About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join Sustrans as part of the Philanthropy and Partnerships team, using your skills and experience to grow the corporate partnerships programme and secure support from new corporate supporters.

As the Corporate Partnerships Senior Officer, you will lead on securing new six figure multi-year corporate partnerships. You will develop partnership proposals and deliver compelling pitches to secure the support of new corporate partners. You will manage aportfolio of corporate partnerships, providing excellent stewardship, identifying innovative ways to maintain and grow the support received annually.

You will work closely with colleagues to maximise long-term income opportunities to support Sustrans strategic priorities.

We offer true hybrid working, a flexible mix of working from home and occasional travel to a nearby office hub.

About you

You should have proven experience of securing six figure income from new corporate partners as well as delivering outstanding partnership stewardship to grow the portfolio of corporate partners.

We also ask that you are experienced in working autonomously to achieve fundraising targets, managing a dynamic pipeline of new business opportunities and writing and pitching persuasive partnerships proposals

You will be skilled in prospect researching, utilising your own networks to engage new corporate partners along with excellent written and communications skills, and IT skills including CRM systems

We ask you demonstrate your knowledge of regulatory framework including CiOF Code of conduct and Fundraising Regulator

Sustrans has a long-term commitment to being a charity for everyone – reducing inequality, valuing diversity, enabling inclusion and ensuring all people are treated with dignity and respect. We aim to be a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, in particular from under-represented groups.

What we offer

In return we can offer true hybrid working to suit individual circumstances and a flexible, supportive and rewarding working environment.


  • 28 days’ leave per annum plus bank holidays for full-time working
  • Ability to buy an extra week of annual leave (pro-rata for part-time staff)
  • Staff volunteer days
  • 24/7 free, impartial and confidential support service
  • We are members of the Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Scheme who both offer cycle to work schemes


  • Group Personal Pension scheme with a 6% or 7% of basic salary contribution being matched by Sustrans
  • Bike, computer and season ticket loans
  • Discount benefits
  • London Weighting Allowance of £4,530 for all those living within a London Borough (32 local authority districts plus the City of London)
  • Death in Service benefit – 3 x annual Salary

Family Friendly

  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Flexible Working practices (full time hours are 37.5 per week, Monday – Friday)

Additional information

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 23:59, 05 May 2024.

Face to face interviews will take place during the week commencing 13 May 2024.

To apply, please complete our online application form. More details of our vacancies can be found on our website.

About Sustrans

At Sustrans you’ll be part of a movement to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

We’re all here to change things! You’ll be part of an incredible community of talented, passionate, creative, problem solvers all working together to change things for the better. We act locally and think big – we have a vision of a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone.

You’ll be questioning the status quo and daring to imagine a different world. You’ll work on exciting, impactful projects that will stretch and empower you and you’ll be rewarded by seeing the difference you make to people, communities and the planet.

We believe including everyone is central to who we are and what we want to achieve, we welcome difference and pride ourselves on creating a culture where you can be yourself and where your wellness is supported.

You’ll be guaranteed to make friends for life and work with a team that is incredibly flexible, supportive, ethical and fun.