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Individual Giving Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,500 – £25,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th February 2021

  • Advertised from 5th February 2021
  • Salary dependent experience. Permanent.


The Individual Giving Officer will be primarily responsible for day-to-day management of the Friends and Patrons schemes, and will work closely with the Individual Giving Manager on the following key tasks: renewing memberships and processing donations; ensuring smooth delivery of supporter benefits, including advance booking for Friends; coordinating supporter communications; and running a year-round programme of supporter events. The post holder will also work closely with the Head of Development in supporting the delivery of the Benefactor scheme, the festival's high-level giving scheme.

Individual giving represents the fastest-growing private sector income source for the Book Festival, and the post holder will therefore be joining our successful team at an exciting time. This role is an excellent opportunity for someone to gain experience of dealing with individual donors giving at a range of different levels, and to help take the Book Festival’s fundraising efforts to the next level.

Application notes

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Friday 26 February

Interviews will be held via Zoom on week commencing: Monday 8 March

Please read the job description carefully and complete the online application using the links on our website.

For further information, please visit or contact Susanne Horsburgh, Individual Giving Manager on

The Edinburgh International Book Festival Ltd has its registered office at 5 Charlotte Square, EH2 4DR and is a company limited by guarantee (no SC 79939) with charitable status (SCO10120)