Interviewing Corporate Fundraising Manager

Versus Arthritis

Versus Arthritis aims for a future free from arthritis. Currently 10m people – one in every six people (and one in every ten in the workplace) – in the UK are living with the condition, affecting young and old, with half experiencing daily pain and inflammation.

Versus Arthritis tackles this holistically – they have services caring and providing advice for those living with arthritis and their carers, they campaign to ensure arthritis stays on the public agenda, and they research for a cure.

The corporate partnerships team is in a new phase of strategy. The incoming Corporate Fundraising Manager will focus primarily on new business in the first instance, building up new and exciting cases for support from their wealth of programmes, projects and services, and taking these to market. Over time, the role will shift more towards a 50-50 split between account management and new business.

About the role

The position will:

  • Create a detailed prospect pipeline and development plans for all corporate and commercial relationships
  • Provide new business expertise to drive the aims and objectives of Versus Arthritis
  • Take responsibility for growing a portfolio of corporate partnerships – be they one-off gifts, multi-year grants or partnerships that deliver strategic impact
  • Work cross-organisationally to ensure other teams are aware and bought into the work of the corporate partnership team
  • Build and retain a network of contacts across the spectrum of corporate partnerships and the commercial world, which ensures you remain abreast of developments, ready to adopt new practices and are primed to capitalise on new opportunities
  • Work closely with the Senior Manager on developing and implementing the corporate partnerships strategy

About you

Ideal skills and experience:

  • A strong understanding of and demonstrable track record of securing different types of corporate partnerships
  • Experience of writing compelling proposals and preparing and delivering excellent presentations to external audiences
  • Experience of identifying and securing partnerships in the commercial or charity sectors
  • Highly driven, resilient and robust with ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Competitive with a hunger to win big strategic partnerships
  • Experience of building excellent relationships internally and externally, with the demonstrable ability to win people’s support, bringing the cause to life and conveying the impact it has on people’s lives
  • Demonstrable success in delivering fundraised income or commercial value through major partnerships
  • Enthusiastic, creative, entrepreneurial and flexible, with a track record of thinking differently

Employee benefits

Benefits include:

  • 34 days annual leave including public holidays, rising incrementally to 38 days annual leave after four years’ service
  • 6% employer pension contribution (with 3% employee contribution), rising to the option of 10% employer contribtion (with 5% employee contribution) after the first year
  • Health plan scheme to support with health care costs for everyday health treatments such as dental check-ups as well as physiotherapy and other complementary therapies
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay and enhanced paternity leave
  • Annual pay reviews

Apply for this role

Please get in touch with Emily ASAP using the form below or using the contact details adjacent. Applications close on Tuesday 9th July. 

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