W1D, London
£29,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
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Job description:

We are looking for a proactive and ambitious individual to help us cultivate, nurture and maximise relationships with partners. You will work across the House of St Barnabas ensuring we have a coherent and consistent approach to managing relationships. You join us at an exciting time with a new five year fundraising strategy and the ambition to secure an increased number of good work opportunities through our partners.

This is a unique entrepreneurial role generating income and new opportunities to deliver our Mission and Impact. You will work closely with senior staff and colleagues across the organisation. As a direct result of your work, we will have the income to fund our work and employment academy graduates secured in good work.

Specific responsibilities include:

Grow the number and value of our partnerships:

  • Identify new partnership opportunities across a range of sectors
  • Research and develop a pipeline of corporate partners ​to expand available opportunities
  • Prioritise large, multi-year partnerships whilst also understanding the importance of local, Soho-based partner opportunities
  • Prioritise partners who share our good work values
  • Prepare and deliver compelling and evidence-based pitches and presentations
  • Deliver against income targets, KPIs and implement relevant parts of the Fundraising Strategy

Managing and developing existing partnerships:

  • Account manage our portfolio of existing partners, stewarding relationships to ensure partnerships remain strong and mutually beneficial
  • Further develop existing partnerships and identify new opportunities to deliver greater and more diverse income or support for our work
  • Ensure all outputs are delivered effectively and on time. Identify opportunities to communicate partnership impacts
  • Ensure the smooth running of all partnership events

Acquisition of Employer Partners:

  • Identify and pursue partners who can provide suitable employment opportunities to graduates of our programmes in line with the Impact Team’s priorities
  • Working closely with the Employment Academy to understand the needs of our graduates
  • Deliver employment opportunities with partners in line with participant need 

Supporting Others

  • Develop, and keep up to date, materials for others to use in discussions with potential and existing partners
  • Use our CRM system to record the status of partnerships across the organisation
  • Coordinate regular sessions with colleagues to ensure a consistent approach to partnership management, supporting the allocation of leads in line with the pipeline and priority
  • Liaise with colleagues to ensure coherent stewardship plans with appropriate recognition and rewards

Recruit Corporate Members:

  • Work with partners, both new or existing, to become paying corporate members of the House
  • Promote the benefits of corporate membership to all potential partners

Maximise sponsorship opportunities across the organisation:  

  • Scope out different sponsorship opportunities across the organisation; sitting with each team to identify opportunities internally
  • Prioritise opportunities according to income potential
  • Proactively seek out suitable sponsorship partners
  • Potential opportunities might include room sponsorship, our art programme, each event stream

Person Specification:

To be successful in this role candidates should have proven experience developing partnerships within the charity sector. You should be able to demonstrate a proven track record in building, developing, and owning effective long-term relationships with new and existing partners, and in managing stakeholder relationships at all levels of seniority. The ideal candidate will be proactive, resilient, and used to managing competing priorities within a varied workload. They should be flexible and willing to perform varying duties depending on the shifting needs of the charity.


  • Proven track record of generating income within corporate fundraising
  • Proven experience in both new business acquisition and account management
  • Experience in delivering varied and successful proposals and projects
  • Experience in pitching to potential new partners
  • Experience of creating a managing a corporate pipeline
  • An entrepreneurial flair ideally paired with corporate fundraising best practice
  • A passion for our mission and model
  • Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Highly organised and pro-active
  • Able to work autonomously and to prioritise own workload
  • Able to work on own initiative without high levels of supervision
  • Able to critically evaluate and reflect on own performance



  • A good working understanding of Salesforce or comparable CRM system
  • Existing corporate contacts particularly within either Soho or the housing industry

Key Internal Relationships:

  • Head of Income – for line management and direction
  • Director of Impact – with strategic and operational direction for employer partners in particular
  • Progression Manager – for good work and better work opportunities for participants and graduates
  • Chief Executive – supporting partnership management as required
  • Head of Marketing & Communication – to increase the number of corporate partners with their employees accessing our membership offer
  • Trusts & Foundations Manager – to ensure a consistent communication to stakeholders and partners


How to apply: Please send a covering letter outlining why you would be suitable for this role together with your most recent CV.

Closing date: 23rd April 2021

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Posted on: 12 March 2021
Closing date: 23 April 2021
Tags: Fundraising, Management

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