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Partnerships Manager (18 Month FTC)
The National Literacy Trust
  • Salary £34,000 per annum Plus Benefits
  • Location City of London, London, Greater London
  • Job Type Contract
  • Category Fundraising , Management
  • Sectors Social Welfare
  • Job Reference : HKQWB1001/JH-SH

Job Description

Partnerships Manager (18 Month FTC) 
London, SW8 (with travel to satellite locations nationwide) 

Are you an outstanding relationship or account management professional with business development experience? Do you have the ambition and drive to build partnerships that will transform home learning environments for families across the country?  

If so, this is a brilliant opportunity to take on a rewarding contract as a Partnerships Manager. 

About Us 

The National Literacy Trust is a national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. We run projects in the poorest communities, campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians and parents, and support schools. Our mission is to give young people the literacy skills they need to get a job and lead a successful life. 

We’re currently working with the Department for Education to deliver a behaviour change programme that will improve home learning environments for families in disadvantaged areas. We’ve begun to bring together a range of business partners and high-profile brands who have agreed to work with us and use their products, services and staff to reach our target audience.

We’re now looking for a Partnerships Manager to join us on an 18 month contract to build more partnerships that will support the success of this programme. 

The Benefits 

- Salary of £34,000 per annum 
- Travel expenses paid
- Pension scheme 
- Make a real difference with an ambitious, forward-thinking charity 
- 28 days’ holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and a Christmas closure

We believe that the ability to communicate is a fundamental right and that society will only be fair when everyone has the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills they need to fulfil their potential.  

By working with us, you can help to transform lives through literacy.

In this key role, you will enable us to make a positive impact on families across the UK and create learning environments that will nurture children’s language and literacy skills.  

The Role 

As the Partnerships Manager, you’ll develop and manage relationships with companies to support our behaviour change programme.

Working with the Fundraising and Community Programmes Team, you’ll identify and target companies who have significant reach to families with children aged up to five years old in areas of socio-economic disadvantage. 

You will develop activities relevant to their business that will encourage families to improve their home learning environment and early language and literacy skills. 

Specifically, you will: 

- Recruit a total of 100 businesses 
- Secure new business through market and prospect research, networking, identifying and responding to leads
- Contribute to the corporate partnership strategy
- Travel to sites throughout the UK 

About You 

To join us as a Partnerships Manager, you’ll need: 

- Significant account or relationship management experience 
- Demonstrable business development experience 
- Experience in the voluntary sector 
- CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and fundraising experience 

Experience of the following would be beneficial: corporate/charity partnerships, event management or marketing. 

We’d like to hear from you if you’ve worked as a Corporate Partnerships Manager, Business Development Manager, BDM, Fundraising Manager, Key Account Manager, Client Relationship Manager, CRM or Sales Manager. 

The National Literacy Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, ethnicity or religion. 

So, if you want to help transform lives as a Partnerships Manager, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Working hours: 35 hours per week