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Partnerships Specialist – National Health Partnership

Diabetes is the most potentially devastating – and fastest growing – health crisis of our time, requiring ongoing high-quality care and support. There are currently 4.5 million people in the UK living with diabetes, and 11.9 million more at increased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. Those diagnosed face the risk of life-changing, and life-limiting, complications, unless they are given the very best care and the support they need to manage their condition well. As a society we need to work together now – and take action now – to fund critical research, improve healthcare and treatment, and prevent yet more people developing this potentially life-threatening condition. We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm – if you’d like to be part of that, why not join us?

This specialist new role is responsible for the management, development and retention of our ground breaking, multi-million flagship partnership with one of the UK’s biggest retailers. This UK-wide initiative aims to improve the health of the nation using the retailer’s unparalleled reach and influence. It is an opportunity to work alongside sector leading teams and health experts to affect lasting change. 

The Partnership Specialist will drive maximum impact and value potential for both the charity and partner, working closely with key stakeholders to raise awareness and funds in support of people at risk of Diabetes. They will be accountable for raising income through the partnership, strategy development, budget setting, meeting agreed partnership objectives and established KPIs, and reporting back to the partner and Diabetes UK. Together with fellow Senior Managers and Directors at Diabetes UK, you will work to ensure that we have the most joined up approach to funding opportunities, and may support other relationships as needed. 

This is a senior role and we are looking for a strong leader with advanced knowledge and understanding of corporate and/or voluntary sector partnerships. You will have extensive experience delivering high value partnerships (6 & 7-figure, multi-year) in either a charity or commercial sales environment, and will be adept at building strong working relationships to build credibility with colleagues internally and externally. Being equally comfortable with numbers as you are with words, you will be target and ROI driven, with experience managing complex budgets. 

This is an opportunity for you to make a genuine and lasting impact on the health of the nation. If this sounds like you and you’re excited by the challenge, don’t delay in applying for this role

What we can offer you:

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays.
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments).
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working.
  • Discounts on gym membership and days out.
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life. 
  • Annual Season ticket loan.
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities.
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and permanent health insurance.

For more information and to apply please go to the i-appoint website 

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