Funding and Centre Manager

Lamlash, Isle of Arran, Scotland
£22,000 - £28,000 per annum pro rata (£17,600 - £22,400 for 30 hours per week)
11 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Part Time
Contract Type

Have you got experience of working to targets in a busy visitor environment? An exciting opportunity has arisen within COAST for a Funding and Centre Manager. We’re looking for someone who can run our Marine Activities and Learning Centre and secure funds to ensure financial sustainability of the charity as a whole.

Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST)
COAST is a multi-award winning marine restoration group established in 1995 by two local divers in response to the collapse of commercial fish stocks and the degradation of seabed habitats in the Clyde. Described by George Monbiot as 'pathfinders', COAST established Scotland's first and only community-driven No Take Zone in 2008 following a 13-year campaign. We proposed the South Arran Marine Protected Area (MPA) in 2012 which came into full effect in 2016.

COAST is a small organisation with an enthusiastic staff and volunteer team committed to the full realisation of the environmental, social and economic potential of our MPA and the progressive development of Clyde marine management. To help deliver this, in December 2016, we purchased a shore-side site and pavilion in Lamlash which we have renovated. In September 2018, we proudly opened Scotland's first community-led Marine Protected Area Visitor Centre, the Octopus Centre, which provides a unique opportunity for the public to connect to our seas and discover how they can make a difference to marine conservation.

The job
The Funding and Centre Manager will lead COAST’s fundraising strategy whilst also managing the vast range of services provided at the Octopus Centre. The role will involve budget management and direct supervision of our part-time Centre Administration Assistant. Diversification and development of income streams and the oversight of core, capital and project grant applications is a central component of the role. In this job, you will work to improve our system for managing our existing donors and develop all existing relationships, as well as identifying new income streams. You will supervise the maintenance and upkeep of all aspects of the Octopus Centre, including relevant insurance, health and safety certificates and other legal regulations.

The person
The successful candidate will have a track record in fundraising or centre management, with either a degree-level qualification or considerable demonstrable experience in a relevant field. Direct sales experience and work in a role where customer service, professionalism and an eagerness to meet a financial target would be beneficial. You will have excellent IT and communication skills, be highly organised and systematic and have experience in diversifying income streams and income reporting. The successful candidate is expected to have an interest in marine conservation with the ability to work flexibly, independently and as part of a small team. You will be friendly, confident and approachable.

To apply
To apply, visit our vacancies page on our website to download the full job pack, containing the complete job description and details on how to apply.