Head of Philanthropy - Royal Horticultural Society - London

London (Greater) (GB)
Circa £60,000 + pension + benefits
19 Jun 2017
17 Jul 2017
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Head of Philanthropy
Royal Horticultural Society, London
Circa £60,000 + pension + benefits

The Royal Horticultural Society has been the force behind gardening for more than 200 years. Best known for our world famous Flower Shows and Gardens, our charitable work is diverse and includes connecting millions of children with nature through the RHS Campaign for School Gardening, supporting RHS Britain in Bloom, Europe’s largest community gardening campaign, and conducting pioneering horticultural science research.

We believe everyone in every village, town and city should benefit from growing plants to enhance lives, build stronger, healthier, happier communities and create better places to live. We want to enrich everyone’s life through plants and make Britain a greener and more beautiful place. 

This is an extremely exciting time for the organisation as we are making a landmark investment programme in a range of projects, totalling £160million, which will not only greatly enhance our gardens and contribution to the community and education, but will also reinforce our position as the UK’s leader in horticultural science.

This programme includes a range of exciting new capital and operational projects, from the creation of the new 5th RHS Garden Bridgewater in Salford, to an Education and Learning Centre at RHS Garden Hyde Hall. The flagship project is a state of the art new Centre of Excellence for Science and Education at RHS Garden Wisley.

Reporting to the Director of Education, Funding and Communities, the Head of Philanthropy is a Senior Management appointment and will lead the funding plans to meet significant fundraising targets to deliver these key investment projects from a variety of major income streams, in particular from public and statutory funding sources, Trusts and Foundations and Major Donors.

The RHS already has an enviable network of Trusts & Foundations, Major Donors and public funding sources to help fund our ambitious targets. Your role will be to help expand this network of prospects, manage the cultivation and engagement process and secure significant funding.

This role offers the opportunity to deliver serious income targets across a complex programme of investments which will leave a legacy of horticultural improvements across the UK.

For further information and details on how to apply, please read the candidate information pack which can be found by clicking the link below.

Closing date for applications:  9am, Monday 17th July 2017

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