Fundraising Administrator (Scotland) ~ Seagull Trust Cruises

  • VO96481
  • Home-based volunteering, Board/trustee role


An exciting opportunity to work with a respected charity operating throughout Scotland.

Seagull Trust Cruises provide free canal cruises for the elderly, infirm, and those with special needs. Founded back in 1978, and operating from 4 Scottish bases, we are wholly run by volunteers, and 100% funded by grants and donations. Seagull Trust Cruises operate the largest fleet of charity boats in Gt. Britain. We are currently looking for a Volunteer Fundraising Coordinator to head up or join a new small fundraising team, who working with others in the team, can source grant opportunities, liaise with potential funders, prepare quality application forms, and process through to successful completions. Our Executive Board oversee a number of ambitious projects at Branch and Scotland wide level, continuously driving the charity forward while maintaining its excellent reputation for providing free canal cruises for our beneficiaries.

We are looking for an excellent written communicator to identify and apply for trust and corporate grants. You will be researching funding opportunities and writing grant applications for the charity, keeping records on appropriate grant giving bodies, (application closing dates and processes), and reporting back to donors the difference their grant has made. You will also keep in touch with the team at local and executive level about the progress of applications.

While this is an exciting opportunity to work with one of the most respected charities operating on the Scottish Canal network, no experience or knowledge of the canals or boating is necessary ~ our concern and focus is on our all important beneficiaries.

Organisation aims and objectives

Seagull Trust Cruises is a charitable organisation, wholly run by unpaid volunteers, that provides free barge trips on fully accessible boats for people with special needs. We are a charity funded solely by donations and grants.










Frequency and commitment details

This is predominantly a home based position with hours to suit yourself, but contact with the Executive and Branch teams (or by Zoom / Teams) will be neccessary


There are no restrictions.
Experience required: You will probably have previous experience (and perhaps contacts) to bring to the team, but don't be put off if that is not the case. We are a friendly team all working together towards the same ends. Good communication skills and the ability to process written applications are important considerations in maintaining the reputation of the Seagull Trust Cruises charity,
Travel details: We operate out of 4 branches (Ratho, Falkirk, Kirkintilloch, and Inverness) You will need to make your own transport arrangements to and from these locations if required, although this will probably be on very seldom occasions.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses details: Agreed out of pocket expenses are paid where required.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: You are welcome to come along to any of our branches and see if this opportunity is for you ~ simply contact us to arrange this.
Training details: We will advise you about everything you need to know about the history and activities of Seagull Trust Cruises, previous grants and donations (successful & unsuccessful), the proposed projects, and the benefits to our all important passengers and their carers.