Commercial Partnerships Lead


Commercial Partnership Lead

Location: London

Salary: £45,622 per annum

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Innovation and Enterprise

Hours per week: 35

About us 

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it. 

Whilst the Venture Studio supports, builds and invests in start-ups, it’s itself a start-up within Crisis. We’re in full growth mode, building the future for social change within the charity sector. 

About the role 

As Commercial Partnerships Lead in the Venture Studio, you will have responsibility for finding, building and nurturing partnerships from across the start up ecosystem. You will work with our Community and Events executive to develop and execute the marketing strategy that will build awareness and engagement within the community. You will identify the partners through whom to scout our investment portfolio, and bring in technology and entrepreneurial expertise to help scale their growth. You will own the relationship with our Strategy Advisory Board, ensuring their guidance and expertise is felt across the organisation. And you will work in collaboration with our colleagues in fundraising and philanthropy to explore mutual opportunities for revenue and engagement within existing relationships. 

About you 

To be successful in this role you will have:  

  • first hand experience of the start up world 
  • consultative selling skills 
  • first class communication skills; plus a flair for the creative 
  • a passion for people and relationship building 
  • a curious and inclusive nature 
  • good analytical skills 
  • a structured and organised approach to execution 

We want Crisis to be an inclusive employer which then reflects our members and the communities we work in. We want to offer opportunities to everyone regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness. 

Working at Crisis 

As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including: 

  • Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy 
  • Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5% 
  • 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days 

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career. 

When you join us you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation. We have 5 staff diversity networks which include Black, Asian and Ethnic people, LGBTQ+ people, those with Lived Experience of Homelessness, Women at Crisis and Disability Awareness. 

How to apply ​​​​​​​

Closing date: Monday 14th June (23:59).  


We welcome applications from people who identify as neuro diverse and want our recruitment process to be as accessible as possible. If you need us to make an adjustment or provide additional support as you apply for a role, please email and one of our Recruitment team will contact you to discuss how we can help. 

Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094

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