Senior Partnerships Manager

Woking, Surrey
£40,000 - 45,000pa
02 Sep 2019
15 Sep 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Senior Partnerships Manager

Fixed Term Contract - Maternity Cover

c. £40,000- £45,000 depending on experience

Living Planet Centre, Woking, Surrey GU21 4LL

As the Senior Partnerships Manager, you’ll have the amazing opportunity to identify and secure the most critical partnerships we need in the fight for our world. We need to work with partners to scale our incredible on-the-ground work to help fix the food system, tackle climate change and halt nature’s destruction. We need to work with partners to help change consumer and business attitudes and behaviours and to create solutions in the fight for our world. Your role is instrumental in building these incredible, impactful partnerships.

As Senior Partnerships Manager, you will lead and deliver new partnership engagement strategies and development of new partnership approaches and proposals. You will manage a personal portfolio of major partnership prospects, engaging and building relationships across departments within leading companies and brands. You will be expected to make cold approaches and forge new relationships throughout. A natural collaborator, you’ll be adept at bringing colleagues with you and co-creating a compelling partnership pitch.

You will construct and deliver compelling pitches and proposals as well as negotiate strong partnership terms that meet both our and partner objectives. You’ll explore multi-consortia partnering opportunities to further leverage our impact through partnering. You will oversee the onboarding of new partnerships, allocate resources and implement account management structures as well as updating colleagues as required. You will also proactively develop relationships and use your understanding of our strategic priorities and the wider business agenda, to ensure key WWF issues and viewpoints can be expressed confidently at a senior level in meetings.

You must have significant experience of securing high value partnerships with leading corporates and brands in a commercial or charity setting. Used to engaging and networking at a CEO and Director level, you will possess a strong network of corporate contacts. You will have a firm understanding of the corporate sustainability and purpose agenda too and the ability to create compelling partnership visions and strategy. Experience of corporate fundraising and multi-consortia working is advantageous.

A team player you are adept at overcoming obstacles, you’ll have tenacity and drive and can demonstrate a commitment to the natural world and WWF’s core mission. Naturally warm and enthusiastic, you will also possess excellent networking, relationship-building communication and presentation skills.

How to Apply

If you have the ability to maximise income, impact and influence opportunities for us through partnerships and are passionate about building a movement in defence of nature, we’d love to hear from you. Please visit our website to complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up to date CV with cover letter highlighting what makes you the perfect fit for the role and what sets you apart from the competition.

At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.

Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We’re looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.

Closing date: 15th September 2019

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