London, Greater London
£30,000 - £32,500 per year
Contract, 12 month Maternity Cover, Full-time
Job description

About Young Enterprise

Each year, Young Enterprise helps thousands of young people develop the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to succeed. Through our nationwide enterprise and financial capability programmes, we give young people the opportunities and experiences to discover who they are and what they’re good at.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast moving, youth focused, charity and play a crucial role in enabling the charity to deliver innovative and exciting education programmes in partnership with a diverse range of private sector organisations that will inspire the next generation.


About the role
This is a maternity cover role on a fixed one year contract. We are looking for someone to help to build an exciting pipeline of innovative corporate partnerships. After recent successes in the team, there is space to think creatively, diversify our offer and craft bespoke partnerships that will have maximum impact for young people at a critical time in the post-pandemic recovery.

The right candidate will support work on crafting a specific six-figure strategic ask for our flagship enterprise programme, working with members of YE’s senior leadership team. The candidate will work closely with the Director of Corporate Partnerships and Senior Partnerships Manager, and will also be supported by a Development Executive working across New Business and Account Management.

YE’s partnerships offer focuses on a rich and diverse range of volunteering opportunities, bespoke strategic education projects and programme sponsorship opportunities. YE partner with several leading Financial Services organisations, including high-value and multi-year partnerships, so there is real scope for this role to have a real impact and help YE bring in new partners.


Who we are looking for
We are seeking an experienced corporate fundraiser who enjoys scoping and crafting innovative projects and successfully building a pipeline of potential funders in a variety of sectors.

YE does not deliver COY/employee fundraising partnerships, so we are ideally looking for someone with experience of building partnerships focused around volunteer engagement and/or strategic projects, but we will consider candidates with transferable skills.

Experience within the education or training sector preferable but not necessary.


Why work for us?

  • People-focussed with a friendly and supportive work-place culture
  • An active commitment to equality and diversity
  • Access to mentoring scheme with a corporate partner
  • Generous holiday allowance of 7.2 weeks
  • Access to NHS top-up scheme, for money back on expenses such as dental and optical
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Group Life Assurance


Full details can be found in the attached Job Description. If this role appeals - we'd love to hear from you!

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter (up to two sides of A4) outlining your suitability for the role based on the Job Description and Person Specification by no later than midday on Wednesday 15th December. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

We will be assessing applications on a rolling basis and may shortlist and invite candidates to interview before the closing date. Interviews will take place via Teams.

Please note that, whilst we will endeavour to respond to all candidates, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date your application has been unsuccessful.

More about Young Enterprise

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Refreshed on: 08 December 2021
Closed date: 15 December 2021
Job ref: AO-241121
Tags: Fundraising, Project Management