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Senior Philanthropy Manager

Job description

Harris Hill are delighted to be working with a fantastic arts charity to recruit for a Senior Philanthropy Manager in order to lead and energise a philanthropy programme at the charity.

As a Senior Philanthropy Manager you will cultivate and collect five and six figure gifts from high-net-worth individuals and trusts and foundations, equating to £650k and £500k respectively in 2024/25.

You will also oversee our Arts Council England Funding of c.£1m p.a., and our lower level Legend individual donors at c.£50k p.a.

You will lead and inspire others in order to achieve success as a team. This includes overseeing a programme that delivers a high level of customer service to supporters through cultivation and stewardship events, and communications, and grows income through considered approaches and high quality applications.

In order to be successful, you must have:

  • Proven success of securing five and six figure gifts from major donors and managing their relationships

  • Proven success of securing significant funds from Trusts & Foundations and managing their relationships

  • Demonstrable experience of developing and growing a pipeline and managing relationships from cultivation to solicitation and stewardship

  • Proven success of identifying, recruiting, and managing Senior Volunteers

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, evidenced by close, successful relationships with donors, board members, VIPs, stakeholders and senior volunteers

  • Strong and effective written skills evidenced in compelling and successful proposals and impact reports, and communications with donors

  • Experience of developing and implementing Philanthropy strategies

  • Experience of team management

  • A good understanding of charity legislation and GDPR in relation to philanthropy fundraising

  • Strong leaderships skills with the ability to inspire others

Salary: £50,000 per annum

Contract type: Permanent

Location: London, hybrid working

Deadline: on rolling basis

Interview: ASAP

Recruitment process: CV to or


If this sounds like you, then please do get in touch ASAP!


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