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Head of Corporate Partnerships

London (Hybrid)
Circa £69,000 per annum with excellent benefits
Contract (12 Months)
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Head of Corporate Partnerships

Contract: 12 Months Fixed Term Contract, Maternity Cover, 35 hours per week

Salary: Circa £69,000 with excellent benefits

Location: London, UK

Hybrid Working: A minimum of 40% of working time is spent face to face, either in London office, or as a result of external engagement or travel for WaterAid. WaterAid is located at Canary Wharf, London and this will be your location and contract base.

About WaterAid:
Want to use your skills in Private Sector partnerships to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

We need passionate, creative and dedicated people. In return, you will be encouraged and empowered to be yourself at your very best. Together, we will make a bigger difference. Join WaterAid as Head of Corporate Partnerships to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good.

About the Team:
The Corporate Partnerships Team sits in the Strategic Partnerships Department - which is part of the Communications and Fundraising Directorate.

The Corporate Partnerships Team is made up of 3 sub teams - Partnership Management, Business Development and Private Sector Engagement. It works closely with colleagues around the world, particularly with Corporate Partnerships Teams in other WaterAid countries, the Global Policy and Campaigns Team (particularly the Global Director of Private Sector - Policy and Advocacy) and with our Programme Teams around the world.

The Corporate Partnerships Team is highly regarded externally for its thought leadership on corporate partnerships. Key focuses of the team are on business integrated partnerships, particularly on action on WASH in corporate supply chains, and consumer-based partnerships.

About the Role:
As our ambitious and passionate Head of Corporate Partnerships you will develop high impact, high value, strategic partnerships, demonstrating how private sector can play a key part in the solution to the WASH crisis, and positioning WaterAid as a leaders in this.

In this role, you will drive the ambition and strategy for our Corporate Partnerships work - in alignment with the organisational strategy, fundraising strategy and our ethical policy and standards.

You'll also:

  • Provide strong leadership to the Corporate Partnerships Team
    • Ensure the business development team are creating proactive, effective and sector leading strategies for our prospecting work,
    • that the Partnerships Management team are providing the highest quality development in our partnerships to deepen engagement and loyalty,
    • and that the Private Sector Engagement Team is supporting the creation and development of high value, high impact partnerships through supply chain direct impact.
  • Lead the cross organisational focus group on private sector 'WASH stewardship', and play an active role in delivery of our Global Private Sector strategy particularly in relation to those sectors whose direct impact on WASH within their own operations is significant - working closely with the Director of Private Sector - Policy and Advocacy
  • Actively drive collaborative action within the Cross Federation Corporate Partnerships Group - working with peers around the WaterAid federation to ensure that we take an aligned and global approach to our partnerships.

About You:

  • Substantial experience of and a passion for partnership with the private sector and creating strategic partnerships with specific experience in working with private sector on sustainability.
  • To be a strong and experienced leader, able to inspire, motivate and galvanise a high performing ambitious team.
  • Excellent communication, listening and relationship building skills at a senior level.
  • Ability to work in a highly flexible and agile way - identifying opportunities and addressing challenges.
  • Demonstrable ability to lead through complex and competing priorities, working with relevant multi-team stakeholders to ensure strategic coherence and identify creative solutions.???????

Closing date: Applications will close at 23:59 on Sunday 16th June 2024. Availability for an interview is required week commencing 20th June 2024.

How to Apply: To see the full job pack, please click 'Apply'. Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in one document in either Word Document or PDF format.

Pre-employment screening: To apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK. All our vacancies require a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to comply with our Safer Recruitment policy.

Our Benefits:

  • 36 days' holiday (including 8 Bank Holidays)
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Wide range of flexible and agile-working arrangement
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Free annual eye tests
  • Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave
  • Sabbaticals
  • Volunteer Day

Our Commitment:
Our People Promise:
We will work with passion and focus to ensure safe and sustainable water, toilets and hygiene are available to everyone, everywhere. WaterAid is a place of purpose - where people have a real commitment and shared responsibility for the impact we have. We are a global community with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, motivated by inspiring, stimulating work. We are determined to put the wellbeing of our people first, to be a place where people feel safe and able to contribute their voice and truly live our values.

Equal opportunities:
We are an equal opportunity, disability-confident employer and are dedicated to achieving the highest standards of diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, beliefs, customs, traditions and ways of life. This includes, but is not limited to, race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, national or social origin, health status, and economic or social situation.

We are also committed to protecting everyone we come into contact with. We have a zero-tolerance approach to abuse of power, privilege or trust across our global work, and any form of inappropriate behaviour, discrimination, abuse, bullying, harassment, or exploitation. Safeguarding the people and communities we work with, our staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. As a safeguarding measure, WaterAid carries out background checks on all potential employees. This is done following the conclusion of recruitment and prior to assuming full employment.

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Posted on: 07 June 2024
Closing date: 16 June 2024 at 23:30
Job ref: VN1018
Tags: Fundraising