01 Apr

Digital Xtra Fund is looking for a Community & Grants Officer

Digital Xtra Fund seeking Trustee

An exciting new opportunity is available for a highly motivated individual to join Digital Xtra Fund as a Community & Grants Officer.

This role will assist with delivering the Fund’s grants programme and support grant recipients in achieving their targets, outcomes, and objectives. The Officer will help foster increased collaboration between the Fund’s industry partners and grant recipients as well as assisting grant recipients to explore and understand concepts such as ethics of technology, tech for good, and the importance of meta-skills, such as adaptability and creativity alongside technical skills. This role will play an important part in expanding the Fund’s impact and increasing its future success.


Role Title: Community & Grants Officer

Salary: £25,000 PA (one year FTC with potential to renew dependent on funding)

Hours: Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 17.00 (opportunity for flexible working is available)

Location: Combination of Remote and Office-based working (Linlithgow) (the role will be entirely remote during the current pandemic)

Report to: Partnerships & Development Manager

Application closing date: 19 April 2021


The role’s responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to:

  • Helping facilitate increased collaboration between the Fund’s industry partners and grant recipients including employee engagement opportunities or in-kind donations (33%);
  • Developing materials and assisting grant recipients to better understand concepts such as ethics of technology, tech for good, and the importance of meta-skills as well as technical skills (33%);
  • Assisting the Partnerships & Development Manager with optimising the end-to-end delivery of the grants cycle including planning, promotion, delivery, evaluations, and reporting to ensure targets are met (10%);
  • General admin including assisting with the Fund’s marketing and communications strategy (10%);
  • Assisting the Partnerships & Development Manager with organising events or similar opportunities with supported initiatives/partners/key stakeholders to facilitate networking and knowledge sharing (6%);
  • Exploring other opportunities or collaborations to support digital skills for young people in Scotland (8%)


Required Skills

  • Experience working/volunteering with an organisation(s) that actively engages young people in science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) or as a teacher in STEM
  • Excellent communication skills – ability to relate to a variety of stakeholders from grassroots community groups, charities, and schools to larger businesses and industry partners or government departments
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Innovative and the ability to use initiative and work with a team or independently
  • Excellent computer literacy with knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Please note that occasional travel within Scotland will be required


Desired Skills:

  • Experience/knowledge of careers in the field of digital technologies
  • Understanding of concepts such as ethics of technology, tech for good, and/or meta-skills (‘Skills 4.0 – A skills model to drive Scotland’s future’, Skills Development Scotland, February 2018)
  • Familiarity with educational technology and/or tech initiatives aimed at young people aged 16 years and under
  • Experience working with a grants provider and/or an education/youth organisation
  • Experience using CRM systems
  • Full UK Drivers Licence for occasional travel within Scotland


Personal Qualities:

  • Proactive self-starter
  • Enthusiastic and positive
  • Methodical and strategic thinking in approach to work
  • Projects a professional image of the Charity at all times



  • £25,000 per annum (one year full time contract with potential to renew dependent on funding)
  • Flexible working options available including working out with normal working hours and reduced hours/days per week (salary would be prorated accordingly)
  • Match employee pension contributions to a maximum 5%
  • Onsite parking and gym at office in Linlithgow
  • Holiday entitlement of twenty-five (25) days per year in addition to eight (8) Scottish public holidays


A full job description is available on request. Please contact the Fund at [email protected] if you have any questions about the role.

Applicants should submit a Cover Letter and CV to [email protected]. Applications will close at 23:59 on Monday, 19 April, 2021.



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