Oct 29 2019

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Charity of the Year Manager, BBC Children in Need

Job Introduction

We are looking for a Charity of the Year Manager to join the BBC Children in Need (CiN) team to lead on the operational and strategic elements of the Charity of the Year partnership. This is a 2 year contract role based in London.

BBC Children in Need is the BBC’s UK Charity and supports projects working with disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. Our vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential.

The Charity receives over 4,000 applications for funding and awards between 1,500 and 2,000 grants in the region of £40m per year.

Role Responsibility

As Charity of the Year Manager, you will play a crucial role, working closely with the corporate team to produce and implement a year round strategic engagement programme of events and activities, with realistic income targets. This is a role with profile that will require you to represent the partnership at internal and external meetings and event and line management of two Executives.

Developing and driving productive relationships at all levels of the partner business, you will be working closely with stakeholders across the partners business and CiN to develop an integrated communications and PR strategy to communicate our successes across all internal and external platforms. Providing reports of progress and related analysis against financial targets and capturing key learnings from fundraising activities.

Are you the right candidate?

To be successful in this role, you will need a proven track record of account management experience, as well as strong internal and external stakeholder management expertise. In addition, you will also have experience and understanding of the Charity of the Year relationship and how best to drive key fundraising campaigns and engagement within this.

Possessing strong organisational skills and a track record of meeting and exceeding targets, you will have experience of driving a team in a target driven environment. This will be in addition to your experience of working in a team to organise high profile events/campaigns and of providing reports and analysis on progress, financial targets and key learnings.

Stakeholder management expertise, both internal and external is essential and will be supported by your excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to build and maintain working relationships across a range of stakeholders and colleagues and levels. Strong negotiation and issue resolution experience is also required.

Package Description

Two year attachment/contract

Interviews anticipated to be held Friday 23 January.

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