Interviewing Senior Partnership Development Manager


Tommy’s believe that every baby lost is one too many. The charity exists to support, care for and champion people, no matter where they may be on their pregnancy journey.

Tommy’s carry out ground-breaking medical research from their research centres, looking into causes and treatments for pregnancy complications, and have clinics allowing them to translate their research into care and connecting with women eligible for clinical trials. The charity also provides a wealth of pregnancy information, advice and support for women, parents and the public.

Tommy’s Partnerships and Philanthropy team is looking for a Senior Corporate Development Manager to drive new business development, as well as manage their key flagship partnership with Poundland.

New business is a key priority area, with plenty of untapped opportunities through lapsed partners, renewals on existing partnerships, and new markets to explore.

The Poundland partnership will involve leading the partnership through a new phase of delivery – the first time Poundland has transferred to a foundation, and therefore providing restricted funding. You’ll also look at future-proofing the partnership and identifying new projects of interest to the partner.

About the role

As Senior Partnerships Development Manager, you will: 

  • Lead and manage a small portfolio of partnerships, including Tommy’s six-figure flagship partnership with Poundland & The Poundland Foundation (portfolio value c. £350kpa)
  • Work with the Head of Corporate Partnerships to develop partner and team growth strategies, playing a lead role in delivering a new business strategy using your expertise to meet financial targets and KPI’s (Team financial target of £900k this year, growing to £1m+ the following year)
  • Focus on developing new brand and cause marketing opportunities that support Tommy’s strategic goals, as well as supporting the development of our wider new business pipeline
  • Establish strong cross-organisational relationships with Marketing, Pregnancy Information and Research colleagues, to develop cases for support and prepare compelling pitches and cause marketing campaigns that win new support, generate income and grow brand awareness

About you

Ideal skills and experience:

  • Experience in and passion for generating new business in a charity setting
  • Excellent account management skills
  • Confidence, proactivity, full of ideas and self-aware

Employee benefits

Benefits include: 

  • 25 days’ paid holiday, plus bank holidays, increasing by 1 day (after two years of service), up to 30 days after you have been with us for 5 years
  • Buy up to 5 extra days of holiday, and spread the cost over the whole calendar year if you want. No qualifying period – you can start this from Day 1.
  • 2 weeks’ fully paid Sabbatical after 5 years’ completed service
  • Enhanced maternity & parental leave pay
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • 4% employer pension contribution (4% employee)

Apply for this role

Any extra information around interview dates, location, flexible working.

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.

Explore more opportunities

Head of Fundraising

Elephant Family • White City (hybrid) • £70,000

Develop and implement an ambitious fundraising strategy that focuses on events, High Net Worth individuals and corporate partnerships.

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Little Village • London/Hybrid • £28,000 – £35,000

Work with a successful team raising funds from corporate partners for a charity that is passionate about sustainability and supporting families living in poverty.

Skip to content