Appointed Corporate Partnerships Manager


The RSPCA’s mission is to ensure animals have a good life by rescuing and caring for those in need, by advocating on behalf of all animals and by inspiring everyone to treat them with compassion and respect. Sadly, the mistreatment of animals is at a high with their busiest day of the year in July where they received a staggering 4,060 reports to the cruelty hotline in a single day, that’s 6 reports every minute.

Joining the passionate team at the RSPCA presents an opportunity to make a difference and work towards the goal of ending animal suffering. It’s an exciting time for the RSPCA who have recently launched a bold and ambitious strategy to 2030 ‘Together for Animal Welfare’, reaching their 200th-year milestone in 2024 and making great strides in animal welfare. The Corporate team have also recently developed a new vision and strategy which is focused on creating new ‘shared value’ partnerships. There is a lot of scope and opportunities to develop and grow existing partnerships to make a greater positive impact on animal welfare.

The RSPCA has an impressive list of existing partners including Pets at Home, Monzo, Animal Friends Insurance, Omaze, Thortful, Purina, McAdams and more.

As the Corporate Partnerships Manager, you will be responsible for managing your own portfolio of partners and deliver exceptional stewardship to meet shared ambitions, raise income and elevate the profile of the charity across the UK. You will also line manage a Corporate Partnerships Executive.

About the role

As Corporate Partnerships Manager, you will:

  • Manage a portfolio of strategic and/or brand corporate partnerships, ensuring impactful stewardship to strengthen engagement and drive incremental income.
  • Be proactive in identifying potential new opportunities to grow current partnerships.
  • Research, write and pitch compelling funding proposals to renew and uplift existing partnerships.
  • Line manage a Corporate Partnerships Executive
  • Work closely with the Senior Corporate Partnership Manager to set the vision and development plans for each partner, ensuring each has clear objectives, KPIs and milestones.
  • Work with the new business team to ensure the seamless handover and onboarding process for new partners.

About you

Ideal skills and experience:

  • Demonstrable experience of managing charity corporate partnerships, ideally with experience leading or supporting on strategic and/or brand partnerships
  • 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 RSPCA’s mission
  • Experience developing detailed partnership/stewardship plans


Employee benefits include:

  • 25 days annual leave (in addition to bank holidays), rising to 31 days with length of service, plus one discretionary additional day of paid leave during December
  • Up to 12% employer contribution to a defined contribution pension scheme
  • Life Assurance of up to 6 x gross salary
  • Group Income Protection Scheme
  • Subsidised healthcare scheme, including contributions to te cost of dental and optician bills (with an option to upgrade cover level and add dependents at an extra cost)
  • Western provident Association (WPA), a second-opinion telephone and online service
  • Employee Assistance Programme, which includes access to specialist counselling

And, of course, a popular ‘Dogs at Work’ policy, enabling you to bring your furry friend into the office!


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