Corporate Partnerships Executive

Key information about the role

Closing date: 10am, Friday 19 August 2022

Interviews: Wednesday 24 / Thursday 25 August 2022

Salary: £31,000 per year

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week

Location: Based in London SW8 / home and flexible working

What you’ll be doing

We are recruiting a Corporate Partnerships Executive to support our work with a wide range of partners.

This is an excellent opportunity join our dynamic and fast-paced corporate partnerships team as new partners come on board to support our vital work. We have over 80 corporate partners and are incredibly proud of the role they play in both sustaining our work and helping us reach the children and families who need it most. We work with well-known brands such as McDonald’s, Amazon, Morrisons, Lancôme and the Premier League. We have also recently developed a high-profile national campaign with WHSmith, Pan Macmillan and Marcus Rashford.

Our creative and entrepreneurial approach 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 will be based in our development department, working in our team of seven who focus specifically on corporate and brand partnerships. You will be responsible for managing a portfolio of small to medium sized corporate partnerships across a range of sectors, and will have an opportunity to build on your current experience and grow your skills in managing creative and impactful partnerships. You will also provide administrative support across the department as required.

You will be based in London and will need to be able to travel for in person meetings with partners, events or other admin support in the office when necessary. Otherwise, you will be able to work from home under our home working policy.

What we’re looking for

You will need experience of successfully managing relationships with clients and/or donors, including meeting income targets, and a good understanding of corporate social responsibility and corporate partnerships/sponsorship.

Strong attention to detail, excellent written and spoken communication skills, and experience of working to multiple deadlines in a dynamic environment will also be essential. Knowledge of fundraising regulations, and an understanding of current UK education/literacy policy and practice, would be an advantage.

Why our work is so vital

Poor literacy and resulting inequality is not inevitable. The National Literacy Trust improves the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills of those who need it most, giving them the best possible chance of success.

We make society fairer. Poor literacy creates social and economic inequality. The one in six adults in the UK with poor literacy earn less, are less likely to vote and more likely to experience health inequalities.

We enable social mobility. A child without literacy skills can’t succeed at school, and as an adult they will be locked out of the job market. The pattern is intergenerational and starts at birth.

Our work is targeted at communities with the highest levels of disadvantage and the lowest levels of literacy. We support thousands of schools and early years settings, bringing in wonderful partners like the Premier League and the nation’s best publishers who bring literacy alive. We campaign to make literacy a priority for our nation’s leaders. Our research and analysis make us the leading authority on literacy and drive our interventions.

What we offer you

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

We support flexible working and promote a workplace where you can be yourself and contribute to our success, whoever you are.

Application details

Our people are our most important asset and we value and respect diversity in all its forms (seen and unseen). We particularly welcome applications from those from Black and Asian backgrounds, as well as candidates with disabilities and from the communities in which we work. We would like to increase representation of these groups among our staff as we know greater diversity will lead to an even greater impact for our work.

For more information and to apply, download the files below.

Please also complete 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