Business Development Manager


London, United Kingdom 🇬🇧

It’s hard to believe that today over 650 million people still don’t have clean, safe water and 2.3 billion live without an adequate toilet. The resulting diseases kill one child every two minutes.

WaterAid is looking for a Business Development Manager to play a vital role in our mission to transform lives with safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the world’s poorest communities. 

Working within the Business Development Team (New Business Team) in Corporate Partnerships, the Business Development Manager will:

  • Secure annual and multi-year partnerships for WaterAid, each with a target value of a minimum of £100,000 per year, meeting your personal targets. This is likely to cover a broad spectrum of partnership types including corporate social responsibility, cause-related marketing, charity of the year, sponsorship, corporate donations etc.

  • Develop and manage the pipeline of potential high value, annual and multi-year new business opportunities to ensure there are active movement and sufficient lead generation to deliver against planned growth and income.

  • Develop and deliver tailored and compelling proposals and pitches. This will often involve drawing on the skills and knowledge of colleagues from around the organisation to create innovative and exciting proposals.

To be successful, you’ll need to be:

  • A motivated and experienced business development professional with a passion for international development.

  • Excellent at negotiating and building relationships to enable you to secure high value partnerships for WaterAid.

  • Proven experience of generating new business from cold either in corporate fundraising or in a commercial setting.

  • Externally focused and proactive attitude, with the energy and passion to engage people and excite them about WaterAid

It’s an exciting time to join a dynamic, high-performing team with ambitious plans and a successful track record in corporate partnerships.

By 2030 we want everyone, everywhere to have safe water and sanitation. We need you to help us make it happen. If you bring your expertise, passion and professionalism, we’ll give you a lot back.   

Working with us, you will be entitled to a wide range of employee benefits, such as an exceptional pension fund, medical cash plans, an employee assistance programme, generous annual leave and Save As You Learn schemes, as well as fitness and lifestyle programmes. 

Please note: in order to apply for this role you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK. 

This vacancy will end one minute before midnight on the closing date specified. No recruitment agencies please.