Sustainable Finance & Fundraising Worker

Rumpus Room Sustainable Finance & Fundraising Worker

PT: 8 hours / 1 day per week for a 12 month fixed term contract 

Jan 2024 – Jan 2025

Salary: £7488 p/annum

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Job Title: Sustainable Finance & Fundraising Worker 

Salary: £18 p/h for 8 hours per week, (minus NI/PAYE & (optional) pension contributions)

Location: Rumpus Room Studio, Langside Lane, Govanhill,Glasgow. (Occasional remote working is possible but face to face/video meeting preferred) 

Contract type: 1 year (12 months from start date) 

Probationary period: 6 weeks

Notice: Notice period of 6 weeks is required by either party 

Pension: Optional enrolment into Nest pension scheme at 3%, with a suggested switch to the Ethical Investment Fund

Annual Leave: Statutory AL

Start Date: 15th January 2024 

The Role

RR are working on a 1 year project focusing on ways to develop an ethical and sustainable model of working for the organisation. As part of this role RR are looking for a brilliant individual to join the small team of artists & community workers to develop and implement a sustainable financial and fundraising strategy in line with RR’s vision and values, alongside running the day-to-day finances of the organisation.  The ideal candidate will have a good track record in financial management, experience in fundraising for non-profit organisations and a shared ethos and understanding of grassroots community arts organisations like RR who work from the ground up. 

Please note – there is also the possibility of this role extending beyond the 12 months contract, pending funding. 

What RR are looking for / Person Specification

You will already have, or be working towards, the following:

  • Experience in finance/fundraiser role(s) (please note, this is not a trainee position)
  • Experience of fulfilling successful funding applications for arts/community organisations
  • Experience working with financial management software such as Xero (or similar programmes)
  • Self motivated with good organising skills
  • A shared ethos and working approach which centres an ethical and sustainable approach to fundraising 
  • Background in Third Sector / Not-For-Profit working 
  • An interest in radical art practice and community co-working
  • Based in Glasgow

Studies show that people who experience multiple forms of discrimination are less likely to apply for a job unless they meet every qualification. So, if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job description, we’d love for you to apply anyway – you might just be the perfect person for this role!

What to expect day-to-day in the role / Key Responsibilities:


  • Working with the RR team and independently to manage budget spend 
  • Managing relevant systems for our monthly finances inc. invoices and grant spend management using Xero
  • Implementation of systems to support monthly projections and end of month reconciliation 
  • Issuing & paying monthly invoices 
  • Liaising with RR external accountancy firm who manage PAYE, NI & pension payments, along with finalising end-of-the-year reconciliation
  • Providing and presenting monthly finance reports to the team and board


  • Co-develop, lead and implement a fundraising strategy for RR in line with RR’s strategic aims, vision and values 
  • Work with the team to identify and write funding applications and assist with the financial elements of funding reports. 
  • Assist the team to diversify income streams, partnership working and sponsorship in ethical, ecological and community-focused ways, drawing on best practice from the arts and third sector organisations

What RR can offer you / Why would you want to work with RR:

  • Flexible working patterns and hours. 
  • 6 days annual leave with holiday pay (Statutory AL).
  • RR are committed to supporting all team members with training and development opportunities and encourage workers to come forward with suggestions.
  • A supportive and cooperative working environment within a small team of artists and community workers.
  • RR enjoy working together from the studio, however also recognise the need for the option to work from home as and when needed.
  • We aim to support disabled/neurodivergent people across all aspects of our organisation through working with access riders and being open to negotiate any part of the role to suit any access needs.
  • Access to the Rumpus Room Studio including the use of all facilities and materials, as well as our gorgeous garden space.
  • Tea, coffee and snacks always available in the studio.

How to apply:

In making an application,  please submit:

  • A CV giving details of relevant experience in recent posts and contact details for two references
  • A (maximum one-page) plain language cover letter that summarises your interest in this post and provides evidence of your ability/experience relating to the role & key responsibilities outlined above. 

Please let us know if you have any specific access requirements in submitting this application and/or are having issues submitting in this format. 

Email applications to by midnight Sunday 3rd Dec 2023. 


We expect to let you know if you have been selected for interviews the week of the 4th of December. Interviews will take place at Rumpus Room in the week beginning 11th of December. Please indicate in your application if you would have any difficulty attending interviews during this period and/or would prefer to join via Zoom. We will be providing the list of interview questions ahead of the interview so there are no surprise questions.  The interview should last no more than one hour with time to ask questions of us concerning the role at the end.

This role is being funded by Creative Scotland’s ‘Open Fund for organisations: Sustaining Creative Development.