Edinburgh Science
Edinburgh Science

Charity registered in Scotland SC003790

Edinburgh International Science Festival, founded in 1989, is an educational charity that encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to discover the wonder of the world around them.


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Development Officer (Fundraising)

  • Full time
  • Circa £23,460
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd January 2019

Each year the Edinburgh International Science Festival 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:

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:

With experience in a fundraising, sponsorship or sales environment, you will have experience of making funding applications and hold a good working knowledge across all funding streams. You will be pro-active, enthusiastic, target driven and play a key role in delivering the organisation’s fundraising targets.

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

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Skills and Learning Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th February 2019

Each year we deliver one of Europe’s largest science festivals, a primary school education programme across Scotland 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 our role:

This is an exciting new post responsible for developing and delivering a range of engagement and learning activities and will help build our reputation as a training organisation. The first of these activities will be the delivery of a Science Engagement Skills Accelerator Programme (SESAP) and a Festival Delegate Programme. You will be involved from the early stages of SESAP through to its delivery. We seek to develop a framework that provides a clear skills development pathway in science engagement from entry level through to master practitioners that is of value to science engagement practitioners active on national and international stages. The new Festival Delegate Programme aims to provide further opportunities for professional development, networking and ideas exchange. You will be an integral part of the organisation’s growth as a centre of excellence in external training provision.

About you:

  • You are a highly motivated self-starter; you’re probably degree qualified with demonstrable experience in skills development, community learning or organisation development. You have knowledge and experience of learning and development methodologies, including e-learning resources and technologies.
  • A natural, confident, communicator and networker, you make connections with people at all levels and influence them through your emotional intelligence and well-honed negotiation techniques. You have previous experience developing meaningful partnerships and collaborating with multiple stakeholders.
  • You will have the positive and flexible approach needed for our dynamic organisation and be willing to roll your sleeves up and get involved in the some of the smaller but important detail to deliver the end product to participants, so you have a flair for budget management, administration and systems to help you do this!
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This vacancy has now closed

Development Officer (Fundraising)

  • Full time
  • £23,460 – £26,419
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th February 2019

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:

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:

With experience in a fundraising, sponsorship or sales environment, you will have experience of making funding applications and hold a good working knowledge across all funding streams. You will be pro-active, enthusiastic, target driven and play a key role in delivering the organisation’s fundraising targets.

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

Shortlist