Drinkaware is the UK’s leading alcohol charity with a vision of ‘Working together to reduce alcohol harm across the UK’.
We use our expertise to give government, industry, communities and individuals the knowledge and support to make informed decisions about alcohol and how to reduce the harm it can cause.
The Head of Funding Partnerships will manage our primary income stream and be responsible for the strategic direction of relationships with one of our most important stakeholder groups: our funders.
The post reports to the Director of Business Development and Partnerships and manages a small team of Account Management professionals.
The role is accountable for building and developing a sustainable funding base for the charity. Key to achieving this will be establishing first class relationships and embedding a deep understanding of Drinkware’s role, values and impact amongst its funders. This includes the creation and delivery of significant, mutually beneficial partnership projects that add value to Drinkaware’s funders and enhance our reach and effectiveness.
Drinkaware has set challenging amplification and income targets and the post holder will achieve these through inspirational management and support of the team and strategic collaboration with external stakeholders and other internal Directorates.
Priorities will also include driving the long-term retention of existing funders and identifying and developing new funding opportunities within a wider pool of stakeholders, directly or indirectly connected to the alcohol industry.
This is an exciting, creative opportunity to make an impact within in an established, innovative and passionate team. In addition, you will contribute to and support Drinkware’s aim of reducing alcohol related harm across the UK.
You will be an accomplished senior commercial relationship management professional, with a high degree of acumen and substantial experience of owning and growing sizable corporate donation income or commercial corporate partnerships.
You will have a strategic focus, the ability to develop impactful new projects, and the management skills to deliver business objectives on time and to budget. Key assets will be your ability to motivate and facilitate a high performing team and to collaborate successfully with internal and external stakeholders. You must possess strong sales, negotiation and financial skills, have a demonstrable track record of winning new business and income, and be comfortable working in a target-driven environment.
A personal commitment to reducing the risk of alcohol-related harm is essential. Although previous experience of working with or within the alcohol industry is not essential, it would be an advantage.
Our Drinkaware staff team is friendly, professional and inclusive. We care about what we do and how we work together and bring our values to life. Drinkaware invests in staff development through regular one to one meetings, a generous individual training budget, teatime tutorials and staff awaydays, and an annual learning and wellbeing grant.
At Drinkaware we operate a hybrid model with colleagues working a minimum of 2 days per week in our Moorgate office and the remainder remotely.