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Corporate Partnerships Executive

London, EC1
£27,083 per annum pro rata (plus London Weighting allowance of £4,689 if London based
Closing date
9 Nov 2021

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Fundraising, Corporate Fundraising
Housing & Homelessness
Full Time
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Job Details

Fixed term contract until 29th May 2022

Closing date: 9 November 2021 at 11.30pm

Interview date: w/c 22 November 2021

Do you have proven partnership/relationship management experience gained in the corporate or fundraising sector and a real enthusiasm about developing a career in corporate fundraising? If so, this is a great opportunity to join an award-winning team as Corporate Partnerships Executive and play a key role in driving our fundraising goals forward.

About Shelter
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.

At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.

We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.

About the Team

The Income Generation Directorate at Shelter comprises of the six departments, delivering a mature fundraising programme that has seen continuous year of year growth. The directorate generates over £44m gross income per annum, of which a high percentage is unrestricted. Our Corporate Partnerships team is split into two areas. New Partnerships generates new business through a range of corporate fundraising mechanics, while the Partnership Management team, where this role is based, lead the development of long-term corporate partnerships. And, as the division as a whole continues to grow and develop, it's a truly exciting time to join us.

About the Role

This is an essential role within the team, where you will support the employee fundraising and engagement activities across our valued corporate partnerships with B&Q, Nationwide, HSBC UK, M&S and Network Rail. Along with having the opportunity to manage your own small portfolio of partners, the role will take ownership for the planning, delivery and financial success of designated activities within these flagship accounts.  You will utilise your proactive nature and creative skills to deliver new and innovative partnership activities that deliver against team targets and will be responsible for developing clear and efficient partnership plans to achieve these agreed goals. In addition, you’ll also be leading and collaborating on additional projects that support the wider Corporate Partnerships team strategy. You will also be responsible for monthly reporting on income from your partners, updating our supporter database, and supporting the team in their activities, ensuring accurate and up-to-date records are kept.

We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.

About you
With experience in the corporate or fundraising sector, you’re also great at managing client relationships, quickly understanding their needs and responding appropriately. You’ll be equally comfortable identifying new opportunities to strengthen and grow partnerships to grow fundraising income. You’re proactive; always looking to identify new ideas and take action to ensure deadlines and outcomes are met and have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage a range of stakeholders and convey ideas persuasively and succinctly.

You’ve got a results-driven, collaborative approach, top notch influencing and negotiating skills, and have experience managing multiple projects effectively, establishing priorities and developing clear and efficient project plans. You’ll also have commercial awareness, lots of creativity and innovation, good time management skills and a willingness to challenge the status quo and introduce new methods, processes and ideas.

We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We also encourage applications from people, who have been homeless or have been at risk of homelessness. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them. In addition to this, we encourage an approach to involving people with personal insight of housing issues and homelessness in our recruitment processes.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.


The housing crisis is now a national emergency.

Shelter was founded 52 years ago, not by the wealthy or powerful, but as a community organisation whose purpose was to change society. That means we’re needed more now than at any time in our history: for millions of our fellow citizens the fundamental human need for a safe home is ignored.

Forget finding who’s to blame for this. Shelter is here to do far more than just point out what’s gone wrong. We are here to put it right, and that’s why our aim is for this strategy to be nothing less than a turning point for both Shelter and our country.

Without a home, no one can achieve their full potential. With millions whose right to a home is under threat, neither can the country. We believe that because the need for a home is so all-consuming, a home is a basic moral right, and everything we will do from now will be done to defend that right.

We’ve all talked so much about the ‘housing crisis’ that we’ve stopped believing it can be solved. The phrase has become like wallpaper. But this is a national emergency, and one that demands fearless, ambitious action.

In developing this strategy, it’s been vital to start with our own people: those who rely on our services, our volunteers, our employees. We aim to rebuild a movement, stronger than ever, and a movement must start with a simple idea that unites everyone within Shelter, our best advocates. Change starts here, in our work with individuals, spreading through communities, and across society.

We identify in this strategy six million households whose right to a home is either denied or under threat at this very moment. Soaring rents that squeeze out food and clothing, being thrown out of your home through no fault of your own, simply being too poor to afford a home: the terror of homelessness is everywhere.

Many are living in grossly unfit and unsafe conditions, adults and children whose lives are blighted by fear and despair. Discrimination is rampant in private renting and we have lost sight of the simple fact that we need a home just as much as we need healthcare and education. We are building the fewest social homes in 70 years, at a time when more and more people desperately need them.

In Shelter’s services, our people work tirelessly to alleviate the sheer destitution they see day in and day out. We will be a rock in the storm every day for those who need us. But our aim is bigger – to cut this suffering off at source – and we acknowledge in this strategy that we can’t do it overnight, neither can we do it alone.

For the first time, Shelter is committing in this strategy to ten-year goals as well as three-year goals so we can be confident of building to the necessary changes over the next decade. And at the same time we commit in this strategy to building the movement of people who will make this change possible.

We plan in the next three years to have 500,000 supporters join us in our mission to respond to this emergency, through campaigning, volunteering and donating. It is people that can power the change we seek.

This national emergency has been decades in the making. Now is the moment to act together with one purpose. In the community, our hubs and shops will be magnets for everyone with a role in ending the national emergency. Nationally, we will work with everyone who sees the desperate need for change: no one group or party is to blame for the emergency, and no one group or party can end it either.

Shelter: it’s a fundamental need and a basic moral right. Please join us to defend it.

Polly Neate, Chief Executive

Helen Baker, Chair

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