Corporate and Community Partnerships Lead

fixed term
Astolat, Burpham, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7HL

About the role

£25,875 for 30 hours per week, full-time equivalent salary is £31,051

30 hours per week over 4 or 5 days.  Fixed term until end of March 2025 when it will be reviewed.  

As our Corporate and Community Partnerships Lead, within our Marketing and Communications team, you will be responsible for building and maintaining partnerships that increase income and diversify funding with local community organisations, businesses and other bodies.

This new position requires a dynamic self-starter with excellent communication and networking skills, capable of developing relationships that will support Action for Carers deliver services and support for unpaid carers. Engaging with a wide range of stakeholders you will drive fundraising efforts, community engagement, gifts in-kind, volunteer engagement and awareness raising.

Key responsibilities

Full duties are included in the job outline, key responsibilities include:

  • Develop a partnership engagement strategy that raises the profile of Action for Carers.
  • Identify, cultivate, and maintain relationships with community and corporate partners that support fundraising, gifts-in-kind and volunteer engagement.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for community and corporate partners.
  • Explore and promote opportunities for sponsorship, donations and corporate giving.
  • Support fundraising events and activities undertaken by community and corporate partners, groups and individuals.
  • Support the finance manager to develop and write bids and grant applications for projects.
  • Organise community outreach events, workshops, and information sessions to build relationships and encourage support.
  • Represent the charity at networking events, conferences, and community forums to develop partnerships and promote Action for Carers.

About you

You must have:

  • Experience working in community engagement, business development, or similar role.
  • Experience in identifying, supporting and growing relationships with corporate partners and/or community groups
  • Experience organising events and engagement activities.
  • Knowledge of developing stakeholder engagement plans / strategies (preferably in the not-for-profit or charitable sectors).
  • A confident in delivering engaging presentations and activities to diverse groups of stakeholders.
  • An innovative approach to engaging partners and stakeholders with willingness to try new initiatives.
  • An ability to work independently and manage own time, priorities and workload.

You will be able to base yourself at our  offices in Burpham, Guildford with the option of being home based for 1-2 days a week dependent on work pattern.

About us

Action for Carers Surrey has a vision ‘that every unpaid carer in Surrey is heard, valued and supported.’ We are a committed, local charity determined to make a difference to young and adult carers across Surrey.

Our values are Focus, Inclusion, Respect and Excellence.  By keeping to our values, we are able to provide an innovative, high quality and compassionate service to carers in every community in Surrey, making a real difference to their wellbeing.

We offer our staff a friendly, supportive, flexible workplace and are committed to welcoming applicants from a wide range of backgrounds as well as supporting staff who have their own caring responsibilities. To this end, we offer staff a weeks paid carers leave.  We also provide a generous holiday entitlement, starting at 28 days plus bank holidays, an employee assistance programme, pension and opportunities for development and training.

To apply

To apply, submit your CV to [email protected].  Closing date is 15 July, however, we may shortlist and interview prior to this date, so would encourage you to apply today.

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