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Historic England

Location: The Atrium Building, Cannon Bridge House, 25 Dowgate Hill, London, EC4R 2YA
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £37,500 - £43,000 pa (pro-rata)+ Benefits
Reference No: 9500

About Us

We are the public body that looks after England`s spectacular historic environment. We protect, champion and save historic places, helping people to understand, value, and care for them. Our successful Partnerships & Philanthropy team fundraises and generates earned income to enable us to work with more communities and specialists to share our passion, knowledge and skills, to rescue more heritage at risk and to educate more children across the country about the value of their shared heritage. This is an exciting time to join us in this new post in an expanding team.

The Role

As our new Philanthropy Manager you will play a key role in shaping and delivering the next stage of Historic England`s philanthropy strategy, extending the work of the team by securing and sustaining major gifts from individuals in support of agreed fundraising priorities and the organisation`s mission. Taking the lead in delivering and shaping a new major gifts strategy which has been recommended for Historic England by More Partnership, you will help forge and cultivate new relationships with individuals, steward existing supporters and ultimately drive income for the wide variety of Historic England`s work.

Working closely with the Head of Partnerships & Philanthropy, other key staff and advocates such as the Chairman, Chief Executive, Commissioners and the Trustees of The Historic England Foundation, you will build relationships with a range of HNWIs and solicit five- and six-figure gifts in order to meet agreed financial targets, ensuring sustained philanthropic giving. You will also work directly with the Head of Partnerships & Philanthropy to embed a fundraising culture across Historic England, and will be responsible for providing line management guidance and leadership for two members of staff. This is your perfect opportunity to play an active role in the historic environment sector and continue to improve your professional knowledge, skills and networks.

You will be ambitious and target driven, with a proven ability to influence, persuade and build new relationships. You will be excited by the opportunity to establish and grow a new income stream within our philanthropy strategy and will be able to work both individually and within an effective team. Knowledge of current best practice in fundraising, as well as being up to date with guidelines, legislation and policies relating to individual giving are essential to be successful in this role.

Part time hours will also be considered.

We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme, a generous 28 days` holiday pro rata, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites across the county and development opportunities to ensure you achieve your goals. Having just won the Gold Award from MIND, we also recognise the importance of a healthy work -life balance. Therefore, we offer the flexibility in your working day to create a pattern that works for you.

To Apply

To apply, please visit historicengland.org.uk

Interviews will take place on 9 or 10 March at our offices in Cannon Bridge House in London.

Application closing date: 1 March 2020

We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you. We very much look forward to receiving your application.