Livingston James partners with Inspiring Scotland to appoint Director of Funds

*Please note this opportunity is now closed to further applications. Should you be interested in similar roles and wish to have an exploratory discussion, please contact Douglas Adam at [email protected].


Inspiring Scotland have been working to make Scotland a better place since 2008 and believe Scotland’s voluntary sector and community groups have a transformative effect on the lives of individuals in Scotland who otherwise may struggle due to life circumstances, poverty, or other disadvantages.

Our vision is for every person in Scotland to enjoy a happy, healthy life free from poverty or disadvantage. We believe Scotland’s voluntary sector has a transformative effect on the lives of Scots who otherwise may struggle due to life circumstances, poverty, or other disadvantages. We are inspired daily by the commitment and drive shown by people working in the voluntary, and the people they support. We are driven to be more effective, to listen to those we work with, to change and adapt to achieve greater impact. We believe in harnessing the power of all sectors and long-term funding to make lasting change in peoples’ lives.

Since its beginning, Inspiring Scotland has raised money from private individuals, trusts, and foundations, as well as Scottish Government, and invested it in funds addressing specific themes, nurturing partnership through shared goals and interests. We currently support over 500 charities across 18 social-impact funds as the fund owner or the delivery partner/fund manager. In 2021-22 we managed over £34.5m of investment in charities and not-for profit organisations.

As Director of Funds, you will lead on a range of thematic funds, supporting the fund teams to deliver maximum value to the charities they support, sharing evidence and best practice across the organisation and wider network whilst identifying opportunities to influence social change. You will also share responsibility, with the appropriate Programme and Fund Managers, for all business development, income generation and fundraising activities for designated funds within your portfolio.

Demonstrating a strong commitment to Inspiring Scotland’s mission, vision, and values, the successful candidate will be an inspirational and ambitious leader with a proven track record of strategic management and relevant experience of business development and securing funding and investment. A proactive self-starter able to manage multiple priorities and make sound decisions using initiative, you must also be able to demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders and effectively network and influence at a senior level.

To learn more about the role please review the full role profile below or contact Douglas Adam at Livingston James, our retained advisors via [email protected].

Role Profile – Inspiring Scotland Director of Funds

Inspiring Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

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