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Corporate Relationship Manager

Canine Partners
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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If you are an experienced Fundraising Manager looking to utilise your skills within the corporate relationship management sector, this could be the role for you.

Canine Partners' mission is to transform the lives of adults with physical disabilities through partnership with our specially trained assistance dogs.

To help us create these amazing partnerships, we need amazing people. Canine Partners has an exciting opportunity for a Corporate Relationship Manager to join our Fundraising team. You'll be responsible for developing and implementing the charity's corporate fundraising strategy.

As part of our busy Fundraising team, you will look to maximise income, awareness and commitment from corporate partners across the UK by nurturing, supporting and growing these relationships.

You will support corporate partners through a variety of fundraising activities such as Charity of the Year, participation in activities, events and challenges and securing one-off gifts in support of the charity's expenses as well as new projects and deliverables.

You will research and build the corporate business pipeline and implement contact plans for approaches, alongside developing and writing fundraising proposals, corporate applications and new business pitches.

Ideally, you will have experience of working with and building relationships with volunteers.

Key requirements for this role are:

• Experience within corporate fundraising
• Efficient, effective and professional communication to a wide range of audiences
• Excellent written and presentation skills
• Negotiating and influencing skills
• Excellent relationship management skills at all levels
• Experience of building and maintaining successful relationships with corporate supporters
• Experience of working within a target driven environment
• Ability to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines

Ideally you will have previous budget management experience and experience of writing proposals for funding support.

You will be customer focused with the ability to be tactful, diplomatic and sensitive. Along with a flexible and adaptable approach, you'll have a critical eye for detail with the ability to champion our charity values and interact with our partners, volunteers and supporters in a positive and enthusiastic way. Most importantly you will be passionate about the transformative impact that our assistance dogs provide to our beneficiaries.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including a generous annual leave allowance, pension scheme, life assurance, access to an employee assistance programme, wellbeing portal and discounts on goods and retail vouchers and cash back on purchases from eating out, entertainment, supermarkets, clothing and travel.

This role will be home based, with weekly on-site working at one of our trainings centres - Midlands Training Centre (near Osgathorpe, Leicestershire) or Southern Training Centre (near Midhurst, West Sussex).

We will provide a charity laptop and phone for use in this role. This role requires regular travel throughout the UK to visit corporate partners and attend meetings or events, which may require occasional overnight stays. Due to the regular travel required for the role, it is essential that you have a full UK driving licence and access to car.

Please apply online with a CV together with a cover letter that demonstrates your suitability for the role.

Closing date: Midnight 06 February 2022
1st Interview: 22 or 24 February 2022, via video conference call
2nd Interview: 28 February 2022, onsite at our Midlands Training Centre, Osgathorpe (depending government guidelines in place at time of interview)

We are a disability confident committed employer and welcome diversity, promote equality and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Location: Homebased with office visits

Salary: £25,806 to £30,645 per annum (depending on experience)

You may have experience of the following: Fundraising Manager, Fundraiser, Senior Fundraising Officer, Senior Fundraising Executive, Fundraising, Community Fundraising, Business Development Manager, Community Fundraiser, Events Fundraiser, etc

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