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Partnerships Manager, Programme Philanthropy The Royal Foundation

The Royal Foundation is establishing a new programmatic unit within its central Partnerships Team, to focus on securing large-scale partnerships across the private and philanthropic sectors. This role, in the philanthropic arm of the new unit, is focused on supporting high-value partnerships with leading individuals, trusts and foundations to drive delivery, growth and sustainability across The Royal Foundation’s programmes of work.

  • Location: Hybrid with travel to Goodge Street, London
  • Salary: £45,000

Who we are.

The Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales leads with the belief that change is always possible, and this positive approach sees it involved in issues that have previously seemed too big a challenge to many.

The Royal Foundation partners with the best and the brightest, bringing together groups, organisations, and people around particular issues to create lasting change.

Through programmes such as The Centre for Early Childhood, Homewards and United for Wildlife, The Royal Foundation has created partnerships that span the globe, collaborating to make real-world impact and tangible change.

About the role.

The Royal Foundation is looking for an experienced Partnerships Manager to predominantly support the development and delivery of high-value philanthropic partnerships, which provide restricted funds to the full range of The Royal Foundation’s programmes. This role will sit in a newly established programmatic unit within The Royal Foundation’s central Partnerships Team.

Core responsibilities: 

  • Located within the central Partnerships team, working closely with the Associate Director of Partnerships and other members of the Partnerships Team.
  • Supporting and, where appropriate, leading on the prospecting and cultivation of new funders providing restricted funding across The Royal Foundation’s programmes of work (including for Homewards, The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood, United for Wildlife and Community Impact. The Foundation’s programmes at six- and seven-figure gift levels).
  • As part of the cultivation of new funders, writing and developing powerful cases for support, proposals, applications and pitches.
  • Working with the Associate Director of Partnerships and other Partnerships team members to develop robust stewardship plans and the completion of timely and effective reports for a range of funders and partners.
  • As appropriate, representing The Royal Foundation at meetings and calls with existing and prospective funders to provide information and updates on The Royal Foundation’s programmes.
  • Working closely with colleagues from the programme teams to compile and convert complex project information into compelling written evidence and demonstrations of impact, to support cases for support, proposals, applications and reports.
  • With the Associate Director of Partnerships, working closely with the business arm of the new programmatic unit to maximise the potential of businesses linked to funders and identifying opportunities to secure financial or in-kind support.
  • Supporting the delivery of other partnerships and functions as appropriate, including providing robust administrative support as required to maintain accurate partner and donor records.

Who we are looking for.

The ideal candidate will have enthusiasm for building strategic, high-value funding partnerships and have strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convert complex programme information into compelling evidence for supporters. This role will require (i) supporting securing new funding partners (predominantly with philanthropic individuals, trusts and foundations) via the development of cultivation plans, cases for support, written proposals and pitches; (ii) supporting the management of funding partners with robust stewardship and reporting plans; and (iii) contribute to the overall strategy for The Royal Foundation’s restricted fundraising.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience of working in a charitable organisation, dealing directly with philanthropic individuals, trusts, foundations and/or corporates.
  • Knowledge and understanding of both the cultivation and stewardship of philanthropic funding partners and a proven track record of securing and delivering gifts at five, six and/or seven-figure levels.
  • Ability to navigate complex programme information relating to a range of social issues and develop this into to compelling cases for support for external partners.
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Very strong interpersonal and relationship management skills.
  • Confident in using Microsoft Office and Salesforce.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Katie Booth | katie@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07399 749956

Simon Callaghan | simon@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07702 678658

If you would like to know more about this role please contact Katie Booth

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    Simon Callaghan | simon@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07702 678658

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    Closing date: 9 a.m. Monday 20th May 2024
    Candidates informed of outcome: Wednesday 22nd May 2024
    First Stage Interviews: w/c 3rd June 2024
    Second Stage Interviews: w/c 17th June 2024

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