Partnerships Manager (New Business Lead)

War Child UK
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Oct 01

Position description

We are a multi-award winning, creative and innovative organisation with an exciting vacancy for a Partnerships Manager (New Business Lead) in our highly successful and dynamic Partnerships Team.

We’re looking for a talented fundraiser and emerging leader with a creative approach to utilising War Child assets to generate income from the private sector. You will be responsible for securing new corporate partnerships, developing existing partnerships, and you’ll play a major role in creating War Child’s long-term Partnerships strategy. In doing so you’ll enable War Child to support more of the world’s most vulnerable children.

Your role

Your key objective as Partnerships Manager (New Business Lead) will be driving new business forward to ensure the team secure income from the private sector, in doing so this will enable War Child to reach more children in conflict zones and the organisation to have the flexible funding needed to maintain stability and growth. You will be the senior lead on new business in the team, using initiative and innovation to seek out and secure new partnerships in the UK and global markets along with developing tools and processes to support and strengthen the team’s efforts to achieve new business targets. The Partnership Manager is expected to take a leadership role within the team working closely with the Senior Partnerships Manager and Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships to develop and deliver our strategic objectives.

Your responsibilities

• Take responsibility for maximising the value War Child receives from current or future partnerships - philanthropic, commercial or strategic.

• Develop, deliver and report on the New Business objectives within the Partnerships Team Strategy and Budget with support from the Senior Partnerships Manager.

• Lead the team to build and maintain the new business pipeline, new business tools and processes to maximise long and short-term income generation.

• Strategic lead/Account Management for one high value partner to ensure giving levels are maintained, cultivation and communication plans are in place and senior level relationships are nurtured.

• Work with colleagues across the organisation to leverage War Child assets and build strong and creative partnership proposals to target CSR teams and Marketing teams.

• Manage and contribute to Fundraising Department project groups (set up to coordinate cross-team events and campaigns) by representing the Partnerships team and ensuring partnership opportunities and income generation are maximised.

• Manage relationships and influence at every level of seniority including representing War Child in meetings, pitches, presentations and events.

• Manage relationships with contractors and external stakeholders to ensure War Child deliver strategic and top-quality events and fundraising activities.

• Use all tools available to ensure compliance and our ethical fundraising policy are adhered to, this includes partnership agreements, due diligence processes, CRM database management as well as GDPR and fundraising regulations.


Flexible working arrangements

28 days annual leave per year, rising to 33 with service (pro rata for part time roles)

Range of wellbeing initiatives and training

Investment in training and development

Up to 4 paid volunteer days per year

Group Personal Pension Plan

Opportunity to participate in fundraising events

Wellbeing consultations with trained counsellors

Enhanced maternity, paternity & shared parental leave

Group Life Insurance

Cycle to work Scheme

Season Ticket Loan


You are

  • Able to demonstrate success in achieving financial targets through account management, business development or sales

  • An excellent verbal communicator, confident in managing relationships at all levels, externally and internally, as well as being able to influence and negotiate

  • An excellent written communicator with experience of writing successful proposals and formal applications as well as informal updates

  • An excellent relationship manager able to take a personal approach to business relationships

  • Creative and innovative thinker with the ability to develop new commercial ideas and translate into

    action and results

  • Able to demonstrate experience of project management

  • Able to maintain accurate records with the help of a Client Record Management system

  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of fundraising regulations / compliance and contracts

    All candidates for roles based in London are required to have the right to work in the UK.

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