Local recruitment: Senior Private Sector Advisor


London, UK 🇬🇧

Job description

Senior Private Sector Advisor

Salary: £54,000 to £61,000

Permanent, Full Time

Open to Flexibility

Excellent benefits

Closing date: Applications will close midnight on Sunday March 26th 2023.

United Kingdom based role (hybrid working, 1-2 days in the London Canary Wharf office ideally), however open to suitable applicants in other locations where WaterAid is registered.

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 Senior 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 role sits within the Corporate Partnership team, within the Strategic Partnerships department, and works closely with Global Policy & Advocacy department and with colleagues across the world to collectively deliver on our ambitions.

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.

We are currently recruiting a number of Private Sector focused roles across the Strategic Partnerships and Policy and Advocacy departments, reflecting WaterAid’s increased focus on engaging with the private sector in our new global strategy. It is an exciting time to join WaterAid. In this role you will build on our strong private sector engagement foundations and develop a new, strategic team.

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 play a leadership role in building transformative partnerships that increase private sector action on WASH. As our specialist Senior 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.
In this role, you will play a leadership role in delivering WaterAid’s private sector engagement strategy and vision, building WaterAid’s reputation as the private sector WASH partner of choice.

You’ll also:
* Drive a global approach and strategy development for private sector engagement at WaterAid, in collaboration with the Global Policy & Advocacy department.
* Support companies to integrate WASH into their water management strategies and sustainability agenda.
* Be a key external representative of WaterAid and a strong communicator, able to build networks and alliances and be a credible voice for WaterAid with the private sector.

About You:
To be successful, you’ll need:
* Significant experience working in or directly with business, large multinationals or business associations in WaterAid priority sectors
* Familiarity with corporate water risk and opportunity management, water stewardship and water security issues
* A thorough understanding of the broad political landscape within which business needs operates i.e. business barriers, drivers and motives.
* Project management and stakeholder engagement skills

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.




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development