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Philanthropy Manager (Maternity Cover), British Film Institute


Fixed Term Contract – 9 – 12 Months

£36,747 - £43,422 plus generous benefits package

We support flexible working

We are looking for a Philanthropy Manager, Major Gifts who will work in our Development Department. The focus of the Development Team is raising funds for a wide range of BFI activities through philanthropy from individuals, corporate sponsorship, trusts, foundations and statutory grants.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to join the team as a Philanthropy Manager, Major Gifts who will play a vital role in the BFI’s Development team in the recruitment and effective stewardship of major donor relationships at the BFI.

To be successful you will have a proven track record of working within individual giving for a charity. You will have proven interpersonal skills, you will be target-driven, and you will enjoy working both autonomously and as a team.  

We strongly encourage applications from all sectors of society to accurately reflect the local and wider demographic, and especially from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, and those who consider themselves to be disabled. Under the BFI’s guaranteed interview scheme applicants who self-identify as BAME and/or disabled and demonstrate that they meet the minimum requirements will be invited to interview.

The role is predominantly based at BFI Stephen Street, however, in response to the current Covid-19 pandemic all team members are currently working remotely from home until the foreseeable future. You will enjoy benefits such as our pension scheme, excellent support for working parents, 28-33 days annual leave, tickets to BFI festivals and events plus many others.

Further details about the post, our benefits and how to apply please visit our website:

The closing date for applications is Thursday 9th July 2020.

First interviews will be held in the week commencing 13th July 2020.

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