Partnerships Assistant

Comic Relief
London (Central), London (Greater)
£20,000 - 24,000pa
Closing date
30 Oct 2019

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Partnerships Assistant

6 Month Fixed Term Contract - November - April (Sport Relief)
£20,000 - 24,000pa


The role of the Partnership Assistant will be an integral part of the Partnerships Team by ensuring the delivery of support is of the highest standard. You will ensure the smooth running of the team by supporting Partnership Managers and Associates in managing key relationships with long term strategic & campaign partners.

A key part of the role will be to deal with public and school merchandise enquiries during campaign time, ensuring that all enquires are dealt with to the highest standards of customer care and effectiveness. As well as the distribution of merchandise samples internally and externally.

This role will also include providing administrative support which will allow the team to achieve their overall objectives.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to the Partnerships team where required, including organising team meetings and writing minutes
  • Support Comic Relief’s retail partners by managing merchandise and sample storage and distribution within the office and externally
  • Assist in the tracking and reporting of all sample merchandise distributed during campaign
  • Manage queries from members of the public that are related to merchandise or partnerships
  • Work with the wider Commercial and Partnerships team to ensure that all public enquiries are dealt with effectively and efficiently, particularly during campaign time
  • Actively participate in collaborative Cross-functional working both within the Commercial and Partnerships department and across the wider organisation

Essential Education and Competencies:

  • Experience of project management
  • Experience of managing external relationships
  • Experience of working with a consumer-facing brand in the corporate or voluntary sector
  • Experience of communicating with the public
  • Strong attention to detail - To produce work, which is consistently accurate and which fits the purpose for which it was intended
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal

To apply please visit our website via the link and apply online

Role closes - 12:00pm, 30th Oct 2019 GMT (Europe/London)

Our mission, thanks to our comedy heritage and the fantastic relationship we enjoy with the BBC, is 'positive change through the power of entertainment'.

And our biggest tool, in trying to achieve these two goals, is the ability to inspire people across the whole country especially those who don’t normally do charity - to do charity.

As the world has changed and become more complex over the last two decades, so Comic Relief has had to adapt and change too but the fundamentals remain the same - a just world free from poverty. In trying to achieve that vision we make this promise to the people who make those efforts possible - our supporters:

"In order to run itself in a professional and effective way Comic Relief incurs necessary costs. Raising funds, making grants and organisational overheads cost real money.

Despite these costs, Comic Relief is still able to promise that for every pound the charity gets directly from the public, a pound goes to help transform the lives of people living with poverty and social injustice. If Sport Relief raises £20 million, Comic Relief will spend at least £20 million doing just that.

It can make this promise because its operating budget is covered in cash or in kind from all types of supporters like corporate sponsors and donors, suppliers, generous individuals and government (including Gift Aid) as well as from investment income and interest"


Comic Relief is obviously a charity - but it's also a business too.

The money we raise is allocated to a wide range of grants and social investments aimed at delivering real and long-lasting change to the poorest, most vulnerable people at home and across the world; as well as informing the public and young people in particular about global citizenship and the underlying causes of extreme poverty.

That money comes in from a number of different sources. Traditional charitable fundraising obviously plays a vital role. The public contribute to Comic Relief's annual campaigns by raising money through sponsorship and by making donations online, by post, by telephone and through major banks and building societies. This support, from almost the very day Comic Relief was formed, has been both humbling and inspirational.

On the business side of things, Comic Relief works with key corporate partners to produce products and promotions that are profitable. The clearest example of this is the Red Nose that is the emblem of Red Nose Day.

Where possible these products tie-in with the charity's commitment to delivering benefits to poor farmers and producers. The Red Nose Day 2007 T-shirt for instance was made with fair trade cotton from Mali, Cameroon and Senegal and there will be a fair trade Maraba Bourbon coffee grown in Rwanda, a country to which Comic Relief has had a clear commitment since the appalling genocide of 1994.

Another way Comic Relief raises funds is via the creativity made available to the charity. Comedians from time to time offer access to key brands like Little Britain for commercial exploitation. The charity also develops and owns key sub-brands like Robbie the Reindeer and Monkey, both of which deliver a revenue too.

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