Development Manager, Fundraising

Pay: £32,456 - £38,788 per annum, depending on experience
Work hours: Full-time, Permanent
Work location: Edinburgh/Hybrid working

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and people-oriented Development Manager to join our Fundraising team!

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Each year Edinburgh Science delivers one of Europe’s largest science festivals, a primary school education programme across Scotland, a careers event for secondary school pupils and a variety of international programming activities and projects.  We believe in inspiring, encouraging and challenging people of all ages and backgrounds to explore and understand the world around them.



About the role:

This is an incredible opportunity to be part of an innovative international community with science and education at its heart. As part of our Development (Fundraising) team, you will seek out, identify and secure financial support from a range of sources including companies, trusts and individuals with a focus on developing giving circles across funding streams. You will also develop and strengthen relationships with existing funding partners, delivering the highest level of service.



About you:

You will be an enthusiastic fundraising professional with experience across a variety of income streams and able to demonstrate a proven track record in a relevant role within a fundraising environment. 


Extensive knowledge of fundraising theory and practice is essential to meet challenging targets. You must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, and be able to negotiate successfully.


You will have experience of project managing fundraising activities and successful events and of managing your own prospects and budgets. Knowledge of a CRM is important, as is the ability to achieve results by managing a small team and working with other people.


You will have a flexible, creative and collaborative approach, excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and multi task while working under pressure. 


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How to apply:


Find full details on the role and on application process  Apply here.

This search is being conducted exclusively for Edinburgh Science by Caithness Consulting

You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.

Closing Date: Wednesday 22 March

The post will be based in the Edinburgh offices with home working available and some travel. On offer is a competitive salary and a generous benefits package comprising 34 days annual leave, workplace pension scheme, Life Assurance policy, flexible working, holiday purchase scheme, sustainable travel perks and access to personal counselling support.


At Edinburgh Science we welcome applications from all backgrounds because we believe that bringing together people with different perspectives, ideas and experiences always leads to better discussions, decisions and results.



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Edinburgh Science

Edinburgh Science Foundation is an educational charity that inspires people of all ages and backgrounds around the world to experience the wonder of science and technology. Best known for Edinburgh’s annual Science Festival – the world’s first science festival and still one of the world’s largest – and for our Learning programmes that sees Generation Science tour Scotland and bring science to life in classrooms throughout the year and promotes STEM careers to teens through initiatives such as Careers Hive. An increasing worldwide element shares our content, passion and expertise more widely through an extensive portfolio of international projects.

Our mission is to inspire, encourage and challenge people of all ages and backgrounds to explore, understand and engage with the world around them and to communicate the educational, social and economic benefits of science and technology.


Our language is that of live experiences that amaze, inform and entertain in equal measure. We put the customer first whether they are the public, school teacher or pupil. We want to be the best before we are the largest. We thrive on creativity, rely upon professionalism and insist on accuracy. We believe in testing what we do assuming that rarely can an event not be improved. We respect and nurture the partnerships on which we depend for support, people and ideas. We know we are only as good as the people we work with and so value them all, here and abroad.


We are a Living Wage employer We are a Disability Confident committed employer