Local recruitment: Private Sector Advisor


London, UK 🇬🇧


Permanent, Full Time

Open to Flexibility

About £42,000 – £51,000 depending on experience

Excellent benefits

Hybrid Working, WaterAid is located at Canary Wharf, London and this will be your location and contract base. We support and enjoy a hybrid working environment, this includes regular attendance in the London office to connect with each other. In this role this is 1-2 days a week.

Closing date: Applications will close 23:59 on 5th February, 2023. Availability for interview is required W/C 6th February & W/C 13th February, 2023.

How to Apply: To see the full job pack, please click ‘Apply’. Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter into one document in either Word Document or PDF format.

About WaterAid:
Want to use your skills in Private Sector Engagement to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

We need passionate, creative and dedicated people. In return, you will be encouraged and empowered to be yourself at your very best. Together, we will make a bigger difference.

Join WaterAid as Private Sector Advisor 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 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.

About the Team:
The WaterAid Corporate Partnerships team is responsible for developing and implementing WaterAid’s Corporate Partnerships Strategies, this includes leveraging and scaling existing partnerships and creating new opportunities. In developing new and existing partnerships the Corporate Partnerships team works closely with colleagues on policy & influencing, advocacy and technical service delivery.

As our specialist Private Sector Advisor, you will drive WaterAid engagement with business, the sustainability agenda on WASH, and be an expert voice in engaging business to take action on WASH.

About the Role:
WaterAid’s new global strategy raises the importance of private sector’s role in achieving our mission. In this role you will act as an expert focal point to build transformative partnerships that increase private sector action on WASH and realise shared value.

You’ll also:

  • Co-develop tools and propositions to support the private sector to understand why and how to take action on WASH in the workplace, communities and supply chains and ensuring WASH is embedded within companies’ sustainability strategies.
  • Work with all WaterAid Members (currently America, Australia, Canada, Japan Sweden, UK and India) as well as country programmes to deliver impactful partnerships.
  • Represent WaterAid externally.

About You:
To be successful, you’ll need:

  • Experience working in or directly with businesses or business associations in WaterAid priority sectors
  • An understanding of private sector priorities, drivers, and their role in international development and WASH
  • Familiarity with broader sustainability agenda and water risk
  • A strategic creative thinker with the ability to deliver tangible results.

Our Benefits:
* 36 days’ holiday (including 8 Bank Holidays)
* Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
* We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
* Wide range of flexible and agile-working arrangement
* Season Ticket Loan
* Free annual eye tests
* Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
* Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave
* Sabbaticals
* Volunteer Day

Our Commitment

An inclusive workplace:

We are committed to being an organisation where everyone is included, respected, and empowered to be their best. We represent and celebrate our staff, partners and everyone we work with, and create a culture where everyone can reach their full potential.

Equal opportunities:
We are an equal opportunity, disability-confident employer and are dedicated to achieving the highest standards of diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, beliefs, customs, traditions and ways of life. This includes, but is not limited to, race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, national or social origin, health status, and economic or social situation.

We are also committed to protecting everyone we come into contact with. We have a zero-tolerance approach to abuse of power, privilege or trust across our global work, and any form of inappropriate behaviour, discrimination, abuse, bullying, harassment, or exploitation. Safeguarding the people and communities we work with, our staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously.






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