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Job vacancy

Corporate Partnerships Manager Giving Nation

Salary: £30,000 - £32,500 per annum
Pension: 5% employer's pension contribution
Annual Leave: 28 days per annum plus bank holidays
Location: Central London
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week. Normal office hours are 9.00am to 5.30pm.

Deadline for applications: 13 November 2009.
Interviews: Week beginning 16 November 2009.

Giving Nation is a flagship programme of the Citizenship Foundation. Founded in 2002 as a part of the Home Office's Giving Campaign, Giving Nation is an independent, nationwide programme that celebrates the power of young people to shape their world through giving to others.

The programme supports schools, teachers and young people through a variety of resources, tools and projects. The Giving Nation Challenge is an active learning project (currently adopted by 450 English secondary schools) for social enterprise and is supported by the Cabinet Office - Office of the Third Sector. The Challenge also offers schools and local businesses a chance to work together in the classroom through a fully-supported corporate volunteering scheme.

The Corporate Partnerships Manager is responsible for recruiting businesses; training volunteers and providing brokerage support to both businesses and Challenge schools. This is a busy, exciting and creative role that will create great opportunities to demonstrate effectiveness, operate independently and to work on a project that will provide win-win situations for schools and their corporate partners.

We are looking for someone who has experience in delivering corporate volunteering programmes. The successful candidate will have an understanding of CSR and an interest in creating and supporting opportunities for corporate staff to work alongside young people in the classroom.


  • Recruit new businesses to participate in the Giving Nation Challenge with partnered schools;
  • Fostering the employee volunteering partnerships between corporate staff and schools, and developing resources and training to support delivery in the classroom;
  • Develop and implement relevant training and support packages for corporate volunteers and teachers;
  • Working with the Active Citizenship Officer and Programme Director to evaluate and progress elements of the course content and practice for schools and volunteers such that they create the best programme for the objectives of the Giving Nation Challenge;
  • Ensure that evaluation of the programme required by corporate partners are carried out and resulting recommendations are acted upon;
  • Liaise with the Giving Nation Team, Prograrmme Director and the External Relations Team to maximise publicity and marketing for the project ;
  • Work towards expanding the network of supporting organisations and manage any further staff needed to deliver the programme;
  • Manage budgets related to corporate activities, support and recruitment, networking and innovation;
  • Contribute to the relationship management of, and liaison with supporting corporates (in particular the CSR, Public Affairs and Branding Teams) and other external agencies allied to that process (e.g. intermediary agencies) such that there is a supportive network of participants in the Challenge programme;
  • Work cooperatively with other Foundation staff responsible for corporate relationships and report to Programme Director, Giving Nation and the Team Leader, Fundraising on all related activity including new contacts and the progress of recruitment and existing relationships.
Other project work

You will also be required to work as part of the project team on other ad hoc projects, in agreement with the Programme Director, Giving Nation.

Organisation wide

You will also be required to:

  • Be a member of at least one of the working groups 
  • Work with partner organisations on behalf of the Citizenship Foundation;
  • Represent the Citizenship Foundation in public forums, at conferences, events and meetings;
  • Provide information for the Citizenship Foundation website and those of partner organisations;
  • Provide quarterly reports to your line manager for the Board of Trustees;
  • Provide reports for funding or corporate partners;
  • Contribute to disseminating best practice and promoting education for citizenship where appropriate;
  • Respond to enquiries about the work of the Citizenship Foundation and citizenship education in general from teachers, youth workers and other individuals and agencies;
  • Contribute to staff meetings and consultations, in which every member of staff is given the opportunity to be involved in shaping the policy, practice and future development of the Citizenship Foundation;
  • Carry out other tasks as agreed with your line manager.


Application is by application form and covering letter. To request a full job description, person specification and application form, please contact Oliver Debono (020 7566 4141) or email recruitmenthr@citizenshipfoundation.org.uk.


The Citizenship Foundation is an independent education and participation charity (No. 801360) that encourages and enables young people to play an effective role in society. Founded in 1989, it aims to empower people, particularly the young and disadvantaged, with the knowledge, skills and understanding to engage positively with their communities.

Citizenship Foundation, 63 Gee Street, London EC1V 3RS

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