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Development Officer (Fundraising)

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

  • Advertised from 4th January 2019
  • Permanent.


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.

Application notes

Click the link below to visit our dedicated careers portal. Please note that only applications submitted via our careers portal will be considered.

For an informal discussion, or if you have any queries about the role, please contact Hannah Schlesinger, Head of Development:

Apply online at

The closing date for applications is: Tuesday 22 January 2019 at 11:59PM

The date for interviews is Tuesday 29 January 2019.