Development Manager

Organisation: National Museums Scotland

Salary: £42,166 to £47,336

Location: Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

As a charity, the philanthropic income generated by our Development team is vital to our activities. We are hugely proud of the impact we have on people’s lives through sharing the stories of the remarkable objects we care for in Scotland’s National Collection.

We are seeking an experienced Development Manager to join our highly successful team to build on recent success and increase income from philanthropists, lotteries, grant-giving trusts and foundations, and corporate partnerships. The Development Manager will secure income for an interesting and diverse portfolio of capital and revenue projects, such as acquisitions, research and conservation, learning and engagement programmes, exhibitions, galleries and transformative capital campaigns across all our museums.

You will be able to demonstrate a proven track record in a relevant role within a fundraising environment and of preparing successful cases for support including 5, 6 and 7 figure bids. Extensive knowledge of fundraising theory and practice will be essential to meet challenging targets. You must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, and be able to negotiate successfully. You will have demonstrable experience of project managing fundraising activities and successful events and of managing your own prospects and budgets. Knowledge of Tessitura or a similar relational database is important, as is the ability to achieve results by working with other people.

Application Deadline: Sunday 29/01/2023