Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager
Are you passionate about improving the lives of young people? Are you an experienced fundraiser and corporate partnerships manager looking for an exciting, innovative new role within the Charity sector? Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership is looking for a Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager to help us to make sure that the young people we work with learn more, do more and become more.
Tower Hamlets EBP is an independent charity that supports the education, training and development of young people for over 25 years by forming mutually beneficial partnerships between businesses and schools.
We are based in the lively Liverpool Street/Aldgate East area. We work with young people, primarily in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, bringing them into contact with employers through various activities, programmes and events. We seek to help young people to overcome the intergenerational unemployment and low social mobility that dominates the local community.
We are the leading partner of choice for employers and employees seeing to work in schools Tower Hamlets. Our vision is that all young people in Tower Hamlets will learn more, do more, become more. Our current supporter list includes many FTSE and blue chip companies, which we need to grow to take us to the next stage in our development plans.
Your part in this exciting journey will be to lead the development, delivery, communication and evaluation of THEBP’s partnerships fundraising strategy to deliver income targets and achieve sustained, long term growth across corporate income streams.
You’ll be required to lead our corporate engagement strategies, making cold approaches and building relationships with senior level contacts. You will drive new business by managing a personal portfolio of major corporate prospects, constructing and delivering compelling pitches and proposals to secure support. You will also steward existing high profile relationships with a view to enriching and developing them even further.
Areas of Responsibility
The post holder will be line managed by Director. You will line manage a team of 3 including the Business Development Manager, The Lloyd’s Corporate Relationship Manager and the Partnerships and Marketing Officer.
Qualifications, skills and experience
Educated to degree level or equivalent.
Extensive experience (minimum 4 years) of a senior fundraising role. You may have worked as a Corporate Partnerships Manager, Fundraising Manager, Business Development, Account Manager or Relationship Manager.
Proven track record in generating income against targets from corporate and other sources.
Experience of developing, implementing, managing and evaluating varied corporate partnership fundraising strategies. Demonstrable experience of successful proposal writing and pitch delivery.
A credible communicator with gravitas and charisma, with the skills to grow new relationships and enhance existing ones.
A tenacious, sales minded approach robust enough to manage rejections and failed leads.
Knowledge of the corporate and general fundraising landscape.
IT literate with experience of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Understanding/knowledge of CRM databases and how they can be utilised. Good understanding of social media channels e.g. Twitter and LinkedIn.
An understanding of, and commitment to, equal opportunities
An enhanced DBS clearance is essential. This can be undertaken as soon as the person is in post.
Awareness of Corporate Social Responsibility and employee volunteering.
Familiar with education and have knowledge of business education activity and/or the employability skills agenda.
Knowledge or interest in the youth employment agenda.
Track record in fundraising from a range of sources such as trusts and grant making bodies.
Awareness of or experience of preparing ITT or commissioning bids.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send us your CV and an application letter of maximum 2 sides of A4. The letter should state why you are the right candidate for the role and what you can bring to the organisation to deliver the job brief. Send to: Megan.Hunter@thebp.co.uk
Closing date for applications: 6:00pm, Thurs 24th August 2017
Interviews date: Thursday 31st August 2017
Start date: ASAP
Only successful candidates will be contacted.