Corporate Partnerships Development Manager

Closing date: 10am, Monday 29 July 2019

Salary: £35,000 to £38,000 per year dependent on experience

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week

Location: London SW8

Interviews: Thursday 8 August 2019

(Please note: We may close this vacancy early if we receive enough applications to shortlist and fill the position faster than originally anticipated, so please submit your application as soon as you can.)

Do you have proven success in generating income through charity corporate fundraising, and excellent stewardship skills? Can you bring a creative and entrepreneurial approach to new business development?

We are recruiting a Corporate Partnerships Development Manager to join the dynamic and growing development team that leads our work with a wide range of partners.

You will focus on developing new business opportunities, working alongside a newly appointed Head of Corporate Partnership Development to identify and secure new partnerships and income to meet ambitious targets.

We have an impressive and exciting range of strategic partners and have enjoyed significant growth and success through long-term partnerships that are vital to our sustainability and have a very high profile within the organisation. These include high street brands such as McDonald’s, WHSmith and Clarks Shoes, and large multinationals such as Lancôme, KPMG and PwC. Our creative and entrepreneurial approach to partnerships ensures that we can respond quickly and innovatively to a wide range of opportunities, and increase our reach and impact. For more information on current partnerships, see our latest impact report.

You should be experienced in partnership management, pitching and negotiation, and have high level CSR experience. You will be based in our development department, working in our team of four who focus specifically on corporate and brand partnerships.

One person in six has poor literacy skills that impact on every area of their life. A child without good reading, writing and communication skills will struggle to succeed at school, and as an adult they could be locked out of the job market. Poverty doubles the likelihood that, by the age of five, a child’s literacy skills will be below average.

We are an independent charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. Our research and analysis make us the leading authority on literacy. We run projects in the poorest communities, campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians and parents, and support schools. Our mission is to give young people the literacy skills they need to get a job and lead a successful life.

As well as a competitive salary, we offer benefits including a generous annual leave allowance totalling 39 days (including bank holidays and office closure between Christmas and New Year), pensions contributions of 8% of annual salary, a cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans and other health and wellbeing benefits.

Application details

For more information and to apply, download the files below. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer. Please help us by completing our online equal opportunities monitoring form when you submit your application.

Unfortunately, we are unable to respond individually to applications so if you have not heard from us by the advertised interview date, this means we have not been able to shortlist your application this time.

Please note we do not accept CVs. No agencies or recruitment sites.