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As a Millennium project, Dynamic Earth first opened our doors in 1999 and since then we’ve held a special place in the hearts of people living and visiting Edinburgh.

Fond memories of exciting days out with family, stories about the earthquake experience or that time you touched an iceberg. People always tell you about their favourite school trips back in the day or how much they enjoyed attending a conference, event or Christmas party night at our stunning and unusual venue that sits below Arthur’s Seat and Salisbury Crags.

2024 is going to be an epic year for us – as we mark our 25th anniversary and the launch of our bold new strategy – From Beginning to Mend. Over the next 10 years we have ambitious plans to become the UK’s leading Science engagement charity by:

  1. Delivering outstanding science engagement.
  2. Reaching more people, in more ways.
  3. Enhancing and transforming our science centre.
  4. Achieving financial and environmental sustainability.
  5. Maximising the quality of our relationships.


Planetary crises and climate change are undeniable and very alarming realities. For this reason, Dynamic Earth will increasingly shift its storytelling to help people make sense, through science, of what is happening to the planet we live on.

We believe in offering a message that inspires hope. Through science, and sustainable living, we can achieve a positive future for us and our planet. Undoubtedly though, we need to act now.

It’s this exciting future that brought me to Dynamic Earth in March 2023, to the newly created role of Director of Fundraising and Marketing. The last 10 months have flown by and I feel very privileged and inspired to join this amazing charity, with such a talented and passionate team whose ambitions know no bounds! We have a wonderful mix of funders and supporters that truly believe in the impact we make and fundraising will be key to helping us realise our strategic ambitions.

Now that some of the foundations are in place to progress our fundraising strategy to grow voluntary income and our supporter base – I’m looking to develop the right team to strengthen our fundraising abilities, in advance of capital fundraising to reimagine Dynamic Earth’s Science Centre and exhibition within the next 3 to 5 years.

I’m seeking two proactive, energetic and enthusiastic fundraisers to join the Fundraising Team and realise our strategic ambitions.

The Partnership Manager will be responsible for creating compelling bids and building relationships with a variety of philanthropic partners including Trusts, Grant Makers, Corporate Trusts and Corporate CSR teams.

The Donor Development Manager will develop Individual Giving for the charity and seek to drive recruitment to build our Patrons Programme, develop high-level regular gifts and major donations.

Could you be one of these fundraisers?  If the answer is yes, then I look forward to receiving your application and to meeting you in person soon.

Kindest regards,

Zoé Mobey

Director Of Fundraising & Marketing

Dynamic Earth is an Earth science engagement charity, with a mission to empower people with understanding and empathy for the Earth and its future.

We do this by providing compelling engagement at our world-class Science Centre in Edinburgh, as well as through our learning and engagement programmes across Scotland.

At Dynamic Earth, we use science and immersive, interactive storytelling to stimulate minds and ignite passions in contemporary Earth and environmental science.

We aim to inspire the next generation of scientists to become the problem-solvers of tomorrow by:

  • Increasing skills and diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) to support current and future industry demands.
  • Reducing inequalities in access to quality science engagement, in order to improve life opportunities for children, young people and individuals.
  • Improving levels of understanding about the science behind the planetary crisis.


We recently published a bold new 10-year strategy – From Beginning to Mend – along with a powerful new brand, to help us reach more people and to embed climate change across everything we do.


Please refer to the Job Packs for details about these vacancies:

Partnerships Manager (Trusts & Corporate) 

Donor Development Manager

For further information or to arrange a confidential discussion about either vacancy, please contact Alan Surgeon / [email protected] at AWS Executive:

Closing Date for both vacancies is 5pm on Monday 29 January 2024.

Suitable applicants will be invited to apply via the Apply button below with a CV and 2 page covering letter outlining their suitability for the post.

Interview Dates for both vacancies: Thursday 08 February or Friday 09 February 2024.

For further information about Dynamic Earth please visit their website.

This position is now closed.

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