The best job in Corporate Volunteering?
Internationally recognised and award winning not-for-profit social enterprise Works4U is looking for an exceptional person to lead the organisation to the next level.
All the pieces are in place: a portfolio of corporate clients; connected to & respected by thousands of community organisations and a new bold strategy in place. We now just need the right person to lead and implement this strategy. Is this you?
This is a superb opportunity for an intelligent, pro-active and hardworking individual who is equally at home presenting in the board room as they are getting their hands dirty cleaning up a community venue.
Celebrating its 10th birthday this year, Works4U’s social mission is to help businesses to support the community through volunteering and related activities. It organises for its business clients’ employees to volunteer as teams and through skills-based volunteering in impactful and transformational community projects. Based in Hammersmith in West London, it works with clients and community organisations all across London. It is a leader in the Employer Supported Volunteering field and set up the London ESV Network and in 2018 was invited to the United Nations Office at Geneva to lead discussions on how business can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
This is a challenging but rewarding role, requiring someone with both strong commercial and organisational skills. The Corporate Engagement Manager will deliver revenue targets from current and new corporate clients as well as managing the budget of projects and programmes commissioned. Each Works4U community volunteering project is a professionally organised event with full end-to-end delivery on behalf of our business clients and community beneficiaries.
As well as engaging with corporates at all levels, there’s a large hands-on side to the role and you should expect to get your hands dirty (literally). Some volunteering events involve physical labour such as gardening or painting and can take place over a full day.
The Works4U Corporate Engagement Manager will carry out a complex range of tasks including brokering relationships between local businesses and third-sector beneficiaries; build the profile of corporate volunteering; generate leads; carry out regular marketing campaigns, identify and match needs; fundraise; and secure bookings, materials and equipment for appropriate services. Therefore, being able to build relationships at all levels is essential.
Reporting direct to the CEO, this is an autonomous and largely self-managing role and we will need to see proven experience of managing projects on your own initiative.
Key responsibilities include:
- Business development (corporates)
- Responsibility for an income target
- Profile and relationship-building focused on the corporate sector
- Marketing including email campaigns, social media, collateral, press coverage
- Partnerships with local beneficiaries e.g. schools, care homes, park authorities
- Organising professionally delivered community volunteering events
- Evaluation, reporting and data management
- Fundraising via bids and applications to appropriate sources
- Managing people – we expect Works4U to grow and the right person will be able to build, manage and motivate a hard-working team to achieve the organisation’s goals
Essential skills and personal qualities:
- Commercial skills – being able to do a deal but also experience of managing a budget
- Well-organised – Proven skills (direct or transferrable) to plan and implement corporate events
- A great relationship builder
- Confident working solo
- Driven and tenacious
- Passionate about volunteering and the work of the voluntary and community sector
- Professional business English (written and spoken)
We are looking for someone who will build and develop Works4U for years to come. In return, we have a ready portfolio of corporate clients to ensure you hit the ground running and support from the Chief Executive.
For the right person, this will be an exciting role that will really make a difference in the local community.
This is a full-time post but flexible working will be considered as will working 4 – 4.5 days per week instead of full-time.
To apply, send a covering letter (max. 2 pages) and CV explaining why you have the skills, experience and personal qualities to be successful in this role to this page on The Guardian website.