Strategic Partnerships Manager


The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is the biggest girl-led organisation in the world. Their diverse movement represents 9 million members, which includes 1 million committed and dedicated volunteers across 153 countries and territories. Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting has transformed the lives of girls and young women worldwide, supporting and empowering them to achieve their fullest potential and become responsible citizens of the world.

As Strategic Partnerships Manager, you will collaborate with the Head of Strategic Partnerships, New Business Manager and Senior Membership Officer. As part of their large and esteemed organisation, you’ll contribute to innovative projects that empower young women and girls worldwide, spanning five global regions. Their impactful programs encompass vital areas such as menstrual health and hygiene, STEM, gender-based violence, leadership and climate change.

This is a key role in a global team working with a range of experts and specialists with in-depth knowledge of both the global Girl Guiding Movement and the international development sector. You will focus on new business, generating income from new corporate partnerships that are aligned to WAGGGS’ vision and purpose.

Key responsibilities

  • Identify, engage, and cultivate new corporate partnerships at five and six figure level supporting a team target of £1.7m.
  • Develop creative and innovative funding propositions for corporate partners.
  • Research and subsequent engagement and networking to identify potential strategic partners, including managing and maintaining pipeline.
  • Represent the organisation and participate in external events (globally) to promote WAGGGS’ interests, brand, and mission.

Ideal experience

  • Proven successful track record in negotiating and securing significant high value corporate partnerships.
  • Demonstrable success in developing relationships and influencing senior internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience of working within not for profit and/or private sector partnerships.
  • Experience of working within high performing and ambitious teams.

Employee benefits

  • 26 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Flexible working
  • 5% pension contribution/salary sacrifice
  • Life Assurance x 4 salary
  • Season ticket loan
  • Employee Assisted Programme (EAP)
  • LinkedIn Learning

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