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Partnership Manager - Trust & Statutory

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

Job Introduction

The Partnership Manager (Trusts and Statutory) plays a pivotal role in sustaining and growing Diabetes UK’s Trusts and Statutory income. Drawing on your experience of securing high-level funding from trust and/or statutory funders, you will combine managing an existing portfolio of grants with cultivating new relationships and securing new funding that helps to drive forward the charity’s strategic priorities.

This is an exciting time for the Philanthropy and Partnerships Team, as we develop a rich and evolving portfolio of strategic projects that will be attractive to a wide range of funders. We are excited at the chance to bring your outcomes-focused fundraising skills on to the team to help us increase our impact for people living with diabetes.

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: W/C 4 March 2024

Stage 2: W/C 11 March 2024


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Role Responsibility

As Partnership Manager, you will lead on securing and managing high-value (5-6 figure) grants and donations from trusts, foundations, Lottery and statutory funders. Working closely with colleagues across the charity, you will manage a portfolio of committed grants, ensuring that both expenditure and progress towards outcomes are on track, and negotiating any contract variations required. You will use the understanding you will gain of Diabetes UK’s strategic priorities and key programmes, matched with your knowledge of the trust/statutory/Lottery funding environment, to identify new partnerships, and take these through the full cycle from application through grant management to final evaluation. You will build strong relationships with colleagues across the charity and with funder representatives, to develop and maintain powerful and long-lasting partnerships.

The Ideal Candidate

You will be a highly skilled trusts and/or statutory fundraiser, with experience of securing five- and six-figure donations and grants and managing externally funded projects (including effective use of a CRM). You will enjoy building relationships with teams across the charity, and use your gift for explanation and persuasion to select and deliver on opportunities that achieve greatest impact for Diabetes’ UK’s strategic outcomes. You will combine superb writing skills, rigorous attention to detail, and a creative approach to challenges and opportunities alike. Your naturally collaborative approach to team working is balanced by accountability and a proactive, independent attitude.

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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