Senior Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £38,276 – £44,382
  • 38 Albion Street, G1 1LH
  • Closing 29th January 2023

  • Advertised from 10th January 2023
  • Salary: £38,276.45 - £44,382.18
  • Ref: GLA09795


Glasgow Life is the charity providing the support, inspiration and opportunity for Glasgow’s citizens to access the services that matter most to them. Working across museums, the arts, music, sport, world-class events, festivals, libraries, community facilities, and physical activity, learning and heritage programmes; the scale and reach of our activity makes a real and positive impact on the lives of Glasgow’s residents and creates unforgettable experiences for our visitors.

We are recruiting a Senior Development Officer to join our 3,000 strong team of dedicated staff and volunteers. This is an exciting time to join Glasgow Life’s Development and Fundraising team. You will help us to grow our funding support for important and inspiring projects because we believe that everyone deserves a great Glasgow life.

You will secure funding from a range of external funding sources including Charitable Trusts/Foundations and statutory sources to support capital and revenue projects across Glasgow Life. Partnering with significant donors and funders, you will work with ambitious colleagues to create compelling proposals to develop funding bids and proposals and to cultivate long-term donor relationships.

To be successful in this role you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Degree or relevant fundraising qualifications and considerable experience of working in a fundraising/development office.
  • Track record in raising five and six figure levels of philanthropic funding from Trusts and Foundations, statutory sources, and other external funders.
  • Experience of securing funding for both capital appeals and revenue projects.
  • Experience of preparing successful and compelling fundraising applications, proposals, and donor reports.
  • Experience of managing relationships with funders and of developing effective stewardship and cultivation programmes.
  • Experience of working with a diverse range of colleagues within a large and complex organisation.
  • Excellent IT skills, including Microsoft Office software and a working knowledge of using Customer Relationship Management databases.

We believe in the transformational power of the services we provide for the citizens and visitors of Glasgow, and if you want to be a part of it, we’d love to hear from you. In return we can offer a generous holiday allowance of 29 days (rising to 34 days after 5 years), plus 6.5 public holidays. You will also be eligible to join the Strathclyde pension fund, one of the largest local authority pension providers in the UK. Additional staff benefits include staff discounts, annual leave purchase scheme, flexible retirement and family friendly policies.

Glasgow Life seeks to reflect the extraordinary diversity of our city at every level of our organisation and in our programmes. We strongly encourage suitably qualified applications from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Glasgow Life. To find out more about our commitment to equality and diversity visit

Application notes

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Closing date is 11.59pm on Sunday 29th January 2023.

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