Philanthropy Coordinator


An exciting growth role in the ROH Philanthropy Team

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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.


Royal Opera House

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£30,000 per annum

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Administrative (Venue Management, HR, Finance, Legal, IT, etc.)

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