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38 Albion Street Glasgow, G1 1LH
£40,592.18 - £47,067.25 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

Glasgow Life is looking for a Senior Development Officer to join us on a full-time and fixed term contract for a period of almost 4 years (Dec 2027). As Senior Development Officer, you will be joining our ambitious Development and Fundraising Team. You will be part of a dedicated team, which generates external funding for important and inspiring projects.

Your focus will be to support a major capital fundraising campaign to redevelop an iconic Glasgow Museum. The People’s Palace will undergo a transformational refurbishment project to create a community-led museum that builds on our ground-breaking approach of involving and empowering people. You will support the vision to create one of the world’s most socially engaged and internationally significant local museums.

About Glasgow Life
Glasgow Life is the charity which inspires people to lead richer, more active lives through culture and sport. Simply put, we believe that everyone deserves a great Glasgow life. We do this by delivering innovative cultural and sporting programmes and events which improve the mental, physical, and economic well-being of Glasgow. Glasgow Life also creates unforgettable experiences for tourists, strengthening the city’s visitor economy. We help put on world-class events, conferences and festivals which enhance Glasgow’s international reputation. Glasgow is the first city to be named European Capital of Sport twice sport and was also the first place in the UK to be named a UNESCO City of Music.

The role
As a Senior Development Officer, you’ll be an integral part of the team and will secure funding from a range of external funding sources including Charitable Trusts/Foundations and major donors. Partnering with significant donors and funders, you will work with ambitious colleagues to create compelling proposals to develop funding bids and proposals and to cultivate long-term donor relationships. Reporting to the Head of Development you will work alongside an established team.

The candidate
If you’re interested in joining us as a Senior Development Officer you’ll need:
• Degree or relevant fundraising qualifications and considerable experience of working in a fundraising/development office.
• Track record in raising five and six figure levels of philanthropic funding from Trusts and Foundations, major donors, statutory sources, and other external funders.
• Experience of securing funding for capital appeals and projects.
• Experience of preparing successful and compelling fundraising applications, proposals, and donor reports.
• Experience of managing relationships with funders and of developing effective stewardship and cultivation programmes.

You can read the full person specification for this role under the ‘Job Attachments’ section.
Some of our roles are currently piloting hybrid working, with teams working between the office and home. Your line manager will agree these days with you. This balance enables you to continue much-needed collaborative working.

We believe in the transformational power of the programmes and events we provide for the people and visitors of Glasgow. If you would like to be a part of what we do, we’d love to hear from you.

Important Dates: Closing date is Sunday 25th February and interviews are provisionally scheduled for w/c 4th March.

If offer is made to internal (Glasgow Life or Council Family) for Fixed Term roles, at the end of the temporary period, eligible employees, if agreed will have a right to return to a role at their substantive grade within the council family.

Benefits at Glasgow Life
• A holiday allowance of 30 days plus 6.5 public holidays (for full-time roles). This will rise to 35 days after 5 years
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme – which pays 19.3% in employer contributions
• Discounted Glasgow Club membership and money off in our museum shops and online store
• Option to buy extra annual leave
• Cycle-to-work scheme
• Flexible retirement
• Family-friendly policies

Diversity matters at Glasgow Life
We're determined to reflect the extraordinary diversity of Glasgow in our workforce. Glasgow Life is on a journey to develop a workplace that reflects the communities we serve. Where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We're a Disability Confident and Carer Positive employer and invite candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Read more about our commitment to equality and diversity on our website.

Application Packs

Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, Audio and other languages. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 0141 287 1054.

Packs will be posted out to you within 3 working days of receiving your telephone request.

Please note the closing date of the job advert to ensure that you give yourself plenty of time to complete your application form and return it to us.

Further Information

For further information about working for us please refer to our website

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  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Engaged