Association of British Orchestras

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Philharmonia Orchestra £30,000-£35,000 Closing date 19 March 2022
Job Description

The Philharmonia Orchestra is seeking an experienced fundraiser to nurture, build and grow our corporate fundraising activity and will play a pivotal role in the success of the wider development team.
As the only member of the team solely focused on raising funds from businesses, it is the responsibility of the Corporate Partnerships Manager to be pro-active in creating and implementing the corporate fundraising strategy and championing this important area of our fundraising mix across the organisation.

The role will be supported in achieving these objectives by the Development Director, members of the Senior Management Team as necessary, and will also work closely with the Development Board.

This role is Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, with 25 days paid holiday (excluding bank holidays) a year.
We’re committed to enabling our staff to work where best suits the needs of the individual, their team and the organisation. For this role, there will be opportunities to work from home as well as the office. We want our staff to flourish and work in environments which maximises their potential and best serves our stakeholders.

We offer fantastic benefits including a discount card which gives you local discounts and special offers on dining, shopping, attractions, a great pension with a matched contribution of up to 6%. In addition, we provide an Employee Assistance Programme as well as access to our concerts.
More details about this role, the Organisation and the recruitment process can be found in the attached job pack.


The Philharmonia Orchestra welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We strive for a more representative workforce and encourage applications from under-represented groups in the UK arts workforce, particularly those from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds, from lower socio-economic statuses, d/Deaf and Disabled applicants, and those from the LGBTQIA+ community. We are a Real Living Wage employer and a Disability Confident Employer.

About you

To be able to fulfil this role, the skills and experience we are looking for in a potential candidate include;
A minimum of 2 years fundraising experience with a corporate focus.
Experience of successfully delivering a strategy for raising income from corporate organisations.
Demonstrable experience of managing a corporate membership scheme.
Experience of benchmarking and developing both digital and in-person benefits for supporters.
Successful track record of achieving targets applied to corporate fundraising.
Experience of relationship and account management.
Good knowledge of corporate trends and the wider corporate fundraising marketplace.
Experience of using fundraising/relationship databases
Willingness to attend the Philharmonia's concerts and other evening and weekend events.
Willingness to travel within the UK and occasionally overseas.

Knowledge of and passion for the arts sector with an appreciation of classical music (highly desirable).
Experience of creating new corporate sponsorship and partnership offers.

For the complete list of essential and desirable criteria necessary to be successful in this role please see the Person Specification within the Job Pack below.
If you are successful, you will need to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. We cannot provide sponsorship for this role.
Application Instructions

For more information and how to apply, please visit the Philharmonia website.

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