Do you have a track record of securing grants, gifts and donations from individuals, trusts, foundations or corporate supporters?

Job Title: Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager

Reporting to: Senior Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager

Purpose of Job: To work as a key part of the Philanthropy and Partnerships Team, line managed by the Senior Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager, and accountable to the Museum’s Director. This role will bring in vital income from trusts, foundations, corporate partners and individuals to deliver the business plan. This role has responsibility for achieving income targets by collaborating across all departments to understand and translate fundable and core activities into compelling cases for support.

Employment Status: Permanent

Salary: c£36,000-38,000 depending on experience

Working pattern: Full time, 35 hours per week, usually worked from 10 – 6pm. Flexible/hybrid working offered for up 40% of hours to be worked from home.

Application: Submit your application on BreatheHR 

Closing Date: Thursday 23 May

First interview date: Thursday 6 June 2024

Second interview date for shortlisted candidates: Thursday 12 June 2024 TBC


Job Description

Supporter Identification, Communication and Cultivation

  • Identify, research and develop a pipeline of trusts and foundations prospects, ensuring that relationships are well managed and planned for first, second and third requests for funding, as appropriate.
  • Identify, research and approach corporate partnership prospects to support agreed priorities such as exhibitions and programmes
  • Work closely with colleagues in Events, Commercial and Communications to promote corporate sponsorship packages, including working on communications and campaigns that encourage uptake and renewal
  • Crafting compelling and engaging letters, proposals and applications to potential and existing supporters
  • Collate social impact statistics and create an internal bank of resources that communicate our work articulately and passionately
  • Reporting to funders by working with consultants and colleagues to write well-crafted and timely reports, highlighting the difference that a supporter’s contribution has made, with accurate financial data and spend against projects, to draw down grants as required
  • Ensure that supporters are contracted and acknowledged appropriately; including personally, on website, on site and/or in printed materials as appropriate, and ensure all agreed benefits are delivered
  • Maintain and create accurate records on submissions, outcomes and correspondence using the Museum CRM system
  • Working closely with the Finance team to monitor payment terms and dates
  • Provide monthly updates on progress against targets to the Senior Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager, including planned proposals and income forecast, pledged and paid.
  • Contribute toward updates to quarterly Board reports, including actual income achieved in relation to revenue targets
  • Work closely with colleagues in Visitor Engagement & Communications to promote Foundling Friends scheme, onsite donations and to create communications that encourage renewal and engagement

Organisational Culture & Infrastructure

  • Contribute to a successful philanthropic/fundraising income generation plan that enables the delivery of the Museum’s ambitious business plan
  • Work collaboratively with the Philanthropy and Partnerships team, consultants and colleagues across the organisation to ensure that the work of the Philanthropy and Partnerships team is fully integrated and supports the delivery of Museum’s overall objectives and business plan
  • Support the all the Museum’s philanthropic activities  including cultivation events and stakeholder management
  • Represent the Museum at internal and external networking opportunities, developing existing and new supporter relationships
  • Work successfully to achieve  the Philanthropy and Partnerships team’s fundraising targets as well as personal revenue targets, showing growth in activity and results