Fund Support (Autism Campaign) with Inspiring Scotland




Location: Edinburgh
£9.00 per hour
Full time for 3 months
Immediate start
Closing date: 16 July 2019, 12 noon

About the Company

“Together, we are social problem-solvers.

Inspiring Scotland strives for a Scotland without poverty or disadvantage. We work with people, their communities, charities and public bodies to develop solutions to some of the deepest social problems. We help essential charities to become extraordinary charities, allowing them to change the lives of the most vulnerable and transform our society.

We are a venture philanthropy organisation. This means we apply venture capital principles – such as long-term investment and tailored development support – to the voluntary sector. In doing this, we aim to build a Scotland without poverty and disadvantage, where everyone has the same opportunities to reach their potential and lead happy and healthy lives.”

Learn more about Inspiring Scotland here

The Role

Inspiring Scotland is looking for an enthusiastic individual to assist on their ‘National Campaign to Promote the Understanding of Autism’. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from a passionate team with a wealth of experience spanning across the private, voluntary and public sectors. They’re looking for someone who is ready to learn and make an impact through a variety of tasks: Database management, events, communications, coordinating projects and administration.

Inspiring Scotland is a supportive organisation and for the right candidate, they are happy to offer flexible or part-time options.

Your main tasks will involve:

Autism Advisory Forum
• Managing general enquiries from charities applying to the fund and individuals applying to join the autism Advisory Forum
• Managing applications for the autism Advisory forum and setting up autism Advisory forum meeting
• Looking at off the shelf solutions for an online voting system to be used by the autism advisory forum
• Planning and coordinating Advisory forum meetings (contacting participants, booking venues, sending papers, and collating event feedback)

Database Management
• Build a database of charities and contacting potential new charities
• Update and maintain centralised fund contact list

• Setting up a Learning Seminar event for charities
• Work with the Pro Bono Executive to plan for pro bono events
• Working with the finance team to arrange payment / expenses for individuals who have attended Advisory forum meetings
• Scheduling meetings and rooms/venues for funds
• Help with training/events/portfolio days

Social Media & Promotion
• Scheduling promotional material to send to charities
• Create communications plan with PAs and Communications team for each fund
• Create and update portfolio booklets and charity data sets
• Promote campaign through newsletters, events and social media platforms
• Generate content for social media and PR opportunities
• Assist with social media marketing and growth
• Maintain corporate feel of reception & meeting room areas e.g. with branded brochures, postcards

Other Responsibilities
• Support digital strategy to assist funds (Salesforce)
• Attend team meetings, agenda and compile action logs
• Ad hoc administration duties
• Supporting office reception through greeting office guests, answering phones, franking mail
• As part of a team effort, ensuring communal area is kept clean after use


Inspiring Scotland is looking for a bright, confident and friendly individual with a qualification or experience relevant to this work. You’ll have a real passion to work within the voluntary sector.

You should be able to demonstrate the following:

• Understanding of social media channels and how to utilise them for maximum engagement
• Creative copywriting skills
• Strong written and verbal communication skills that you can adapt for different audiences
• Ability to interpret website traffic and online customer engagement metrics
• Knowledge of online marketing and marketing channels
• Experience of office-related computer packages (e.g. word processing/spreadsheets etc.)
• Ability to analyse data to inform your judgement
• Knowledge and interest in the voluntary sector
• A professional telephone manner
• Adaptable and flexible in response to changing situations and demands
• Motivated, enthusiastic and self-starting with a commitment and drive for improvement
• A team player, comfortable collaborating with others to achieve shared objectives
• Ability to plan and manage your own workload, supporting others when needed

If you have any questions about this role or the organisation please contact Please do not under any circumstances contact the employer directly as doing so may negatively impact your employment opportunity.


Closing date for applications is 16 July 2019, 12 noon.

Please submit a CV and tailored Cover Letter through the Adopt An Intern online application form by clicking “Apply” on our website. Examples of what we like to see in a cover letter can be found HERE. All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. In your Cover Letter, please state: A) your availability and B) relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job specifications.

We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated.

Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.