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Senior Manager, Corporate Engagement

Charity People Ltd
Closing date
15 Jul 2022

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Senior Corporate Engagement ManagerCharity People are thrilled to be partnered with the National Literacy Trust in their search to find a Senior Corporate Engagement Manager. A newly created role that will focus on developing and managing a strategic framework around how they engage corporate partners across the organisation, enabling stronger corporate leadership and advocacy for their cause.About The National Literacy TrustOne person in six has poor literacy skills that impact on every area of their life.The National Literacy Trust gives children and young people from disadvantaged communities the literacy skills to succeed in life. Working with schools and other education settings, with communities and partners, and directly with children and families.Research shows that during the initial school closures in 2020, 3 in 5 children and young people said that reading made them feel better. 3 in 10 said that reading helped them when they feel sad because they cannot see their family and friends.Culture & Benefits * High impact and successful growing team * Salary £46,000 to £50,000k* Flexible, 21 to 35 hours per week* Hybrid working with a mix of office/home * 28 days annual leave plus all bank holidays and Christmas closure* Excellent benefits including pension, health and wellbeingAbout the roleThe growth of the National Literacy Trust in the past decade has been driven by corporate partnerships. This new role has been created to build on the success of these relationships and help leverage even more unique assets from the business community to support our work.You will work alongside colleagues who are responsible for generating income from our corporate partners to develop and manage a strategic framework for how we engage corporate partners in non-financial ways, enabling strong corporate leadership and advocacy for our cause. This will include building a coalition of business leaders wo work together to support literacy. You will also lead the development of the Vision for Literacy Business Pledge, working with our funder and strategic partner KPMG, and design and deliver annual awards to recognise other companies that are leading the way.About youYou will be passionate about literacy and social justice issues and be excited about our work. You will have significant senior experience of developing complex and multifaceted corporate/CSR partnerships. Excellent negotiation and networking skills to be able to influence up to and including board level is essential. You will be strategically minded with strong project management skills, be an outstanding relationship builder with first-class writing and public speaking skills. You will be a creative thinker, entrepreneurial by nature. Ability to present to and influence a wide range of stakeholders in person at all levels and present complex ideas in a motivating, compelling way.Access to networks and contacts in relevant sectors will also be vital, as well as strategy development and risk management skills. Existing understanding of trends and priorities in the education sector, and how to make these relevant to business partners, would be an advantage.We are looking for a confident individual who is proactive and commercially astute. You will have excellent interpersonal and relationship development skills. You'll be truly motivated by your work and supporting our mission.To apply please send your CV to Sharon Cooper at Charity People If your profile fits with what we're looking for, we'll be in touch with lots more details and to arrange a phone or video call.Closing date for applications is Monday 18th July1st round interviews Friday 22 July2nd round interviews Thursday 4 & Friday 5 AugustCharity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities with which we work.
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