SALARY: £32-36K pro rata

At Scottish Ballet, relationships are at the heart of everything we do. Our Advancement Department is seeking to appoint a personable and enthusiastic professional to be part of our team that contributes to building long-term, value-driven relationships with key patrons.  

The Major Gifts Manager is a senior position and will work closely with the Head of Philanthropy to build outstanding relationships with individual donors, leading to high-level philanthropic support. By building and managing a portfolio of relationships (both new and existing major donors) you will play an important role in helping SB achieve its vision: to inspire on stage and beyond.


Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, Scottish Ballet continues to build an impressive reputation on a strong commissioning and ambitious touring programme. The Company tours annually to premier theatres across Scotland and the UK, including Sadler’s Wells, and internationally throughout Asia and North America. Invitations to feature at the Edinburgh International Festival, and other major festivals, such as Spoleto, are included in the Company’s exciting stage opportunities.


If you have a creative approach to donor relationships, have a natural warmth and ability with people and a proven track record of success, then we would be delighted to receive your application, which should include:

  • A letter outlining your interest in being considered for the position – why you believe your skills and knowledge and experience are relevant to the role (as defined in the ‘Key Accountabilities’) and how you will add value to Scottish Ballet;
  • A copy of your curriculum vitae;
  • The names and contact details of at least two professional referees (these will only be contacted should you be offered the position)

Deadline for applications: 12pm (GMT) Friday 29 March

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview by email. Interviews will provisionally be, Thursday 11th April, Tuesday 16th April or Wednesday 25th April 2019.

Please send application and covering letter to Maeve Houston maeve.houston@scottishballet.co.uk or call 0141 331 2931 for further information.