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Senior Development Manager

Circa £32–£36K per annum | Permanent | Full-time

About us

Edinburgh Science is an educational charity that inspires people of all ages and backgrounds around the world to experience the wonder of science and technology. Best known for our annual Science Festival and learning programmes (bringing science to life in schools throughout the year and promoting STEM careers to young adults), we share our content, passion and expertise with the wider world through an extensive portfolio of projects worldwide.

About the role

This is your chance to join Edinburgh Science as our Senior Development Manager, to raise funds for Edinburgh Science Festival, its education programme (Careers Hive and Generation Science) and other activities as appropriate, such as community engagement and climate work from corporate sponsors and donors, trusts/foundations, individuals and other funding bodies as necessary.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented, creative and experienced individual to lead on the fundraising strategy and planning for Edinburgh Science Festival. You will work closely with the Festival and Creative Director on new creative projects in order to align new projects with potential sources of funding. You will act as an ambassador for the organisation in various situations in order to create new relationships and to build on existing relationships with a wide network of funders. You will line manage the Development team in terms of pastoral care and targets and work closely with the Director of Development on development and stakeholder engagement strategy and planning.

About you:

You will have a minimum of three years’ experience of working in a fundraising environment with a demonstrable track record of writing successful grant applications and securing funds from all sectors. You will be able to work to a high standard under pressure and meet deadlines and targets. You will have excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills and experience of managing others. You will have experience of using a CRM system and good writing, editing and presentation skills. You must also be proficient in all Microsoft Office packages and able to prepare PowerPoint presentations. You will have good knowledge of the business world and UK fundraising sectors, in particular the science and technology sectors; knowledge of trusts, research councils, public sector funders and individual giving.

The post will be based in the Edinburgh offices with home working and some travel. On offer is a competitive salary and a generous benefits package comprising 34 days annual leave, workplace pension scheme, Life Assurance policy, flexible working, holiday purchase scheme, sustainable travel perks and access to personal counselling support.

How To Apply

Please email recruitment@brucetaitassociates.com or call 01786 542 224 to request an information pack, full job description and person specification. You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.

Closing Date: Midday, Thursday 21 July

Interview Date: Wednesday 27 July

This search is being conducted exclusively for Edinburgh Science by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). 

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