Stewardship & Cultivation Manager
Our Fundraising Department is growing and there’s plenty of opportunity for us to do more to fundraise for the organisation in order to ensure we deliver on our objective - to safeguard beautiful places for ever, for everyone. A large part of our major donor fundraising comes through nurturing relationships with current and future supporters. As the Stewardship and Cultivation Manager, you’ll play a critical role in supporting the philanthropy team to continue to grow support.
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.
What you'll be doing
You’ll work closely with the Head of Philanthropy and the Philanthropy Managers to implement and manage a strategic range of high profile events - from breakfast briefings for 10, to summer garden parties for over 100 guests. You’ll manage every element to ensure these run smoothly, from working with internal stakeholders and senior leadership, to the catering, venue hire and invitations, debrief and follow up.
You’ll also facilitate key communications to major donors, and have a good grip on co-ordinating supporter data. You’ll also be internally facing, in order to enable our philanthropy managers to be externally facing. You’ll create the cultivation opportunities so we can develop relationships with our supporters and work with the philanthropy managers to co-ordinate special opportunities to thank our supporters. You’ll support the head of philanthropy to ensure the team are using accurate and up to date data and that our leadership team are working with the best information available.
This role is highly visible within the fundraising department, so you’ll have lots of internal stakeholders to manage. You'll line manage the Stewardship & Cultivation Officer and Business Support Co-ordinator, both of whom you'll work closely with to deliver a range of excellent stewardship and cultivation opportunities.
Who we're looking for
In order to be successful in this role you’ll need to have;
•First class diplomacy skills, and the ability to grow our reputation
•Excellent stakeholder management skills
•Strong experience of managing events with high profile clientele
•Line management experience
•The ability to prioritise and work at pace
•Resilience and the ability to cope with changing priorities
•An understanding of your role as an enabler and support to others
•The ability to inspire and enthuse others, to get people’s buy in and to work collaboratively
Read more about the benefits we offer to support you here
Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You’ll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).
Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.
Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.
All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!
For further information and to apply, please follow: https://careers.nationaltrust.org.uk/OA_HTML/a/?_ga=2.156297915.1687326679.1547461576-988792090.1543503726#/vacancy-detail/73658
Closing date: 3rd February 2019.
Interview date: 8th February 2019.
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