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Corporate Partnerships Officer

£30,000 per year
Job description

Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you and keen to develop your influencing and communication skills to help Chapter One retain, grow and unlock corporate partnerships for the benefit of disadvantaged children?

38% of children from disadvantaged backgrounds leave primary school in England each year unable to read to the expected standard. Chapter One is a fast-growing charity, with a vision of a world in which all children have the literacy skills they need to thrive.

Many children fall behind with reading simply because they lack the opportunity to practise: we work to ensure that every child has 1:1 reading support at the time they need it most. Chapter One’s unique, online, reading support programme pairs struggling 5 to 7 year olds in over 10 areas of the UK with over 2500 volunteers who are recruited from a range of local and national businesses.

We are seeking a proactive, energetic and enthusiastic Corporate Partnerships Officer to be an integral part of a team which aims to both maximise corporate income and deliver an excellent partner experience. This is a new role within Chapter One, and is an opportunity for an early career professional to learn about charity-business partnerships in a dynamic, small charity which is flexible and agile. 

Reporting to our Corporate Partnerships Manager, but also working closely with our Business Development Manager, you’ll support them both to deliver our annual volunteer targets and maintain our strong partner retention rate (currently 88%). This will involve supporting both the identification, acquisition, and onboarding of new partners, but also the account management of a portfolio of existing partners.

Please read the full job description for details of the responsibilities of the role, and our employee recruitment pack to learn more about Chapter One. This is a fully remote position and is ideal for someone home-based with the ability to travel to occasional meetings. We are open to applicants who wish to work 4 or 5 days a week, and working days can be arranged flexibly.

As a charity that values and celebrates people's diversity and champions opportunities for all young people, we are keen to receive applications from people who have experienced disadvantage and from those who are from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities who are currently underrepresented in the organisation. We believe that a diverse organisation is one that is more innovative, more creative and gets better results. 

Application Instructions

Please send your CV (maximum 2 A4 sides) and a covering letter. Your covering letter (maximum 1 side of A4) should include:
1) Your relevant experience, including clear examples.
2) Tell us about a partnership that you have initiated or been involved with and what you did to make it succeed.
3) Tell us about how our organisational mission is in line with your values.

More about Chapter One

Chapter One is a small but growing charity, working to ensure that every child has 1:1 reading support at the time they need it most. 

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Posted on: 01 November 2023
Closed date: 23 November 2023 at 23:59
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development

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