• Full time (35 hrs per week)
  • Permanent
  • Salary: £34,214 - £35,947 per annum
  • Location: 10 Queen Street Place EC4R 1BE once COVID-19 restrictions lift, with opportunity for blended working
  • Start date - ASAP


About us


Transparency International UK (TI-UK) is the country’s leading anti-corruption non-governmental organisation, and is part of a global coalition sharing one vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. Further details of our work can be found here


Since 1995, Transparency International UK has played a leading role in tackling corruption in the UK, Britain’s role in corruption overseas, and corruption in global sectors critical to international

security and development. We achieve this through impartial, evidence-based research, the design of new standards and solutions and the education of decision-makers.

We drive change through constructive advocacy and by providing support and expertise to others

aligned to our cause.


Transparency International UK is committed to increasing its focus on improving practice in the public and private sectors and to promote action to fight corruption.


About the Strategic Partnerships Function at TI-UK


The Strategic Partnerships function at TI-UK aims to build and further develop partnerships with other UK organisations and initiatives, particularly within the private sector, to create more public pressure on critical issues for the prevention of corruption and promotion of integrity.


The Strategic Partnerships function, led by the Director, is responsible for strategic oversight of all TI-UK private sector engagement, the incubation of new initiatives identified by TI-UK’s strategic planning and associated income generation and growth targets to support both our UK and international Programme teams. The 2021-2030 TI-UK strategy can be found here.


The function aims to:

  • Maintain private sector engagement to support existing and new TI-UK strategic priorities.
  • Identify and secure new predominantly private sector resources to support research, partnerships, and advocacy to build capacity to respond to particular opportunities and challenges across our UK and international programmatic work.
  • Particularly, support the establishment of a presence in the nations and regions of the UK to meet needs arising from the evolving patterns of governance, initially prioritising Scotland.
  • Eventually, we will identify new partners to take over work we have incubated in order to
  • provide the bandwidth to incubate new ideas and areas of focus.


About the role


As the Senior Partnerships Officer, you will work closely with the Director of Strategic Partnerships to deliver strategic growth for TI-UK through the identification and securing of new strategic corporate collaborations, particularly in the new areas of Tech and Corruption and devolved nations and regions in the UK and in support of the Business Integrity Team, as well as the International Programmes (Global Health and Defence and Security).


It is really crucial for this role that you proactively develop and maintain close working relationships with all TI-UK programme teams to support them to find appropriate and impactful partnership opportunities and particularly the business integrity team to maintain our Business Integrity Forum and Benchmark members.


You will be responsible for maintaining and building our engagement with our corporate members and partners and, with the Director of Strategic Partnerships, designing proposals for and bringing on board new members and partners in accordance with the Private Sector Engagement Policy.


You will talk knowledgably and in detail about TI-UK’s work at internal and external events with a variety of stakeholders across civil society, NGO, government and business sectors up to C-Suite/Ministerial level, collaborating with TI-UK programme experts and others from across the organisation (e.g. Trustees, our CEO, key staff) as needed. This will be in virtual meetings/events as well as at in-person events once networking events are allowed again.


In particular, as the Senior Partnerships Officer, you will use your expertise and ongoing monitoring of current events, corporate, investor and sectoral trends, engagement with CSOs and trends in the Anti-Corruption and Compliance business space to identify opportunities for collaboration.


A key aspect of the role will be networking and developing strong relationships with key businesses and contacts to engage them in relevant areas of TI-UK’s work, bringing in programme experts and others where relevant. They will work closely with the Communications team to plan and execute targeted business development strategies and campaigns.


You will produce briefs on corporate interests for internal governance and knowledge sharing including due diligence briefs for Board Committees and maintain the database of prospects and contacts which are/might be suitable strategic partners for TI-UK or suitable members of our Business Integrity Forum and our Corporate Anti-Corruption Benchmark.


In addition you will:

  • Provide administrative support for the Director of Strategic Partnerships including diary management for external meetings, and budget and pipeline spreadsheet management as required by the Director of Evidence and Engagement for fundraising and budgeting purposes.
  • Ensure our private sector engagement brochures, communication material and presentations remain up to date
  • Guide supporting shared services team members to ensure timely and robust invoicing and due diligence processes for private sector stakeholders.


About you


To be successful in this role you will:


  • Be a natural networker – both virtually and in person
  • Have a creative mindset looking for ways to bring new opportunities and connections together.
  • Have a keen interest/knowledge of ethics, compliance and/or anti-corruption efforts.
  • Be a comfortable and professional communicator both in person and over video conferencing/calls who can build strong rapports with people quickly at all levels of organisations including boards/ C-Suite.
  • Have experience of conducting desktop research and drafting briefs/reports.
  • Have excellent administrative skills including managing spreadsheets and contact databases.
  • Have a keen eye for detail to analyse and finalise/collate internal reports (i.e. Including due diligence reports according to our Private Sector Engagement processes, budget and committee reports for Board Committee reviews.)
  • Be proactive to progress potential partnerships and manage relationships through our engagement processes.
  • Have proven ability to think on your feet to join the dots and articulate our mission and activities in a way that creates a win-win for potential partners.
  • Have the ability to juggle a busy and varied work schedule.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and be fluent in English.


It would be great if you also:

  • Have knowledge of the tech sector or experience of AI
  • Have a little black book of relevant contacts within private sector organisations who might be suitable partners for TI-UK



In exchange we will offer you:


  • A competitive salary
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Up to 5% contributory pension
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced sickness and family friendly policies
  • A flexible and friendly working environment


To apply:


Applicants should send the following two items (preferably in pdf format) with your name and the role in the subject line to jobs@transparency.org.uk

  • Cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the role, why you are applying and where you saw the job advertised (1 page max)
  • CV (2 pages max), with details of relevant experience


Closing date: midnight 20th June 2021

Interviews will take place: w/c 28st June 2021


All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.


Please note that due to the very high volume of applications we receive, we greatly regret that we are unable to send personalised acknowledgements or give feedback on applications. If you do not hear from us by the interview date, you should assume that you have not been shortlisted. Only applications with both of the requested components will be considered.


Transparency International UK is an equal opportunity employer.