London, Greater London
£28,000 - £31,500 per year dependant on experience
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

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UK for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency's national charity partner, is looking for an ambitious, proactive, team player who can join us as a Corporate Partnerships Officer within the Private Partnerships & Philanthropy team.  You will be joining the charity at an exciting moment, becoming part of a small but high performing team with big ambitions.

In this exciting new role, you will manage a number of our established, growing and lapsed relationships with companies to create and grow mutually beneficial partnerships, playing a key part in the success of our annual fundraising programme. You will enjoy developing strong relationships and have excellent communication and problem-solving skills. You will be a confident communicator with a track record of meeting and exceeding financial targets.

This role is predominately an account management post, with some new business development.

If you think you have the relevant skills and crucially, the passion to support the refugee cause, please apply, we’d love to hear from you. 


United Kingdom for UNHCR is the United Nations Refugee Agency’s national charity partner for the United Kingdom. We generate public awareness of the plight of refugees and raise funds to help protect them through UNHCR’s humanitarian operations across the world.

Our supporters include UK private individuals, communities, corporate partners, trusts and foundations. The funds we raise help UNHCR deliver emergency relief such as shelter, medical care and basic supplies to people fleeing conflict and persecution, as well as healthcare, education and livelihoods opportunities for those who remain displaced over the long term.

Nobody chooses to be a refugee, but we can all play a part in their protection and we want those who work with us to share our values and passion for the cause.

We strongly value diversity and recognise that it is critical to our success and the cause that we serve. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for all who work with us and strongly welcome applications from diverse backgrounds and those with lived experience of being a refugee, asylum seeker, internally displaced person or a stateless person. 

We are also open to flexibility in many different ways, including an element of working from home and flexible hours. Please don’t be afraid to speak to us about this at the interview stage, so we can explore what’s possible.


  • Manage a portfolio of partnerships, with a particular focus on gift-in-kind (GIK), pro bono and advocacy support, providing first-class relationship management and maximising shared value.
  • Proactive development of new strategic GIK and pro bono opportunities within established partnerships and the prospect pipeline.
  • Support Senior Corporate Partnerships Officer and Strategic Lead, Partnerships, with the delivery of UK for UNHCR’s major partnerships.
  • Support new business cultivation and partnership stewardship through creative and compelling proposals and reports.
  • Manage enquiries and follow-up with unprompted donors, liaising with Prospect Researcher.
  • Champion the use of Salesforce and act as corporate point of contact for Database Manager.
  • Coordinate corporate team involvement with internal and external cultivation and stewardship events.
  • Ensure an appropriate strategic and tactical response from partners in the event of humanitarian emergencies.
  • Work within the charity’s due diligence screening policy and processes for partnerships.


Essential Experience

  • Experience of stewarding and maximising corporate partnership(s) within/with the charity sector.
  • Experience of communicating complex themes and subjects to a variety of audiences, both in writing and verbally.
  • Experience of event management and co-ordination to engage corporates and their employees.

Essential Skills/Knowledge 

  • Ability to act proactively to identify new partnership engagement and fundraising opportunities;
  • Ability to juggle and prioritise multiple tasks and meet deadlines within a collaborative team environment;     
  • Good attention to detail, ability to proof-read and pick up inconsistencies;
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility, with a willingness to respond quickly, particularly at times of humanitarian crisis;
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal communication skills; 
  • Excellent stakeholder and relationship management skills;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; familiar with the use of a fundraising database.

Desirable Skills/Experience

  • Managing gift-in-kind and/or pro bono partnerships
  • Experience of working in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment;

1st stage interviews planned for the week commencing 13th December 2021

2nd stage interviews planned for early January 2022


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Refreshed on: 24 November 2021
Closed date: 06 December 2021
Tags: Fundraising

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