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Business Development and Partnerships Coordinator

Circa £24,924 per annum (commensurate with skills and experience) + benefits

35 hours per week, permanent role, based in London WC2    


This is an exciting role for a budding fundraiser and partnerships coordinator to develop their skills as part of a supportive Business Development and Partnerships Team within a leading research and innovation organisation.

Key elements of the role are:

  • Undertaking research to support the team in developing insights on potential trust, foundation, statutory and corporate partners.
  • Contributing to the proposal writing process in order to support the RSA’s commitment to delivering innovative research and action projects
  • Assisting the development of sustainable funding partnerships through the development of communications to existing partners.
  • Undertaking key administrative responsibilities that facilitate excellent record keeping and progress analysis for the team.


You will be an early career fundraiser or have experience as a partnerships manager with strong written communications, research and organisational skills. This is a role with huge growth potential that will attract candidates with a strong interest in the RSA’s work which is to find innovative practical solutions to today’s pressing social problems.

The RSA combines thought leadership with civic innovation to further human progress. Building on our 250 year history as a beacon for enlightenment values, the RSA is currently at an exciting period in its history. We provide platforms for leading experts through the UK’s most ambitious free public lecture series, our projects generate new models for tackling the social challenges of today and we are building on our network of over 27,000 Fellows around the world – these are achievers and influencers from every field with a real commitment to progressive and social change.

How to apply

To apply for this position please download the application pack from the RSA website and prepare your CV and a covering letter clearly addressing how you meet the criteria for the role as set out in the person specification and stating your current salary. You may address your covering letter to Laura Partridge, Head of Business Development and Partnerships.

Click on "Apply Now" below to submit your application. The closing date for receipt of applications is Midnight on 11th August 2016.  Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 24th August. Please note that we are unable to accept late or incomplete applications.


Application pack (PDF)


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The RSA is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

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