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Philanthropy Manager

National Trust
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Full Time
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Summary We are looking for an experienced Philanthropy Manager who will build and strengthen relationships with existing and potential donors with the ability to make transformational gifts to the Trust. Your background in major gifts or trusts and foundations fundraising, along with your excellent relationship management skills, will help you to turn the National Trust's priority fundraising projects into compelling cases for support, building lasting partnerships with some of the UK's biggest funders and philanthropists. What it's like to work here
We're bigger than you think, we're more complicated than we appear and we're larger scale than you'd imagine. We've got passionate people in all our teams, and we've got so much more we want to achieve. We're for ever, for everyone and we really mean that. We don't want to stop at 5.5 million members, and we want everyone to feel welcome and enjoy access to our places, so we need to reach new audiences in ways that are meaningful and relevant to them without losing the hearts and minds of those that are already with us.

Your contractual location will be our head office in Swindon, however there will be an opportunity to explore and agree remote working arrangements which strike the right balance for you and the Trust.

What you'll be doing
You'll join our fantastic High Value Team at the National Trust, focused on raising vital funds to support our work. You'll directly communicate with our donors both existing and prospective. Really understanding their specific requests and requirements and building mutually beneficial long-term relationships. You'll skilfully and articulately engage donors, bringing to life our most pressing priorities.

There is also a strong focus on internal stakeholder management, working closely with senior stakeholders across the Trust to support existing donor relationships and pipeline development.

Who we're looking for
You can view the full role profile for this role in the document attached. You don't need to have all the knowledge, skills and experience listed in the role profile; this is just to provide a full picture of what is possible in this role. For this position we're looking for someone who has:
  • A philanthropy specialism, with a demonstrable understanding of the arts and heritage and/or environmental funding landscape
  • The ability to engage donors, building relationships and ensuring they full apprised of the impact of their donations
  • Experience in developing and managing relationships with HNWI and charitable trusts
  • Personal experience of securing gifts at £25k+
  • A confident communicator with solid stakeholder management, with experience and ability to work across all levels of an organisation

Along with your CV please also include a covering letter telling us about yourself, you skills and experience and your passion for working with donors.
The package
The National Trust has the motto 'For everyone, for ever' at its heart. We're working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It's important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we're for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

Wherever you're from, and whatever your background, we want to hear from you - and it doesn't matter if you're jam first, cream first, or even if you don't like scones at all. Everyone is welcome.

Benefits for working at the National Trust include:
  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.
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