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We're hiring – join The Cares Family as Partnerships Associate

Posted by Alex Smith on 14th October 2020



  • Full time, 12-month contract
  • Salary: £30,000 (negotiable for exceptional candidates)
  • 26 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Flexible working hours
  • Based in London

The Cares Family helps people find community and connection in a disconnected age. First established in 2011, our objectives are to reduce loneliness and isolation by creating and supporting meaningful mutual relationships between people who might not otherwise interact; to help people feel belonging, purpose and power in a rapidly changing world; and to bring people together to reduce the gaps across social, generational, digital, cultural and attitudinal divides.

In your role as The Cares Family’s Partnerships Associate, you will work closely with our Director of Development, Head of Development and Head of Community Fundraising to generate at least £200,000 from businesses and national corporate partners across the five branches of The Cares Family (North London Cares, South London Cares, Manchester Cares, Liverpool Cares, East London Cares) as well as for our new national projects.

This is an exciting time to join our ambitious fundraising team. Thanks to the expansion of corporate partnerships this year, you will be responsible for managing and delivering all volunteering and engagement opportunities with current partners to sustain and grow their support. New business development is also a core part of this role so you will create a robust pipeline of prospective corporate partners and convert new multi-year collaborations, sponsorships, and employee engagement and fundraising into income.

With so much of this role depending on relationships, we need a real people-person. You will have excellent organisational and people management skills to engage new businesses and deliver volunteer engagement opportunities. You will be ambitious, innovative and confident in scoping and pitching. We need someone who is passionate about people and who can clearly promote our vision for building friendships across deepening divides.

If that sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you.

Please read the full job description below and to apply please send a CV of a maximum of two pages, along with a covering letter outlining your qualification for the role, of no more than one page, to, stating clearly in the subject field 'Partnerships Associate application.'

DEADLINE: November 4th 2020 at 9am

The Cares Family is an anti-racist organisation committed to advancing anti-racism in our work and in our communities. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, who are under-represented in our organisation. We are an equal opportunities employer.


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Thank you for considering a donation to The Cares Family. Your gift will help to tackle loneliness and build connection and community in a disconnected world. Our work is powered by people – so please chip in if you can.

The Cares Family is a UK registered company (10236615) and registered charity (no. 1180638). North London Cares is a UK registered company (07737818) and registered charity (1153137). South London Cares is a UK registered company (8757344) and registered charity (1157401). Manchester Cares is a UK registered company (10893107) and registered charity (1176902). Liverpool Cares is a UK registered company (11166325) and registered charity (no. 1177749). East London Cares is a UK registered company (11809555) and registered charity (no. 1186012).

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