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Development Officer (Database and Research)

George Watson’s College - Development Team

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £35,651 to £40,619
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th December 2023
Closes: 26th January 2024
Job Ref: schooltalent/TP/105/699

George Watson’s College provides a world class education for children and young people from Preschool to Senior 6. We are proud of our heritage and passionate about our plans for the future.

We are currently seeking a skilled and motivated individual to join our Development Team. This key role will focus on the management and maintenance of the School’s stakeholder database - Raiser’s Edge. The role holder will have advanced database skills including: building data imports and exports; an understanding of table and field structures; and an ability to build strategic business reports to allow analysis and interrogation of data.

Reporting to the Head of Development, you will be a highly personable and organised team player who possesses outstanding database management experience alongside fundraising, research and communication knowledge and skills (including across print, digital and social media). The ability to support the planning and delivery of innovative large scale fundraising events is essential, this will include Annual Giving Days and telephone fundraising campaigns.

Hours of work will be 36.25 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, with the requirement for some evening and weekend work, as well as travel within Scotland and the UK. Flexibility is therefore required. The salary for this position will be Grade 4: £35,651 - £40,619 per annum.

Other benefits include:

  • Seven weeks annual leave (two weeks taken over Christmas and New year)
  • Automatic enrolment in the contributory support staff defined contribution pension scheme
  • Reduced school fees at George Watson’s College for children of staff
  • Membership of the Galleon Club (the School’s Fitness Club).

To apply, please click on the 'Apply' button above. Please include your CV and a letter of application, addressed to Andrew Grant, Head of Development, of not more than two sides of A4 giving us information about you and why you are suitable for the role.

Closing date: 11:59pm on Friday 26 January 2024

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 6 February 2024.

If you have any questions about the role, or wish to have an informal discussion ahead of applying, then please do not hesitate to contact Andrew Grant, Head of Development (a.grant@gwc.org.uk). 

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