Partnership Development Manager

Woking, Surrey
Closing date
18 Apr 2021

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Partnership Development Manager


Living Planet Centre, Woking, Surrey

This is an amazing opportunity to use your experience in securing and managing corporate partnerships to forge new, high impact and long-term relationships with companies. We want you to work with business and partners, to catalyse action, change hearts and minds and create solutions in the fight for our world. Your role will be to build long term commitment and inspire partners to do more to save our planet, before it is too late.

As Partnership Development Manager, you will deliver corporate engagement strategies and develop new partnership approaches and proposals. You will manage a personal portfolio of major corporate prospects, engaging and building relationships across departments. You will make cold approaches and forge new relationships with suitable potential corporate partners too.

We will look to you to construct and deliver compelling pitches and proposals as well as negotiate strong partnership terms that meet both our and partner objectives. You will oversee the onboarding of new partnerships, allocate resources and implement account management structures as well as update colleagues as needed. 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 a proven track record of securing corporate partnerships in a commercial or charity setting. Used to engaging and networking at a senior level, you will possess a strong network of corporate contacts. You will have a firm understanding of the corporate sustainability and purpose agenda too.

Naturally warm and enthusiastic, you will possess excellent networking, communication and presentation skills. Results driven, you will be the sort of person who is flexible and enjoys a collaborative working style. A background in corporate fundraising and experience of engaging with the finance, FMCG, food or tech sectors would be an advantage.

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 us.

Every role at WWF is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone regardless of; race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well you.  Here at WWF we’re committed to conscious inclusion that helps cultivate an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose.  We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become; this brings us together and empowers us to develop, engage and inspire; and critically to help build a future where people can live in harmony with nature.

Our policies and benefits reflect the importance of people being able to have a good work-life balance and being able to bring their ‘full self’ to work.

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.

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