Philanthropy Coordinator

Permanent Contract

c. £30,000 per annum dependent on skills and experience

Full time; 40 hours per week

Based on site at Covent Garden

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 organisation we are committed to ensuring that all philanthropists and members enjoy a rewarding relationship with the Royal Opera House.

The Development and Advocacy Department are looking for a Philanthropy Coordinator to join the team. This is a growth role which is testament to the dynamism in our philanthropic endeavours and the continued need to supplement our income through the relationships with our supporters. This is a pivotal role within the team, and you will be able to learn about the full range of activities undertaken by the Philanthropy Managers. You will have a varied workload including correspondence, meticulous diary management, planning for and issuing invitations to events, following up on arrangements and assisting at fundraising events. This is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled administrator who is looking to grow and develop their career in a sector leading Philanthropy Team.

This role will suit a candidate who is a strong team player, happy to pitch in and support with a variety of tasks as required. You will be able to work both independently and as part of the wider team, showing initiative but also taking direction. You will be a confident communicator who can deal with people at all levels.

Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Strong organisational and administrative skills, with experience in a busy office environment.
  • Excellent face-to-face and telephone communication skills, including the ability to deal with senior level businesspeople and philanthropists in a professional and personable manner.
  • Good documentation preparation skills, a clear and concise writing style, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • The ability to use initiative and deliver consistently to a busy workload.
  • A commitment to delivering a first-rate service to philanthropists and potential supporters.
  • Excellent time management skills, with an understanding of how to prioritise and plan to meet deadlines.

A working knowledge of our art forms is not essential, and we look for transferable skills and experience. However, the ability to develop a strong understanding of our philanthropic offering and artistic programme in a short timeframe will be highly regarded.

Please note, this role may be known in other organisations as: Fundraising, Development, Supporter Administrator/Coordinator.

The Royal Opera House is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive. We particularly welcome applications from those who arefrom a global majority background and/or those who aredisabled,as they are under-represented within our organisation. 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 ROH information pack is attached below. If you have any access requirements for your application, please contact the ROH Recruitment Team on

Closing date for applications: 8am, Thursday 27th June 2024

First stage online interviews will be held w/c 1st July 2024

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.

No agencies please.

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