CB21, Cambridge (On-site)
Circa £30,000 per year
Contract, 12 Months, Full-time
Job description

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make life-changing breakthroughs possible.

You will be part of an organisation that has been recognised nationally as an outstanding place to work. In 2021, we were listed 69th in the prestigious 100 Large Best Companies to Work For.  We were also awarded a 2-star accreditation by Best Companies, recognising outstanding levels of workplace engagement and were listed in the 75 Best Companies to Work for in the East of England and the Charity’s 30 Best Companies to Work For.

We’re looking for a proactive, energised, and thoughtful relationship specialist to provide maternity cover for our Account Management team. The successful candidate will join a welcoming team to manage six figure charity partnerships with leading UK and international organisations. This will be for a period of 12 months, or on return of the substantive post holder.  

Our Corporate Partnerships team is friendly and efficient, with bags of energy and ambition. We’re really excited about welcoming a new colleague who can bring a fresh perspective to our work, and we also hope that this role will provide a chance for the successful candidate to learn from our high-achieving team.

We’re looking for experience managing high-value relationships, but we welcome applicants who have gathered this experience within any sector. The role requires someone with strong communication and business development skills, as well as attention to detail and an organised approach to a busy and varied workload.

If you wish to discuss details about this role further alongside submitting your application please do contact the recruitment team via the information on our website so that a telephone conversation can be arranged between yourself and the hiring manager.

We would also consider someone who would be looking for 4 days per week for this role.

Main duties and responsibilities of the role:

  • Seizing on opportunities to broaden existing relationships, at all levels, creating multifaceted partnerships.
  • Working with corporate partners to develop and realise creative fundraising ideas and events.
  • Developing and delivering learning and awareness rising activities within partnerships, including presenting to large audiences.
  • Working to targets and monitoring partnership performance to achieve agreed objectives.


What we are looking for:

  • Demonstrable account management experience in any sector; transferable sales or marketing skills also relevant.
  • Experience building and managing high-level relationships.
  • Understanding and appreciation of the different types of corporate partnerships and corporate motivations.
  • Ability to network, negotiate and influence, including at high levels.
  • Ability to work with independence, drive and initiative.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability and confidence to present to corporate audiences.
  • Excellent relationship management skills.
  • Ability to prioritise and effectively manage multiple concurrent tasks.
  • Good planning and organisational skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Confidence working with computers; knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • You work well as part of a team but are also proactive and can work independently.
  • A confident and friendly manner; at ease representing the charity with all levels of external contacts.
  • Creativity, innovation and resourcefulness to identify opportunities within partnerships and develop tailored fundraising ideas and engagement initiatives.
  • Willingness and ability to travel independently in the UK and to occasionally work outside of regular office hours when needed.

Additional Information:

Ways of working:  As part of our Agile ways of working you will be required to work approximately 2 days a week from the office, which is subject to the requirements of the role and the business needs. Flexibility on where you work can be split between working from home and our office.

Roles that are classed as part of the Agile ways of working are not able to claim any costs for Mileage/Travel on Public Transport, Accommodation and/or Meals.  This includes when attending the office for various meetings/events.

Our Office: Our office is at 3 Riverside, Granta Park, Great Abingdon, Cambridge, CB21 6AD. 

Salary: Circa £30,000 per annum, plus benefits

Please download the Vacancy Pack for more information.

The closing date for applications is the 20th February 2022, with interviews likely to be held week commencing the 28th February 2022. We would encourage you to submit your application at the earliest opportunity as the closing date may be brought forward at any time. Please indicate in your covering letter if you are unable to attend an interview on a certain date.

We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures.  Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either the application or interview stage, please contact us at via the information on our website.

How to apply:

Please create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies page. You will be able to attach your CV and covering letter to your application and track the status of your application.

To view further details about working for us and the benefits we offer, please visit Alzheimer’s Research UK

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Refreshed on: 08 February 2022
Closed date: 20 February 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: CPOAM/22
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development

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