Development Officer (Trusts and Foundations)

Organisation: National Library of Scotland

Salary: £24,602 per annum

Location: Edinburgh

0.6 FTE (22.2 hours per week)

We are offering an exciting opportunity to work at one of Scotland’s national cultural organisations.  The Library is seeking a talented Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser with strong experience of securing significant income, to join our small but ambitious Development Team. 

Working with colleagues across the Library, the role will seek funding from lottery, grant givers, trusts and foundations as well as through corporate sponsorship to support a variety of inspiring projects including a major campaign to mark the Library’s 100th birthday in 2025.

We’d like to work with a fundraiser with good knowledge of the funding landscape and a track record of securing significant donations, delivering on grant conditions, cultivating high-level funder relationships.  Reporting to the Head of Development, you’ll be proactive and imaginative with a keen eye for detail and a flair for both written and face to face communication.

It’s an exciting and transformative time to join the Library as we plan for our Centenary.  With a sharpened focus on equalities and inclusion and an extensive audience development drive underway, we are working with organisations across the country to reach a greater and more diverse number of people, delivering outstanding engagement for the people of Scotland.

The Library is a fascinating and friendly place to work where your fundraising role can make a real impact on the organisation and its community.

We encourage applications from people who belong to marginalised communities particularly people of colour, those from a working class background, disabled and LGBTQ+ people.

The closing date for applications is 18 September 2023 at midnight. You can contact Lucy Clement ( if you have any questions about the post. Interviews will be held onsite on 2 and 3 October 2023.

Application Deadline: Monday 18/09/2023