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Partnership Manager (Tesco Specialist)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The Partnership Manager (Tesco Specialist) is responsible for the leading the delivery and development of Diabetes UK’s flagship partnership with the UK’s biggest retailer, Tesco. Working with counterparts at the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK, this sector leading, UK-wide partnership aims to improve the health of the nation using the retailer’s reach and influence. 

The Partnership Manager will drive strategic impact, value and income generation for the charity and partner, working closely with key stakeholders - particularly the Health Lead and Senior Partnership Communications Manager – and other internal experts to raise awareness and funds in support of people living with and at risk of diabetes.  They will play an active role in driving and supporting best practice across the team and charity and will also contribute to cross-team projects and other tasks as required.

We have a friendly and inclusive working environment here at Diabetes UK and are proud of our hybrid approach which allows great flexibility in the way that we work. This means that you can balance your working time between home and the office, subject to the needs of your role.

Interview dates

Stage 1: 22 February 2024

Stage 2: 28/29 February 2024


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Role Responsibility

This fast-paced role will work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to deliver our high-profile partnership with Tesco. Managing a busy workload, the postholder will navigate complex decision making and multiple competing priorities. The role will deliver activity to generate income, drive mutual value, and achieve strategic goals. The role will also project manage large scale activity – including strategic health activity and awareness campaigns – from start to finish, bringing in expertise from across Diabetes UK and the wider partnership.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a track record of delivering major strategic partnerships either within a charity or corporate setting. You will have the ability to build relationships, influence and negotiate effectively with a range of stakeholders. The post holder will have excellent communication skills and be able to navigate a complex partnership with skill and diplomacy. You will have passion, gravitas, and a curiosity for the partnership, building strong relationships internally and externally. You will be able to translate technical information into understandable and impactful communications and use strong project management skills to support the delivery of large-scale communications campaigns.

Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time)
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working as part of our approach to activity based working (not applicable to roles with fixed shift patterns)
  • 2 Days TOIL in recognition of fixed shift patterns (pro-rata for part-time)
  • Discounts on gym membership
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan* (on completion of your probation period and if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme* (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

About the Company

For nearly 5 million people with diabetes in the UK, there’s no day off. At Diabetes UK, we fight day in, day out for better care, treatment and support. We won’t stop until diabetes can do no harm.

With more people than ever living with diabetes and millions more at risk of developing type 2, our work has never been more needed. We make sure they get the care and support needed to live well with diabetes and avoid devastating complications.

We fund critical research, which has led to life-changing discoveries – like the first insulin pen and programmes to put type 2 diabetes into remission. Now, we want to do this for everyone and find a cure.

We can’t do any of this without you. Our staff are passionate and determined about helping everyone affected by diabetes. For over 85 years, they’ve been behind vital policy changes, as well as new treatments and technologies to make living with diabetes easier every day.

But there’s more to do. And you can be part of it.

We’re a really diverse bunch and we recognise and respect your value as an individual. As well as helping people with diabetes, you’ll be part of one of the top 30 Best UK Charities to Work For, and one of the top 75 Best Large Companies in London.

We’re committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk, and we need our staff and volunteers to support this.

Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Join us today, and together, we can make that a reality.

To find out more about what we do, check out our website.


Diabetes UK

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