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Imagine fundraising for climate action that could help solve some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity. Or fostering partnerships which support specialists as they conserve and engage others with some of the world’s most significant museum collections. Imagine seeing the look on someone’s face when they discover they will be learning new skills as a heritage apprentice because of a programme that you enabled.

Within the fundraising family, our job is to inspire individuals, grant makers, trusts and companies to support the Trust in our mission to ensure that nature, beauty and history are there for all to enjoy, for ever.

Our vision is to be recognised as a leading fundraising charity in the UK so that people, now and in the future, benefit from nature and heritage. This includes welcoming new donors at all levels, and from diverse audience groups, inspiring their support for people and places. As well as delivering transformational campaigns and championing a fundraising culture across the Trust.


With a mandate to create the right environment for fundraising growth, we have the full support and investment of the Trust’s leadership.

These are exciting times to join the team and we need talented people to help us achieve our ambitions. For anyone who’s passionate about making a difference, and driven to take on new challenges, fundraising at the Trust can be incredibly rewarding.

Typical roles

We have lots of different opportunities in Fundraising across our special places and regional and central offices. These include Relationship Manager, Fundraising Development Manager, Philanthropy Manager, Government & Grants Manager, Events Officer, Legacy Administrator, Data Analyst – and that’s just to name a few.

Product & Proposition Manager

You’re responsible for the development, strategy, and growth of our products, based on supporter insights and external market context. Leading all aspects of the product journey, from conception to launch, you’ll maximise return on investment and achieve organisational goals and KPIs. 

Grants Manager

You’ll support some of our highest priority projects across regional boundaries and national initiatives, while maximising our opportunities for grants by securing successful applications. 

Philanthropy Manager

Developing long-term relationships with major donors and charitable trusts, you’ll look to increase our network of supporters, and develop and sustain long-term, high-level support for our work.

Fundraising people

  • Volunteer Margaret


    Fundraising Director

    Within Fundraising at the National Trust, we have an amazing opportunity to make a difference, to protect nature and heritage for ever, for everyone. Our ambition is to grow fundraising even further: reaching out to new prospects, trying new approaches and delivering transformational campaigns. You could be an amazing part of this. 

  • Volunteer Margaret


    Head of Fundraising Operations

    I’ve been lucky enough to have worked for the National Trust in a variety of different roles at property, regional and Whole Trust (centre) levels and have found each one both enjoyable and unbelievably rewarding. The work we do is interesting and important, and I find that so motivating. In such a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere, people can thrive and be their ‘best selves’, achieving some remarkable results.

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