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New vacancy at The Robertson Trust

Please note that The Robertson Trust has published its new Giving Strategy. This sets out the priorities we will have when awarding funds through our open grants programme. The existing application form and guidelines can still be used until July 31st. In line with our existing procedures, we will aim to assess and present all applications received by this date to our September Board meeting. In the event that we are unable to do so, your application may be held until our November meeting. In such cases a member of staff will contact you and provide any assistance required to realign your application with the new Giving Strategy. Find out all you need to know here.

Closing date: 24 June 2019

The Robertson Trust is currently seeking to hire an experienced Project Officer to:

  • Support and manage existing and new Partnership Projects.  Monitor projects to ensure they perform as expected, achieve the required quality, and delivered within the budgets and timescales agreed. Support project delivery particularly around engaging with evaluation and learning activities.
  • Provide support and assist the Social Impact Manager with the overall planning and development of programmes.
  • Assist the Social Impact Manager in identifying and developing new programmes and undertaking policy and practice influencing activities.

Key Responsibilities

Working within the Trust’s project management framework, support project delivery including:

  • Relationship management with all partners.
  • Ensure reporting is carried out on time to a high standard including monitoring of budgets and success criteria.
  • Provide support and guidance to the project team within funded projects, when required.
  • Attendance at Operational Groups and / or Programme Board Meetings.
  • Identify and manage risks through the development and monitoring of risk logs and contingency plans.
  • Liaison with external evaluators, as appropriate, whilst also supporting self-evaluation and other learning activities including the dissemination of the findings with support from the Learning Team.

Assist the Social Impact Manager to:

  • Develop new programmes of work within the Trust’s strategic themes for consideration for Partnership Awards.
  • Enable scaling up and/or mainstreaming of successful interventions and learning as appropriate.
  • Share learning from the evidence gained through our Awards and improve knowledge of Trust’s strategic themes through attendance at conferences, meetings, working groups etc., and represent the Trust at receptions and events, as required.

Person Specification

  • Relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 9 or above (equivalent to degree level)
  • Proven project management skillset
  • Ability to think creatively and to adopt a structured project management approach to the post and its demands
  • Ability to handle conflicting demands and to prioritise effectively
  • Experience of Third Sector
  • Excellent written and oral communication with a range of stakeholders at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Work as part of a team and contribute to collaborative projects
  • Ability to network, form positive partnerships and work in collaboration with others
  • Ability to work confidently using their own initiative and balance conflicting priorities, exercising discretion and sound judgement in promoting The Trust to the external world.
  • Ability to produce well-presented material using Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of at least one of the Social Impact areas (desirable)
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluation methods (desirable)


  • £33,048 (FTE)
  • 35 days holiday per calendar year (FTE)
  • Pension - 10% employer contribution or 14% if employee contribution is 7%
  • Death in Service 4 x salary or 8 x salary if employee contribution to pension
  • BUPA healthcare
  • Annual Travel Pass Loan

Please apply by submitting a covering letter and CV to