Director - Corporate Partnerships

Closing date: Sunday, June 23, 2024
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  • Salary £75,000 per year
  • Location Kew, Greater London (Hybrid)
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Environment
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The Director of Corporate Partnerships will lead the development of strategic corporate partnerships with key organisations in priority sectors, generating significant income for Kew, influencing and supporting the implementation of nature positive strategies across the business sector and helping to facilitate business voices in influencing key audiences. With your team you will be responsible for building a pipeline of potential partnerships at a variety of levels, including an effective corporate membership scheme, corporate sponsorship and long term project funding. 

You will work to lead change across Kew to embrace the full potential of corporate partnerships navigating the organisational and logistical challenges required to deliver long-term transformation. You will be a member of the Development Directorate leadership team and work closely with the Kew Director, Trustees and Development Council to maximise the potential of high-level networks. You will build Kew’s external profile with potential corporate partners, proactively implementing a business development plan and working with key stakeholders such as marketing and comms, science and horticulture to facilitate this.  You will carefully steward and grow Kew’s existing corporate partners, foster long term loyal connections. 

Our ideal candidate will have a proven track record of developing long-term partnerships with businesses, resulting in significant income generation and strategic impact.  Experience leading a high-performance team and working across a large scale organisation is essential. You will be excellent at stakeholder engagement and influencing, internally and externally and will have a good understanding of corporate sustainability drivers and issues.  You are a strategic and creative thinker, able to develop and deliver innovative propositions for partners. You are organised, persistent and proactive able to work at pace and deliver to a high standard.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) is a leading plant science institute, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and major visitor attraction. Our mission is to understand and protect plants and fungi for the well-being of people and the future of all life on Earth.

We are working to end the unprecedented extinction crisis and to help create a world where nature is protected, valued by all and managed sustainably. We will achieve these goals by drawing on our leading scientific research, unrivalled collections of plants and fungi, global network of partners, inspirational gardens at Kew and Wakehurst, and our 260 years of history.

Join us on our journey as protectors of the world’s plants and fungi. 

Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well as access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.

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We are dedicated to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to interview disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please.