Careers at Befriend a Child



Part time, 3 days a week

At Befriend a Child we believe every child deserves a happy childhood and the best chance in life to succeed and thrive. We support children and young people growing up in difficult life circumstances across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire helping them to develop into confident young adults and achieve their full potential. We do that by matching them with trained volunteers who deliver 1:1 befriending and mentoring which over time has a transformational effect.

We are looking to recruit an experienced and talented writer to join our dynamic fundraising team to secure funds from Trusts and Foundations. If you are inspired by our cause, can demonstrate success achieved in a similar role, are organised with excellent attention to detail and have a passion for what you do, we would love to hear from you.

The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying potential funders and matching them with relevant charity programmes and projects. You will write persuasive grant applications to achieve income targets and will be required to work with colleagues to evaluate outcomes and report to funders. You will take ownership of the existing application pipeline which will be your responsibility to maintain and develop. Historically Befriend a Child has performed well in grant fundraising and this role offers potential to make a big impact to the success of the charity. 

This is a part time post of 22.5 hours /  3 days a week (there is flexibility on working hours and number of days).  Download a recruitment pack below and for more information contact 

Closing date: Monday 12th July at 4.30pm.

Fundraising Manager (Trusts and Grants) recruitment pack



We are currently seeking passionate individuals to join our Board of Trustees.  In particular, we are looking for new Directors with skills and experience in one or more of the following areas: Education, Social Work, Marketing / Fundraising and Communications and IT.  The new roles will join a small dedicated team of Trustees already in place and will help to strengthen the Board and lead the organisation into the future.


This is a great opportunity for someone who has an understanding of charity or similar corporate governance.  The role will be to support the leadership of the charity and drive forward the organisational strategy.


The full Board meets quarterly for 2-3 hours on a Monday evening. Smaller committees may meet staff more regularly in relation to specific areas of work. The role is a voluntary one, reasonable expenses will be reimbursed with training provided at no cost. 


If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Sarah Misra, CEO, Befriend a Child,, 01224 210060 for more information and an application pack. 




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