George Watson's College
George Watson's College

Charity registered in Scotland SC009747

The Royal Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh, is a charitable organisation for business and professional people which is dedicated to supporting the young and the elderly. Nowadays usually known as The Merchant Company, it has been enriching the life of Scotland’s capital for more than 300 years. The Merchant Company’s original purpose was to protect trading rights in the City of Edinburgh. Today, over 540 businessmen and women are Members of the Company, actively involved at the heart of the city in educational and charitable works, as well as continuing to hold a central role in the civic life of Edinburgh. The Company is also Scotland’s most pre-eminent livery company. Our headquarters, the beautiful Merchants’ Hall, is one of Edinburgh’s hidden jewels, and is available to hire as a unique venue.

Current vacancies

Development Officer (Fundraising and Research)

  • Full time
  • £31,110 – £35,445
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th October 2021

George Watson’s College provides a world class education for children and young people from Preschool to Senior 6. We are proud of our heritage and passionate about our plans for the future.

We are currently seeking a skilled and dynamic individual to join our Development Team. This key role will focus on supporting the delivery of the No Limits Fundraising Campaign by developing and managing an annual programme of direct mail, telephone and digital fundraising. The role holder will primarily focus on increasing regular giving in support of the School’s bursary programmes.

Reporting to the Head of Development, you will be a highly personable and organised team player who possesses outstanding fundraising, research and communication skills (including across print, digital and social media). The ability to support the planning and delivery of innovative large scale fundraising events is essential, this will include an Annual Giving Day and telephone fundraising campaigns.

This is a full time, year round post with the requirement for some evening and weekend work, as well as travel within Scotland and the UK. Flexibility is therefore required.

Other benefits include:

  • Automatic enrolment in the contributory support staff defined contribution pension scheme
  • Reduced school fees at George Watson’s College for children of staff
  • Membership of the Galleon Club (the School’s Fitness Club)
  • Access to the Myreside Club.
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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Development Officer (Database and Stakeholder Engagement)

  • Full time
  • £31,110 – £35,445
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th July 2021

George Watson’s College provides a world class education for children and young people from Preschool to Senior 6. We are proud of our heritage and passionate about our plans for the future.

We are currently seeking a skilled and dynamic individual to join our Development Team. This key role will focus on fostering and developing lasting relationships with a wide range of stakeholder groups, including Watsonians, pupils, parents, donors and staff, alongside the management of our stakeholder (CRM) database, Raiser’s Edge.

Reporting to the Head of Development, you will be a highly personable and organised team player who possesses outstanding communication and relationship-building skills (including across print, digital and social media). The ability to help plan and deliver innovative events is essential and should come with experience and expertise in managing a CRM database, as well as an understanding of prospect research and fundraising.

Whilst direct experience of a similar development or membership role is essential, we are equally keen to hear from applicants who have the right skill-set and are looking for a new challenge.

This is a full time, year round post with the requirement for some evening and weekend work, as well as travel within Scotland and the UK. Flexibility is therefore required.

Other benefits include:

  • Automatic enrolment in the contributory support staff defined contribution pension scheme
  • Reduced school fees at George Watson’s College for children of staff
  • Membership of the Galleon Club (the School’s Fitness Club)
  • Access to the Myreside Club.
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