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Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager

Location. London or Stratford-upon-Avon, with regular travel between locations

Salary. Competitive salary and benefits

Closing Date. Thursday 11th February

This is an outstanding opportunity for a talented corporate partnerships fundraiser to make a significant contribution to one of the UK’s leading cultural organisations.

The RSC is the world’s best-known theatre company and the only English national performing arts company based outside London.  Our aim is to transform lives through amazing experiences of Shakespeare and great theatre, inspiring and captivating audiences worldwide. 

As with all cultural organisations, we are facing considerable challenges as we work towards recovery from the effects of Covid-19 on our organisation and our sector.  We remain committed to our mission and are grasping this opportunity to become an even more progressive, relevant, ambitious and financially resilient organisation. Over the past year, we have successfully retained relationships and engaged some new partners to support our work – there is a lot of potential ahead for us.  In order to strengthen and speed up our recovery, we are now seeking two talented corporate fundraisers to join us and further expand our relationships and income. 

The Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager will work closely with the Head of Development (Organisations) to deliver a robust corporate partnerships programme to support our core and project activities, drive our new business activity, and manage the RSC’s large strategic partnerships.  You will bring experience of managing significant corporate supporters and, ideally, a track record of pitching and securing sponsorships.  Key to your success will be your strong communication and negotiation skills, as well as your creative and detail-orientated approach to developing and managing relationships.  You will also manage a new Corporate Partnerships Manager, so previous management experience is desirable.  Most importantly, your resilience, approachable and pro-active nature will help you win the confidence of others and make an impact in our high-performing team. 

The crisis in the performing arts, together with the global shockwave of #BlackLivesMatter has taught us that we must ask profound questions about the RSC’s role in all the communities we serve and shape a new narrative and strategy for the future. We are clear that to do this with vision and confidence we must have a greater diversity of voices across our organisation.  In all of our recruitment, we are particularly keen to hear from candidates from backgrounds currently under-represented (Black and Asian candidates, candidates from other minority ethnic backgrounds and those who identify as D/deaf or disabled) in our team.

If you are excited and motivated by the opportunity to join the RSC and be part of our team as we build towards a future of extraordinary potential, we would love to hear from you. 

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