Philanthropy Coordinator

£25,935 pa
20 Feb 2017
12 Mar 2017
Full Time
Contract Type


At the National Trust, we have worked to protect places of Historic Interest and Natural Beauty for over 120 years. We look after a quarter of a million hectares of land and countryside, 775 miles of coastline, and thousands of archaeological monuments and historic buildings – and that’s an expensive task. We are incredibly grateful for the support our 4.2 million members but, as membership only covers a third of our costs, we also rely on donations and legacies to enable our vital conservation work.

That’s why we have an exciting and ambitious strategy in place to increase our fundraising to £100 million pounds by 2020 so that we can ensure the future of the nation’s most special places. To help us achieve this ambition, we’re introducing number of new and exciting roles to further expand our thriving fundraising team.

The package

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan – from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness

Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our retail and catering outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

What it's like to work here

The National Trust's award-winning central office is a remarkable example of innovative and sustainable building construction. Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects in 2005, this architectural gem uses timber from our woodlands and wool from Herdwick sheep grazed on Trust farmlands, to help make Heelis a unique working environment.

What you'll be doing

As Philanthropy Coordinator, you’ll manage a programme of approaches to small and medium sized charitable trusts to support our financial and non-financial targets. Day-to-day you’ll prepare project proposals and research potential prospects and donors, as well as look after all our regular supporters, too. You’ll build strong relationships with our donors through events, meetings and communications, and help them see the difference their donations make, as well as how and where they are used. Practical and proactive, you’ll look for opportunities to identify potential new supporters and do all you can to increase the number of high quality relationships and gifts.

We’d also like you to support our Philanthropy Managers with their partnership relationships by coming up with recognition opportunities, contributing to proposals and creating detailed impact reports. A champion of fundraising, you’ll make sure we’re making the very most of every penny, while inspiring more people to share our passion for special places.

Who we're looking for

Articulate and confident, energetic and enthusiastic, you’ll have a basic understanding of charity legislation, data protection legislation and Institute of Fundraising codes of practice, while experience in major gifts and grants would be a bonus. An exceptional communicator, you’ve a talent for storytelling and a proven track record in producing high quality written materials for a wide range of audiences, as well as excellent time management, organisational and planning skills. It’s also important that you can show us where you’ve coordinated a programme of work and provided first-class financial record keeping. Above all, you’ll love the opportunity to help us fulfil our aim of conserving special places for ever, for everyone.

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