A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join SSAFA’s ambitious and dynamic Commercial & Corporate Partnerships team.
We are looking for an experienced and highly proactive Corporate Partnerships Manager to secure new strategic, commercial, and charity-of-the-year partnerships, with a focus on those with a high return value.
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, supports the person behind the uniform; any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us. Every year, SSAFA helps more than 82,000 people from the Forces family to get back on their feet: those currently serving, reserves, veterans, and their families. Support is there for people at any stage in their military career; from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran – no one’s service is ever forgotten. We give hope, help and personal support for as long as it takes to get that person’s life back to where they want it to be.
About the role
You will have the opportunity to work on the development of a new and ambitious business strategy, that seeks to achieve ambitious income growth through commercial activity and corporate partnerships. You will research, secure, and develop high value, national partnerships, including strategic and charity-of-the-year partnerships, involving employee fundraising, cause-related marketing and high-profile events and campaigns. You will also manage several existing, higher value partnerships and develop these important relationships.
You will work closely with the Head of Commercial & Corporate Partnerships and be an experienced member of the partnerships team, managing your financial budget and will have the opportunity to recruit and support the development of a Partnerships Officer role, once established.
You will have experience in the charity sector, as we are seeking a candidate who brings significant experience and is target driven, a self-starter and has a record of achieving financial objectives.
You will be an excellent relationship manager, who can comfortably engage with senior stakeholders to deliver the highest possible supporter journey and experience. Demonstrable experience of successfully cultivating a pipeline to generate new, substantive commercially viable partnerships, along with excellent project management capability and interpersonal skills are all essential to succeed in this exciting and challenging role. You will be able to write passionately and put forward a compelling case for support, can successfully pitch, present, and tell a story that moves others to act.
SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.
Interviews: Beginning 10th May- 12th May. If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to undertake an aptitude test
SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.