Corporate Partnerships Manager

Salary: £37,000 per annum

Location: London, UK – we’re happy to talk about flexible working options such as hybrid working and job share arrangements

Hours: 35 hours per week exclusive of lunch breaks. Additional hours at evenings and weekends will be required (agreed in advance), for which time in lieu may be granted. There are no extra payments for additional hours worked.

Contract: Permanent / Full-Time (Happy to talk flexible working)

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 23rd February 2024


Following some internal promotions in the department, Shakespeare’s Globe‘s is hiring for new managers in our Development Team. We are currently seeking a talented Corporate Partnerships Manager to join our Development Team on full-time, permanent basis.


The role:

The Corporate Partnerships Manager will lead on the delivery of a suite of bespoke partnerships, memberships, experiences, and events offered to corporate partners in order to maximise income and meet agreed targets. This role is overseen by the Head of Corporate Partnerships, will work in collaboration and alongside the Commercial Events Manager, and will have direct responsibility for the Corporate Partnerships Officer.

The purpose of the role will be to:
• Devise and implement strategies for recruitment and retention of our Corporate Members as we endeavour to grow our overall Members significantly by 2025.
• Manage a portfolio of current and prospective Corporate supporters across all Corporate Offerings to meet financial targets.
• Maximise income potential by encouraging Corporates to renew and increase their support.
• Look for new internal opportunities to embed and promote Corporate Giving across the organisation.
• Manage our Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank flagship project



  • To work in collaboration with the Head of Corporate Partnerships to inform and implement the strategy for income growth from corporate revenue streams.
  • Identify and target key markets to grow Corporate Membership, strategic partnerships, training packages and bespoke events through proactive selling.
  • Lead on discussions for upgrading support when appropriate to secure additional
  • Account manage multi-year corporate partnerships, including renewal and contract, negotiation, stewardship plans, maximisation of crediting opportunities, regular communication and reporting.
  • Lead on project management of our longstanding partnership with Deutsche Bank, Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank
  • Ensure that the contracted benefits of supporters are consistently delivered to a high standard, responding to client requirements, and chairing regular supporter meetings.
  • Work with colleagues across the organisation to develop a range of compelling sponsorship propositions that align the Globe’s strategic objectives and the corporate sector’s funding trends.
  • Develop a comprehensive suite of attractive and competitive marketing materials to secure new and repeat business, including relevant webpages, social media campaigns and promotional activation.
  • Maintain sales figures and financial records, managing income and expenditure, reporting on a regular basis.
  • Work with the Corporate Partnerships Officer to ensure optimisation of the customer relationship management (CRM) Tessitura and financial systems in compliance with Data Protection regulations to deliver effective relationship management for corporate members and partners.
  • Ensure fundraising products and practice are in line with current fundraising market trends and policy.
  • Work closely with the Commercial Events Manager to identify corporate prospects from commercial revenue streams and drive income generation, and where possible upgrade event clients to Corporate Members or sponsors.
  • Work across the department to support the entire Development Department as required.



  • Experience of managing corporate partnerships in a not-for profit, charity or arts environment.
  • Proven experience of new business identification and development including creation of marketing assets.
  • Experience of working to financial sales targets.
  • Proven experience of project management skills, including operational planning, budgeting and reporting.
  • Excellent client management or customer service skills.
  • Proven experience of working effectively as part of a team, including using own initiative and being a supportive team member.
  • Effective planning, administration and MS Office skills, with the proven ability to prioritise and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment, maintaining accuracy at all times.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills (including written) with the ability to effectively interpret and present information in different ways to a range of people at all levels.
  • The ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, partners and stakeholders.
  • Experience of administrative and logistical processes around corporate bookings, such as risk assessments, booking procedures and diary management.

Embodies these essential Globe ways of working:

• Committed to the principles of equality, diversity and anti-racism and able to implement these within all areas of work.
• Supportiveness to others.
• Thoughtfulness, reflecting, and problem solving.
• Influencing and communicating with others.
• Delivering high-quality output.

The post holder must at all times carry out their responsibilities with due regard to Shakespeare’s Globe’s Policies and Procedures.



Contract: Permanent / Full-Time (Happy to talk flexible working)
[A full set of terms and conditions will be supplied with a contract of employment]

Hours: 35 hours per week exclusive of lunch breaks. Additional hours at evenings and weekends will be required (agreed in advance), for which time in lieu may be granted. There are no extra payments for additional hours worked.

We’re happy to talk about flexible working options such as hybrid working and job share arrangements.

Salary: £37,000 per annum

Holiday: The annual holiday leave is 25 days per calendar year plus Bank Holidays.


  • Discount in the Globe shop and onsite restaurants/cafes
  • Staff discounts via My Globe perks and better Bankside Buzzcard
  • Free entry to selected shows, events and activities
  • Additional annual leave up to 28 days, with length of service
  • Access to our free employee assistance programme
  • Enhanced maternity and shared parental leave and pay
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Rental deposit scheme
  • Season ticket loans
  • Eye test scheme
  • Flu vaccination scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions after 12 months service.


To apply, please complete the online application form on our main jobs page (via button below) by 5.00pm on Friday 23 February 2024.

As part of the online application form please ensure you upload your CV and within the supporting statement section outline your interest in the role and how you meet the criteria detailed in the full job description.

Should you have any queries or wish to receive the application form in an alternative format please email


We are committed to improving diversity and inclusion across our organisation. Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and the Global Majority are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single specification. If you’re excited about the role but your experience or qualifications don’t perfectly align, we encourage you to apply anyway. We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups such as the global majority, LGBTQA+, those with a disability and neurodiverse conditions.


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