Partnerships Manager (1813)

Working at Oxfam

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


Are you a confident communicator with excellent interpersonal skills? 


Do you have a proven track record of engaging with and securing income partnerships with the Private Sector?


Do you have brokering, partnering, and facilitation skills to enable co-creation and greater collaboration across boundaries?


If the answer is yes, then would like to hear from you.


The Role:


As a partnerships manager, you will manage and maximise a portfolio of high value corporate partnerships that deliver impact for Oxfam’s mission. You will be primarily responsible for delivering commitments across programmatic and engagement activities within our existing partnerships, exploring new strategic opportunities for collaboration and uplifting income, impact and influencing within the partnership portfolio.


You will also be responsible for delivering excellent relationship management and partnership engagement.


What we are looking for:


We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam’s mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to our feminist principles and values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do.


An ideal candidate for the role will also be / have:

  • Confident communicator with excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to inspire supporters, colleagues and peers
  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to address complex issues and produce clear and persuasive proposals and reports
  • Proven track record of engaging with and securing income partnerships with the Private Sector, and a commitment to giving Oxfam’s partners the best possible experience, demonstrating the impact their support is having on poverty and inequality
  • Brokering, partnering and facilitation skills to enable co-creation and greater collaboration across boundaries, with the ability to influence and negotiate with senior level stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes
  • Knowledge and understanding of the sector and trends in corporate sustainability and corporate giving
  • Ability to review and analyse programme budgets


We offer:


We offer a competitive salary and a range of additional benefits to staff including flexible working options, generous pension scheme, annual leave, additional leave allowances, company sick pay, life assurance and a range of other benefits. 


From the day you join Oxfam we invite you to stretch and learn in your role. Our wide range of Learning & Development opportunities includes in-house courses, e-learning modules, on-the job learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring, and much more. 


You can read more about all Oxfam has to offer here.




We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you.


Our values and commitment to safeguarding:


Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.


The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.


All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.


We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


How to apply:


As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.  


About Us


Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.


Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 


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