Development Manager (Capital and Projects)

Organisation: National Museums Scotland

Salary: £40,158 - £45,082 per annum


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. The Development Manager (Capital and Projects) will secure income for an interesting and diverse portfolio of capital and other priority projects, such as acquisitions, research and education programmes, refreshed galleries and transformative capital campaigns.

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 and 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 should have demonstrable experience of project managing fundraising activities and successful events and of managing your own prospects and budgets. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or a similar relational database is important, as is the ability to achieve results by working with other people.

Application Deadline: Sunday 19/06/2022