Development Officer (Fundraising and Research)

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

  • Advertised from 7th October 2021
  • 36.25 hours per week, 52 weeks per year.
  • 35 days’ annual leave


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.

Application notes

To apply please send your CV with a letter of application of not more than two sides of A4 giving us information about you and why you are suitable for the role addressed to Andrew Grant, Head of Development.

The letter, CV, completed application form and diversity monitoring form must reach Mrs Jane Robinson, Head of Human Resources by email ( no later than noon on Wednesday 27 October 2021.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 10 November 2021.

If you have any questions about the role, or wish to discuss it further, then please do not hesitate to contact us by email