Corporate Fundraising Programme Lead

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We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced corporate partnerships fundraiser to lead our partnerships management and development at Bliss.

Role Summary

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.

Bliss is the UK’s leading national charity for babies born premature or sick, and we are looking for a skilled Corporate Fundraising Programme Lead to join our enthusiastic and passionate Fundraising team. You will bring your skills in strategic planning, account management, new business, and negotiation to deepen our engagement with a range of corporate partners.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to take a leadership role within our fundraising team, supporting our ambition to grow our income over the coming years to have a greater impact for babies and families.


  • Hybrid (with 2 days in Bliss Head Office, London SE1)
  • Salary: £38,480
  • 30-35 hours a week
  • Permanent

Role Details

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with proven experience in corporate fundraising to make a real difference as part of a small, dynamic and dedicated charity. Working closely with Bliss’ senior management team, you’ll work with a high degree of autonomy to strengthen our support from existing partners and secure new mutually beneficial relationships.

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

  • Strong working knowledge of all types of fundraising partnerships, including sponsorship, cause-related marketing, and Charity of the Year.
  • Excellent account management skills, with proven experience managing five- or six-figure partnerships.
  • Proven experience securing new partners at five- or six-figure levels.
  • Strong commercial acumen: the ability to understand other organisations’ commercial objectives and build mutually beneficial agreements that deliver value for Bliss.
  • Influencing and leadership skills, including demonstrable experience of effectively working with senior colleagues and external stakeholders.

For more details, please view the job description attached to this advert

How to Apply

Interested applicants are requested to submit the following documents to

  • Your CV (please ensure this does not include your age, gender or any other personal characteristics)
  • Supporting statement explaining how you meet the criteria in the person specification. This should address the essential points of the person specification and is expected to be no more than 1000-1500 words long

This information is used when shortlisting candidates for interview.

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

Recruitment Timeline 

  • The deadline for applications is Monday 24 June
  • First round interviews will be held virtually (via zoom) between w/c Monday 24 with second interviews in person at our London Bridge office.

It is Bliss’ policy not to contact applicants who have not been invited for an interview so if you have not heard from us three weeks after the closing deadline, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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