Hours: 35 hours/week, split between:

21 hours/week with the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland

14 hours/week with the Carnegie Dunfermline and Hero Fund Trusts

Starting salary: £19,305 per annum

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Monday 6th November, 5pm (BST)

Interview date: 16th November 2017 (at Andrew Carnegie House in Dunfermline)

Start date: As soon as possible

About this appointment

The post of Administrator is offered as a dual appointment across the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (CTUS) and the Carnegie Dunfermline and Hero Fund Trusts (CDHFT). The Trusts share offices at Andrew Carnegie House in Dunfermline. There is considerable overlap in the duties of this post across each Trust and the description below outlines the duties of the role in each of the Trusts. 

Purpose of role

The Administrator will provide high quality support to the Trusts’ CEOs, Management Teams and Trustees with responsibility for the general administration of the Trusts’ offices and a wide ranging support service for meetings and events, publications and communications, social media and website.

This is an ideal role for someone with a background in administration and office support who is seeking to demonstrate excellent organisational and communication skills in a challenging and varied post.

About the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and the Carnegie Dunfermline and Hero Fund Trusts

The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland aims to provide “funds for improving and extending the opportunities for study and research in the Universities of Scotland”. Established in 1901 under a Trust Deed signed by Andrew Carnegie, and incorporated by Royal Charter on 21 August 1902, the Trust was funded by a gift of US$10 million. The current value of the endowment is approximately £73 million yielding an income of around £3 million each year. The Trust is a registered charity in Scotland: SC015600.

Andrew Carnegie famously established the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust by a hand written letter in 1903 with the purpose of adding value to the lives of the people of Dunfermline, the place of his birth. Today the Trust works to support and initiate projects and activities across a wide range of arts, sport, recreation, education, heritage, community and welfare. The Hero Fund was established in 1908 under the governance of the same body of twenty Trustees to recognise acts of civilian heroism and to give financial support where appropriate where the act of heroism has occurred in Great Britain, Ireland or the Channel Isles. The Trust is a registered charity in Scotland, ref. SCO 15710.

Application notes

Interested individuals can download the full job description on the Universities Trust’s website

Applicants must submit the following documents online through the Universities’ Trust’s website by the closing date of 6th November 2017, 5pm (BST):

  1. An up to date CV detailing the candidate’s employment history, educational attainment and any other relevant information.
  2. A Cover Letter, explaining how their skills and experience meet the job specifications for this post.

The online submission portal will ask for the names and contact details of two referees, familiar with the candidate’s employment history and skills. One referee must be the applicant’s most recent employer and the other a previous employer.

The Carnegie Trusts are committed to supporting equality and diversity and welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates from a wide diversity of backgrounds and cultures.


To discuss the post informally, please contact Dr Patricia Krus, Manager of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, by email or phone: 01383 724 990.

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