Development Officer - Corporate

Organisation: The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Salary: Salary Range: £23,748 - £28,314 Per Annum

Location: Edinburgh Zoo

The Role

To join a successful team to take the lead on relationships with new and existing corporate supporters to maximise income for RZSS’ vision and mission at an exciting time of growth and expansion. This will include identifying and pursuing opportunities to broaden existing relationships and develop new business partnerships.

This is a full time permanent role, where the working hours are 37.5 hours per week.

Some of the things you’ll do

* Take the lead on developing fundraising opportunities for RZSS from companies through targeted approaches, networking and presentations, focusing on warm leads and opportunities.
* Manage a portfolio of corporate sponsors and partners, maximising their support and ensuring they have an excellent experience of working with RZSS.
* Develop long term relationships for RZSS within the corporate sector in Edinburgh and across the UK.
* Regularly research and review the CSR programmes of relevant companies, and horizon-scan for new opportunities to support our capital campaigns as they develop.
* Secure corporate sponsorship for major events organised by the RZSS.
* Work with the Events team on key corporate events and receptions.

What we’re looking for

* You’ll be educated to degree-level or hold equivalent experience
* CIOF Certificate of Fundraising or equivalent experience/qualification
* Knowledge of donor cultivation and stewardship principles
* Demonstrate a good understanding of the external corporate environment in Scotland
* Ability to build and maintain effective relationships, e.g. working with senior level managers to deliver cultivation activity and managing prospect lists
* Report writing skills, e.g. producing quality materials such as web-pages, briefings, proposals and brochures

For details on how to apply and for further information on what the role involves and essential/desirable criteria – please visit the RZSS Job Opportunities page.

We offer a range of great benefits which can be found at

Application Deadline: Friday 12/11/2021