Head of Membership

Organisation: The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Salary: £39,502 to £44,054

Location: Edinburgh

Head of Membership

37 hours per week, permanent, based in Edinburgh/remotely

Salary £39,502 to £44,054 (Band E), plus civil service pension and other benefits

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the world’s top four botanic gardens based on the quality, breadth and depth of our science, plant collections, public engagement and education.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our growing Development division as Head of Membership. Working alongside our Director of Development, the successful candidate will increase income from individual giving and membership, a strategic priority for the organisation. With support from the team, you will manage the Membership programme, alumni relations, fundraising appeals, and other individual giving initiatives. You will also ensure a high standard of stewardship is provided to all RBGE supporters.

This is a key post within Development and applicants must have extensive knowledge of membership programmes, and fundraising theory and practice. You should also have knowledge of Annual Giving or digital fundraising, and experience of using Raiser’s Edge or another CRM database. You should be able to demonstrate a good understanding of gift aid and data protection legislation.

Full details of the post, including a job description and person specification can be downloaded from our website.  Informal enquiries on the role can be made to

We would encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, disability, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter which outlines their suitability for this vacancy to as well as complete and submit an online equal opportunities questionnaire by noon on Friday, 1 October 2021. Interviews will likely take place mid October 2021.

If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted.

No recruitment agencies please

Application Deadline: Friday 01/10/2021