Corporate Partnership Officer

We are looking for a Corporate Partnership Officer to provide excellent account management to our current corporate partnerships, and to support the development of new partnerships and initiatives within a growing corporate fundraising programme.

About the Mental Health Foundation

Our vision is for a world with good mental health for all. Our mission is to help people to thrive through understanding, protecting and sustaining their mental health.

Good mental health is fundamental to thriving in life. It is the essence of who we are and how we experience the world. Yet, compared to physical health, so little is commonly known about mental ill health and how to prevent it. That must change.

The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s charity for everyone’s mental health. With prevention at the heart of what we do, we aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems.

How to apply

To apply please send your completed application form and an equal opportunity monitoring form to by 12noon on Wednesday 5 December 2018

Job description

Purpose of post

To provide excellent account management to our current corporate partnerships, and to support the development of new partnerships and initiatives within a growing corporate fundraising programme.

Duties and responsibilities


Provide day-to-day account management of corporate partnerships:

  • Support the kick-off process for new partnerships, setting goals and developing partnership agreements.
  •  Work alongside partner company staff to brainstorm, plan, promote, deliver and evaluate corporate partnership activities
  • Drive corporate participation in key Foundation events such as Mental Health Awareness Week, Curry and Chaat and Tea & Talk.
  • Provide a point of contact for staff in corporate partner organisations who what to undertake activities, order materials, take part in events or send donations
  • Report back to corporate partners and donors on the impact of the work they have helped to support
  • Work from time to time at the premises of partner organisations, working directly with staff there as an ambassador of the Foundation

Ensure efficient administration processes are in place for corporate partnerships:

  • Undertake routine financial management of partnerships
  • Ensure accurate account management is maintained on the Raiser’s Edge database
  • Ensure corporate partners are appropriately thanked for their efforts.

Support the development of new corporate partnerships:

  • Manage enquiries about corporate partnerships and professional services, triaging requests and making first contact with potential partners or clients.
  • Develop online and offline corporate fundraising marketing content/materials.
  • Conduct basic research and due diligence on potential partners.
  • Support pitch/proposal development
  • Support development of agreements with potential partners, for both commercial and CSR partnerships.


  • Work with colleagues across departments to share our work with corporate partners and engage colleagues in corporate activities.
  • Represent the Mental Health Foundation to companies, and at external events, including pitches and contributions to events and conferences.
  • Work in close collaboration with colleagues in the Individual Giving and Events and Communities teams on joint fundraising activities.



  • Support the Head of Business Development and Engagement with the ongoing development of the Corporate Fundraising Strategy
  • Work with corporate partners to find ways to increase the reach of our brand and message with staff and customers of our partner companies.
  • Maintain knowledge of legal requirements for corporate fundraising as well as trends across the sector

Keep up with the trends in corporate partnerships, and key partnerships in the sector.

Relationships - internal

  • Maintain excellent communications between the fundraising team and other departments.
  • Support staff across the organisation to get involved in corporate partnership activities, building enthusiasm
  • Liaise on fundraising and marketing issues with Media team.
  • Assist the Head of Business Development and Engagement in building relationships with Mental Health at Work CIC staff.

Relationships - external

  • Create trusted relationships with key staff/relationships holders in corporate partners
  • Build rapport with operational staff in corporate partner companies
  • Maintain excellent donor and supplier relationships.

Other duties / general

  • Undertake travel within the UK including to the MHF offices in Glasgow and Cardiff.
  • Contribute to the general running of the team, attending meetings as required.
  • Promote good practice in relation to mental health at work and enable the Foundation to be a model of best practice in all aspects of mental health at work.
  • Uphold and promote the Foundation’s commitment to equal opportunities and respect for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities.
  • Undertake other reasonable duties as required by the Head of Business Development and Engagement.

Person specification



  • Experience of working in an office environment, setting up and managing administration systems 
  • Demonstrable experience in working within fundraising and/or marketing
  • Experience in providing customer care or working in a public facing role
  • Experience of using a database, preferably a relational one like Raisers Edge
  • Experience of building relationships internally and externally


  • Experience of working on charity corporate partnerships, or in corporate social responsibility
  • Experience of establishing governance arrangements for partnerships 

Knowledge and understanding


  • Willingness to demonstrate personal interest in mental health and wellbeing 
  • Understanding of the basic principles of charity/corporate partnerships
  • Understanding of basic principles of fundraising and/or marketing


  • Understanding of using online platforms for fundraising and/or marketing 
  • Understanding of diversity and equal opportunity issues. Especially relating to mental health
  • Knowledge of Data Protection issues



  • Demonstrable communication skills, in person, online and in written media. 
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Confident and appropriate manner in dealing with the public and with corporate partners from a range of business types 
  • Excellent IT skills including office suite, databases, and web collaboration tools such as Skype
  • Able to manage a varied workload and work on own initiative to multiple tight deadlines
  • Able to work with confidential and sensitive information


  • Ability to think analytically and to identify opportunities 
  • Strong business awareness and entrepreneurial skills 
  • Advanced IT skills in Share Point, web design or graphic design 

Personal Qualities


  • Team player and flexible approach to work
  • Commitment to accuracy, efficiency and high standards of customer service
  • Self-motivated, innovative, pro-active, excellent communicator and target driven 
  • Willingness to work outside of office hours and weekends when required (infrequent)
  • Willingness to work from partner office locations, with the ability to sense and adapt working style to match the corporate culture. 


  • Educated to degree level or similar

Equal opportunities information

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sections of the community, whatever your background.

We value each and every person in our team and are very good at working with people. Our workforce is made up of talented individuals from all sections of the community and we are committed to providing a working environment that encourages, and is supportive of, workers with mental health problems. We therefore welcome applications from anyone with personal experience of mental distress or learning disabilities, and positively encourage people with experience of using mental health services to apply.

We believe the way in which we effectively work together will enable our charity to fulfil its mission.

This commitment to equality and diversity means that we benefit from the widest range of experience and talent, and are fully representative of the world in which we live. We aim to create a working environment in which everyone is treated in a non-discriminatory manner.

Recruitment agencies may be employed as appropriate. We ensure that all such agencies operate an equal opportunities policy comparable to that used by us.

Benefits of working for us

The Mental Health Foundation is a great place to work and offers generous benefits.

All our members of staff are entitled to the following benefits. Please note that some of the benefits are available after a qualifying probation period.


We consider it important to encourage people to save for their retirement and therefore we provide staff (after successful completion of a probation period) with a 10% pension contribution paid into an Age on Personal Pension. Contributions can be invested in a variety of funds according to your investment preference, or alternatively a default fund is available. Staff will also receive death in service life cover at four times salary.

Annual leave

Staff receive 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

Maternity/parental leave

Enhanced maternity/parenthood leave entitlements are in place, including extended maternity leave and benefits. Available after a qualifying period.

Flexible working/work life balance

The right to request flexible working is available to all employees. There are a number of different flexible working arrangements available throughout the organisation, which can be arranged by mutual consent.

Child Care Vouchers

This is a flexible way to meet the costs of your childcare. Part of your salary can be given up or ‘sacrificed’ in exchange for Childcare Vouchers. Within specified limits, these vouchers are non-taxable and exempt from National Insurance contributions and therefore present a saving for employees who receive them as part of their total employment package. The Childcare Vouchers received are then exchanged, in whole or part, for the approved and registered childcare services you use.


We are required to make statutory sickness payments (SSP) where staff qualify. We also have our own sick pay scheme, including full pay for a period subject to certain conditions.

Employee Assistance Service

At times staff members may face and need help with a variety of issues throughout their lives. As part of our commitment to staff members we provide a 24/7 independent and confidential counselling and information telephone service, free of charge. Support is available on a range of issues including legal, financial, emotional, health issues and work-related concerns.

Season ticket loan

Interest free loans are available to purchase season tickets for the journey between home and work.

Cycle to Work Scheme

The Cycle to Work scheme is a UK Government tax exemption initiative introduced in the Finance Act 1999 to promote healthier journeys to work and to reduce environmental pollution. It allows employers to loan cycles and cyclists' safety equipment to employees as a tax-free benefit.

Through the scheme, employees will be able to purchase a bike of a value of up to £1,111, repaid over 18 months through deductions from your gross monthly salary. The loan will be interest free and the benefit will be offered after successful completion of the probationary period.