Development Officer

The SmartList
26000.00 GBP Annual
02 Sep 2016
30 Sep 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
LOCATION: Edinburgh

JOB TITLE: Development Officer

SALARY & BENEFITS: GBP23k - GBP26k per annum.28 DAYS PAID HOLIDAY + 10 Public holidays, great company pension. Lunch provided.

WORKING HOURS: Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00 with occasional evenings and weekends plus UK and overseas travel.

THE COMPANY: Our client first opened its doors to pupils in 1824. The Founders of the Academy were motivated by the highest educational ideals. As the Edinburgh New Town grew, its leading citizens were not satisfied with mediocre education in overcrowded schools. They resolved to create a new school of their own in which excellence could be achieved, and they gave their academy a motto that reflected their aspirations - "Always Excel."

Today that school still stands for excellence. Their objective is for each child to be the best that he or she can be, and both the scale of our school and our method of working is dedicated to that end.

THE ROLE: Supporting the Director of Development you will play a key role in the administration of fundraising and engagement programmes. You will work within a busy development team, supporting the Director in forging and maintaining strong relationships in order to achieve Development targets.

Key Responsibilities to include:-
  • Day to day organisation and implementation of the School's fundraising strategies.
  • To attend and minute board and development department meetings.
  • To manage the fundraising CRM database, inputting constituent information, running of reports, gift recording and processing.
  • Maintain an accurate and productive prospect pipeline and stewardship programme.
  • Responsible for the practical management of regular/individual giving.
  • To manage the development / foundation section of the school's website and social media.
  • In depth research on individual prospects and charitable trusts.
  • Assist with the content and production of print materials and publications.
  • Process CAF, AFC, BSUF and Gift Aid claims and assist with tax reports.

THE CANDIDATE: We are seeking an individual keen to develop their skills in a creative and dynamic environment with excellent attention to detail and proof-reading skills. You will be able to manage a diverse workload, balancing competing demands and delivering under pressure.

Key experience essential for the role:

  • Experience within a membership organisation, or a charity within a fundraising capacity.

Key experience desirable for the role:

  • Experience of using a fundraising CRM database.

Please note that a covering letter will be required in order to be considered for the role.

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