Comic Relief

Partnership Associate (Fundraising)

The Partnerships Associate will support the Senior Partnerships Manager and Partnerships Manager for Trusts, Foundations and Institutions in developing Comic Relief’s strategy for the development and cultivation of partnerships with trusts, foundations and institutional donors in order to grow long-term, sustainable income for Comic Relief activities. This is a role within the Funding Partnerships team which also comprises corporate partnerships and philanthropy.

Key Accountabilities / Objectives

  • Support the Senior Partnerships and Partnerships Managers for Trusts, Foundations and Institutions as required

  • Manage and build strong relationships with partners and prospective partners as agreed with managers

  • Work across internal departments to ensure that the partners’ requirements are considered and honoured

  • Identify, research and build well-informed profiles of trusts and institutional donors with potential to support Comic Relief

  • Organise and play an active role in meetings with partners, liaising with colleagues to collate relevant updates and following up over details and deadlines

  • Develop compelling cases for support and high-quality funding applications to trusts, foundations, and institutional donors

  • Support the management and relationships of trusts and institutional donors by working with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure excellent cultivation and stewardship

  • Work with Senior Partnerships Manager and Partnerships Manager to respond quickly to opportunities that may arise from internal or external sources

  • Ensure the fundraising database and team files are accessed and updated regularly.

Essential Education and Skills:

  • Experience of raising funds and managing grants from trusts and/or institutional donors

  • Experience of managing external relationships with high value donors

  • Experience of project management

  • Experience of preparing budgets for funding proposals and reporting back on spend on managed grants

  • Demonstrable experience of working effectively with a range of internal colleagues to develop cases for support and funding applications.

Key Competencies:

  • Strong written and oral communication, negotiation and networking skills

  • Demonstrable understanding of donor care and development techniques in trust and institutional fundraising

  • Ability to carry out research into trusts and institutional donors in order to maximise income

  • Ability to understand budgets and summarise financial information accurately

  • Proven ability to work to tight deadlines whilst working collaboratively across departments

  • A tenacious team player who can bring fresh ideas and has a “can do” attitude.

Role posted - 2019-06-06T13:48:15Z 2:48pm, 6th Jun 2019 BST