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Corporate Partnerships Executive (interim)
War Child

Job Description

The Corporate Executive role is crucial in helping raise funds to enable our rapid growth and expansion of our impact. In preparing for the next stage of our growth we are looking to increase and diversify our income in a sustainable way. This will include a major focus on building commercial partnerships, strategic partnerships and more international partnerships, which the Corporate Partnership Executive’s role will have a major part in delivering.
What our fundraising team say:
“It’s such an exciting time to be working at War Child in the corporate fundraising team, with recent successes strengthening our portfolio of partners. The work that War Child does is vital and helps the most marginalized children living in some of the most dangerous places in the world – it’s a cause that is easy to understand and difficult to argue with.” Head of Corporate Partnerships

“War Child is an organisation with an imperative and inspirational cause and a fantastic team to work with. I feel very lucky to be part of it.” Head of Philanthropy

1. New Business:
• To work closely with the Corporate Development Manager to plan and execute robust partnership plans to support the Corporate Partnerships Team’s contribution to War Child’s fundraising strategy
• To help build a base of corporate prospects who are interested in supporting War Child. This will involve working with colleagues across the organisation to research and identify new corporates as well as developing potential partners from our existing network of major donors and trustees
• To conceive and develop new opportunities outside of traditional charity partnerships, developing proposals with strong cases for support to engage companies in War Child’s work – targeting both CSR and marketing teams. This could include products, events, sponsorship, and social media activity
• To work closely with the Programmes Team and the Communication & Advocacy Team in preparing funding proposals
• To convert those prospects into donors, by developing relationships through personal visits, attending networking events, writing proposals and making presentations
• To ensure agreements are in place which set out the expectations and requirements of both War Child and our partners, ensuring each partnership is transparent and well managed
2. Account management:
• To account manage a range of corporate partnerships, creating strong relationships and bespoke activity plans to maximise income and donor satisfaction
• To ensure all active and potential corporate partners receive an excellent level of service, understand clearly the work War Child does, and feel positive about all their points of engagement with War Child
• To seek development opportunities for existing partnerships, and ensure all opportunities for the growth of current partnerships are maximised including further income donations, gift in kind support and sharing of knowledge and skills
3. General
• Ensure all War Child fundraising activity adheres to the Fundraising Standards Board and Institute of Fundraising’s Codes of Conduct and is tax effective
• To ensure database is kept up to date with corporate relationships, in line with Data Protection legislation
• Provide accurate and timely reporting against partnership plans, budgets and objectives
• To be self-servicing in all administrative tasks
• Maintain an up to date knowledge of current activities of War Child and be an advocate of the War Child brand at all times
• Perform other duties as may be required by the Corporate Development Manager or Head of Corporate Partnerships

The client is happy to conduct telephone interviews for overseas candidates.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.