United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: New Partnerships Officer

Organization: Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 16 Jan 2017

The New Partnerships Officer will support the Head of Funding to implement WSUP’s income growth and partnerships diversification strategy from corporates, trusts and foundations and HNWIs while contributing to engendering a business development culture across the organisation.

This role will play a central part in WSUP’s growth and achievement of its overall objectives, and help us significantly increase and diversify our income base through proactive engagement with corporates, trusts and foundations and high net worth individuals (HNWI). With a new Business Plan in place, the New Partnerships Officer will work closely with the Director of Partnerships & Development and Head of Funding to sustain and develop core and programmatic support for WSUP through proactive lead generation and active solicitation, cultivation and stewardship of new business from potential partners.

The role presents an incredibly exciting opportunity for a commercially astute, ambitious, proactive, energetic and results-driven individual with an appetite for targets, hunting new business and closing deals. The post holder will be a proven self-starter with a keen eye for detail and a persuasive communications style looking to join a fast-paced, successful international development organisation. The post holder will have a proven track record of generating income from prestigious and diverse donor segments and will bring to the role energy, enthusiasm, resilience and a ‘can-do’ attitude, with the ability to inspire people into action.

WSUP is a not-for-profit company that helps transform cities to benefit the millions who lack access to water and sanitation.

We were created in 2005 as a response to the urban explosion that has left many cities unable to provide basic services, such as access to a toilet or drinking water, to low-income communities. We work alongside local providers, enabling them to develop services, build infrastructure and attract funding so that they can reach low-income communities. To ensure that services can reach as many people as possible, and will exist over the long-term, we have a strong focus on financial viability. This means working with utilities and businesses to build services which generate revenue whilst reaching the most vulnerable urban residents, and advising regulators and governments on how to create an environment which enables businesses to succeed.

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You must have the right to work in the UK at the time of application.

We are happy to conduct telephone interviews for overseas candidates.

We request no contact from agencies or media sales.

How to apply:

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