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Partnerships Manager (New Business)

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Job Introduction

As Partnership Manager (New Business) you will work closely with the Senior Manager to identify and secure new strategic corporate partnerships. These partnerships will be purpose-led, as well as income generating, ensuring their long-term sustainability and impact beyond just generating financial return.

You will be part of a dynamic and ambitious Philanthropy and Partnerships Team, working both collaboratively and independently to identify opportunities and secure new income from corporates. You’ll be a creative self-starter, with the ability to think strategically and outside the box to give us the competitive edge.

Interviews w/c 31 January 2022

Role Responsibility

Corporate new business at Diabetes UK has grown in recent years, and we now have a greater range of partners, supporting a wider range of work, than ever before. As the Partnership Manager for New Business, you will be responsible for creating purpose-led, multifaced partnerships. 

You will lead on creating and delivering compelling pitches to prospective partners, working with colleagues across Diabetes UK and the partner organisation. You will be responsible for project managing internal and external partnership launches.  You will also be responsible for piloting innovative new business approaches with multiple partners to generate sustained, long term income growth from new corporate partnerships, across a wide range of sectors.

The post-holder will work closely with the Corporate Account Management Team to ensure a smooth transition of new accounts from new business.  You will work across the wider Philanthropy & Partnerships Team to create a strong pipeline of prospective partners, compelling cases for support and exciting cultivation events.  You will work closely with the Team to monitor Partnerships’ effectiveness to inform our wider work and contribute to planning, budgeting and reporting on income targets to ensure sustained income growth.

You should possess strong relationship building and influencing skills, fundraising expertise  with a sound knowledge of what drives business to create shared value to enable us to grow income and the non-financial value we derive from partnerships now and in the future

The Ideal Candidate

  • Sound knowledge of corporate partnership development whose experience may have been gained in charity or commercial sector, B2B or company CSR dept.
  • The ability to influence with impact and possess strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent relationship building skills, internally and externally
  • Strong presentation and pitching skills
  • Understanding of high value fundraising mechanisms, funding cycles and giving trends
  • Experience in budgeting, reporting and strategic planning

Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,500 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
  • 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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