Senior Partnerships Manager (Director of Wales Office)
Location: Cardiff (initially working from home in line with coronavirus guidelines)
Contract: Full time, permanent
Salary: £42,000-£52,000 per annum, commensurate with experience
This is an exciting time to be joining BookTrust - our 2020 strategy sets out a new focus prioritising work that supports families in greatest need. Working at a strategic level to influence policy and decision making nationally and engage with delivery partners across Wales, the Senior Partnerships Manager (Director of Wales Office) will ensure we deliver on BookTrust's new strategic objectives. The role includes ensuring the current and future BookTrust offer is securely funded and strategically and sustainably embedded nationally. This role will act as the senior representative of BookTrust in Wales, overseeing our team operating from our Cardiff office.
As an effective leader, the successful candidate will have knowledge of the political, governmental and broader stakeholder and policy-making context in Wales, and demonstrable experience of relationship management with local and national partners, government and funders. A collaborative approach to working with partners and across the wider organisation is essential. Knowledge of the early years, schools or children and families stakeholders and the relevant policy context would be an advantage.
The role is principally focused on our activity and partnerships in Wales but there will be opportunities for the successful candidate to undertake wider strategic activity across the organisation.
To find out 'How to Apply' please visit our website.
To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter. In your cover letter, please outline your suitability in relation to the person specification and answer the following question:
Which partners do you think can help BookTrust take forward our mission in Wales and why?
Closing date: Wednesday, 12 May 2021 at 9am
Please note that this job may close once we have a sufficient number of applications.
There will be a two-stage interview process conducted via Microsoft Teams
Our commitment to diversity and inclusivity
We aim to provide an inclusive recruitment process and actively welcome applications from diverse talent pools: BAME candidates, candidates with disabilities and long-term conditions and candidates from under-represented communities.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and want to ensure we have an accessible application process for all candidates. If you need any reasonable adjustments or would like us to do anything differently during the application process, please contact our HR team to discuss your requirements further. Contact details can be found on our website.
In order that our equality policy is effective we carry out regular monitoring of job applicants, and we would therefore ask you to complete the equality monitoring form.This information will be kept centrally within our secure HR department, completely separate from your recruitment application form and will be used for the sole purpose of compiling statistical information. The information will be separated from the application form and will not be given to the selection panel. The completed monitoring form will be destroyed once the information given in it has been collated.
BookTrust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The recruitment and selection process reflect our commitment to safeguarding, therefore the suitability of all prospective employees will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment, with pre-employment checks.