Appointed Partnerships Executive

War Child

War Child believes that children’s lives should not be torn apart by war. It is the only specialist charity for children affected by conflict, with four main areas of work: protecting children, educating children, supporting communities and campaigning. War Child are renowned for their creative, innovative and entrepeneurial approach, with strong connections to the gaming, music and creative industries. In 2021, the charity supported over 140,000 children and adults – making it one of their strongests years ever.

War Child’s multi-award-winning fundraising team aim to bring a bold, inspiring, informative, and personalised approach to everyone they come into contact with. They also strive to build and maintain relationships with supporters based on trust, transparency, and accountability.

War Child 2021 Annual Report 

The corporate partnerships team works with big names in industry to develop partnerships which raise funds, awareness and solve strategic issues facing children affected by war.

There is a huge amount of potential for fascinating partnerships in this team. The charity has excellent links with HNWIs, celebrity ambassadors and the music industry. Using these as hooks, and then engaging companies in the wider work of War Child, can lead to impressive, sector-leading partnerships.

QuarterFive Fundraising Recruitment are delighted to be partnering with War Child to build a partnerships team that will embark on an exciting new phase in their corporate strategy. Supporting the team in both account management and new business, the Partnerships Executive will support the Account Manager on larger, more strategic accounts, including coordinating employee fundraising activites for major accounts. There may also be some smaller accounts where the Partnerships Executive will be the lead account manager. On the new business side, the Partnerships Executive will support the New Business Manager in their development of a pipeline of companies who have the capacity to support War Child’s work. They may also support with event planning, prospect research, vetting of prospective partners and the upkeep of the CRM (Salesforce).

About the role

As Partnerships Executive, you will:

  • Support the Partnerships Lead and New Business Manager to identify prospective partners, provide high quality research and support the creative development of cultivation plans
  • Support the Account Manager to work across a range of Partnership Accounts to maximise the value War Child receives from current partnerships
  • Support the team with stewardship of new, existing and lapsed donors, including preparing and sending communications, managing incoming email, post and telephone enquiries and updating SalesForce
  • Manage a portfolio of Corporate Partnerships, providing exceptional quality stewardship and impact reporting
  • Work with colleagues across the organisation to leverage War Child assets and build strong and creative partnership proposals to target CSR teams and Marketing teams
  • Represent the Partnerships team in Project Groups to maximise the success of cross team projects through collaboration and sharing of skills and experience
  • Contribute to creating a culture committed to the safeguarding of children and adults and compliant to WCUK’s Child Safeguarding and Adults at Risk Policies

About you

This role would best suit:

  • Someone able to demonstrate success in achieving financial targets through account management, business development or sales
  • An excellent verbal and written communicator, confident in dealing with people at all levels, externally and internally
  • Someone able to influence and negotiate, and able to write proposals, formal business documents and updates
  • A confident relationship manager able to take a personal approach to business relationships
  • A creative and innovative thinker with the ability to develop new commercial ideas and translate into action and results
  • A proactive and solution-focused thinker with excellent attention to detail
  • Someone empathetic towards children affected by war with and understanding of War Child’s vision, mission and values



War Child offer a lively, collaborative, creative and supportive working environment. Their people are supported to engage in a balanced work and personal life, enabling them to flourish and reach their potential. Benefits include:

  • Flexible working – all staff are able to request flexible working, regardless of their length of service
  • Salary – War Child offer a competitive salary based on defined job roles and grades
  • Annual leave – 28 days (pro-rata), plus bank holidays which increases by one day per year on your work anniversary, up to a maximum of 33 days
  • Pension – all eligible employees automatically enrolled into their Aviva Pension with a 5% employer contribution, with minimum employee contribution
  • Family – War Child offer enhanced maternity, paternity and shared parental leave
  • Volunteering – all employees are granted paid volunteer leave per year to volunteer with a charity of their choice
  • Health and wellbeing – employees may take advantage of a healthcare cash plan and a range of wellbeing initiatives and training. In addition, all employees have access to free, confidential one-to-one wellbeing consultations with trained counsellors
  • Learning and development – War Child is dedicated to the investment in learning and continuing professional development for all employees

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