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

Fundraising Officer

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. This role will work with a mixed portfolio of prospects, with the main objective of achieving income targets and maximising donor asks for the campaign. You’re likely to spend 80% of your time engaging directly with donors, many of whom will be high net worth individuals, and the remainder in proposal development and gift closure processes.

This is a key post in the fundraising team and will be critical to the success of the project. Applicants will need to have previous experience in fundraising roles and ideally working with high net worth individuals. You’ll be comfortable meeting with potential donors, and have the ability to be able to ask for donations. On top of that you’ll need a sound understanding of gift aid and GDPR regulations as they apply to fundraising, and will have 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 Tues. 25th 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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