Philanthropy Manager

£36,880 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 Manager, you’ll build and strengthen special relationships with existing and potential donors who can offer transformational gifts to the trust. Your inquisitive nature will help you find out the motivations behind their donations – through face to face meetings and direct access to our special spaces and places, you can help donors see the difference their money can make, as well as how and where their money will be used. Collaborating with Philanthropy Team colleagues, senior management and the Chairman and Trustees, you’ll provide an experience that both fully informs, and exceeds the expectations of our donors. Responsibility for strengthening the bond we share with our major donors belongs to you and the Philanthropy team. As a result, your interactions increase our vital network of supporters so that we can fulfil our aim of providing conservation for ever, for everyone.

Who we're looking for

Can you inspire our future? We have ambitious aims over the next decade, so it goes without saying that you should share in our values and vision. With a passion for fundraising, you’ll have successful fundraising campaign experience and have worked with major donors and/or charitable trusts and foundations. A proven track record in building long-term relationships with supporters will show that you can really engage with the Trust’s members and donors, nurturing relationships with an authenticity that can’t be faked. High-level major gifts experience would be an advantage in this role, but experience in relationship management is a necessity. If you can show were you have worked with senior volunteers, colleagues and trustees in raising substantial funds from high net worth individuals and charitable trusts or foundations, then we'd like to hear from you.

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