Philanthropy Manager


Based in: Covent Garden, London

Full time: 40 hours per week with flexibility to work evenings and occasional weekends as required

£32,000 - £40,000 per annum, based on skills and experience

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 to appoint an experienced Philanthropy Manager to join our Philanthropy team on a permanent basis. Reporting to the Senior Philanthropy Manager, in this role you will manage a number of philanthropic 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 the following credentials:

  • 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
  • A balance of experience and innovation to be able to develop new ideas and launch new initiatives successfully
  • Credibility as an ambassador in the area of philanthropy, able to work effectively at senior levels and liaise with high-net-worth individuals
  • Strong project management skills, with demonstrable experience of solving complex problems, drawing on given resources and collaborative working

A working knowledge of our repertoire is not a pre-requisite for this role but the ability to upskill quickly in our art forms in order to confidently speak to prospective donors is essential.

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 are from a global majority background and/or those who are disabled, 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.

The job pack and full job description are attached below. If you require any adjustments to the application process, please contact the ROH Recruitment Team on

Closing date for applications: 8am, Monday 24th June 2024.

First stage interviews will be online via MS Teams w/c 1st July 2024 with second stage in person interviews at ROH Covent Garden w/c 8th July 2024.

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.

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