Corporate Research Volunteer

Contract: Flexible – ideally 3 or 4 days a week 

Location: Vauxhall, London SE11 (and partly home-based)

Deadline: Noon, Wednesday 13 December 2017

Interviews: Week commencing 18 December 

To apply: Please send your CV with a cover letter to [email protected]


You will be part of the Corporate Partnerships Team, working to support WaterAid’s Corporate Insight Manager in identifying and researching prospective partners. The information collected will be key in defining our strategic approach to prospecting corporate partnerships.

Your research and administrative support will be a vital contribution to our work, enabling our fundraisers to maximise their time and help WaterAid reach everyone, everywhere with safe water, sanitation and hygiene by 2030.

Job purpose

The Corporate Research Volunteer role is ideal for someone with excellent research skills and a specific interest in the relationships between NGOs and the private sector. It is an excellent starting point for someone wishing to pursue a career in the charity sector.

The purpose of the role is to provide high-quality research outputs that will support the Business Development team with developing high value, multi-year partnerships with the private sector.

The role will also include the collection and analysis of information for specific corporate engagement projects and some ad hoc administrative support for the Corporate Partnerships team as a whole.

Example tasks

  • Company research – gathering company information (size, employees, offices, turnover, profit, senior management) and analysing it to generate an effective pipeline of prospects
  • Researching and summarizing marketing as well as Corporate Social Responsibility information for brands and companies
  • Collect and present accurate information on key contacts within corporate prospects and existing partners (in accordance with the Data Protection Act)
  • Accurately presenting information according to the team’s requirements

Person specification

  • Excellent research skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly find and analyse large amounts of content and extract and succinctly distil relevant information/data
  • Efficient and effective at information gathering using a range of sources
  • A methodical and rigorous approach with accurate and clear written communication style
  • Ability to plan own time and work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Interest in business strategy and the factors influencing companies’ CSR agenda
  • Advanced IT skills, including Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Commitment to WaterAid’s ethos and work
  • A strong people person, able to develop relationships with a wide range of individuals.

Read more in the role description

Apply now. Email your CV and cover letter to Laurent Arnone >