strategy, evaluation support, and training.


The portfolio of work at Truffle Pig has seen them engage with youth work charities working in areas of deprivation; street brass bands tackling the climate crisis; surreal tech companies and internationally renowned creative institutions. They have clients ranging in size and service, Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre, Urban Uprising, Stellar Quines, SHRUB, Baltic Street Adventure Playground, Starcatchers, CircusWorks and Woodland Learning Adventures (to name but a few). As the Truffle Pig client base continues to grow, extra capacity is required and a Strategist is sought for this client-facing role.


The Strategist will be responsible for delivering high-quality trusts and foundations fundraising support alongside organisational strategy, development and training support, for multiple clients. They will build strong and lasting relationships with clients which will generate referrals and recommendations, whilst their experience and knowledge will be beneficial in supporting and contributing to the continual development of the wider team.


To be considered for the role of Strategist at Truffle Pig, you must have experience supporting projects that require fundraising and working with project leaders to clarify plans, understand budgets and use all relevant information for funding applications. You will have considerable experience selecting funders and submitting applications across a range of sectors for charities that range in size. It is important that you are a pro-active problem solver with a positive approach and can demonstrate emotional literacy. Strong knowledge of Scottish third sector trusts and foundations fundraising for small or medium organisations is essential. Knowledge of grants and trusts fundraising and the process involved, either from a fundraiser or grant-giver position, is required.


You will join a team who all work remotely and rely on strong communications and transparency to ensure their work is effective and efficient. You must be a strong communicator, open and honest and want to be part of a team that makes a significant difference to small and medium charities across the UK.


How To Apply


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Please send a tailored CV (no more than 2 pages) plus a covering letter outlining your suitability, to hello@trufflepig.org.uk. Please format as a Microsoft Word document or PDF, and use the subject line ‘Development & Fundraising Strategist application’.


• The deadline is 5pm on Weds 28 April 2021

• Interview invitations will be sent out by close of play Fri 30 April 2021

• Interviews will take place w/c 03 May 2021

• We hope to appoint the successful candidate by close of play Fri 05 May 2021

• There’s plenty of work waiting, so we’re happy for you to start as soon as you’re able


Truffle Pig is committed to diversity and challenging all forms of inequality. We encourage applications from those that are underrepresented within the sector, and within our organisation, including Black Minority and Ethnic, LGBTQI, disabled and migrant.


You can join our Facebook community or email us if you have any questions about the role. .




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