Head of Corporate Partnerships - Fundraising
The Duke of Edinburgh Award
London, UK
3d ago

The DofE’s fundraising team raises £5m per year from Major Gifts, Corporate Partnerships and Events. It creates long-lasting relationships and delivers memorable experiences, excellent stewardship, and robust, impactful partnerships.

The team is a vital part of the charity and will be pivotal in providing funds to fuel its strategy. Over the next 5 years the team will deliver funds of £25m to ensure the charity continues to deliver on its purpose.

Summary and main purpose

The Head of Corporate Partnerships will be accountable for an annual budget exceeding £1.6m per year with an ambition to reach £2m p.a. in the coming years.

The Director of Fundraising is eager to appoint an outstanding and go-getting Head of Corporate Partnerships, to form part of the Fundraising department’s senior management team.

The ideal candidate will share a passion for the youth without limits strategy and has the drive and determination required to help shape an ambitious growth plan for the corporate function and the Fundraising department.

You will directly manage a Senior Lead-New Partnerships and Senior Lead-Partnership Management, who are responsible for driving income growth across new business / account management.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates with experience of building and leading fundraising teams, with a track record of success in developing a corporate partnership offering.

Our ideal candidate is highly strategic, with exceptional collaboration, communication and influencing skills.

What you will get

DofE is a well-known charity with a fantastic reputation. We are at an exciting time in our development under the inspiring leadership of our CEO Ruth Marvel and have ambitious plans for our Fundraising department.

You will be joining an experienced and hardworking team and working in a collegiate and inclusive atmosphere. The work can be challenging, and humbling at times, but it’s also hugely rewarding and meaningful.

DofE is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive staff team and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, develop, promote and value people without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

In order to meet the changing needs and aspirations of the most diverse generation of young adults ever, our staff need a range of perspectives, skills, and lived experience.

While we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds to join our passionate and friendly team, at present people of colour and disabled people are not as well represented as we would like.

As such we particularly encourage applicants from these backgrounds.

How to apply :

The DofE are working in partnership with Eastside Primetimers - if you would to apply for the position please apply via : Bernice Rook,

Application is by CV and a covering letter which should indicate why you are interested in applying for the role and how you meet the role requirements.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.

The closing date for applications is Fri 27th May but applications will be considered as they come in so, please do apply at your earliest convenience.

Shortlisting telephone or online interviews with will take place the next couple of weeks thereafter and interviews with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award will be mid to end of June.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a basic criminal record check (e.g. DBS / PVG or similar).

Please note the vacancy may close early and we will be shortlisting and interviewing on an ongoing basis. We recommend you apply at the earliest opportunity to ensure your application is considered.

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