Corporate Fundraising Manager
Starting salary £31.5k-£34.2k depending on experience, plus civil service pension and other benefits
37 hours per week based in Edinburgh/remotely
Fixed-term – 7 year contract
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the world’s top four botanic gardens based on the quality, breadth and depth of our science, plant collections, public engagement and education. We are at a hugely exciting time in our 350 year history as we look to deliver the Edinburgh Biomes project, a seven year capital build programme to restore our heritage glasshouses, create a stunning new public glasshouse, and build new research facilities.
As part of this we are looking to significantly expand our dynamic fundraising team, and have created an exciting new role of Corporate Fundraising Manager to lead and significantly ramp up our work in this area. Corporate fundraising will be vital in ensuring that we continue to cultivate corporate relationships for both core fundraising and the capital elements of Biomes. This role will be fully embedded in the campaign team, and be managed by our Head of Major Gifts. The role will also work closely with colleagues in our Enterprise commercial team on lead identification and sponsorship fulfilment.
It goes without saying that applicants will need to have previous experience of corporate fundraising and/or sponsorship, as well as a sound grasp of fundraising techniques, and exceptional interpersonal skills. Strong influencing and negotiating skills will also be vital, as will excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a keen attention to detail. Previous experience of negotiating sponsorship contracts will be useful.
More information on the role, including a full job description and person specification, can be found on our website Further information on the Edinburgh Biomes project can also be found on our website
Interested candidates should send a CV and covering letter outlining the skills and experience you could bring to the post along with a completed equal opportunities questionnaire, by midday on Fri. 16th April.
If you haven’t heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume your application hasn’t been successful on this occasion.
No recruitment agencies please.