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 – £26,000
  • Edinburgh (currently remote working)
  • Closing 13th June 2021

We are expanding our Fundraising team and are looking to recruit for the role of: Development Officer (Fundraising)

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 proven experience in a fundraising, sponsorship, or sales environment, you will have experience of making successful funding asks and hold a good working knowledge across one or several 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, creative and collaborative approach, excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and multi-task while working under pressure.