Appointed Head of Corporate Partnerships

Help for Heroes

1 in 4 people in the UK have either served themselves or have a family member or friend who has served, making Help for Heroes a very personal cause for many. When Bryn Parry, a veteran and eminent cartoonist, and his wife Emma heard in 2007 that people were shouting at wounded veterans at a local public swimming pool, they knew they had to do something. So they started a campaign for dedicated facilities and a movement to change the way we see and support veterans and their loved ones. Over £2M was raised in just 2 months, and Help for Heroes was born.

Help For Heroes is now a national charity with a vision for a society where everyone in the Armed Forces community lives well after service. The charity provides tailored support for physical and mental health to veterans and their families in their homes and communities across the UK.

The charity have recently appointed a new CEO, James Needham, who joined in 2018 as their Chief Operating Officer. James has been instrumental in the development of the charity’s 10-year ‘Live Well’ strategy and brings a wealth of industry experience, having previously spent over 15 years working within the hospitality sector for the likes of Greene King and Starbucks.

With a new strategy rolled out, the fundraising team have a refreshed outlook on income generation and partnerships. The partnerships team will now be looking to diversify and balance its portfolio, with longer term, values-based partnerships that achieve impact and deliver value to companies. Four key themes will help guide offerings: Family, Mental Health, Isolation, and VSI (Very Seriously Injured). Innovation will be key in delivering growth and diversification, developing a clear case for support and packages around their key projects, particularly mental health (see Hidden Wounds) and adaptive sport, from grassroots to Paralympic levels.

About the role

The team of seven will be led by the new Head of Corporate Partnerships, known internally as ‘Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager’.

As Head of Corporate Partnerships, you will:

  • Significantly grow corporate partnerships income through building and delivering a clear foundation and strategy, increasing on the current £1.2M level
  • Build a high performing corporate partnerships team that understand strategic and long term partnerships and how to build and nurture these
  • Develop commercial partnerships that offer a chargeable service offer, building on our expertise in mental health and adaptive sport to deliver greater impact and reach
  • Lead and support the team to build strategic partnerships that deliver long-term income and meet both our partners and Help for Heroes’ goals
  • Work with all partners to deliver increased partnership value
  • Play an active role in the high value partnerships leadership team ensuring there is a cohesive approach and working to maximise cross team opportunities
  • Act as a role model in personally leading certain partnerships and prospects

About you

The role would best suit:

  • An experienced corporate partnership fundraiser who has delivered 6- and 7-figure partnerships
  • Someone highly numerate and adept at constructing budgets, forecasts and pipelines
  • A talented networker and relationship-builder, including at CEO level
  • A track record of stakeholder engagement and team management
  • Someone with experience of leading and managing complex partnerships and cross-organisational project groups
  • A skilled team leader, who has successfully managed and developed high performing fundraising teams in a remote working environment


Working for Help for Heroes

The Help for Heroes team are a group of authentic, energetic and supportive people taking on an extraordinary mission together. Emphasis is placed on collaborating, exploring new ideas and fresh perspectives.

Help for Heroes are committed to creating a positive, flexible and enjoyable workplace that works for everyone – a place where everyone belongs and everyone thrives. They believe that a good work-life balance is key to personal wellbeing.

Employee benefits include:

FLEXIBLE WORKING with employees encouraged to apply for flexible working arrangements that work best for their individual needs

35 HOUR WORKING WEEK with core hours of 10am-3pm

FAMILY-FRIENDLY CULTURE including enhanced maternity, paternity and shared parental leave

29 DAYS HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENT regardless of length of service, plus a day off for your birthday, all in addition to eight days bank holiday

PENSION WITH 4% EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTION with employees contributing 5% of their monthly salary. Employees are free to opt out of the pension if they prefer.

COMPREHENSIVE LIFE INSURANCE on completion of induction, with cover of 4 x your salary to support your loved ones should the worst happen

PAID VOLUNTEERING DAYS  ‘do your bit days’ to provide the opportunity to take time away from their day-to-day role and volunteer in the community

SIMPLYHEALTH EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME offering confidential and impartial advice on finances, family matters and health

Apply for this role

Please get in touch with Emily to discuss further, or complete the form below.

Closing date: Tuesday 11th April

QuarterFive and our clients know fundraising could better reflect the diverse backgrounds and experiences of the people the charity sector supports. We encourage individuals with relevant skills and experience to apply for roles regardless of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief. If you think you meet some of the criteria for a role and would like to discuss how your other experience might transfer, please ask us for a chat. We’re here to support you. Appointments will be made on merit alone and we will gladly make reasonable adjustments to always ensure a fair process.

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