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Senior Partnership Communications Manager (12 Months FTC)

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

Job Introduction

At Diabetes UK, we know we can’t tackle the diabetes crisis alone. It’s only by working with others that we’ll achieve our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

At the heart of this approach is the power of partnership. Whether that’s with healthcare providers, researchers, policymakers, fundraisers, or the likeminded corporate partners who share our passion and our vision.
We’re incredibly proud of our ambitious corporate partnerships programme and excited about its potential to help us reach and engage more people than ever and achieve our strategic goals faster. 

That’s why we’re looking for a brilliant partnerships communications expert who can help us develop our strategic communications approach, and deliver maximum impact and value through our existing partnerships and by helping us build exciting new partnerships.

Although advertised as flexible location you will need to be able to travel regularly for meetings, which are mostly in London.

Interviews: w/c 17 August 2020

Role Responsibility

Working within the Marketing & Communications division, but with close relationships with the Philanthropy and Partnerships team, this important role will be responsible for optimising the potential of existing corporate partnerships to help us reach and engage more people at risk of, or living with diabetes, and to maximise fundraising opportunities. It will also support the team to identify and develop new partnership opportunities that will help us deliver even greater impact in the future. 

The successful person will work with internal teams and direct with corporate partners at all levels of the organisation to provide consultancy and strategic direction, alongside hands on development and delivery of communications campaigns and key messages. 

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be a marketing and communications expert, with excellent knowledge of audiences, channels and techniques, and considerable experience in delivering successful campaigns. They will be an excellent communicator, with exceptional written skills and the confidence and ability to nurture and build relationships at every level.

They are likely to have worked in a charity or CSR role previously and to understand the opportunities and benefits that a successful partnership can bring.

This is a brand new role for a brilliant person with the energy, ideas and skills to shape and develop our partnerships and unlock their potential to deliver even greater good.

If you’re interested please read the full job description and apply here. We’d love to hear from you.

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)
  • 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

Diabetes is the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time.  There are currently 3.8 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes, and 1 million more with undiagnosed Type 2.

We are working to make sure that those affected by diabetes get the best care and support they need to live well with their condition and avoid life-changing complications.  We're leading the way by funding critical research, improving healthcare and treatment so we can reach our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

Diabetes UK staff are motivated and experienced and extremely passionate about helping people affected by diabetes.  We have been fighting for people with diabetes for more than 80 years and changed millions of lives thanks to the new treatments, technology and policy changes we've been behind.

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

We're a diverse bunch and as a charity we recognise and respect the value of everyone.

We've recently been awarded a One Star Accreditation status by Best Companies.  And this year we were named 65th in the top 100 not-for-profit organisations in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list. 

We're committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.  If you’d like to be part of that, why not join us? 

To learn more about the work we do - Click here

Diabetes UK

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