We're hiring a Funding Bid Writer

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.

Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer

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

Other benefits:

  • 36 days annual leave allowance (includes public holidays)
  • 6% employer pension contribution
  • Travel expenses covered if travel is required

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 and thematic events and a national conference. Our programme of work involves facilitating 18 local networks across Scotland, three thematic networks (Ageism, Intergenerational Housing & Research), pilot projects and active partnerships in academic research. Next year our intergenerational week campaign gets very exciting as we go global. GWT lead the campaign in partnership with country leads from Wales, England & Northern Ireland. Next year we will see another 8 countries getting involved from as close as Ireland and Spain to further afield in America, Mexico and Australia.

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 core funding from the Scottish Government for the next three years. We are now in a strong position to grow with the help of a creative, ambitious and proactive Funding Bid Writer 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 this email address by end of day on Wednesday 3rd November 2021.

Applications will be assessed as and when they are received.