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Philanthropy Manager

Location. London, UK

Salary. Competitive Salary and Benefits

Closing Date. Monday 4th September

Southbank Centre is a place that unites people through the exchange of ideas, the power of creativity and the imagination and through freedom of expression.  We passionately believe in the power of art, ideas and creativity to inspire, educate and effect change.  Born out of the Festival of Britain in 1951, we are proud to be the UK’s only permanent festival site and a place where people experience world-class art and culture.  The festival spirit is the very heart of Southbank Centre and inspires everything that we do.  Our employees are at the centre of delivering our mission, which is ‘to create a permanent sense of festival where the world meets to celebrate the power of the imagination’.

We are seeking a Philanthropy Manager to focus on securing 6 and 7 figure gifts for revenue and future capital projects, through building and stewarding relationships with major prospects, donors and senior volunteers. This is an opportunity to play a part in driving development forward in our world-famous, multi-venue arts centre in London, taking full advantage of a dynamic year-round artistic programme and an inclusive ethos.

To be successful in this role you will be a confident fundraising professional, with a proven track record in, and understanding of, major gift fundraising including experience of personally securing individual gifts of at least 5 figures. You have held a portfolio of donors and enjoy creating successful solicitation and cultivation strategies. A confident writer, you have experience of developing external and internal materials to a high standard. An  understanding of our work is crucial.




Southbank Centre is a world-famous, multi-venue arts centre in London, with a dynamic year-round festivals programme and an inclusive ethos. Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre, founded with the Festival of Britain in 1951. It’s a place where people experience world-class art and culture that stimulates, inspires, educates and amazes.




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