Edinburgh, Edinburgh
£42k-44k depending on experience plus £2.5k allowance, plus civil service pension and other benefits. A pay review is pending in 2021.
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Head of Major Gifts

Starting salary £42k-44k depending on experience plus £2.5k allowance, plus civil service pension and other benefits. A pay review is pending in 2021.

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 Head of Major Gifts to help lead us in delivering the Biomes project. The postholder will work alongside our Director of Development to shape and implement a series of ambitious fundraising campaigns to maximise our income and engagement and deliver against ambitious targets.

This is a key post in our fundraising team and will be critical to the success of the project. Applicants will need to have experience of managing large numbers of high level prospects across mixed portfolios, and a strong track record in securing gifts and grants of over £500k. Line management experience will also be needed as you’ll have responsibility for two Fundraising Managers, and you’ll need to have the gravitas to be able to deputise for the Director of Development when needed.

More information on the role, including a full job description and person specification, can be found in the information brochure for the post on our website . Further information on the Edinburgh Biomes project can also be downlaoded from ourwebsite.

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. 9th April. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 19th 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.


Refreshed on: 29 March 2021
Closed date: 09 April 2021
Tags: Fundraising