Operations and Database Officer

Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £25,467 - £28,345
Closing Date: Midnight, Monday 16th September 2019

Full Description

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh will celebrate their 350th anniversary in 2020 which offers an exciting opportunity for the fundraising and membership team. If you would like to play an important part in making RBGE future-proof then this is the role for you!

As the second oldest botanic garden in the UK the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh hosts a vast plant collection and some remarkable architectural features. The landscape is attractively laid out and enables vital research and conservation work to be carried out.

The mission of RBGE is to explore, conserve and explain the world of plants for a better future. The Edinburgh Biomes project will enable them to protect their unique and globally important plant collection. The project will address an important need to restore their wonderful historic buildings and replace their mission critical facilities to protect their work for the future, enabling Scotland to maintain its leading reputation in plant research and conservation.

RGBE’s fundraising and membership team is now looking for a full time, experienced Operations and Database Officer who can take charge of all team processes and systems, including improving the efficiency of data. If you love setting up systems and capturing & reporting on data then you will relish this role. RBGE are looking for someone to help drive fundraising forward whilst providing key insights into their supporters to help improve their experience.

Overarching objective of the post:

To manage all processes and systems to ensure the smooth running of all development operations – managing and analysing data, processing gifts, dealing with general enquiries, leading on ‘operations projects’, working alongside Finance and assisting colleagues with financial data and process support.

You will therefore have a solid grounding in the following skills and aptitudes:

• Significant previous operations & database experience supporting fundraising, the methodologies and tactics to ensure success

• Resourceful and proactive as someone who enjoys working with data and is able to approach new systems with ease

• Highly proficient user of Microsoft products and CRM systems preferably Raiser’s Edge

• The confidence and experience to work with existing systems and improving efficiency

• Sound financial insight and good knowledge of UK charitable giving, data protection and taxation law as applies to fundraising, and the Fundraising Codes of Practice

In return RBGE provide an outstanding range of benefits including:

• Excellent holiday and privilege days leave days

• Generous pension arrangements

• Free Employee Assistance Service

• Childcare vouchers

• Cycle to work scheme

Full information on staff benefits is included in the Candidate Pack. However, what must be one of the unique benefits in this role is the opportunity to walk through the stunning garden and re-charge your batteries at lunchtime!

How To Apply

If this sounds like you would be on familiar ground in terms of skills and aptitude and are excited to work on an exciting and important capital campaign contact soon as possible for further information prior to making your application.

Closing date: Midnight, Monday 16th September 2019

Interview date: Wednesday 25th September 2019

This search is being conducted exclusively on behalf of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh by BTA. Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.