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Partnerships Manager

Closing date: Monday 15 April, 9am

The role: Our work is needed now more than ever before. This is why we have embarked on an exciting new strategy to make tackling low numeracy an urgent, national issue. However, we will only achieve significant and lasting change by engaging other organisations to support and fund our work.

We work with a wide range of partners: from corporate supporters and charitable trusts and foundations to employers, such as the NHS, unions, charities and the government. All of this is supported by a fantastic staff team, a highly active Board of Trustees and the National Numeracy Leadership Council.

We have an exciting new role for a skilled partnerships fundraiser to join our supportive team. You will spot and develop opportunities to establish new partnerships, as well as manage and help develop our group of amazing partners.

This role would suit a fundraising or partnerships executive, or equivalent, looking to step up, or it could be a great opportunity for someone looking for a new challenge and keen to take the lead on an increasing number of innovative, high-profile national partnerships.

You’ll need to communicate the vital importance of our goals in a way that persuades organisations to work with and, crucially, to fund our work. New business development and ongoing relationship management are crucial as we seek to establish long-term partners and sustainable income streams for the organisation. As Partnerships Manager, you will play an important role in realising our vision.

We are looking for someone who is flexible, a self-starter and able to use their own initiative to generate ideas as well as leads. It’s not imperative that you come from the charity sector as long as you can show us that you have relevant transferable skills and an understanding of what it takes to be successful in this role. We welcome applications from people who may have struggled with maths and numbers and have a personal understanding of the experiences of our beneficiaries.

Some key responsibilities:

  • Identify and build a strong pipeline of new relationships, proactively pursuing and securing new funding opportunities.
  • Manage a diverse range of existing partnerships to secure renewed funding by maximising their impact.
  • Contribute to trust and foundation applications and reporting.
  • Play an important role in ensuring that funding aligns with the charity’s strategic aims and contributes to its long-term goals and sustainability.
  • Develop multi-year partnerships and translate one-off funding into longer-term support where possible.
  • Work closely with the External Relations team where our communications contribute to our fundraising aims and partnership development, and to develop support for our high profile, national campaigns from our partners.
  • Work with the Programmes team to ensure that funded activities meet expectations and enhance broader relationships.
  • Work with the Impact and Evaluation team to create engaging reports demonstrating the positive impacts of our work and partnerships.

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