Corporate Partnerships Manager (Account Manager)

Closing date: Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Fundraising Business Development Corporate Events
  • Salary To £40,000 per year + WFH Allowance
  • Location Remote
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Education
  • Job Reference : CFAM

At Parentkind, we believe that the well-being of children is deeply intertwined with the active involvement and support of their parents. Our mission is to empower parents not only to be partners in their children's education but also to foster happy, healthy relationships that enable children to thrive in all aspects of their lives. As the leading voice for parents in the UK, Parentkind plays a crucial role in shaping educational policies and supporting families through comprehensive, impactful initiatives.

Why You Should Join Parentkind

Impactful Mission:

Joining Parentkind means contributing to a mission that directly enhances the lives of children and families. Our recent National Parent Survey highlighted significant issues such as the financial struggles parents face in affording school costs and the mental health challenges children encounter. As a fundraiser, your work will enable us to provide essential resources and support to parents, ensuring children have the opportunity to succeed both academically and personally​.

Champion for Policy Change:

Parentkind has been instrumental in influencing education policy, from advocating for transparency in sex education to challenging the current school inspection frameworks. Parentkind authors the National Parent Survey, the largest and most impactful survey of its kind in the UK, and is consistently asked to submit evidence to policy decisions, speak at conferences, participate in panel and roundtable events and to give evidence to Parliaments.

Holistic Support for Families:

We understand that supporting parents goes beyond education. Parentkind is committed to helping parents build strong, nurturing relationships with their children, addressing mental health issues, and creating a positive home environment. Your fundraising efforts will enable us to expand our programs and initiatives that support the holistic well-being of families​.

Collaborative and Inclusive Culture:

At Parentkind, you will be part of a dynamic and diverse team passionate about making a difference. Our collaborative culture values every team member's input and fosters a supportive environment where innovative ideas can flourish. You will have the opportunity to work alongside like-minded professionals dedicated to empowering parents and enhancing children's lives.

Professional Growth and Development:

We are committed to your professional growth, offering extensive training and development opportunities. As a fundraiser, you will have access to resources and mentorship to help you excel in your role and advance your career. Your success in fundraising will directly translate into more robust support systems for parents and children across the UK.

Flexibility and Work-Life Balance:

We recognise the importance of a healthy work-life balance. Parentkind offers flexible working arrangements to ensure you can maintain a balance between your professional responsibilities and personal life, allowing you to perform at your best.

Join us at Parentkind and be a catalyst for positive change. Your role as a fundraiser will be crucial in advancing our mission to support parents and create an environment where every child can thrive. Apply today and make a lasting impact on families and communities across the nation.

About You

Parentkind has been highly successful in fundraising, delivering 5/6/7/8 figure opportunities during this, its first year of fundraising.  We now require an ambitious and experienced Corporate Account Manager, with a passion for building on this to grow and deliver high value fundraising partnerships that will bring about transformational change. You have a passion for the work that Parentkind does and are able to inspire our partners to work with us to make a difference to the life outcomes of young people. You will bring excellent communication skills and a motivated, results-driven attitude. 

You’ll have

  • A minimum of 3 years experience in an account management role
  • Demonstrable experienceof growing and developing mutually beneficial partnerships
  • A strong track record of meeting and exceeding financial targets
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Excellent written communication skills with strong attention to detail and the ability to produce high quality presentations and reports
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills
  • Strong influencing skills

You’ll get

  • To join a fast-moving charity with an exciting future
  • To help build a corporate partnerships fundraising function from scratch, playing a key role in driving forward the charity’s strategy and shaping our fundraising activity
  • Remote working full-time with a great online team culture
  • 25 days holiday in addition to UK public holidays.
  • Benefits such as 4 x Death in service, two years of 75% income protection for long term illness, free private online/telephone GP appointments.

How to apply

A job description is attached to this listing.

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter through CharityJob, outlining your motivations for applying for the role and how you meet the Person Specifications.

To arrange an informal discussion about the role please contact the Head of Corporate Partnerships, Georgie Stanton, at georgie dot stanton at parentkind dot org

The deadline for receipt of applications is 9am on Tuesday 1st July.We are keen to not lose amazing candidates through a lengthy process and so will interview on an ongoing basis and may appoint before the deadline.  Please apply or indicate your interest as soon as practical.

More about Parentkind

Parentkind is the national voice of parents and the largest federated charity of its kind.  As a 68-year-old charity, we have helped parent groups raise billions in support of their children's schools.  Parentkind's membership of 13,000 parent teacher associations deliver tens of thousands of events and opportunities at around half of all primary schools and a quarter of secondary schools each year.  

Parentkind delivers the National Parent Survey, The National PTA Awards, The PTAextra termly magazine, 'Be School Ready' (a publication that reaches 1 in 6 families with children starting school each year), and more.  If you have any questions, don't hesistate to reach out.

The charity's impact is significant, and our work ensures that parent and carer voices are heard at a local, regional, and national level.