Senior Philanthropy and Corporate Partnerships Manager

This is a brilliant new opportunity for a fundraising professional with proven success in securing major donors and experience of managing multi-year corporate relationships, to join our charity and help champion the natural world.

In this pivotal role you will be securing funds to carry out our transformative work, managing and motivating our fundraising team, driving sustainable revenue from philanthropy and mobilising greater involvement across our funding pipeline to maximise our impact.

You’ll have strategic and operational responsibility for the growth and management of our existing high value corporate partnerships and major donors, and lead the expansion of corporate and business philanthropic support, forming strong relationships and win-win partnerships.

Key responsibilities

  • Corporates & Partnerships: develop and lead the strategy to significantly grow sustainable corporate support and provide inspiring stewardship through corporate gifts, sponsorships, CSR partnerships, employee engagement opportunities
  • Major Gifts: expand the major donor programme; identify, qualify, cultivate and steward individual participation and income
  • Team Leadership: provide guidance and support for the fundraising team of three staff; oversee performance and foster professional development
  • Collaboration: contribute strategic fundraising expertise and insight to inform the charity’s strategy and operations, working closely with the senior leadership and executive teams
  • Financial Management & Reporting: manage goal-based budgets, analyse results, mitigate risks and report progress to senior leadership and board

If you want to play an integral role in helping us champion green spaces so that we can take action for people and our planet, we would love to hear from you!

Contract details

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week. Part-time considered for the right candidate.

Contract: Permanent

Location: Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham OX14 4QZ / Hybrid

Salary: £43,000 per annum

Benefits: 26+ days holiday per year, pension contribution, flexible working arrangements

Download the role description and more information about working at Earth Trust for further details:

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How to apply

Please submit your CV and a covering letter describing why you are interested and how your skills and experience make you a good fit, to [email protected]

Closing date
Open application period, don’t hesitate to apply if you have the skills and experience we’re looking for.

Interviews will be held at Earth Trust Centre.

About us

Earth Trust is an environmental charity with 40 years’ experience in caring for and inspiring others with green spaces. We believe that connection to nature can catalyse action to protect the environment, as well as provide vital mental and physical wellbeing benefits for people.

Together with our supporters, Earth Trust is guardian of some extremely special and inspiring places full of nature and heritage. We care for 500 hectares of woodland, farmland, wildflower meadows and wetlands, which receive more than 200,000 visits a year.

We use these amazing places to engage and inspire people and to demonstrate nature-based solutions to climate, biodiversity and public health crises, that we hope others will take and use elsewhere. We work to champion access to green space for everyone, to deepen engagement with nature, and to share our learnings about managing land in a way that is gentle on the earth.


Alongside a competitive salary, we offer generous annual leave, volunteering opportunities, flexible working wherever possible, forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff.

26 days holiday per year, increasing with length of service, plus an additional 3 days of leave over Christmas and bank holidays. Up to 7.72% employer pension contribution and enhanced maternity / paternity / adoption pay.


Earth Trust strives to be a diverse and inclusive place where we can all be ourselves and we are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff. Individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief.


If you have any questions about the role or application process, please email [email protected]


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