Full time, fixed term contract to 31st March 2021
£34,000pa pro rata plus 8% employers’ pension
Home based/virtual office working
About the role
Working to the Head of Membership and closely with the wider Senior Management Team and the Programmes Manager, our new Partnerships Manager will help us deliver key programmes of work through close engagement with our members and our partners and by effectively project managing agreed work plans.
The Partnerships Manager will lead on developing activities to meet the expectations of our funders and clients and will support the management of key external relationships. The role will work across a diverse portfolio of projects reflecting the breadth of activities delivered for and by NAVCA’s members.
The role will support the Head of Membership to continuously develop and deliver excellent member services, and will work closely with members and colleagues to identify and meet particular areas of interest and need amongst our members.
Specifically, the role will be responsible for the effective delivery of our annual work plan for the Health & Wellbeing Alliance, and will play an essential role in our work as part of the VCS Emergencies Partnership.
This is an outcome focused, relationship based role with a strong element of effective project management and practical delivery.
Salary: £34,000 with 8% employer’s contribution to pension
Contracted hours: Full time
Holiday: 25 days holiday pa pro rata (1st April to 31st March), plus Bank Holidays and three days close-down between Christmas and New Year
This role will initially be a fixed term contract to 31st March 2021, with the potential to become a permanent role in the future.
An immediate start is essential.
The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator and relationship builder, able to mix the ability to engage effectively with a wide range of partners and members with a practical, outcome focused ability to manage and deliver complex programmes.
You will have evidenced knowledge of project management techniques, and experience of working within a relationship-based environment to deliver specific work plans and gather intelligence.
You will be comfortable balancing the needs of a specified and time limited work plan with the organic emergence of new requirements and demands. You’ll also be able to blend the ability to think and work across a range of subject areas with an attention to detail and a systematic approach to recording and managing information.
In common with the rest of the NAVCA team, you’ll be deeply collaborative in your approach, with a flexible, agile focus on delivering meaningful outcomes for our members, our partners, our funders and ultimately the communities we serve.
We actively practice a flexible and supportive working culture; you will be contractually home based so you will need to be comfortable working remotely and without close supervision. We will support you to work effectively in the non-office based environment of your choice, whether that be at home or in a hot desking environment.
You should be outcomes-focused, and seeking to make the most effective use of your time and energies for the benefit of our members and the communities they serve.
You’ll need to be within easy access of our small office hub in Sheffield – probably within an hour’s travel time - with the ability to travel across the country if required.
We are the only national membership body in England that specifically and solely supports place-based local VCSE infrastructure organisations across the country. We have around 180 members who between them offer (at last estimate) around 160,000 local charities and voluntary organisations the support they need to thrive.
As the hub of this network of locally focused organisations we are heavily member focused – without our members we are nothing, and we are passionate advocates of the crucial role our members play in the ecosystem of the VCSE sector.
We are a small, highly collaborative, outcome focused and dynamic team. Our culture is one of mutual support, and we are committed to ‘excellence, everywhere.’ We work at pace, responding to the needs of our members and to the opportunities that arise to act on their behalf – and that can mean that sometimes things can feel complex and challenging. Sometimes we get things wrong! And we aim to learn from what doesn’t go well, and we share our learning openly and authentically.
We have a small office hub in Sheffield, but everyone on the team is contractually home based and primarily works remotely. We gather regularly (when not in the midst of a global pandemic) to meet face to face, and we use technology to ensure high levels of communication and collaboration throughout the working week.
We are not currently a racially diverse organisation, but we are committed to making the necessary changes to ensure that Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic candidates and potential colleagues will feel welcomed and supported to succeed and thrive in our organisation.
We are committed to the ‘Open to All’ campaign and do not currently require any specific qualifications for any of our roles. We are currently reviewing all our policies through an actively anti-racist lens, and we have for the past eighteen months practised blind recruitment supported by active diversity monitoring.
How to apply
Please follow the application instructions carefully to support our blind recruitment process:
To apply for this role, we would like you to send us your CV and a short covering letter – no more than two sides of A4.
You should remove any references to your name, email address, home address, date of birth or dates of education, but please ensure both documents are headed with your phone number – this will be your unique identifier throughout the process (and means that we can contact you!)
Your covering letter should evidence, with examples, how you meet the core competencies described in the role profile.
You should also confirm your immediate availability for the role and your location (town or city).
When you apply you will be asked to complete an anonymised diversity monitoring survey. We would appreciate your support in enabling us to track the diversity of our applicants as part of our commitment to improving the diversity of our organisation.
Deadline for applications: Sunday 19th July 2020.
Shortlisting: Monday 20th/Tuesday 21st July 2020
Interviews: Friday 24th July 2020
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