Partnerships Officer

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Bliss is the UK’s leading national charity for babies born premature or sick, and we are looking for a Partnerships Officer with a solid background in both account management and new business to join our talented and successful Fundraising Department.

One in seven babies is born premature or sick and needing care on a neonatal unit – this isn’t what most parents expect for their baby. Join the leading national charity dedicated to supporting babies, families and NHS staff at this critical time.


21-28 hours per week

FTE c £28,000 Permanent

Based in London SE1, with agile working policy enabling balance between office (minimum 1 day per week) and working from home.

Role Summary

The successful candidate will play an important role within the Partnerships Team: acting as primary contact for a number of external relationships, delivering agreed outcomes for our project sponsors, as well as stewarding supporter from across our valuable charity of the year portfolio.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Proven experience of working in a results driven environment from either a charity fundraising or corporate background
  • An ability to quickly build effective relationships and influence people
  • A high level of interpersonal skills with experience in negotiating with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent time management – ability to prioritise workload, meet deadlines and work to a high standard
  • A high standard of verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of a CRM or fundraising database

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to make a significant contribution to the growing Corporate programme at Bliss. The post offers real responsibility, the chance to learn new skills – and the opportunity to have a significant impact on the lives of families across the UK.

For more details please view the job description and person specification attached to this advert.

Why work for Bliss?

Bliss values and celebrates the work of its Fundraising Department and our organisation’s strategy prioritises digital.

We are an equal opportunities employer and take pride in our collaborative and inclusive work culture. We understand that we all have different priorities at home and we therefore aim to offer a mix of financial and non-financial benefits. Our benefits include financial, health & wellbeing, lifestyle and career development options:

  • 25 days paid holiday (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Flexible working practices
  • Relaxed work life and dress code
  • A contributory Bliss pension scheme
  • Interest free annual season ticket loans
  • Company and statutory sick pay scheme
  • Compassionate leave
  • Time off for volunteering
  • Salary sacrifice schemes (bike to work, payroll giving)
  • Access to 24x7 free Employee Assistance Programme
  • Family friendly policies
  • Learning and development via peer to peer, blended, cascaded and self-directed learning
  • Mentoring and coaching

How to apply

Interested applicants are requested to submit the following documents to

  • CV
  • Supporting statement explaining how you meet the criteria in the person specification. This should address all the essential points of the person specification and is expected to be no more than 500 words long.

This information is used when shortlisting candidates for interviews.

Please ALSO submit an Equal Opportunities Form. This will not be used when shortlisting candidates, and is anonymous, but helps us monitor and improve our recruitment practices.

Recruitment Timeline

  • We are recruiting on an immediate basis and early applications will be prioritised.
  • Interviews will take place via video call.

It is Bliss’ policy not to contact applicants who have not been invited for interview.

Job description and specification

Partnerships Officer Job Description and Person Specification