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Corsham, Wiltshire (Hybrid) 14.41 miles
£31,500 - £36,750 per year
Full-time
Contract (12 Months fixed-term )
Job description

We are searching for a Partnerships Manager (Maternity Cover) to join Jamie’s Farm’s HQ team, working across an exciting and growing charity. You will play an important part in facilitating the further growth of the charity, forming new partnerships and thereby enabling thousands more young people to benefit from our support. This is a temporary position to cover maternity leave.

Please note: The deadline for application is 9am Monday 22nd July 2024. 

Salary

£31,500 - £36,750 pro-rata

Contract

Temporary 12 month fixed-term contract

Reports to 

Head of Operations

Direct Reports 

None 

Location 

This job will be based at our gorgeous Bath Farm, which also acts as the charity’s HQ. The successful candidate will need to be at the Bath Farm at least two days a week. This role will involve regular travel in order to build connections with potential partners and to develop relationships with all of our farms. It will also involve attendance at conferences and events, to help raise our profile. 

About Jamie’s Farm

Jamie’s Farm is a charity which helps young people to flourish at home, in education and in the community through an intensive weeklong immersion in rural life. During a busy residential stay, young people help us run large working livestock farms and tackle many challenging and unfamiliar jobs, designed to offer everyone an opportunity for achievement, thereby building their self-esteem and confidence. They live in a supportive family environment that encourages them to push themselves out of their comfort zone. Our therapeutic input makes use of individual and group sessions to allow children to reflect on their lives on the farm and back home, to draw out tangible strategies for improvements to be realised when they return home.

Our programme is shown to have long term positive impacts on the lives of the young people we support. At the end of their visit, 66% of all young people showed improved mental wellbeing. Six weeks after their visit, of those with concerning attendance, 67% were no longer of concern. Six months after their visit, of those previously at risk of permanent exclusion, 64% were no longer at risk. These dramatic changes are only possible through the combined efforts of the entire Jamie’s Farm team.

Partnerships Manager Role 

Jamie’s Farm is quickly growing to help meet the increasing needs of young people from around the UK. The legacy of the pandemic, increasing mental health challenges and the cost-of-living crisis are all causing more children than ever to need the support of programmes like ours. Our existing farms are all full to capacity and booked many months ahead. As part of our strategic plan, we wish to grow our capacity and expand our geographical presence so that we can help more children, from more communities, during the second decade of Jamie’s Farm’s history. 

The Partnerships Manager plays a crucial role in the next phase of Jamie’s Farm’s growth. Our new farm in Skipton opened its doors to young people for day visits in April 2023 and is currently undergoing development as another residential farm. We have also just purchased a second farm near Bath, which is currently being developed. Combined, these two sites will allow us to work with another 80 partners and support almost 1,000 more young people every year. 

The Partnerships Manager’s principal task will be finding and developing these new partnerships. This will involve building relationships with schools, local authorities, academy chains and other charities around the country, sharing the benefits of a Jamie’s Farm programme and supporting them to make a visit possible. The Partnerships Manager will also work closely with other members of the HQ team to develop and expand other earned income streams, all of which are used to directly subsidise our groups of visiting young people. 

Benefits 

  • A warm, welcoming and vibrant working environment based on a beautiful farm just outside of Bath.

  • All lunches provided and shared with our friendly team when on site.

  • Generous annual leave entitlement.

  • Pension scheme with a 5% employer contribution.

  • 25% staff discount to rent out any of our farm properties at weekends and in holidays

  • Frequent team away days and celebrations, as part of a friendly and collaborative HQ team

  • Personal and professional development opportunities throughout the year 

Person Specification 

  • Good business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit.

  • A clear and confident communicator, with the ability to adapt communications to a wide range of external audiences, both in writing and in person.

  • A determined nature, with the motivation to see a process through from start to finish.

  • Organised and systematic, to ensure opportunities are not missed.

  • Innovative, with the ability to develop and implement new strategies to engage partners who haven’t yet heard of Jamie’s Farm.

  • Experience of developing new partnerships which go on to be long term supporters/clients/customers. 

  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation, in a fast-paced environment that relies on teamwork.

  • A genuine passion for Jamie’s Farm’s vision, mission and methodology, with an eagerness and ability to inspire others with our unique approach and motivate them to work closely with us.

  • A warm, friendly and personable attitude, allowing you to quickly engage new partners and develop personal connections.

  • Someone who will embrace Jamie’s Farm’s values and act as a real ambassador for them, both internally and externally. 

Please view the full job description on the Jamie's Farm website for further details. 

Our team will also be happy to answer any questions you might have. 

Application resources
Posted by
Jamie's Farm View profile Company size Size: 21 - 50
Posted on: 07 June 2024
Closing date: 30 June 2024 at 09:00
Tags: Project Management,Business Development

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.