Eden Brown is pleased to be working with a fantastic education charity on their Schools Partnerships Manager vacancy. This role is homebased with regular travel throughout the North East - this is a maternity cover contract for up to 12 months.
The School Partnerships Manager will build highly effective relationships with schools, system leaders and other stakeholders and influencers across the education landscape. You will design and deliver a strategy for programme recruitment and sales in your area, pursue and convert sales opportunities, and own relationships with accounts of varying size. In this role, you will raise the charity's profile and reputation to help them achieve their mission.
> Own and develop organisational relationships with Head Teachers, Multi Academy Trust CEOs and contacts in middle tier organisations, being the first point of contact for current and potential customers
> Lead consultative sales meetings with head teachers and senior leaders at schools to promote the charity's programmes
> Build knowledge of the local educational landscape including opportunities and challenges for leadership development, and use this to inform organisational strategy and support external partners
> Develop and deliver sub-regional, programme-level recruitment and sales strategies for the charity's programmes, contributing to the achievement of regional programme and recruitment targets
> Feed into the development of the overarching regional School Partnerships strategy and objectives for each academic year, taking responsibility for specific elements of the strategy and objectives
> Plan and deliver events in collaboration with external partners and wider members of the team (e.g. Communications)
> Identify local speaker slots and public platforms at conferences, events, network meetings etc., including writing and delivering speeches/presentations
> Deliver exciting and robust regional communications, which deliver consistent and effective messaging across the region and are in line with the national communications strategy
Key Skills and Experience:
The successful candidate will, of course, demonstrate their commitment to the mission to improve the education and outcomes of children from disadvantaged backgrounds. You will also be able to demonstrate the following qualifications, skills and experience:
> Ability to build highly effective relationships with external stakeholders at all levels, including those at a senior level
> Experience of managing accounts of varying sizes and in developing new business relationships, preferably, but not necessarily having experience of working to sales targets
> Skilled at persuasive writing and using a range of strategies to impact and influence
> Highly organised and thrives on multi-tasking in a fast-paced and target-driven environment
> Excellent presentation skills and high personal credibility
Eden Brown is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Eden Brown is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.