Partnership Development Manager

Sandy, Bedfordshire
£25,463 to £29,707 per annum
Closing date
31 Oct 2019
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Do you want to make a real difference for nature in the UK and support conservation work on a global scale?

The RSPB are expanding our Corporate Partnerships team as we continue to build on recent successes and increased public awareness of our efforts to collaborate with businesses, enabling collective action in support of nature's recovery.

Partnership Development Manager
Reference number: A1110719
Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire

Salary starting at: £25,463 to £29,707 per annum. Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range
Hours: Full time – Part Time hours considered
Contract: Permanent

Your work with us will allow you to play a vital role in raising awareness of the crisis that nature is facing and to make a significant impact to restore habitats, save species from extinction and provide opportunities for people of all ages to connect more closely to nature - protecting it for the future.

The Partnership Development Manager will work with the wider team to develop support and funding from business and brands by delivering the RSPB's partnership offer to reach challenging but achievable targets.

Relationship development is a key focus of this role as well as stewardship and facilitation of successful partnerships.

The post-holder will be someone who thrives on creativity, ambiguity and on being proactive - who can draw upon their track record of developing and managing relationships in a corporate context.

Confident engaging contacts via phone, email and in-person, you will work alongside the rest of the team to increase support for the cause, generate funding for our vital conservation work and position the RSPB as top of mind for brands committed to supporting nature's recovery.

The successful candidate will have experience of relationship development and account management experience ideally gained in a corporate setting, as well as a passion and keen interest in conservation and the work of the RSPB.

The role will be based primarily at our HQ in Sandy Bedfordshire with regular travel across the UK and occasional evening and weekend work also required. Along with a competitive salary, the RSPB offer flexible working, occasional remote working and TOIL for overtime completed.

Closing date: 31 October 2019


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply Now button to be directed to our website. There you can download the Role Profile and Application Details.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

When you make your application please ensure that you include reference number A1110719 on any correspondence.

No agencies please.

The RSPB (the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) is a large, national charity dedicated to the conservation of birds and other wildlife and the environments on which they depend. Founded in 1889, the RSPB has more than a million members, over 2,000 employees and 13,500 volunteers. RSPB’s UK headquarters are in Bedfordshire and it has an annual income of nearly £133 million.

RSPB carries out conservation work in many different areas. It runs a network of 200 nature reserves covering almost 13,000 hectares, which are home to 80% of the UK’s rarest or most threatened bird species. It works with farmers to identify wildlife friendly farming methods, researches bird populations and partners with international conservation organisations.

RSPB is also an advocacy organisation, lobbying the government on diverse topics such as planning, wind farms and economics. It has a UK headquarters, three national offices and nine offices in the English regions. Its million-plus members, 200,000 of whom are youth members, make it the largest conservation organisation in the UK. RSPB also has 150 local groups and more than 80 youth groups. It has a volunteer to staff ratio of 6:1.

The charity was founded in Manchester in 1889 as the Plumage League (initially as a campaign against the killing of birds for the fashion industry). It received a Royal Charter in 1904, becoming the ‘Royal Society for the Protection of Birds’. RSPB moved to its present headquarters in Sandy, Bedfordshire, in 1961.

One of the RSPB’s most popular activities, carried out for children since 1979 and for adults since 2001, is the Big Garden Birdwatch. The Birdwatch is an annual data collection of bird populations that takes place every January. In 2016, 519,000 people were involved, counting over 8 million birds. The Birdwatch enables RSPB to build a picture of garden wildlife across the UK. It has shown, for instance, that the sparrow population has declined by 60% since 1979.

RSPB also urges supporters to ‘make a home for nature’ in their gardens. Activities include creating feeding stations and homes for hedgehogs, providing flowers and plants for moths, creating habitats for frogs and toads and forming safe corridors from one garden to the next.

RSPB, along with sister organisations, Stop Climate Chaos Cymru and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland, is part of The Climate Coalition. It argues that the effect of climate change on wildlife and wild places can already been seen and that increased flooding and rain from climate change will spell disaster for birds and wildlife.

RSPB is also a member of BirdLife International, a global partnership of conservation organisations that share common objectives.

RSPB is a major fundraising charity and spends around 90% of its income on conservation, public education and advocacy.

Contact Us
  • The Lodge,
  • Potton Road,
  • Bedfordshire
  • SG19 2DL
  • GB
  • 01767 680 551
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