Head of Gaming Partnerships

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Job Title Head of Gaming Partnerships
Job Category Sales Manager,Business Development,Online / Digital Sales
Job Description War Child have an exciting vacancy for a Head of Gaming as part of our growing Fundraising and Marketing department. We’re looking for a dynamic person with expertise from the video games industry to lead our award-winning team of specialist gaming fundraisers. The successful candidate will be able to deliver and build upon our gaming strategy as well as inspiring the team to continued success. As a result, they will have a direct impact on the lives of children who have been affected by conflict.

Your role  

The Head of Gaming is responsible for leading War Child’s award-winning Gaming team as part of the wider Fundraising and Marketing department.   Your key objective is to deliver on the organisation’s gaming strategy and to grow income by working with the International video games industry as well as gamers themselves to help War Child deliver quality programmes to an increased number of children in conflict zones.  

Gaming has been highlighted as one of War Child’s most important target sectors for innovation and growth. As the strategic lead for all of War Child’s approach to the video games industry, you will be uniquely placed to deliver a lasting impact on War Child and the children we serve.  

Your responsibilities 

  • Lead the Gaming team to maximise the value War Child receives from current or future gaming partnerships.
  • Accountable for building and delivering the Gaming Team Strategy.
  • Accountable for the development and delivery of the Gaming annual plan and income and expenditure budget ensuring we maintain a high return on investment.
  • Accountable for marketing and promoting all gaming activations to maximise audience engagement with support from War Child Digital teams.
  • Accountable for wider operational decisions and communications on behalf of War Child as part of the Management Team including shared accountability for the Operational Risk register, a key management tool.
  • Bring your global experience and understanding of international trademarking to international activations and collaboration with global partner charities.
  • Line manage the Gaming team, ensuring they are contributing to team objectives while supporting them with their personal and professional development.
  • Manage the external Gaming Committee comprised of senior leaders in the industry ensuring we can maximise their impact for War Child.
  • Manage risks related to all Gaming Partnerships

These duties provide a framework for the role and should not be regarded as a definitive list. Other reasonable duties may be required consistent with the grade of the post.  

You are;

  • An expert in gaming with deep understanding of the international industry, trends and value chains.
  • Specialist skills and experience within gaming marketing and thorough knowledge of gaming platforms & services.
  • Strong understanding of digital marketing and sector trends.
  • Able to demonstrate success in achieving financial targets through account management, business development or sales.
  • An excellent relationship manager able to take a personal approach to business relationships and have experience with managing risks around partnerships.
  • Able to demonstrate experience of people management and individual development.
  • Experienced in developing and managing budgets, and annual plans.
  • Able to demonstrate experience of project management.
  • Experienced with Client Record Management system.
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of UK Fundraising regulations / compliance and contracts.
  • An excellent verbal communicator, confident in managing relationships at all levels, externally and internally, as well as being able to influence, negotiate and lead discussions.
  • Creative and innovative thinker with the ability to develop new commercial ideas and translate into proposals that achieve results.

All candidates for roles based in London are required to have the right to work in the UK.

Child safeguarding Our work with children to keep them safe is the most important thing we do. We are committed to the safeguarding of children in all areas of our work. Successful applicants will be expected to be compliant and sign up to our Child Safeguarding policy.  

Contact information

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: Helen Pattinson, Director of Fundraising & Marketing (HelenP@warchild.org.uk)  

How to apply

Please download the application pack from:

Pre-employment checks

Employment with War Child will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:

  • a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check, and a clear vetting and Due Diligence check
  • receipt of three satisfactory references
  • proof of eligibility to work in the UK (roles based in London only)
Location London, UK & Europe
Job Category Sales
Date posted 07/02/2020
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