Would you like to raise some of the largest gifts of your fundraising career while helping an iconic London landmark to achieve its full potential?

Westminster Cathedral is looking for the right person to build on the success of our work with major donors, trusts and foundations and legacy promotion. The Fundraising Manager will be responsible for leading the Cathedral fundraising team in delivering a donor-centric programme that aligns with the Cathedral’s mission, to ensure fundraising targets are met; relationships with existing supporters are nurtured and new donors and funders are engaged with and stewarded effectively.

You will be responsible for funding a rich portfolio of projects, from fundraising for the newly established Choral Foundation, to raising funds for the Cathedral’s archive, mosaics, capital repairs and general running costs, as well as overseeing the Cathedral’s successful legacy programme.

This is a hugely varied role that offers an exciting opportunity for someone looking to make his or her mark on an internationally-renowned and much-loved heritage building, by helping set it further along the path to fundraising success.

The role will involve complex relationship management to ensure the highest level of stewardship for our three key strategic funders – major donors, legacy pledgers and grant funders.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to join an ambitious team to use their skills, experience and enthusiasm to make a significant difference for the work and mission of Westminster Cathedral.


Key Requirements:

  • Significant fundraising experience in a small to medium sized charity.
  • Experience of asking for and securing 5 and 6 figure gifts.
  • A proven track record in helping to achieve fundraising targets.
  • Ability to work effectively with and empower people who may have little experience of fundraising.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.


Who are we?

The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Most Precious Blood, known as Westminster Cathedral, is the largest and the most important Roman Catholic church in England and Wales.  It is the seat of the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and it is also home to one of the country’s most celebrated Cathedral Choirs.

The Cathedral is a significant London visitor attraction with up to 25,000 people passing through its door each week.  It is also very much a working church for the 6,000 people who attend Mass and services here every week.  It is home to a very diverse and committed parish community who practice their faith and their commitment to the values of Catholic social teaching in a large number of special interest groups and charitable endeavours. The Cathedral is also known for hosting concerts and services of different kinds.


The Role:

The post holder will report to the Cathedral Administrator, who is in charge of the Cathedral, and will be the line manager of the Cathedral’s Fundraising Officer.  He/she will work collaboratively and liaise with other heads of departments, those working as part of the Diocesan Fundraising Team and members of the Cathedral’s Finance Committee.

The Fundraising Manager will oversee the growth of income from major gifts, legacies and grants for a wide portfolio of projects.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, enterprising and motivated, an excellent communicator and team player and will be committed to the highest levels of fundraising best practice and professionalism at all times.

This is a 12-month maternity contract, with the likelihood of a permanent contract after that by mutual consent.



In return for your hard work and commitment to us, you will receive a competitive reward package, which will include, but is not limited to:

  • Life Assurance.
  • 31 days annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays
  • Access to Healthcare Cash Plan.
  • Access to low cost loans with Churches Mutual.
  • Employee assistance programme– free, independent 24/7 help and advice for work-related issues as well as problems affecting home life.
  • Season Ticket Loan.
  • Discounts scheme through Edenred-shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets gift cards and much more.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.


Location:                London SW1

Contract:           12-month maternity contract – with the likelihood of progressing to a permanent contract, subject to performance.

Hours of work:      35 hours per week (Five days per week) – although this could be negotiated.

Salary:                    c. £50,000 per annum depending on experience.

Closing date:      12 July 2023 at noon

Job Reference:    530-131