Philanthropy Manager


Exciting opportunity to join a sector-leading 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 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.


Royal Opera House

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Specific location

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Salary (Exact)

£32,000 – 40,000 per annum, dependent on skills and experience

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

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