Development Coordinator (Database and Operations)

Full-Time; Permanent position
£24,469-£28,339 DOE

The Development Office works closely with the Heriot’s community, inspiring active participation between the school and our 10,000-strong extended community of former pupils, parents and friends worldwide. The Development Office actively engages with this community, promotes the continuation of Heriots’ ethos, fundraises for the Foundation, bursaries and other key school projects and links former and current pupils together to enhance learning opportunities.

The Development Co-ordinator (Database and Operations) works closely with the Director of External Relations, Development team and staff across the School to maximise Development opportunities. The postholder is responsible for managing the database, ensuring data accuracy and extracting information and collating reports, whilst also assisting with donor stewardship and engagement projects.

Hours of Work:  37 hours a week; Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8am and 5pm as agreed.

Full details about the role and requirements are contained within the Job Description link below.

Working for Heriot’s

When you join the team at Heriot’s, you become part of our community, where the contribution of every individual is important and valued.  The Heriot’s motto, to “distribute chearfullie”, is at the heart of our school, so distributing of kindness, of support and of generosity remains as live today as it was in 1628 when George Heriot founded our school.

Our staff survey in 2019 reported that 97% of employees at Heriot’s feel motivated and happy to work here and we aim to provide a friendly, welcoming and supportive environment for all of our people.  This aim is reflected in the package we offer, which, for Support Staff, in addition to basic salary, includes:

  • Enhanced holiday allowance (37 days minimum)
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • Annual review and opportunities for training and continued professional development
  • Travel to work schemes
  • School Fee Remission (non-contractual benefit)
  • Opportunities for involvement in the wider school community

We aim to attract and retain a diverse group of talented people, which is committed to upholding the ethos of our school and, as an Equal Opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to Apply

Applicants are invited to submit a letter of application accompanied by their CV and the completed application form:

By Email:

Closing Date for Applications is Noon on Wednesday 05 October

Additional Information

Heriot’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and the successful candidates will be required to obtain membership of the PVG scheme.

Please note that parking is not available on our campus

George Heriot’s Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

George Heriot’s School is governed by George Heriot’s Trust, Scottish Charity number SC011463