About the job

The RSPB are expanding our HQ Corporate Partnerships team as we continue to build on recent successes and increased public awareness of our efforts to collaborate with businesses, enabling collective action in support of nature’s recovery.

Your work with us will allow you to play a vital role in raising awareness of the crisis that nature is facing and to make a significant impact in restoring habitats, saving species from extinction, and providing opportunities for people of all ages to connect more closely to nature – protecting it for the future.

About the Role

The Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager will be responsible for driving significant income growth from corporates – working with brands and businesses to reach challenging targets. Your role will incorporate close involvement in the ongoing stewardship of prospects and improvement of the RSPB’s offer through engagement with stakeholders across the organisation. This role will focus on securing investment in projects in England, as well as the RSPB’s wider corporate partnership offering across the UK. You will be working closely with colleagues across the Business Engagement function to deliver high-value partnerships which will have a significant impact in the fight against the dual nature and climate crisis.

What we need from you

The post-holder will be someone who thrives in relationship management and successfully securing new partnerships.

The successful candidate will have significant B2B new business experience and a proven track record of securing complex corporate partnerships with strategic communications packages and financial values of £1m+.

Flexible location with regular travel across the UK to visit partners and attend events alongside scheduled working at the HQ in Sandy, Bedfordshire with team members – currently monthly.


  • Experience in securing high-value, multi-dimensional partnerships in the private or third sector.
  • Able to take a leading role in the partnership development strategy, generating ideas, bringing external insight, and delivering on agreed areas of work.
  • Experience in developing and implementing ambitious sector strategies and producing tailored new partnership propositions that meet corporate and RSPB objectives.
  • Able to proactively generate leads, build networks, and influence others, both internally and externally to secure multi-dimensional £1m+ value partnerships.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, effective proposal writing and correspondence to internal and external audiences.
  • CRM system experience


This is a Permanent Full-Time role for 37.5 hours per week.

For further information please contact dave.bloor@rspb.org.uk

As part of this application process, you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and complete an application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.

If you wish to provide a cover letter with your application, please include this at the end of your CV document upload.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sectors. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

We reserve the right to close this advert at any time.