In the UK there are more than 1.3 million children and young people living with a disability and nearly four million children living in poverty.
We exist to improve the lives of these children and since 1949 Variety in the UK has raised more than £270m in pursuit of this objective.
Variety provides practical, tangible help that makes an immediate difference, which includes grants for specialist equipment as well as accessible transport used by schools and other non-profit organisations across the UK. Our Great Days Out are legendary.
As with many organisations we are re-calibrating to adjust to the changes that have been brought by the Coronavirus pandemic, which has only increased the demand for what we do.
Our 75th anniversary in 2024 is fast approaching, which gives us a huge opportunity to put 2020 firmly behind us, and to re-double our efforts in generating funds, raising our profile, and most importantly increasing the impact and reach to those children and young people who most need our support. The Corporate Partnerships Team plays an integral role in the organisation’s growth.
We are looking for an experienced and highly proactive Corporate Partnerships Manager to secure new strategic, commercial, and charity-of-the-year partnerships, with a focus on those with a high return value.
While your experience can be from within the charity and / or commercial sector, we are seeking a candidate who is target driven, a self-starter and has a record of achieving financial objectives. We are searching for an excellent relationship manager, who can comfortably engage with senior stakeholders to deliver the highest possible supporter journey and experience.
Demonstrable experience of successfully cultivating a pipeline to generate new substantive commercially viable partnerships, along with excellent project management capability and interpersonal skills are all essential to succeed in this exciting and challenging role.
If you can write passionately putting forward a compelling case, and can successfully pitch, present, and tell a story that moves people - then this is the role for you.
While the initial contract is for a 12-month period there is every hope and expectation that this will be extended, and that the position will convert to become permanent. You will have our full support in making this a reality.