Partnerships Director

Remote (London, UK)
about 2 months ago
Full time role


Climate Arc

London, UK

Climate Arc works to mainstream climate science into financial decision making – at speed and scale. We build arcs, or ...

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Job Description

Climate Arc is in its first full year of operation, and we are now looking to add a Director of Partnerships to our growing team. This exciting, newly created role will play a critical part in delivering Arc’s strategy of boosting the capacity of the climate finance ecosystem through grantmaking, contracting and dynamic partnerships with NGOs, philanthropists and others working in the space. Working closely with the leadership team will be critical to the success of this role to guarantee that investment is aligned with, and complements, the work being done across Arc. Internally as a thought partner, and externally as an ambassador, the new Director will build upon the knowledge and experience of the existing team and position Arc as a bold leader in philanthropy.

Working closely with the Director, Research & Programs you will identify gaps in the current ecosystem and build dynamic solutions to fill them. This may be through granting or contracting existing non-profit and commercial entities, identifying opportunities for mergers, or establishing new organizations through seed investment and strategic partnerships with philanthropists and/or impact investors.

The investment portfolio will focus on Arc’s 3 strategic pillars:

  • Intelligence: opening up and curating climate data, information and insights globally and for specific sectors and regions – for use in financial decisions.
  • Pathways: the frameworks, methodologies and standards needed to guide the direction and pace of net-zero financing decisions
  • Human capacity: building the skills and assembling networks of people worldwide to integrate climate science into financial decisions.

You will lead the Partnerships team and oversee the investment portfolio of grants and contracts including implementing RFP drives; reviewing and assessing proposals; and progress, performance and risk monitoring. You will build Arc’s reputation as an open, efficient and progressive thinking philanthropist. You will oversee the program budget ensuring good stewardship and efficient use of Arc and its contributors’ funds. You will liaise with the Investment Committee and, where appropriate, the Advisory Council (Arc’s Board of Directors) to ensure that all investment is aligned with our vision, mission and strategic goals.

You will oversee Arc’s own fundraising efforts to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the organization. Working closely with the Chief Executive, you will build on relationships with existing funders and attract new ones. You will design and implement a fundraising strategy that utilizes current donor strategy alignment as well as positioning Arc with potential new philanthropic organizations and individuals not yet active in the space.

You will support local fundraising efforts and identify opportunities for Arc’s investment portfolio to complement and add value to local and regional programs and vice versa for Arc’s global network of climate finance hubs being established in emerging markets with the strategic purpose of boosting capacity at the local and regional level.


This role is open to candidates located in the UK, Europe or the East Coast of the USA.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A passion for Arc’s mission and vision
  • Extensive experience in a similar role in a philanthropic or ‘re-granter’ organization
  • Experience of having established new initiatives or organizations
  • Exceptional partnership, relationship building and network engagement skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of the global climate finance ecosystem
  • Relationships and experience relevant to one or more of Arc’s strategic pillar portfolios
  • In-depth knowledge of key performance indicators and project evaluation methods
  • An analytical mindset with creative problem-solving abilities


Climate Arc currently offers the following for UK candidates. Salary and benefits will be adjusted depending on the country the successful candidate is located in.

  • 28 days' holiday plus public holidays (fully flexible)
  • Private medical & dental cover for you and your dependents
  • Life assurance 4x basic salary
  • 9% company pension contribution
  • Enhanced family pay and leave policies
  • Professional development program
  • Professional membership paid (if applicable)

As well as the tangible items above, we are building a culture of trust and collaboration where we have confidence our team members will get the job done and meet the deadlines and expectations of their roles. As such we offer a flexible and open work environment with fully remote and hybrid working options that work for you and the wider team.


Depending on experience and demonstrated capability, the salary range for this role in the UK is £140,000 - £160,000. For other locations, we will set salary in line with our compensation structure compared to similar roles in similar organizations within that particular geography.

To apply

Please complete the Application Form including attaching an up-to-date CV as well as a Cover Letter (both in English) outlining how your skills and experience align with the above requirements and what motivates you to work with Climate Arc in this particular role.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the posting will remain open until we find the right person/s for the role so we encourage you to submit your application sooner than later.

The application and assessment process will involve the following:

  • Application review (applications that do not include a full cover letter will not be considered)
  • 1st round interview: Director, People & Culture (45 minutes MS Teams call)
  • 2nd round interview with prepared questions: Chief of Operations (1 hour MS Teams call)
  • Psychometric assessment
  • 3rd round interview with presentation: Chief Executive & Director, Research & Program (1 hour in person in London)

Climate Arc

London, UK

Climate Arc works to mainstream climate science into financial decision making – at speed and scale. We build arcs, or ...

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