Partnerships Manager (maternity cover)


Operations and External Affairs
UAL - High Holborn, London UK
Full time
Fixed Term
12 months

22 February 2019 23:55

6 March 2019
38,010 - 45,603

We are looking for a pro-active individual who will take responsibility for developing and advancing a portfolio of existing and prospective corporate supporters and key UAL stakeholders.  You will also paly a key part in securing philanthropic donations, sponsorships and other financial and in-kind support.

The role requires a high degree of experience in proposal development, new business pitches and contract negotiations.  It will also require cultivation and stewardship skills to maximise relationships with companies and leading figures in the creative industries to help expand networks, secure annual renewals and help generate new support.

It is essential that you have a proven track record in donor engagement.  You will need to exhibit strong interpersonal and networking skills with the ability to work with prestigious donors, senior staff and colleagues at all levels of the organisation.  Experience of events management, strong communication and written skills are also desirable. 

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.

The Unversity provides transformative education and world-leading reasearch and enterprise. We are the centre of public debate for the future of arts, design, fashion and communication and provide an inspirational environment for studnets, staff and wider communities.  UAL has around 20,000 students and 5,000 staff, based at campuses across London. We are engaged in a number of major change programmes over the next five years. This includes moves for two or our largest Colleges. 

This role (maternity cover) is a high profile opportunity to help identify, cultivate and steward new corporate donors and key stakeholders to ensure they become lifelong supporters of UAL. 

You will have knowledge of corporate fundraising and Higher Education fundraising activities along with a sound understanding of engagement opportunities in order to maximise partnerships.  You will have a proven track record of creating partnerships and relationships and nurturing these to deliver financial and in-kind support. You will have responsibility for developing a stewardship programme to engage and advance existing supporters. This includes managing events and meetings to ensure donors are kept engaged and new contacts are generated.




At UAL, everyone's identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity, and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

This opportunity is closed to applications.