SSAFA – Corporate Partnerships Manager


Up to £40,000 per annum

37.5 hours 

Central Office – London, with flexibility to work remotely 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join SSAFA’s ambitious and dynamic Commercial & Corporate Partnerships team.

We are looking for an experienced and highly proactive Corporate Partnerships Manager to secure new strategic, commercial, and charity-of-the-year partnerships, with a focus on those with a high return value.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, supports the person behind the uniform; any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us. Every year, SSAFA helps more than 82,000 people from the Forces family to get back on their feet: those currently serving, reserves, veterans, and their families. Support is there for people at any stage in their military career; from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran – no one’s service is ever forgotten. We give hope, help and personal support for as long as it takes to get that person’s life back to where they want it to be.

About the role

You will have the opportunity to work on the development of a new and ambitious business strategy, that seeks to achieve ambitious income growth through commercial activity and corporate partnerships.  You will research, secure, and develop high value, national partnerships, including strategic and charity-of-the-year partnerships, involving employee fundraising, cause-related marketing and high-profile events and campaigns.  You will also manage several existing, higher value partnerships and develop these important relationships.

You will work closely with the Head of Commercial & Corporate Partnerships and be an experienced member of the partnerships team, managing your financial budget and will have the opportunity to recruit and support the development of a Partnerships Officer role, once established. 

About you

You will have experience in the charity sector, as we are seeking a candidate who brings significant experience and is target driven, a self-starter and has a record of achieving financial objectives.

You will be an excellent relationship manager, who can comfortably engage with senior stakeholders to deliver the highest possible supporter journey and experience. Demonstrable experience of successfully cultivating a pipeline to generate new, substantive commercially viable partnerships, along with excellent project management capability and interpersonal skills are all essential to succeed in this exciting and challenging role. You will be able to write passionately and put forward a compelling case for support, can successfully pitch, present, and tell a story that moves others to act.

SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable. 

For further information  

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Rebecca Keaveney on 020 4566 7964 for an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website 

Closing date: Midnight on 29 April 2021

Interviews: Beginning 10 May- 12 May. If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to undertake an aptitude test

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.

If you wish to apply for any of our vacancies you will be asked to answer some screening questions before completing an application form and uploading your CV.  Personal data to progress your application for employment is covered under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Article 6 Section 1b and Article 9 2b and c. Your details will not be used for any other purpose or shared with a third party without your permission.  Data on unsuccessful candidates will be retained for one year from the vacancy being filled. If you take up employment with us, your information will be held for the duration of your employment plus six full calendar years. Further details are contained in SSAFA’s Privacy Statement at


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