2027 Associate Scotland (2021)


  • Team: One of our 2027 host organisations in Scotland
  • Salary: £23,000
  • Location: Placements will take place in leading foundations across Scotland
  • Closing: 1:00pm, 24th Mar 2021 GMT

Job Description


Hours: Typically 9am – 5pm with some flexibility according to the requirements of your host organisation

Contract: Fixed term, 12 months commencing July 2021

ABOUT 2027

2027 is a 12-month, salaried job and professional development programme, which gives talented people from working-class communities the tools to become a leader in grant-giving organisations.

At the heart of 2027 is a paid 12-month job at a leading foundation or trust. A grant-giving organisation such as a foundation or trust is a charity that funds individuals or other organisations to run projects that positively impact the community.

As part of the programme, you’ll be employed full time in a grant-giving role, with one of our dynamic host organisations in Scotland. You’ll deliver brilliant work to improve the communities they serve, whilst receiving a salary over the year of £23,000.

Alongside your placement, you will take part in an extensive professional development programme, led by industry experts. You’ll come together regularly with your fellow associates and leaders in the sector to take part in facilitated learning, network and explore key aspects of the grant-giving sector to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills.


To apply for 2027 you must meet the following eligibility criteria. Please note that we can make exceptions on a case by case basis. If you do not meet the eligibility criteria but believe we should consider your application please email 2027@koreo.co.

Experience: You must have at least 2 years of experience working in the community, for example in a frontline role either in a job or through volunteering. This could be for example, as a teaching assistant, nurse practitioner, social worker, PCSO, community worker etc.

You will also self-identify as being from a working-class community.

Skills: You will have the ability to use basic IT software packages (eg. Microsoft Office or equivalent).

Qualities: There will be a number of grant-giving roles available at various foundations. That said, there are 8 qualities which we believe are core to you succeeding on the programme. Through our selection process you will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Community and customer focus

  • Communicate with impact

  • Build positive relationships

  • Resilient

  • Motivated to achieve results

  • Innovative and entrepreneurial

  • Adaptable

  • Commitment to personal development

More information about the qualities we look for are available on our website at www.2027.org.uk/for-participants.


  • £23,000

Up to £23,000 salaried job where you’ll gain direct experience in a grant-giving role with a leading host foundation or trust.

  • Professional Development

Alongside your placement you will take part in the 2027 development programme, through which you will work with each other and the 2027 partners on your own development and leadership in the context of the grant making sector. The programme focuses on the self, the sector and community. It is designed to support you not only to translate all your experience and ability into becoming a good grant maker, but also to help you understand, explore and ultimately be part of changing the funding sector.

  • Networking

You’ll develop relationships with like-minded peers and key leaders in foundations and trusts, building your profile and knowledge of the sector.

  • Career Progression

At the end of the 12-month programme you will have the experience and skills you need to prepare for a decision-making position in a foundation or trust to influence real change in communities

  • Responsibilities

In a grant-giving role, you will manage part of a host organisation’s grant portfolio and work to find fantastic new partners for your host organisation to work with. You’ll keep the trustee board updated on the foundation portfolio, make clear and confident funding recommendations, and analyse foundation performance to identify improvements. You will work with your foundation’s funder, to inspire their employees about the foundation’s work. You will also be responsible for ensuring the foundation meets all relevant legislative and compliance requirements. You will represent the foundation externally and apply learning from outside to your work at the foundation.

  • Location

You will join one of our host organisations who are located across Scotland. You'll get to tell us your specific location preferences when you apply.


Applications open: 18th January-31st March 2021.

To apply, click on the orange button on top right of this page.

Thinking of applying but want to find out more about the programme? Sign up to our webinar on 17th February 2021 to hear from 2027 Associates about their experience applying to and being on the programme: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlcOuprTgjGNcDIq9LPae-qGWCEa_IRiZn

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Applications closed Wed 24th Mar 2021


Removing bias from the hiring process

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  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

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