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Interim Head of Partnerships Prostate Cancer UK

We’re seeking an Interim Head of Partnerships to join Prostate Cancer UK. This exciting 6-month commitment will develop a partnerships strategy across the organisation, whilst leading the team to deliver some fantastic partnerships with such brands as Paddy Power and Omaze UK, to name a few.

  • Location: Hybrid / London
  • Salary: c.£65,000 - £68,000 (6-month contract)
  • Closing date: Rolling applications

Who we are

Prostate Cancer UK‘s top priority is funding research to stop prostate cancer killing men.

We’re investing millions to find better treatments and better tests that can spot fast-growing cancers early and could be used in a screening programme to save thousands of lives.

Too many men are needlessly dying of prostate cancer. The latest data shows that the number of men dying each year has gone up (again) and underscores the terrible fact that this disease is as big as breast cancer.

Latest statistics reveal that, for the first time ever, more than 12,000 men died of prostate cancer in a year. 12,000 friends, brothers, lovers and dads. Most of these men died because their prostate cancer was not detected early enough.

We want to stop prostate cancer killing men. The work we’ve been doing has improved their chances of survival, but with the numbers set to continue rising, we have a lot of work to do.

As the population grows and ages and as we continue to raise awareness and make more men aware of their risk of prostate cancer, we will see many more men going to their GP with concerns. This will lead to a huge swell in the numbers of men being diagnosed and people needing support to deal with the disease. It also means more of the men we love and need are going to die.

By 2030, prostate cancer will be the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK. We’re on a countdown and we need to be ready.

The futures of many thousands of men across the UK depend on what we do in the next few years.

A strategic focus for the Partnerships team going forward is the development of a major research appeal, to transform the diagnositic pathway for men affected by prostate cancer.

About the role

This interim position will lead our Partnerships team across new business and account management. You’ll be responsible for our approach to securing high-value and strategically important partnerships, including those that enable us to reach different audiences.

Your partnerships strategy will contribute to the work being delivered by our Director of Fundraising in developing a new 5-year fundraising strategy for the charity. You’ll lead the way by working on our biggest and most complex partnership opportunities including a 7-figure partnership with Paddy Power, whilst coaching the team and working across the charity will multiple stakeholders.

It is important that you work with peers across the charity to understand strategic needs, develop compelling partnership propositions and support the Director of Fundraising to identify and drive forward truly transformational partnership models and opportunities.

Key Skills:

  • Partnerships strategy experience
  • Strategic change experience
  • Significant experience in charity corporate partnerships
  • A self-starter, who understands best practice and can ‘hit the ground running’

We have a bold ambition: to stop prostate cancer limiting men’s lives. And it’s through funding research that we will make this happen.

Prostate Cancer UK

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a skilled strategic high-value (partnerships) fundraiser, who has the experience to confidently assess and develop our strategic approach to the portfolio of potential partnership opportunities.

You will play a key role in ensuring our partnership approach is strategically focussed and coherent across the charity — as well as produce business plans and results that deliver short and long-term objectives for the team.

This is a brilliant opportunity to strategically build on Prostate Cancer UK’s biggest partnerships, and contribute to their capital appeal that will transform the diagnostic pathway for men affected by prostate cancer.


For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Tara Patel | tara@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07398 901458

Simon Callaghan | simon@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07702 678658

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