Interviewing Corporate Partnerships Manager

National Literacy Trust

The National Literacy Trust empowers children, young people and adults from disadvantaged communities with the literacy skills they need to succeed. Their research makes them the leading authority on literacy and drives all their work.

There has never been a more exciting time to join, with an ambitious Director of Development focused on growth, a CEO brimming with ideas and energy, a compelling and unique case for support, and the whole organisation united behind fundraising.

The Corporate Partnerships team has seen impressive success over recent years with the team now bringing in more than £4 million annually from a range of partners including Chase Bank, Lancôme, KPMG, McDonald’s, Morrisons, Bloomberg and WHSmith.

This is a brilliant opportunity to work across a range of multi-faceted corporate partnerships at the 5 and 6-figure level. You will deliver exceptional stewardship focused on growing and developing relationships with existing partners securing ongoing and continued support.

About the role

As Corporate Partnerships Manager, you will: 

  • Account manage a diverse portfolio of corporate partners at the 5 and 6-figure level
  • Create and deliver high quality stewardship plans for your accounts
  • Research, write and pitch compelling funding proposals to renew and uplift existing partnerships
  • Build strong relationships with all key stakeholders internally and externally
  • Work with the new business team to ensure the seamless handover and onboarding process for new partners

About you

Ideal skills and experience: 

  • Experience in managing a range of 5 and 6-figure corporate partnerships in the not-for-profit sector
  • Strong relationship-building and interpersonal skills, and someone who can develop rapport with stakeholders of all levels forging effective and collaborative working relationships
  • Ability to think creatively about corporate partnerships, identifying opportunities for uplift and increased engagement among existing partners, fostering a strong sense of connection to the charity’s mission

Employee benefits

Benefits include: 

  • 39 days of annual leave per year (pro rata for part-time staff), made up of 28 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays and office closure from Christmas Day to New Year’s Day inclusive
  • 8% employer pension contribution
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption and shared parental leave and pay policy – after 1 year of service, employees are entitled to 12 weeks on half pay in additional to statutory entitlements, with two weeks of paternity leave at full pay (subject to qualifying criteria)
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Shopping and leisure venue discounts
  • Discounted gym membership, dental plans and health assessments

Apply for this role

In-person interviews will take place on Thursday 13th June.

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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