• We’re hiring!

    JOB VACANCY: Panel Secretariat/Administrative Officer

    £24,500 – Full time

    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

    This exciting new role is comprised of two distinct parts, Secretariat to the Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel and as Administrative Officer for the Institute of Fundraising in Scotland. We’re looking for a highly organised multi-tasker who can think on their feet. It’s important that the post holder can work with sensitive information, understands Scotland’s third sector, and can work closely with a range of colleagues.

    As Panel Secretariat, you’ll provide administrative support for the panel and participate in the development of written guidance for the sector in Scotland. In your role as Administrative Officer with the IoF, you will support the IoF Scotland Executive Committee and staff to make sure the Edinburgh headquarters is run smoothly and efficiently.

    The Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel was established for the purposes of overseeing enhanced self-regulation of fundraising in Scotland, to be responsible for fundraising standards in Scotland and to handle fundraising complaints related to Scottish registered charities. The core functions of the Panel are:

    (i) to oversee fundraising standards in Scotland; and

    (ii) to oversee fundraising complaints.

    For more information on this post, please download the full job description here.

    If you are interested in being considered for this role please submit a full CV with a covering letter explaining how you believe your skills and experience fulfil the role requirements to recruitment@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk to arrive no later than midday on Monday 12 March 2018.

    Please also help us by completing the optional Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form (found here) and return in a separate document.

  • Appointment of New Panel Chair

    We are delighted to announce Valerie Surgenor has been appointed as the new Chair of the Independent Fundraising Standards & Adjudication Panel for Scotland. She takes over from Alison Elliot who stepped down at the quarterly Panel meeting which took place on the 30th January 2018, and Val was unanimously elected as Chair by the Panel at the same meeting.

    Val has been a valued member of the Panel during its first year, and prior to that chaired the Implementation Group tasked with establishment of the Panel.

    A partner at MacRoberts LLP, where she heads up the firm’s Charities and Third Sector Practice and specialises in data protection, technology and intellectual property law. Val is also Chair of the board of Aberlour Child Care Trust and prior to becoming a solicitor she worked for over 12 years in the Third Sector in the area of longer term homelessness and addictions. You can find her on twitter here and LinkedIn here.

    Our sincere thanks go to Alison Elliot for her dedication and excellent work in leading the Panel through its first year, and we wish her all the best for the future.

    We are also delighted to announce the appointment of Kirsty Connell-Skinner, Katie Bruce, Matthew Middler and John Downie as new Panel members. Cathy Bell, Sheila Logan and Jay Butler stood down and we would like to thank them each for their valuable input to the Panel over the last year.

  • Festive Opening Hours

    The Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel will close for Christmas at 12:30 on Friday 22nd December, and will reopen at 9am on January 3rd. You can continue to contact us in the normal way during that time, and any queries received will be answered from the 3rd.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.