Head of Stakeholder Management – Global Alliance Members

31 October 2020 by

Head of Stakeholder Management – Global Alliance Members

Contract, Full time
London, Remote
Posted 11 months ago

About us 

When people come together, they can achieve great things. The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge unites people to tackle some of today’s biggest challenges. We use our passion and unique influence to change mind-sets to make a lasting difference on the issues that matter to us and to society.


The Royal Foundation supports a broad and ambitious spectrum of activity. We bring people, ideas and resources together to understand issues, explore creative solutions and be a catalyst for long-term impact.


Job Purpose 

The Earthshot Prize, which launched globally in October this year, will be the most ambitious and prestigious of its kind – designed to incentivise change and help to repair our planet over the next 10 years.


Crucial to the mission of The Earthshot Prize is our Global Alliance, which includes Founding Partners, Alliance Partners (NGOs) and Alliance Members (the private sector).


The Head of Stakeholder Management – Global Alliance Members is a new role within the team and will lead the work to build and manage the network of private sector partnerships that will be critical to the success of The Earthshot Prize. Our Global Alliance Members will play the vital role of supporting our winners and finalists to scale and replicate their Earthshot solutions, thereby maximising The Earthshot Prize’s ability to repair our planet over this decisive decade.


Working with the Head of Prize Design and Impact, the appointed individual will design our strategy for developing mutually beneficial strategic partnerships with these key organisations. They will then lead the implementation of this strategy, building and stewarding an impressive group of global companies and umbrella organisations from a multitude of sectors.


This is a unique role, and one that will see the successful candidate empowered to lead this work, and these relationships, at the most senior level.

The team delivering The Earthshot Prize will remain housed within The Royal Foundation until late 2021. At this point, The Earthshot Prize will become an independent entity. We expect this role, and the job holder, to transition to the new organisation at this point. 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Lead the creation and delivery of the Alliance members engagement strategy, building a network of international private sector partners that can maximise the impact of The Earthshot Prize .
  • Identify the organisations most able to support the overall ambition and vision of The Earthshot Prize – ensuring this aligns with the 5 Earthshot Challenges.
  • Working closely with the Director of The Earthshot Prize and Head of Prize Design and Impact, build a bespoke engagement plan for these partners which aligns with the wider Earthshot Prize strategy, including securing financial and in-kind support for our Earthshot finalists/winners.
  • Act as the main point of engagement at a senior level for all private sector partners, ensuring each relationship is managed and stewarded flawlessly.
  • Provide briefings and support to the CEO of The Royal Foundation, Director of The Earthshot Prize and Head of Prize Design and Impact at The Royal Foundation, feeding into key decision-making processes about The Earthshot Prize.
  • Prepare and manage stakeholder meetings/roundtables, including designing agendas, project plans, and the production of reports.
  • Ensure an accurate audit trail is maintained of all stakeholder engagement and all contact/activities are recorded on stakeholder database.
  • Provide input into weekly/monthly reports for the Head of Prize Design and Impact and Director of The Earthshot Prize.
  • Play a significant role in developing and delivering The Earthshot Prize’s ongoing stakeholder engagement strategy, leading up to the inaugural winners being awarded in Autumn 2021.


Relationships (Internal and external)

  • Key members of The Earthshot Prize and The Royal Foundation team.
  • Our Global Alliance Members – private-sector organisations committing to The Earthshot Prize.
  • Key Earthshot Prize Stakeholders where and when appropriate.
  • Members of the Royal Household as appropriate.


Person Specification 

The Royal Foundation is a high-profile organisation, and the successful candidate will appreciate the importance of discretion and confidentiality and have a mature and professional approach.

Key skills and Competencies 

  • Best-in-class relationship management skills, able to build and maintain strong connections with high-profile stakeholders, and an impressive network to support the objectives of this role.
  • Ability to understand the perspectives of our Global Alliance members, securing their support whilst showing an appreciation of their commercial interests and competing priorities.
  • Proven project management skills, with an ability to see the bigger picture beyond day-to-day business.



  • An ability to deliver exceptional work at a fast pace in complex environments and balance a large number of different stakeholders and priorities at once.
  • Attention to detail ensuring that both external and internal presentation is perfect.
  • Excellent written, verbal and online communication skills; a highly articulate team player.
  • Excellent presentation skills and confident to take the lead on conversations with high-profile organisations.
  • Proven ability to work and multi-task under pressure; respond quickly to changing situations in complex project environments; prepare responses/narrative quickly and clearly; and use personal initiative.
  • Sound judgement and an ability to identify issues before they arise.
  • A commitment and willingness to uphold The Foundation’s values in all areas of work.


Experience and Knowledge 

  • Demonstrable experience in a position of management/leadership working in stakeholder management or corporate partnerships, preferably in relation to environmental and/or conservation issues that interface between the public and private sectors.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing a successful and impactful strategy which incorporates external partners to support the delivery of a large-scale international campaign or project.
  • Proven experience designing, developing, and delivering a strategy to establish a new high-profile group of partnerships (not necessarily limited to the private sector).
  • Excellent contacts in the corporate world and a strong understanding of the private sector and how it operates.
  • Strong experience of delivering impact through the creation of unique and collaborative partnerships, including securing financial and in-kind support from corporate partners.
  • Proven experience tailoring the core components of a partnership to a range of partners/members to achieve results.
  • Excellent network and intrapersonal skills, able to build and maintain important and senior relationships.
  • Considerable experience managing high-profile partners, and positively responding to challenging circumstances.
  • Comfort and understanding of managing stakeholders based in different parts of the world.
  • Experience using Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and CRM database systems.
  • Experience of working with a number of high-profile individuals, so discretion and professionalism are paramount to an applicant’s success.
  • Experience working within a private sector organisation in a sustainability/environmental position (desirable).



  • Seeking a candidate with Degree level education (ideally Humanities degree) or equivalent experiential working.
  • Ability to speak another language to degree level would be welcome.


Practical Requirements  

  • Available to work beyond standard hours and to travel in UK as needed.

For more information and to apply, click here.


JOB TITLE: Head of Stakeholder Management – Global Alliance Members
REPORTING TO:   Director of The Earthshot Prize
HOURS: 37.5 hours per week
LOCATION: Kensington, London
(remote working available until at least December 2020)
CONTRACT: 12-month Fixed Term Contract
SALARY: £60,000 per annum

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