Edinburgh, Edinburgh
£26,200 - £29,100 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Fundraising Officer (Regular Giving & Digital)

Starting salary £26.2k-29.1k (band C) 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 a number of exciting new roles to help us deliver the Biomes project alongside our regular key work. This role will be responsible for developing and running appeals to support our core RBGE work and the public phases of Edinburgh Biomes using mail, email, and digital avenues. In addition to helping to plan and manage all processes, including the coordination of resources both external and internal, you’ll play a key role in recruiting, engaging and retaining online donors, as well as encouraging businesses and individuals to take part in events and donate to our appeals.


Applicants will need to have previous experience in managing digital campaigns, and the ability to use data and insights for optimum data selection and segmentation. You’ll need to have a good understanding of how to create and deliver powerful and compelling cases for support, and the creativity to bring appeals to life. On top of that you’ll need a sound understanding of charity and GDPR regulations as they apply to fundraising, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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. 7th May. Interviews will be held on Fri. 21st May.

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.


Refreshed on: 30 April 2021
Closed date: 07 May 2021
Tags: Fundraising

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