How to apply
Over the past 80 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.
The International Rescue Committee UK is part of the IRC global network, which has its headquarters in New York and London. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief, relocating refugees and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. Through 22 regional offices in cities across the United States, the IRC also helps refugees resettle in the US and become self-sufficient.
The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve. The IRC is a tireless advocate for the most vulnerable.
Our European headquarters, IRC-UK, were established in London in 1997 to support the organisation’s global activities and particularly to diversify its donor base and be able to better advocate with European policy-makers on behalf of the people we serve. Since its establishment IRC-UK has grown rapidly and is now acknowledged for its high quality project management, technical expertise in governance and rights and economic recovery, and innovative thinking on early recovery and gender based violence. The IRC also has offices in Berlin, Bonn, Brussels and Geneva.
IRC-UK comprises approximately 100 staff across five departments.
UK FUNDRAISING TEAM
The IRC has invested significantly in the UK fundraising team which has increased its capacity considerably over the past 3 years.There are ambitious plans to increase this even further as part of the forward-thinking global revenue-generation strategy. This is therefore an exciting time to join a fast paced, dynamic team with ambitious but achievable targets.
This role sits in the Corporate Partnerships team within the UK Private Fundraising Team. This team has grown three-fold in personnel over the past year after securing a number of high value, sector-leading partnerships, including one £multi-million partnership, recently renewed in June, with a leading financial institution. The Corporate Partnerships Executive will be crucial to delivering this important partnership.
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
Reporting to the Corporate Partnerships Manager, the Corporate Partnerships Executive will support the scale-up and delivery of IRC UK’s leading corporate partnership and the partnership programme more broadly. The flagship partnership currently supports building livelihoods for refugees and displaced people in Greece, Nigeria and Jordan. The extension of the grant means that the programme will also launch in Lebanon, Cameroon and Germany in 2020 and the Corporate Partnerships Executive will be pivotal to the success of this expansion.
The position is newly created in recognition of the team’s quickly growing portfolio of partners and our ambitious goals to raise more funds and reach even more people whose lives have been affected by conflict across the world in 2020.
As part of this, the Corporate Partnerships Executive will also work closely with the Head of Corporate and the wider team in delivering high-class cultivation, stewardship and communication to the IRC’s partners and prospects. This role will be pivotal in executing the corporate strategy to secure and deliver world-class, pioneering partnerships for the IRC.
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Support on the delivery and scale-up of the leading corporate partnership (60%)
Delivering the corporate partnerships strategy (20%)
Team collaboration (20%)
Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications
You must have the right to work in the UK.
The application deadline is 9am on 5th August 2019.
IRC-UK strives to be an equal opportunities employer. IRC-UK is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination foralljobapplicantsandemployees,andweseekto ensureweachieve diversityinourworkforceregardlessofgender,race,religiousbeliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.