New Partnerships Executive

London EC1, with flexibility to work from home
£31,777 including £4,689 London Weighting plus excellent benefits
04 Oct 2021
18 Oct 2021
Charity, Retail
Business Type
Service Provider
Contract Type

Closing date: Monday 18th October 2021 at 11.30 pm

Do you have the sort of background in retail or business development/fundraising that could enable you to identify and cultivate new partnerships and develop new acquisition tactics and campaign ideas that will attract companies to support us? Then join Shelter as a New Partnerships Executive and you could soon be making the most of your skills at the heart of our Corporate Partnerships team.

About Shelter
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.

At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.

We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.

About the team

Part of an Income Generation directorate that generates over £44m gross income, of which a high percentage is unrestricted, our Corporate Partnerships team is split between New Partnerships and Partnership Management. The New Partnerships team, where this role sits, is responsible for contributing to the growth of Shelter’s voluntary income by securing new relationships with private sector businesses. Indeed, we’ve been successful in building long term partnerships with companies such as B&Q, HSBC UK, M & S, & Network Rail and securing both cash and in-kind/pro-bono support. We also have over 90 charity shops in England and Scotland that generate unrestricted income to fund our vital work. Stock generation for these shops is part of the New Partnerships Team’s work too.

About the role
This is an ideal role for someone who’s interested in a career in business development, corporate fundraising or charity retail, and who feels passionately about working with companies to help tackle homelessness. Your challenge will be to help our New Partnerships Managers research, develop and secure new partnerships with a range of private sector companies. Some will become financial supporters, some will donate stock to our Retail Division. Accordingly, you’ll need to work across both elements of our partnerships - financial and stock generation. A great opportunity to use your flair and initiative to spot opportunities for fundraising activities with potential partners, you’ll also be responsible for managing our Corporate Inbox and dealing with enquiries in a confident and professional way. And, when it comes to ensuring the smooth running of administrative & financial processes, providing day-to-day support to the team and collaborating with Retail team colleagues to support and increase stock donations, again, we’ll count on you.

About you

To succeed, you’ll need some marketing/business development experience or a demonstrable interest in working within this field, plus the ability to identify opportunities and generate support for Shelter. Ideally, you have some experience of working in retail, plus a basic understanding of the sustainability agenda and an understanding of how to apply commercial and financial principles to improve business performance. What’s for certain is that you’re well-organised, work well within a team, have strong relationship-building skills and the ability to think strategically and bring ideas and concepts to life through written proposals and pitches to businesses. As well as having excellent written and verbal communication skills, you’re results driven and commercially aware too, with a ‘can-do’ attitude and lots of creativity and innovation. You’re also proficient using Microsoft Office applications and databases.

We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.

Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.

We will be sharing the interview questions with candidates shortlisted for an interview 3 days before the interview.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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