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Strategic Development Manager


  • Organization: Compassion UK
  • Location: Remote |
  • Grade: Mid level - Roster - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Sales and Marketing
  • Closing Date: Closed

About the role

As a Strategic Development Manager, you’ll work within the Partnerships Department and play a key role to build on existing significant relationships. In addition, develop new larger Key Partner Relationships and be actively involved with our strategy to selected Church and Event networks.

You’ll be required to speak extensively within church and event settings a call to action, asking people to consider supporting the work of Compassion. To maximise the opportunities from these partnerships and to achieve regional acquisition objectives. The successful candidate would be based in Greater London/within M25 and have good relationships within the ethnically diverse church.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively maintain and promote Compassion UK’s Christian ethos and values
  • Contribute to the development of the Partnerships Team strategy
  • Work collaboratively across Compassion UK to effectively meet objectives


The successful candidate will be:

  • As a confident public speaker, you'll have the opportunity to share your insights and inspire congregations through preaching in churches. 
  • Your sales and fundraising prowess will be key as you lead the sales process from start to finish, nurturing relationships, and exceeding acquisition targets.
  • Weekend availability is essential for fostering partnerships and attending events, making a meaningful impact in the community.
  • You'll thrive as a self-starter, managing your time effectively and embracing diverse responsibilities, even while working remotely.
  • Fluency in English and proficiency in office systems are prerequisites, as is the ability to travel within the UK and occasionally overseas. 
  • Have a full driving license and reside in Greater London or within the M25, you'll enjoy mileage expenses and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many.
  • There’s an occupational requirement for the holder of this role to be a practising Christian, in order to promote Compassion’s ethos and help others to experience, explore and express the faith-based motivation of our work. (You can read more about this in our Policy on Posts to be Held by Christians.)

Location, hours and benefits:

Home-based role
*Successful candidate will be based in Greater London or within the M25.

35 hours per week
 over a flexible working pattern with an estimated 24 weekend activities per annum. Although this is a flexible working pattern the core office hours tend to be between 08:00 - 18:00 Monday to Friday, allowing for workload variations.

In return, you will get
• Flexible and sociable working environment
• Prayer and Worship time
• Access to Compassion House gym with shower facilities
• Time in Lieu offered
• Pension scheme with 10% employer contribution
• Income Protection & Group Life cover
• Private Medical & Dental cover
This vacancy is now closed.
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