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Corporate Partnerships Lead

London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£60,060 per year
Job description

Plan International UK is a global children’s charity striving for an equal world. One where every child can reach their full potential and every girl can choose her own future. Girls experience inequality everywhere. The threat of gender-based violence and harassment follows them through every stage of their life. Millions of girls are robbed of their childhood because of child marriage. And it is much harder for girls to access their right to education and learn skills for the future. Plan brings people together to protect children’s rights and keep girls safe, in school and in control of their bodies – even when disaster strikes. They won’t stop until we are all equal.

The Corporate Partnerships Lead will lead, manage and develop the team of 7 raising c.£4m pa, personally spearheading the new business strategy and major approaches.

Overseeing the account management team of four, you’ll strategically guide the development and growth of key partners. Leading the team of two in new business, you’ll personally lead on the biggest approaches while supporting the team to develop their own pipelines.

There will be a large focus on cross-team collaboration, working closely with your colleagues across the Major Partnerships Unit (trusts, foundations, major donors and corporates), for shared leads, pipelines and approaches.

About the role

As Corporate Partnerships Lead, you will:

  • develop and implement a corporate partnerships growth strategy ensuring a focus on new partnerships;
  • develop, lead and motivate your team of talented corporate fundraisers;
  • provide strategic oversight to account management, working with the Corporate Partnerships Managers to create development and growth plans;
  • personally secure 6+7-figure corporate partnerships whilst working with and leading the new business team;
  • produce monthly reports detailing results and activities, flagging trends, issues and recommending solutions;
  • develop a deep knowledge of Plan and the development sector in order to identify new market opportunities and produce compelling propositions;
  • lead by example to promote and action Plan’s anti-racism plan within the Corporate Partnerships team.

About you

  • Ability to secure new six figure corporate partnerships as well as retaining and developing existing partnerships.
  • Experience of developing and managing people and high performing teams – able to coach and inspire teams to succeed.
  • Able to deal confidently and diplomatically with colleagues (including CEO and Board) and donors at all levels.
  • Experience of strategic planning – initiation, development and implementation of strategic processes.
  • Experience of setting targets and objectives, delivering against these and monitoring and evaluating performance.
  • Creative approach able to generate innovative ideas and deliver effective pitches and partnerships.
  •  Analytical, budgeting and financial management skills.
  • A collaborative approach to working cross-organisationally and embedding effective ways of working to deliver shared objectives.
Application Instructions

To apply, please submit your CV to Emily Birch at QuarterFive in the first instance. After a discussion with you, we will require a supporting statement that covers specific questions/areas.

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Posted on: 20 May 2024
Closed date: 11 June 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: EB
Tags: Fundraising, Intl Development, Senior Management, Management, Project Management, Business Development