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Become our Corporate Partnerships Manager

Help us create partnerships that support our work to deliver an outstanding programme to children across London.

About the role

We are looking for a Corporate Partnerships Manager with experience in fundraising or a similar type of role e.g. marketing.

Support from Corporates accounts for around 20% of our total income. Corporate fundraising is a young programme and we have a clear and compelling case for support, both of which help to make this role rewarding and fulfilling.

Our team is warm, friendly and welcoming. We are all motivated by the charity’s aim of supporting children with fewer advantages to develop vital skills and succeed in school and beyond.

With a new organisational strategy aiming to extend our reach substantially, we need to increase vital funds and find partners who can enable our ambitious plans. We need to grow our Corporate Partnerships programme and raise £320,000pa by 2024.

Does this sound like an exciting challenge to you?

About You

We are looking for someone with experience in corporate fundraising or a similar role who is ready to move into a manager role. You will enjoy cultivating relationships and be a great communicator – on the phone; in person at meetings and pitches; and via writing concise and compelling proposals and reports.

You will like carrying out prospect research, generating income and building relationships. You will have ideas and see them through and like working to KPIs and targets. You will be motivated by our mission to address educational inequality and making a difference in local communities. You will value others’ ideas and thoughts and want to hear them. Working in a supportive environment, you will be confident in managing your own time to be efficient and effective.

Read about what we do

Meet the team

Read about how we work

Key Responsibilities:


  • Working with the Head of Fundraising and utilising your up-to-date sector and fundraising environment knowledge to forecast income with authority.
  • Translating your ideas into solid plans for how to grow income using KPIs.
  • Mapping the steps to creating long lasting partnerships with Corporate supporters.

New business

  • Creating an active pipeline of corporate partners.
  • Researching and identifying new potential partners.
  • Working with key volunteers and the Board of Trustees to reach out to connections identified in their networks.
  • Writing tailored persuasive applications and proposals to a wide range of corporate supporters.
  • Pitching in-person to potential corporate supporters.
  • Keeping track of key deadlines for applications.

Relationship management

  • Providing excellent stewardship and nurturing relationships with existing supporters including writing a regular newsletter, hosting visits and running events.
  • Keeping track of key dates and reporting to funders about the impact of their grants.
  • Encouraging multi-year funding and repeat funding.
  • Involving Senior Leadership Team and the Board of Trustees, where appropriate.
  • Ensuring recognition of a funder’s support where desired, working with Head of Fundraising to create press releases and case studies.
  • General administration of grants.


  • Using Salesforce daily to keep track of the pipeline, support stewardship and report on income and forecasting to SLT and the Board of Trustees.
  • Responding to emails.
  • Processing online giving reports.

Contributing to special campaigns and projects within the wider fundraising team.

We are looking for the following knowledge and experience.


  • 2 years plus experience of securing income from Corporates.
  • Experience of securing five figure gifts and multi-dimensional partnerships.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work in a planned manner to KPIs.
  • Solid communication skills.
  • Experience of working with budgets, accounts and other financial information.


  • Working knowledge of Salesforce database or similar CRM.
  • Working knowledge of the education or arts sectors.
  • Experience of line management (currently this role does not have line management responsibilities but it will in time).

Skills and Attributes

  • Strong identification with our mission and beliefs.
  • Energy, drive and a positive attitude.
  • Open minded and inclusive attitude.
  • Team player, able to work to a common goal.
  • Confidence in building relationships.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to deliver work to a high professional standard.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, espiecally written skills.
  • Highly organized and efficient at managing own time and workload.
  • Flexibility to turn your hand to different tasks and activities as needed.
  • Competency in IT.

Salary: £30,000-£35,000 dependant on experience

Contract Type: Full-time, permanent subject to 3-month probation period.

Hours: 35 hours per week, flexible.

Location: Hackney and home working.

Like all roles at The Literacy Pirates, the successful candidate will complete DBS and a three-month probationary period before the confirmation of the appointment.

We are working with Valued Recruitment to recruit the right person for this role.

Contact: Anna Ludeman on

Successful candidates will be asked to interview between 9am and 6pm. The interview process includes two interviews. We are able to compensate you for time if you need to take annual leave.

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