£40,000 - £45,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Fundraising and Corporate Partnerships Manager

We are currently recruiting for an outstanding Fundraising and Corporate Partnerships Manager for the Teaching Awards Trust.  This is an exciting new role and the successful candidate will be responsible for developing and executing the fundraising strategy for the charity and work closely with the CEO to manage existing partnerships for the charity and build out new and strategic partnerships.

The Teaching Awards Trust is a national charity founded in 1998 by Lord David Puttnam CBE, to celebrate and recognise excellence in education.   We work in education through 2 main projects: The “Thank-a-Teacher” campaign which encourages young people, parents and fellow teachers to say “thank you” to a teacher who has really made a difference in their lives and the Pearson National Teaching Awards, an annual awards scheme that recognises outstanding educational professionals from across the UK.


You will proactively develop and secure a pipeline of strategic, corporate partnerships, identify funding opportunities, write bids and proposals, and generate leads for the charity. You’ll be a comfortable networker with a keen business eye, and an appetite to identify, develop and implement opportunities for the growth of the Teaching Awards Trust particularly via corporate partnerships.

Managing relationships and negotiating successful outcomes underpins the success of this role. You’ll have a proven track record of excellent business development techniques and results, alongside your experience of building successful partnerships and relationships at all levels.

In this role, you will drive business development from the corporate sector, securing annual and multi-year partnerships for The Teaching Awards Trust, This is likely to cover a broad spectrum of partnership types including corporate donations from corporate social responsibility and sustainability teams, cause-related marketing schemes, sponsorship, pro bono.


  • Manage and nurture existing corporate partnerships – 40%
  • Develop new corporate partnerships, and funding streams for the charity for the Awards and the Thank a Teacher Campaign – 40%
  • Develop other fundraising routes for the charity such as individual giving, incomes and trust – 20%

You'll also:

  • Develop and manage the pipeline of potential high value, multi-year new business opportunities to ensure there is active movement and sufficient lead generation to deliver against planned growth and income.
  • Attend networking events and conferences to build a network of contacts amongst potential partner companies and actively cultivate this network.
  • Identify and research target companies to provide an informed approach.
  • Develop and deliver tailored and compelling proposals and pitches. This will often involve drawing on the skills and knowledge of colleagues from around the organisation to create innovative and exciting proposals.

The Teaching Awards Trust is a small team so working collaboratively and being a team player are essential skills. Our roles are a mixture of being very hands-on in order to get things done and working strategically to ensure that we meet our long-term objectives. We would love you to apply if you are a people person with strong collaboration, communication, organisation and interpersonal skills. You should have demonstrable experience in the charity sector, desirably in the education sector and impressive experience in managing large partnerships and writing compelling proposals. 

  • Significant experience within corporate partnerships fundraising
  • Experience of securing new partnership at the five and six figure level
  • Experience of excellent account management within a corporate partnerships setting
  • An understanding of corporate partnerships and CSR trends within the UK
  • Able to work independently, innovatively and take initiative
  • Have great presentation skills and excellent verbal and written skills
  • Have experience in handling objections and negotiating successful mutually beneficial outcomes for internal and external relationships
  • Flexible approach to work and positive can-do outlook
  • A team player with a proactive approach to work

Salary £40,000-£45,000

Flexible, home working, with occassional meetings in London

Please send your CV and cover letter

More about The Teaching Awards Trust

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Refreshed on: 27 January 2022
Closed date: 11 February 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Fundraising, Teaching

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