Appointed Senior Partnership Development Manager

Save the Children

Save the Children support children to transform their lives in 115 countries, including the UK. The charity has been working for a fairer world for a century. By providing live-saving short-term help, and pushing for deep-rooted social change, they help children take their future into their own hands.

With global Save the Children members, their shared ambition is that by 2030:-

  • no child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday
  • all children learn from a quality basic education, and
  • violence against children is no longer tolerated.

In Britain, they are using apps to help parents support early learning. In Rwanda, they have kickstarted a reading revolution. With GSK, they have developed an antiseptic gel that could save half a million babies’ lives. From developing new life-saving products to inspiring staff to raise money for their emergency work, Save the Children’s innovative partnerships make a real difference to children’s lives.

We are seeking an exceptional new business fundraiser who will be a joining Save the Children’s supportive and experienced team that has had significant success in recent years. With an already impressive portfolio of existing partners including GSK, Unilever and Lego, this role will focus on identifying and securing new strategic partnerships with private sector businesses that share the same mission to address the challenges children are facing across the globe.

There is a huge breadth to their work with focus areas including health, education, children protection, natural emergencies, and innovative finance. This means there is a wealth of programmes to engage partners with, with no partnership being the same. After lots of recent success, there is significant momentum and energy in the team. This is a hugely exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys variety, being creative, learning and driving new business.

About the role

As Senior Partnership Development Manager, you will:

  • Proactively generate leads, build networks, make contacts and bring in new 6 and 7-figure partnerships
  • Develop and implement ambitious sector strategies and produce tailored new partnership proposals that align to businesses opportunities and challenges, including through innovative finance
  • Work alongside the newly created Corporate Advisory Board to follow new leads and explore opportunities
  • Demonstrate emphasis on external facing activity, meeting and engaging prospective partners and seeking and attending external events as an opportunity to generate partnerships

About you

Ideal skills and experience: 

  • Significant experience of securing ambitious, multi-dimensional corporate partnerships at the 6-figure+ level
  • A strategic mindset that approaches each new business opportunity with creativity, ensuring proposals resonate with the interests and objectives of potential partners and Save the Children
  • Exceptional relationship management skills, including negotiation, influencing, effective team communication, and the ability to foster positive working relationships internally and externally
  • Strong communicator, with the confidence to deliver compelling pitches to potential partners and network at events

Employee Benefits

  • Flexible working
  • 25 days annual leave per year, in addition to bank holidays. After five years this increases to 27.5 days and after 10 years it rises further to 30 days. As well as the 8 public holidays there is an additional “Save the Children Day” of annual leave coinciding with the anniversary of the signing of the Convention of the Rights of the Child.
  • Group personal pension plan
  • Life assurance (3 x annual salary)
  • Employee benefits platform (Sodexo)
  • Enhanced maternity/adoption pay of 21 weeks at full salary (after 6 months employment)
  • Enhanced paternity/adoption pay of 10 weeks at full salary (after 6 months employment)
  • 10 days a year of fully paid Special Leave for urgent domestic situations or personal crises
  • Season ticket loan (up to £5,000)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free flu vaccinations

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