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New Partnerships Manager

Oxfam GB
Closing date
25 May 2022

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New Partnerships Manager (1139)

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Do you have experience in developing high-impact partnerships and managing high value relationships?

Do you have a passion for unlocking strategies that grow income from partnerships as well as a knack for identifying what really motivates companies to partner?

Are you a confident communicator with the ability to develop compelling presentations and proposals for a wide range of audiences?

If the answer is yes, then would like to hear from you.

The Role:

We are looking for a New Partnerships Manager to join Oxfam's Private Sector Partnerships team. This is an exciting position in a high-performing, supportive, and ambitious team.

You will be responsible for developing new impact-focused partnerships with companies and brands, resulting in funding for Oxfam's work to tackle poverty and inequality around the world.

Working closely with technical experts, programme staff and Oxfam's leadership team, you will connect with and create mutually rewarding relationships with leading companies.

What we are looking for:

Our next New Partnerships Manager will have experience of working for a charity in a funding or partnerships role or in the private sector in a marketing, sales or corporate social responsibility role. You will have a successful track record of securing six and seven-figure partnerships, combined with excellent relationship building, project management, and communication skills.

We're looking for someone with the tenacity, confidence and interpersonal skills to create new strategic relationships that deliver income and impact for Oxfam.

You will care about Oxfam's mission to end poverty and be personally aligned to our feminist principles and the values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do.

The ideal candidate for the role will have:

A commercial outlook based on experience developing and securing six and seven figure partnerships in a commercial or charity setting.
A proactive, creative, and strategic thinker - able to generate new initiatives, drive forward new business opportunities and move a pipeline of prospects through the partnership process.
A confident communicator with the ability to develop and deliver presentations to a range of audiences in an inspiring and engaging way.
Excellent written communication skills with the ability to produce clear and persuasive proposals and reports.
Strong negotiation and relationship building skills, including listening, questioning, building rapport, and understanding the needs and values of individuals and organisations
Ability to achieve results by working in an agile way, being comfortable in making decisions consistent with our strategy and values in the face of complexity.

In addition, the candidate will have:

Knowledge and understanding of corporate fundraising, cause-related marketing and corporate social responsibility.
Knowledge and understanding of the international development sector and key sustainability issues relevant to Oxfam's work.
Ability to budget and monitor income and expenditure,

We offer:

This role will give you an opportunity to develop and grow your professional skills and experience while making a genuine difference to people's lives around the world. You will be joining Oxfam's award-winning Private Sector Partnerships team, responsible for delivering long-term funding partnerships to help realize Oxfam's vision of a just world without poverty.

This is an exciting time to join Oxfam, as it implements it's new organisational and private sector strategy to tackle global challenges, driving radical impact for the world's poorest people. This role will give you an opportunity to work with a group of passionate and experienced people that are specialists in their fields with fair pay and a competitive benefits package.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding:

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants' previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply:

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

About Us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn't inevitable. It's an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women's right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won't stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

A thriving diverse Oxfam:

It's people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we're committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.

To do that:

We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.

In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.
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