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Partnerships Manager

Farringdon, Greater London (Hybrid)
£35,700 - £40,425 pa
Full-time
Permanent
Job description

Farringdon, London/Home-based

Closing Date: 13 December 2023

Ref 6506

Save the Children UK has an exciting opportunity for a proactive and collaborative individual to join us as a Partnerships Manager on our Unilever & Sanofi Consumer Healthcare partnerships, two of our most strategic private sector partnerships, with proven experience of managing and growing long term, high value and mutually beneficial partnerships, in either corporate partnerships, the commercial sector, or partnerships more widely.

About Us

Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.  When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave.  We ensure children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

About you

In this role, you will develop and deliver growth strategies for the partnerships, leveraging resources to support the achievement of partnership goals, monitor progress and evaluate benefits. You will join an ambitious team that is working to achieve and exceed fundraising targets or agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) set for each partnership making a significant impact for children's lives across the globe. This is an exciting opportunity to lead on workstreams of unique, high-value, strategic partnerships which raise significant funds for children around the world, whilst delivering wider value for Save the Children.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop strong and lasting relationships with our key partnership contacts, nurturing trust and rapport to enhance collaboration.
  • Meet or exceed financial and non-financial targets and objectives, effectively solving problems and managing risk where relevant.
  • Develop comprehensive, tailored strategies and plans that capitalise on short-term income opportunities while strategically securing long-term growth prospects.
  • Support partners to develop consumer facing communications about the partnership which can be leveraged by brands, facilitating ethical storytelling across a range of channels.
  • Prepare a range of communications such as presentations, proposals, social media, progress reports etc. adapted for different audiences as required.
  • Work collaboratively with external and internal stakeholders to devise creative and innovative activations to raise awareness of the partnerships.

To be successful, it is important that you have:

  • A growth mindset to drive forward progress with vision, energy, creativity and in a proactive way.
  • Strong communication skills combined with strong project management, organisational and relationship building skills.
  • Solid experience of managing complex partnerships, or within the commercial sector, to demonstrate the key elements required to succeed in this role.
  • Experience in brand-led partnerships would be beneficial.
  • Experience in managing long term partnerships within a marketing, client management or sales environment in a public or private fundraising context with a commercial outlook.
  • The ability to proactively identify and nurture growth opportunities within partnerships and a track record of personally delivering to defined goals.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills both face-to-face and on the phone, including presentation skills.
  • Excellent written communication skills to include effective proposal writing and correspondence to internal and external audiences.

What we offer you:

  • Working for a charity provides one of the best benefits there is – a sense of purpose and reward for helping others. However, we understand the importance of giving back to our employees to ensure a happy and healthy working environment and work/life balance.
  • To have the best (and happiest) employees we focus on flexibility, inclusion, collaboration, and  health and wellbeing both in and outside of work.
  • We provide a wide range of benefits which will reward your hard work, motivate you, and inspire you to work to improve the lives of children every day.

Please note:

To avoid disappointment, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received. This is to ensure that we can manage application levels whilst maintaining a positive candidate experience. Unfortunately once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications.

Ways of Working:

Remote First – The majority of our roles can be performed remotely, however you may work from the office as often as you wish. Whilst you will be predominantly  working from home,  we may at times require you to come to your contracted office (up to 2-4 days per month or 6-8 days per quarter).  Note: This will be agreed with your Line Manager and team. This is intended to be time spent on collaborating with colleagues and relationship building. 

On-site – There are certain roles that cannot be performed remotely and so your role will be based in an office location and you may occasionally be able to work from home.

Flexible Working - We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: 

Save the Children UK believes in a world that is fair, inclusive and equitable where all children have the opportunity to change their world. We apply this to our workforce and we are committed to developing and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organisation where all employees have a sense of belonging and feel that they can be "Free to Be Me". We are not looking for just one type of person - we want to recruit people who can add fresh perspectives, innovative ideas or challenge that disrupts the risk of group think.  

We are especially interested in people whose childhood experiences - of life on a low income, of migration, of being in a racialised community, of the care system, of being LGBT+ or in an LGBT+ family or living with (or with someone with) a disability - help us to see things we might otherwise miss. Whatever your story is we want to hear it because we know that different voices, ideas, perspectives and knowledge, working together will enable us to better the lives of children around the world. This is the reason why we are all here. 

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Posted on: 07 December 2023
Closed date: 13 December 2023 at 23:59
Job ref: 6506
Tags: Fundraising, Marketing