Head of Business Development and Partnerships (fundraising)
We’re looking for an experienced, creative and collaborative Head of Partnerships to lead the development of our relationships with trusts, corporates, statutory bodies and major donors.
This person will be responsible for delivering the business development strategy and sustaining funding partnerships to deliver on the RSA’s organisational goals. They will lead and motivate a small and busy team to develop and maintain relationships with trusts and foundations, corporates, statutory bodies and major donors. Working with colleagues across the organisation, they will design new, fundable programmes of work. The post-holder will represent the team internally and externally, and be accountable for reporting strategic progress to the Executive Team and trustees.
The ideal candidate will bring with them significant experience of developing and delivering strategies to build sustainable relationships with a variety of funders. They will have a creative and collaborative approach to the design of new programmes and have a strong track record in securing major, multi-year partnerships to support these. A positive and motivational team leader, they will support their team to achieve ambitious funding targets. The ideal candidate will balance an ability to develop excellent relationships with the commercial nous to strategically prioritise leads. Passionate about the work of the RSA to achieve social change, they will ideally bring subject expertise in public service innovation, combatting economic inequality, social design or another key area of RSA work.
The RSA combines thought leadership with civic innovation to further human progress. Building on our 260 year history as a beacon for enlightenment values, the RSA is currently at an exciting period in its history. We provide platforms for leading experts through the UK’s most ambitious free public lecture series, our projects generate new models for tackling the social challenges of today and we are building on our network of over 28,000 Fellows around the world – these are achievers and influencers from every field with a real commitment to progressive and social change.
To apply for this role, please visit the RSA website and download our application pack.