Philanthropy Manager

Permanent Contract

The Royal Opera House continues to lead the way in opera, ballet, music and dance both live on stage and through multiple digital platforms, from live streaming to worldwide cinema screenings. As a charity we could not plan for our next programme of artistic work, or our community and outreach projects, without the support of our philanthropists and members. As an organization we are committed to ensuring that all philanthropists and members enjoy a rewarding relationship with the Royal Opera House and we look forward to welcoming our supporters back to our iconic theatre in Covent Garden.

The Development and Enterprises Department are looking to appoint an experienced Philanthropy Manager to join our growing Philanthropy team on a permanent basis. Reporting to the Senior Philanthropy Manager, in this role you will manage a number of philanthropy relationships and make a significant contribution to the team through developing new initiatives and growing the portfolio.

The ideal candidate profile for this post will be a team player, with these qualities:

  • An established track record in philanthropy or fundraising for major organisations
  • Demonstrated success in managing a portfolio of high value relationships with experience of personally securing significant gifts
  • Ability to think strategically to devise relevant engagement and cultivation plans and identify opportunities for approaches to prospects Excellent writing skills including proposals and reports to the highest professional standards and attention to detail
  • Credibility as an ambassador in the area of philanthropy, able to work effectively at senior levels and liaise with high net worth individuals Commitment to managing own learning and continuous professional development relevant to the role

The Royal Opera House is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive. We welcome applications from those who are currently under represented in our workforce -in particular those who are ethnically diverse and/or disabled. As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential minimum criteria for our vacancies.

A full job description and details of how to apply are available below, please scroll to the bottom of the page and select `Apply Now`. For queries please contact the HR Department at You can also contact us if you have any access needs to assist you with making an application.

Closing Date for applications: 8.00am, Monday 29 November 2021

Applicants must have work authorization for the UK. No agencies please.

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