Crowdfunding Coach - Scotland (Maternity cover)

We have some exciting news to share! We are recruiting for our Crowdfund Scotland team.

Please reach out to us with an up to date CV and a cover letter detailing why you believe you are the right candidate to join our team based in Scotland.

We will be moving fast, so please let us know your availability and any notice period you may have. Although you will be predominately based from home, ability to travel is essential.

Maternity cover

The primary focus of a Crowdfunding Coach is to help projects to run a successful crowdfunding campaign, and maximise the amount of funding they raise. The coaches also have a key outbound role, contacting potential projects and recruiting partners that in turn deliver projects. The ideal candidate will be confident, personable and motivated by helping people to make their ideas happen. 

We are an organisation with a social purpose and deeply passionate about society’s challenges.  We believe that everyone in the UK is a philanthropist in the making and they should have the power to make positive change in their communities.  

We're in Scotland helping to make great ideas happen through a combination of expert crowdfunding coaching, events and grants, supported by LEADER. Our expert coaches are on the ground, sharing their crowdfunding expertise and know-how in rural communities across nine LEADER areas. These ares are Forth Valley and Lomond, Fife, Scottish Borders, Rural Perth and Kinross, Tyne  Esk, West Lothian, Kelvin Valley and Falkirk, Greater Renfrewshire and Inverclyde and Lanarkshire.

As a member of our Crowdfund Scotland team you will report to into the Head Coaching and Project Innovation for Crowdfunder, based in our HQ in Newquay.


You will be based in Central Scotland and work remotely from home, travelling to meetings, events and our work hub in Falkirk when required. You will responsible for the areas of Falkirk and Kelvin Valley, and Greater Renfrewshire and Inverclyde and will need to be able to travel to rural locations across that patch.

Work hours

Normal office hours are 9.00am-5.30pm. Please note that this role is full time maternity cover. 

Responsibilities and duties

As a member of the Crowdfunder Coaching Team you will play a vital role in success of our customers’ projects. Our Coaches mentor new and existing projects through the crowdfunding process, and will become the primary contact for project owners providing them with advice, guidance and assistance.

Our Coaches work closely with all departments and help to develop campaign strategies that enable our customers to meet  and exceed their funding goals. You’ll be key to creating and implement best practices, developing success metrics along the way. Building strong relationships is a vital ingredient to drive repeat customers project/campaigns, while acting as customer advocate and relationship manager internally with Crowdfunder.

There will be times when you need to troubleshoot technical problems and answer support questions for clients. On the flip side you will also get the opportunity to showcase your talents in public, participating and hosting Crowdfunder presentations and events. 

You will directly and indirectly be responsible for the following areas:


Reporting all activities of Crowdfund Scotland to Head of Coaching & Project Innovation

Contribute to all Accelerator programmes

Run 5 awareness raising, training or support events across each area each year.

Hold additional drop in sessions, meeting in their specific locations.

Attend monthly team meetings including training sessions.

Manage project activity effectively and accurately within a pipeline management system to maximise all existing and new opportunities.

Meet monthly/quarterly targets.

Identify, potential projects and partners based on Crowdfunder data intelligence. 

Attend events and public speaking engagements as needed.

Required competencies

Core competencies needed to be demonstrated by every employee at Crowdfunder

Customer focus: is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers – gets first hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services

Drive for results: can be counted on to exceed goals successfully - steadfastly pushes self and others for results – acts with customers in mind

Dealing with ambiguity: can effectively cope with change – can shift gears comfortably – can decide to act without having the total picture  

Peer relationships: is seen as a team player and is cooperative – easily gains trust and support of peers – encourages collaboration – can be candid with peers

Time management: uses his/her time efficiently – values time – gets more done in less time than others

Learning on the fly: learns quickly when facing new problems – open to change – experiments and will try anything to find solutions

Understanding others: Understands why groups do what they do - Picks up the sense of the group in terms of positions, intentions and needs - Can predict what groups will do across different situations

Specific additional competencies for Crowdfunding Coach position

Patience: Listens and checks before acting – tries to understand the people and the data before making judgements and acting – is tolerant with people and processes

Motivating others: Creates a climate in which people want to do their best – can motivate many kids of direct reports, team and/or project members – empowers others – can assess each person’s hot button and use it to get the best out of him/her

Innovation management: Good at bringing the creative ideas of others to market – has good judgement about which creative ideas and suggestions will work – has a sense about managing the creative process of others – can facilitate effective brainstorming

Presentation skills: Effective in a variety of formal presentation settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports and bosses.

Communication skills: Confident and personable via telephone, email and face to face.

Digitally minded: Comfortable in a digital environment, ability to quickly learn and utilise new technology.

Crowdfunding experience: Ideal candidates will have past experience running a crowdfunding or fundraising campaign. 

Experience and qualifications

Education level - degree or higher level qualification preferable - will consider Diploma or NVQ candidates

Experience in coaching, teaching, education or knowledge transfer preferable

Physical abilities - you will be able to travel across Scotland, ideally able to drive a car to more remote locations.

Confident user of software including Mac Apps and Google Chrome.

A good business

It’s a highly commercial operation, but it’s also a caring one. We recognise that when an employee walks into the office at the start of a working day, they don’t suddenly take leave of their families, their responsibilities, passions, and hobbies.

So, don’t expect a stuffy, corporate environment.  We work smart. We have a commercial concentration that is second to none and our focus is on enabling our project owners to achieve their targets and outcomes.

That takes a certain sort of ambition and determination and it’s built into our unique DNA. We have a vibrant, intuitive way of doing business that makes working at Crowdfunder lots of fun.

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