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Development Manager

Organisation: National Museums Scotland

Salary: £46,020 - £51,663 (Pro rata)

Location: Edinburgh

Development Manager | Fixed Term | Full time | 37 hours

Salary: £46,020 – £51,663 (Pro rata)
Hours: 37 hours per week | Monday – Friday
Location: National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

National Museums Scotland is one of the leading museum groups in Europe with one of the largest and most diverse collections in the world.

We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate, honest, service-driven individuals to join our Development team.

Please note this is a fixed term post covering maternity leave for 10-12 months.

Benefits of joining us as our Development Manager will include:

Annually alongside your salary of £46,020 – £51,663, the National Museums of Scotland contributes £13,331 – £14,966+ towards you being a member of the Civil Service Pension Scheme.  (Pro rata)
A generous annual leave of 28.5 days – rising to 33.5 after 5 years. Plus 8 paid days public holidays (Pro rata)
Cycle to Work scheme
Free access to national (and international) museums and exhibitions
Exclusive discounts on both local and national High Street and online retailers
A range of wellbeing benefits including Employee Assistance Programme 24/7
Flexible working options such as hybrid working, part time working, paid special leave, career breaks and unpaid leave.
Access to all the above and more from day one of employment.

About the Development Manager role:

The Development Manager role at National Museums Scotland works to build relationships with philanthropists, grant-giving trusts and foundations, and the corporate sector, securing income for an interesting and diverse portfolio of priority projects and programmes. Examples include securing support for special exhibitions, conservation, research, learning and engagement programmes, and landmark acquisitions.

As a Development Manager at National Museums Scotland you will:

Develop and implement strategies for fundraising to increase income from philanthropy, grants and partnerships in the UK and the US and write compelling cases for support
Lead on major gift fundraising approaches to donors, grant-giving trusts and foundations, and corporate partners, to secure income and achieve financial targets for revenue programmes and strategic projects, in collaboration with the other Development Managers
Make and manage applications and deliverables for grants from lottery distributors
Work with internal teams to develop fundable projects that will support National Museums Scotland to advance our strategic aims.

Skills and experience we’re looking for in our Development Manager:

Extensive knowledge of fundraising theory and practice, including cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, across a range of income sources including individual donors, charitable trusts, corporate partnerships and lottery and other grants
Project management skills to prioritise and manage fundraising activities
Experience of developing and delivering successful fundraising strategies
Excellent interpersonal skills and negotiation skills, ability to speak to senior donors and colleagues at a peer to peer level.

Hiring the right person for the right job is everything to us. We want to encourage you to apply if you think this is the role for you.

Please be sure to view our recruitment pack for this role (available on our careers website: careers.nms.ac.uk) for full details of the position that may help with your application.

Application Deadline: Sunday 31/03/2024