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Fundraising & Development Coordinator

  • Part time
  • Circa £27,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th June 2020

  • Advertised from 27th May 2020
  • 3.5 days per week. Probation Period: Three months
  • Annual Leave: 40 days (FTE)


LSA was founded and continues to operate as a charity aiming to encourage and welcome all those who want to learn about art and design, irrespective of age, ability or personal circumstances. Our Charitable Activities include an Assisted Places Scheme; Community Classes; Graduate Residency programme; and Schools Outreach Project. These activities open the door to many for whom the opportunity to learn about, and practise art, would otherwise be beyond reach.

As Fundraising & Development Co-ordinator you will work closely with the Principal and the Business Manager. You will also be working closely with the administrative team at LSA, and key in engaging staff to become invested in fundraising. Initially your focus will be on:

  • Building and developing relationships with individual donors, including Patrons and Friends
  • Researching, planning and writing funding propositions to help grow income from corporate partners, charitable trusts and foundations;
  • Developing the School’s digital fundraising strategy and:
  • Developing and implementing a strategy to increase income from legacies

Your contribution will align with the overall vision, strategy and development of LSA, which is being driven by the senior management team and Board of Directors.

This will translate into development of current and new income streams, increase in voluntary income, securing new and effective partnerships which is key in today’s competitive fundraising climate, and maintaining and building relationships with our valued supporters.

This is a challenging and rewarding role with the prospect to make a real and lasting contribution to the future of Leith School of Art.

Application notes

Please send a copy of your current C.V. along with a covering letter explaining your suitability to the post to: Mary Slater, Business Manager. Email:

Should you have any questions please email in the first instance, or telephone 07843 961301.

Please refer to the job description and person specification below when completing the application.

Closing date: 14th June 2020

Proposed start date: early July 2020

In the light of the foreseeable Coronavirus restrictions, it is likely that interviews will take place via Zoom video conference.