VACANCY: Partnership Manager

Partnership Manager

Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £28-30K depending on experience

Closing Date: 4th August

Interviews: Phase 1 (Group) : 14th August                   Phase 2 (Individual): 18th August

Start Date: Late August/ early September

Benefits: 25 days annual leave + public bank holidays, birthday off, a wellbeing day and 2 days a week flexible home-based working, private pension scheme

Location: Must be based local to Hull

Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) Children’s University is a local children’s charity that has recently appointed a new Chief Executive Officer. Because of structural changes, we are looking for someone to take over the corporate partnership management within our fundraising team.

We are looking for a vibrant, driven and personable individual who loves to connect with people and make lasting relationships. This role involves lots of networking, attending out of hours social events and and presenting to audiences, so we are looking for someone that thrives in a social environment, can approach people confidently and can passionately spread the message about our charity’s work. The Partnership Manager must be able to work independently and use their own initiative. Experience in a similar role would be beneficial but this is not essential.

Reporting to the CEO, the Partnership Manager will be responsible for securing corporate partners for the charity and managing its existing partners. They will also assist the CEO in building contacts in the local business community and act as one of the key representatives of the charity.

This role involves regular interactions with the business community and will occasionally require out of hours work, sometimes at short notice, to attend events, including some weekends and evenings (sometimes these can go on until midnight). Please do not apply if you are unable to work flexible hours of this nature.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Grow corporate support by identifying, connecting and creating partnerships with businesses.

  • Managing and maintaining relationships with existing corporate partners

  • Representing the charity at business and networking events

  • Presenting to businesses and audiences at events

  • Raise funds against agreed targets

  • Manage social media content relating to corporate support and the business community

  • Representing the charity in some press and local media

About you:

You will be an enthusiastic and confident person with excellent communication skills and the ability to create strong and lasting relationships whilst working towards the achievement of targets.

The following skills are essential:

·       Experience in a sales, business development or fundraising role.

·       A full clean driving license and access to own car

·       Knowledge of the principles of good supporter management and/or customer care

·       Excellent negotiating and influencing skills

·       A proven track record in achieving targets

·       Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills

·       Experience of developing and maintaining relationships across a wide range of contacts, preferably in the business community

 The following skills are desirable:

·       Understanding and experience of budgeting

·       Experience working in the corporate sector

·       Knowledge of corporate community support trends/ESG/ CSR

·       Previous experience in corporate partnerships

About us:

Hull and East Yorkshire (HEY) Children’s University is a local charity that strives to give every child the opportunities they deserve, no matter what circumstances they were born into. Many children around Hull and the East Riding do not have the same opportunities that other children have in the UK. Many have never been much further than the street in which they live and some children will never visit another city until they reach adulthood. Because of this, some children don’t have any aspirations for the future.

HEY Children’s University believes that every child is brilliant at something, and that might be something different to academic talent. But how can those children find out their unique talents if they don’t have the opportunity to try new things?

‘If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid’- Albert Einstein

HEY Children’s University gives local children the opportunities that they otherwise wouldn’t have and gives them the chance to discover their interests and talents- the chance to create their own dreams. The charity aims to light up every path that a child could take and show them their options. Despite what the name implies, HEY Children’s University is about ensuring that children know about all the pathways into careers: be that an apprenticeship, starting their own business, working their way up in a company or attending college or University. Every child should understand what pathways exist.

HEY Children’s University offers a diverse range of experiences that are designed to raise aspirations, confidence and self esteem. Some of these experiences include days at local businesses where the children learn about the industry, meet the staff and take part in a range of activities. The charity also gives children the chance to visit other cities such as London and Edinburgh, offering sleepovers in exciting venues such as the Natural History Museum and the HMS Belfast battleship.

Our team culture code:

1.      We make a difference to children’s Lives

2.      We communicate well and celebrate success often

3.      We treat each other with respect and compassion at all times

4.      We are always honest and transparent

5.      We celebrate individuality

6.      We are passionate and positive

7.      We enjoy autonomy and variety in our roles

8.      We work hard but we laugh a lot too!

9.      We have a can-do attitude and help each other

10.  We protect our culture together

 Please email us for a more detailed person specification

To apply for this role please submit your CV and a 1-2 minute video explaining why you should be considered for this role to our CEO Rose James - by 4th August.

All applications must include a video in order to be considered.

 Tips for your video: The video should be treated as the “covering letter” for your application so include what you would usually include in a covering letter. The quality of the camera footage will not affect your application so the video can be taken on any phone or camera. Let us know why you are interested in the role and why you would be a good candidate.

We think it is important that our charity reflects the lived experience of our beneficiaries, and we want to be an organisation where employees from any background can thrive. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) (LGBTQIA+) candidates, and candidates from low-income families. These groups are currently underrepresented at Hull & East Yorkshire Children’s University and we are committed to increasing representation and diversity at the charity