Partnerships Manager (Two vacancies)

London, United Kingdom
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Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
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Not Specified


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Job description

Want to use your skills in business development, and partnership forming to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere? 

Join WaterAid as Partnerships Manager, Institutional Funding to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you'll be joining a 2018 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation. 

The WaterAid Institutional Funding and Partnerships team is leading on delivering an exciting new strategy to grow WaterAid's restricted funding from key institutional donors, and increase the expertise and capability of the staff working on resource mobilisation and partnership building / consortia development.

As the Partnerships Manager, Institutional Funding you will be critical in building the profile of WaterAid with key institutional donors, identifying and creating funding opportunities, and working across the whole federation and with key suppliers / contractors to position WaterAid to be the partner of choice for WASH.

We are looking for a strategic networker with the ability to identify and transform opportunities into tangible results. With a strong business development and partnership development background, you will have significant expertise and knowledge in the ways of working of key donors such as the EU, DFID, and other bilateral and multilateral institutional donors.

Visit the WaterAid careers page for a full job pack.

Additional Information 

WaterAid benefits include: 

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Flexible working conditions, including the opportunity for part-time work and home working up to 2 days a week
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Free annual eye tests
  • Pay as You Earn training scheme
  • Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme

WaterAid is currently located at Durham Street, Vauxhall. However, we will be leaving our current location in the summer of 2020. The new location is to be confirmed but will be within zone 1-2 in London. The recruiting line manager will discuss this with you at the interview stage. 

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK. 

Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter. We are recruiting 2 Partnerships Manager - one 18 months fixed- term contract and another permanent once. Please state which contract you are interested in: fixed term or permanent one. 

Shortlisting and interviews will take place on a rolling basis and the application process will close if suitable candidates are found prior to the advertised closing date. Early application is encouraged. 

Applications will close one minute before midnight on 18th August 2019. 

Salary c.£46,000 with excellent benefits

WaterAid is fully committed to protecting those with whom it comes into contact in WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate preemployment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained. 

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