This role will sit in the Development team and bring experience, expertise and energy to lead on developing corporate partnerships and fundraising, as well as helping to manage a diverse and growing portfolio of partnerships


£28,000 per annum

London office

1 year contract

37.50 hours per week

Reporting to
Deputy CEO

Start Date

Closing Date
09:00 Monday 29th April


1. Who we are looking for...

This role will sit in the Development team and bring experience, expertise and energy in working with the team to lead on developing corporate partnerships and fundraising as well as helping to manage a diverse and growing portfolio of partnerships. Additionally you will help the team to implement the organisation’s fundraising strategy.

You will be a key member of this small team that seeks to add value to a number of high performing projects, partnerships and programmes across the organisation. Reporting to the Deputy CEO and working closely with the CEO, wider development team and heads of programmes, you will be expected to contribute towards securing and sustaining income.

This highly responsible and multifaceted role requires a ‘can do attitude’. The ideal candidate will be able to take a simple brief and from that develop and deliver pieces of work and partnerships that are both innovative and ground-breaking.

You will join the team at an exciting time where we hope to grow our income. Therefore experience of corporate fundraising and creating pitches, proposals and executing projects is required.


This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this role. It is not exhaustive and staff may be required to undertake other reasonable duties commensurate with the role as requested by the line manager.

  • Develop creative and compelling new pitches, presentations and proposals which help the organisation secure long term and multi-faceted corporate partnerships
  • Work to secure new partnerships taking into consideration a wide variety of corporate fundraising including: employee, sponsorship, cause-related marketing, corporate donation and strategic partnerships.
  • Take responsibility for overseeing agreed corporate partnerships, ensuring developing and delivery meets funders desires.
  • Work towards agreed targets of income in line with our fundraising strategy and development pipeline.
  • Support the Development team in communications, meetings and collaboration.
  • Pro-actively manage and develop relationships with key stakeholders within existing partnerships to maximise potential, displaying high quality account management.
  • Work across the charity with Fundraising, Marketing and Campaigns colleagues to support the partnership and maximise the value and PR potential, raising awareness of the work of The Diana Award
  • Provide up to date and regular reports and presentations to communicate the success of work back to wider staff team, SMT and board of trustees
  • Assistance and attendance at events as necessary
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as may be required



  • Strong communication skills including an ability to present very confidently and produce high quality written funding presentations, proposals and reports to a wide range of people.
  • Strong business development and relationship/stakeholder managements skills, including ability to influence and negotiate
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to manage and take responsibility for own workload, handling multiple priorities and working independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong numeracy and analytical skills for entering, recording, interpreting financial data to aid understanding opportunities and evaluate value.
  • Ability to create strategy documents, project plans for implementation of innovative and complex initiatives
  • Excellent IT skills, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

2. Personal Attributes_

  • Commitment to and ability to inspire commitment to The Diana Award’s vision, values and mission
  • Collaborative and task orientated
  • Personal integrity and credibility
  • A ‘can do’ attitude
  • Commitment to self-development
  • Good judgement
  • Driven to achieve great results
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Energetic, flexible, willingness to work outside of ‘normal’ office hours and travel across the UK and Republic of Ireland with overnight stays when required

3. Experience/Knowledge

  • Knowledge of The Diana Award and its programmes and services
  • Experience of securing new business.
  • Successful track record in developing and managing corporate relationships.
  • Experience of organising and prioritising a demanding workload, to meet deadlines
  • Experience of meeting and/or exceeding financial targets
  • Experience of high quality pitching, presenting and proposal writing

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