The Individual Giving Officer will be primarily responsible for day to day management of the Friends and Patrons schemes, and will work closely with the Individual Giving Manager on the following key tasks: renewing memberships and processing donations; ensuring smooth delivery of supporter benefits, including advance booking for Friends; coordinating supporter communications; and running a year-round programme of supporter events. The post holder will also work closely with the Head of Development in supporting the delivery of the Benefactor scheme, the festival's high-level giving scheme. Salary: £22,500 - £25,000 per annum, depending on experience.
The Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983 and is now a key event in the August Festival season, celebrated annually in Scotland's capital city. Biennial at first, the Book Festival became a yearly celebration in 1997.
Throughout its history, the Book Festival has grown rapidly in size and scope to become the largest and most dynamic festival of its kind in the world. In its first year the Book Festival played host to just 30 'Meet the Author' events. Today, the Festival programmes over 800 events, which are enjoyed by people of all ages.