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Development Manager – Trusts, Foundations, Legacies and Corporate

Organisation: National Galleries of Scotland

Salary: £28,960 -£43,602

Location: Edinburgh

Full-time and Permanent
Salary £38,960 – £43,602 per annum
Pay award pending plus generous benefits package
Hybrid / flexible working

We have an exciting and rare opportunity for an experienced Development Manager. By generating income through the development and delivery of a Trust, Foundation, Grant, Corporate and Legacy strategy you will help us look after Scotland’s amazing world-class art collection.

Working closely with the team to deliver our fundraising objectives you will also raise major gifts from Trust and Foundation sources and corporate sponsorship to support exhibitions, learning and engagement, capital campaigns, conservation, and acquisitions.

You’ll already have a successful track record of securing major support from trusts, grants, and foundations in a culture or heritage organisation. You will have experience of working closely with colleagues at leadership and Trustee level to develop, embed and deliver the organisation’s fundraising strategy.

You will also have a strong understanding of the fundraising sector and trends, particularly in arts, culture, and heritage.

The difference you’ll make

As Development Manager, you will support the Head of Development in all aspects of the day-to-day running of the department. You’ll also manage and develop the trust, foundation, grant, corporate sponsorship, and legacy strategy. You will also:

Manage and develop a portfolio of trust and foundation prospects, identifying, cultivating, and leading on approaches to solicit major support across identified fundraising priorities.

Prepare presentations and applications to secure trust, grants, and foundation support for a broad range of activity across the organisation.

Work with the wider Development team on the development of a refreshed corporate giving strategy, soliciting sponsorship and corporate donations.

Identify new potential trust, grants, and foundation contacts, initiating the approach, and securing support within a planned timeframe.

Ensure the effective management of trust, grants, and foundation relations, ensuring stewardship strategies are in place and followed.

Develop and deliver a refreshed legacy strategy, securing and stewarding legacy pledges.

Work closely with colleagues in the wider Audience and Development team to ensure that legacy giving is embedded in the donor development journey.

Work closely with colleagues across departments to develop innovative ways of maximising donations from visitors across all sites.

Work to agreed activity and financial targets as agreed by Trustees and Leadership Team.

Record activity on Spektrix, our fundraising and CRM database.

Enhance your personal knowledge, skills, and networks by playing an active role in the culture sector, and professional fundraising bodies.

Application Deadline: Monday 31/07/2023