Job title: New Business Manager
Region: Greater London
Contract: Permanent - Full Time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £32,000 - 36,000 gross per annum plus £4,452 London Weighting
About The Royal British Legion
The Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community through thick and thin – ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. We’ve been here since 1921 and we’ll be here as long as they need us.
Our Values and Behaviours
Does the following describe you?
- A desire to provide a great customer service and support.
- Enjoy and thrive in working in teams and with others.
- Passionate about supporting the Armed Forces community and honouring their contribution.
- Come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop.
- An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others.
If so, then we would like to hear from you ….
As the Royal British Legion reaches its 100th anniversary and looks forward to the future, our valuable fundraising relationships with companies are more important than ever. We have a successful track record of securing and nurturing partnerships with some of the UK’s best-known businesses, which deliver multi-million pounds worth of income and additional benefits. This role will be integral to ensuring that we continue to find new companies with which we can build sustainable, mutually beneficial, award-winning partnerships.
Facing great challenges in the post-pandemic world – from the increasing needs of the Armed Forces community to a competitive third sector – you will need to be a passionate, self-motivated and entrepreneurial fundraiser. With a background in new business corporate fundraising or private sector sales and marketing, you will understand how to engage businesses, work with stakeholders at any level, and identify synergies between our work and their objectives. You should have successful working knowledge of the new business cycle, including initial research and building a pipeline, making approaches to companies, building partnership frameworks, and closing the deal. Underpinned by knowledge of the economy and the charity sector, you should be able to create and deliver prospecting plans with creativity and tenacity.
With responsibility for two Officers, you will need to demonstrate experience of managing, inspiring and mentoring people to enable them to do their best work. You should be comfortable with building relationships quickly, whether that’s with business stakeholders or your colleagues and wider teams in the Legion. You need to be a passionate advocate for corporate partnerships, the Legion and the Armed Forces community, whilst also recognising that we need to safeguard our brand and reputation. In return, you will become part of a high performing, supportive and friendly team of fundraisers, committed to future success.
Please note this role is based at our Head Office, which is located at Haig House, 199 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1AA. Currently, the role will be home-based, with a degree of flexibility available when offices open again.
How to Apply
Please apply by clicking ‘Apply online’.
Closing date for this role is: Friday 30th April 2021.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and submit your application form as soon as possible.