We're hiring a Funding Specialist

This is an exciting opportunity to work with an organisation at the forefront of intergenerational practice; a diverse and rapidly growing field, of critical importance to both society and the economy. This role is vital to the continuing success of GWT and will involve working with stakeholders in academia, social care and across the political spectrum.

The postholder will help to grow and support the charity by identifying future revenue opportunities from a variety of sources including grants, trusts, foundations and corporate.


  1. Researching, designing, writing and submitting detailed funding applications to support our services.
  2. Securing additional income from a variety of corporate bodies including sponsorship.
  3. Maintaining and strengthening relationships with existing and potential funders.
  4. Contributing to the implementation of organisational and delivery projects, within the context of GWT’s Corporate Plan.

Benefits include:

  • 37 days per annum (includes public holidays and a personal celebration day). An additional day will be awarded after each year of service up to a maximum of five.
  • 8% employer pension contribution
  • Travel expenses covered if travel is required

Hybrid working – we currently work flexibly with each member of staff agreeing the best working arrangement to ensure your wellbeing. Options include a mixture of home and office working. If you would like to discuss further please email Alison Clyde.

GWT is also recruiting a Communication and Digital Marketing Officer and a Intergenerational Development Officer see job descriptions below.

About us
GWT is recognised as Scotland’s national centre of excellence in the field of intergenerational practice. Our vision is to live in a country where different generations are more connected and everyone has the opportunity to build relationships that help to create a fairer society. Our mission is to develop, expand and improve intergenerational practice.

GWT provides a range of training opportunities, a yearly programme of meetings, thematic events, excellence awards an international conference. Our programme of work involves facilitating 18 local networks across Scotland, four thematic networks (Ageism, Housing, Places and Spaces, Care Homes & Research), pilot projects and active partnerships in academic research. Next year our global intergenerational week campaign will involve a total of 13 countries. GWT lead the campaign in partnership with country leads from Wales, England & Northern Ireland.

The charity has a strong track record in developing intergenerational work across Scotland, we have built trusting partnerships with international experts from across the globe and have recently secured multi year funding which will be announced shortly. We are now in a strong position to grow with the help of a creative, ambitious and proactive Funding Specialist who will work alongside the CEO/Board to develop strategies and plans for significantly increasing income during the next five years.

Application notes
Please download the Job Description & Person Specification below to find out more about the role. Applications should be sent to Alison Clyde by end of day on Monday 28th of November 2022.

Applications will be assessed as and when they are received. Interviews will take place online on the 5th December or in person on Friday 9th December in Glasgow.

Please note that we reserve the right to bring the closing date and interview dates forward. We would therefore recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible and not to wait until the deadline.