Fundraising / development


£39,052 pro-rata

Contract type:

Contract Temporary


Part time


0131 623 3718

Development Officer (Maternity Cover)

We are offering an exciting opportunity to work at one of Scotland’s national cultural organisations. The Library is seeking a talented fundraiser with strong experience of individual giving to join our Development Team.

You’ll be responsible for stewarding a portfolio of major donors and prospects, managing the Library’s Patrons and Benefactors programme, designing and running a programme of events and coordinating our Annual Appeal. Working with colleagues across the Library, you’ll be involved in a wide variety of inspiring projects ranging from major acquisitions of treasured material to exhibitions – supporting their development and delivery, creating persuasive cases for support and writing compelling communications.

We want an experienced fundraiser who can hit the ground running – someone with a track record of securing major gifts and cultivating high level donors, with a flair for creative engagement. Reporting to the Head of Development, you’ll be proactive, thoughtful and personable with exceptional interpersonal skills.

It's an exciting and transformative time to join the Library as we plan for our Centenary in 2025. We have just opened a new Treasures Gallery, and have a packed programme of online and onsite events, inspiring exhibitions and outreach initiatives. With a sharpened focus on equalities and inclusion, we are working with organisations across the country to reach a greater and more diverse number of people, delivering outstanding engagement for the people of Scotland and beyond

The Library is a fascinating and friendly place to work where your fundraising role can make a real impact on the organisation and its community.

The closing date for applications is Monday 23 May 2022 at midnight. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 7 June 2022.

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