Interviewing Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager (12-month FTC)

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.

We’re seeking a skilled corporate fundraiser to lead on a portfolio of significant, strategic partners on a maternity cover contract. You will deliver a high level of stewardship to grow and develop existing relationships, line manage a Corporate Partnerships Manager, and contribute to the development of the corporate partnership strategy.

About the role

As Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager, you will: 

  • Manage a diverse portfolio of corporate partners at the six-figure+ level, ensuring effective stewardship to strengthen engagement and drive incremental income
  • Play a key role in developing the corporate partnership strategy, and contribute to budget planning in collaboration with the Head of Partnerships
  • Research, write and pitch compelling funding proposals to renew and uplift existing partnerships, meeting agreed targets and working closely with colleagues across the organisation
  • Provide management, support and guidance to the Corporate Partnerships Manager

About you

Ideal skills and experience: 

  • Demonstrable experience in managing six-figure+ corporate partnerships in the not-for-profit sector
  • Expertise in leading on multi-faceted partnerships, including strategic partnerships
  • Experience working with partners across retail and financial services is desirable
  • A strategic mindset and 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 organisation’s mission
  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop direct reports, including setting priorities and goals that are achievable, aspirational and inspiring

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

First round interviews will be online, on Wednesday 12th June. Second round interviews will be in person, on Thursday 27th 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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