Senior Philanthropy Manager

RHS Arts, Culture & Heritage Fundraising
Senior Permanent Salary: £up to £42,000 Closing date: 23 October 2020

Up to £42,000 per annum 

Salford, Manchester

option for home working currently

35 Hours per week

The Royal Horticultural Society has been the force behind gardening for more than 200 years.  Best known for our world famous flower shows and gardens, our charitable work is diverse and includes connecting millions of children with plants and nature, and conducting pioneering horticultural scientific research.


We believe everyone in every village, town and city should benefit from growing plants to enhance lives, build stronger, healthier, happier communities and create better places to live.  We want to enrich everyone’s life through plants and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.


In 2014 the RHS launched a major investment programme across the UK, and as part of this we are in the final stages of creating a brand new 5th garden, RHS Garden Bridgewater, in Salford, which will open in summer 2021.


We are looking for an experienced fundraiser to join the team on a 9 month maternity cover contract (Dec 2020 – August 2021 currently), normally based as part of the team at Bridgewater.  You will fundraise from a variety of income streams, in particular from major donors and trusts and foundations, to allow us to complete the garden and open on time next year.  You will be a proactive fundraiser who can confidently communicate our plans across the North West.


Building on a strong existing network of trusts & foundations, major donors and companies, your role will be to help us expand our local networks and manage the cultivation and engagement process to secure significant funding from high net worth individuals, RHS donors, companies and trusts. Reporting to the fundraising team in London, you will be part of the wider team based at Bridgewater (with some or nearly all home working currently).  This role offers the opportunity to join the RHS at a very exciting time as we build up to opening Bridgewater next year.


For more information on this post and to apply, please visit our website by clicking the APPLY button. 


All applications should be received by 12pm on Friday 23 October, with first round interviews provisionally taking place at Bridgewater on the afternoon of Wednesday 28 October.  Second round interviews will be held online on Tuesday 3 November.

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