This role will head up Autistica’s corporate function in key strategic sectors, including financial and legal services, technology, telecommunications, pharma and luxury/retail. 

The role also includes working closely with Autistica's Gaming Fundraising Specialist and Autistica's DARE Lead to ensure corporate opportunities are maximised. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate strong relationship fundraising capabilities, with a track record of winning and running significant corporate partnerships. 

Joining an award-winning, successful and well-established team, you will play a major role in delivering strong financial growth and bringing in new supporters to help us reach our ambitious goals. 

Main Responsibilities


Lead on developing and implementing the corporate strategy in order to meet the annual corporate income target.

Ensure cross-team support to steward corporate prospects and maximise income opportunities.

Contribute to the development, planning and implementation of the wider fundraising strategy.   

Line Management

The post will have one direct report - Corporate Fundraising Executive.

Manage the work of the CFE, ensuring they are set clear objectives, receive regular supervisions and annual appraisals, and have a personal development plan.

New Business and Account Management

Lead on the Top 10 pipeline of high-value, strategic partnerships.

Develop new profitable, high-value corporate relationships through meetings, presentations, written applications, mailings and events at C-suite level.

Secure sponsorship, cause-related marketing agreements and CoTY partnerships.

Develop pitches and products tailored to specific companies and sectors

Account manage secured partners

Other responsibilities

Work with the wider fundraising team to support our largest appeals and events

Participate in internal meetings to develop strategies and plans for all areas of the charity

Raise the profile of Autistica through networking at external events 

For full details about this role download the job description. Applications close on 23 January 2019. If this job is of interest, please send your CV and covering letter to