Senior Manager - Business Development

Employer
Age UK
Location
West End
Salary
£46000 - £50000 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2021

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Function
Fundraising, Corporate Fundraising
Sector
Social Care & Welfare
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

There has never been a more important time to join the Age UK fundraising team. Against a backdrop of a broken social care system and millions already turning to Age UK for help, older people are amongst those hardest hit by the Coronavirus pandemic.

We were incredibly moved by the public support for towards our work last year, but we still need to raise vital future funds to ensure we can be there to help and support older people as they rebuild their lives. Our Fundraising team has an ambition to grow our income beyond £60M in the next five years. We are investing in an ambitious Fundraising strategy to help us deeply engage more supporters and partners in our work, so that we can be there for the millions of older people who need someone to turn to.

About the role

The Corporate Partnerships team is riding high on the success of our award-winning partnership with Cadbury and some recent six & seven-figure partnership wins. The coronavirus crisis has presented an urgent and immediate opportunity to work with businesses to help older people.

We are now seeking an experienced Senior Manager to lead our New Business team to meet an ambitious income target through the development of innovative corporate partnerships.

Main responsibilities & experience

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a team of five, driving the new business strategy to build a pipeline of strategic corporate partnership opportunities, developing these relationships, turning them into successful and profitable long-term partnerships.

You will need solid experience in a similar role or environment, ideally within new business fundraising.

About you

* Experience of working within a New Business and ideally Corporate Partnerships team
* Ability to demonstrate generating multi-year six-figure partnerships.
* Proven experience of managing teams of to achieve/over-achieve targets.
* Ability to create and develop successful strategies
* Strong leadership skills
* Good understanding of Fundraising regulation
* A high level of gravitas: credible and confident with senior level contacts internally and externally
* Experience of working within an adaptive environment and implementing change management
* Wide understanding of the corporate fundraising landscape, models and tactics

Additional Information

For a full list of benefits please click here https://www.ageuk.org.uk/about-us/jobs/employee-benefits/

Age UK is an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria. We welcome requests for flexible working.

Age UK is committed to safeguarding adults at risk, and children, from abuse and neglect. We expect everyone who works with us to share this commitment.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert at any time.

Age UK politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

Company

Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.

We help more than 7m people every year, providing companionship, advice and support for older people who need it most.

Why we’re here

  • 2.9 million older people (65+) in Great Britain feel they have no one to turn to for help and support
  • 3.9 million older people in the UK agree the television is their main form of company
  • Nearly 1.2 million aged 65+ in England have unmet care needs
  • Over one third of people aged 60+ are worried about the cost of living
  • In low and middle income countries only 1 in 4 older people receive a pension

Our vision

Age UK's vision is to make the UK a great place to grow older.

We want everyone in later life to:

  • Have enough money
  • Enjoy life and feel well
  • Receive high-quality health and care
  • Be comfortable, safe and secure at home
  • Feel valued and able to participate

Our exciting initiatives

There are exciting projects happening in lots of departments right now. The Switched Off campaign and petition to save free TV for older people has over 600,000 signatures and generated lots of public awareness.

We are right in the middle of our Knit Off, which is part of this year’s Big Knit with Innocent Smoothies. We have a competition amongst staff teams for the best knitted hat, most hats, most strawberry hats and more, so hundreds of employees are knitting small hats in their spare time. It is actually really good fun!

Perks
Here are just a few:

  • Flexible working policies to help you maintain your work-life balance
  • Competitive salaries
  • 5 weeks holiday per year plus the option to buy 5 more days
  • 9% employer pension contributions
  • Healthcare cashback plan: money back for dental treatment, opticians and much more

Watch this short video to find out more about our employee benefits.

Quirks

  • We hold running clubs for our London and Devon office staff and a champion softball team in London
  • Many of us enjoy quiz nights
  • We run inclusive working groups such as our Staff Carers Group, which is a support group for staff who are also carers.
  • Our offices are adorned with hundreds of tiny knitted woolly hats

Why work for us?

  • We have a welcoming and supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done and a team making a real difference to older people's lives
  • We are a top 10 charity employer according to research by Indeed into employee satisfaction
  • We are accredited by the Investors in People scheme
  • We are members of the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion, and in the top 40 inclusive employers in the UK

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