Development Manager

  • Part time
  • £24,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd May 2022

  • Advertised from 9th May 2022
  • 3 days a week Tuesday-Thursday. 22.5 hours per week (7.5 hours Tues/Wed/Thu) Duration: Initially the post is for a one year fixed term contract with funding being sought to extend.


Light Up Learning (LUL) is a registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation providing one-to-one mentoring for high school students in Edinburgh and the Lothians to help them ignite a love for learning. As we rapidly expand the size of our organisation, we now have a vacancy for a Development Manager to support the growth and delivery of our service.

The Development Manager role will support the growing administrative workload at Light Up Learning created by our expanding network of schools and will assist the Head of Mentoring and Operations in the day-to-day running of the organisation. The Development Manager will also play a key role in our grant management and fundraising, as well as assisting with our ongoing evaluation processes and support our expansion into new schools.

The Development Manager will have four key areas of responsibility:

● Administration: Supporting with the day-to-day administration of the organisation as well as managing and maintaining records of our service take up and evaluation.

● Fundraising: Supporting with fundraising efforts and grant management, including maintaining records, communicating with funders, gathering information for funding bids and monitoring targets.

● Development: Working with the wider Light Up Learning team to achieve our long-term strategy by providing support with events, networking, recruitment and assisting with communication to new partner schools.

● Financial: Assisting with the financial management of the organisation including supporting our processes for invoices and expense claims and providing information for our annual accounts and budget.

For full details of the job description and person specification, please refer to the application pack attached.

Application notes

To apply for this role, please complete the two application forms (Part A and Part B), which can be downloaded from here and also complete our anonymous equal opportunities form: Please return the forms to The application deadline is Sunday May 22nd (23:59).

If you have any specific access requirements or concerns, for example needing documents in different formats, please let us know and we will do our best to meet your needs.

If you have any questions or want to discuss the role please contact us at