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Regional Partnerships Manager – Greater Manchester

Apply by 17th May 2021 at 10am

Do you have a proven track record in sales and networking and a desire to see children released from poverty in Jesus’ name? Does the opportunity to combine both sound like the dream job for you?

Compassion UK is recruiting for a Regional Partnerships Manager to establish, build, maintain and grow key relationships with existing and potential Church Partners.

To ensure good stewardship of Compassion UK’s resources, preference will be given to those located within the Greater Manchester area.

At the heart of Compassion’s ministry is a relentless passion to act on our faith and empower every child left vulnerable by poverty. Our work is Christ centred, child focused, and church based.

Home Based covering Greater Manchester Area

35 hours per week over a flexible working pattern with some Sunday working

£33,400 - £39,500
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About the role

As a Regional Partnerships Manager, you’ll work within the Partnerships Department to establish, build, maintain and grow relationships with existing and potential Church Partners to manage local events in order to maximise the opportunities from these partnerships and to achieve regional acquisition objectives. You will work in collaboration with volunteers, the philanthropy and events team to maximise impact.


  • Actively maintain and promote Compassion UK’s Christian ethos and values.
  • Maximise the number of child sponsorships from churches and local events.
  • Work collaboratively across Compassion UK to effectively meet objectives.

About you

To flourish in this role, you'll need:

  • Sales experience with a proven track record of managing a sales process from beginning to end, generating opportunities, managing a portfolio of relationships, closing sales skills and achieving sales targets.
  • An understanding of the aspirations of church leaders and the challenges they face in their ministries
  • Excellent networking experience. A proven track record and the ability to network within a church environment.
  • To be a confident and effective public speaker with experience of preaching within Churches.
  • Core office/administrative skills. You must be fluent in English and competent in written and numerical work, with experience of basic office systems such as Microsoft Office.
  • A full driving licence with car (mileage expenses paid)

It would help (but isn’t essential) to have:

  • A proven track record of excellent persuasive telephone skills.
  • To have used a CRM or similar system.
  • Experience managing / supporting volunteers

We need you to be:

  • Personally committed to the Christian faith. There’s an occupational requirement for the holder of this role to be a practicing Christian, in order to promote Compassion’s ethos and help others to experience, explore and express the faith-based motivation of our work. (You can read more about this in our Policy on Posts to be Held by Christians.).
  • Deeply connected to Compassion’s ministry to children.
  • Aligned to Compassion UK’s cultural attributes.
  • Willing and able to undertake periodic overseas travel.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Proactive relationship building.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to perform to a high standard.
  • Creative, innovative and flexible.

Location & Benefits

This is a home based role covering Greater Manchester area.

Benefits include enhanced pension scheme with 10% employer contribution, equivalent of 5 normal working weeks' annual leave a year, plus normal bank holidays, Income Protection and Group Life cover on appointment and Private Medical and Dental cover on completion of probation period.


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Closing date: 17th May 2021 at 10am

The closing date for completed applications is 17th May 2021 at 10am. Interviews w/c 24th May

Please submit your applications as soon as possible as we reserve the right to change the closing date of our vacancies. Late applications may be considered.

Please note that we can only consider applicants who presently have the right to work in the UK.


If you have questions about the role or experience problems submitting your application online you can call our friendly HR team anytime Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.

01932 836490

Child protection

Compassion is a child-focused ministry; we believe every child should be known, loved and protected. One area of the interview will explore your personal commitment to child protection. A satisfactory basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be a requirement once a conditional offer of employment is made to successful candidates.

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Head of Relationship Fundraising

Closes 10.00am 18th May 2021

Are you an innovative leader with proven experience in developing a high performing fundraising team?

Are you looking for a role where you can combine your outstanding skills and experience within relationship fundraising to have a lasting impact on children in poverty across the world?

Compassion UK is recruiting for a Head of Relationship Fundraising to play their part in Compassion UK’s mission to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

At the heart of Compassion’s ministry is a relentless passion to act on our faith and empower every child left vulnerable by poverty. Our work is Christ centred, child focused, and church based.

Compassion UK Christian Child Development, registered charity in England and Wales (1077216) and Scotland (SC045059). A company limited by guarantee, Registered in England and Wales company number 03719092. Registered address: Compassion House, Barley Way, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 2UT.