SE1, London
circa £34,200 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Role Profile:  Partnership Manager

This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the UK’s first social investment organisations which has provided over £0.5billion worth of loans and grants to thousands of charities and social enterprises all across the UK in its 20-year history.

We specialise in helping organisations become more resilient and sustainable so that they are in the best place to grow and increase their impact in our communities where the need is greatest. 

At SIB we want our team to represent the diversity of the people and communities that we serve.  We also want our organisation to be one where different backgrounds, experiences, expertise and perspectives are valued, and where everyone is encouraged to grow and develop.  This means that when recruiting we actively seek to reach a diverse pool of candidates.  It also means that we are happy to make changes to the recruitment process and to consider any reasonable adjustments that potential candidates may have as a future employee of SIB in order to reach their full potential.

Our Values are: People First, Curious, Bold, Collaborative, Accountable

About the Role

Reporting to a member of the relationship management team this exciting role sits in our investment team, identifying, targeting and building a network of relevant organisations, encouraging applications from the widest possible range to our funding programmes, featuring loans and grants.

It is central to our outreach, building relationships with well-connected umbrella organisations rooted in communities up and down the UK, and supporting them to introduce charities and social enterprises to the right kind of funding. Our ambition is to have the best and widest ranging set of partner networks, nurturing our existing relationships and building new ones.

At the start of 2022 SIB will be launching a programme to provide dedicated funding and support to  Black and Minority-Led organisations. Part of this role will involve working with partners who have great expertise, experience and reach into those communities

As well as the external perspective, it will involve leveraging the great experience across our organisation, working across our Teams to identify new opportunities. 

You will balance managing a healthy and high-performing pipeline of applications with nurturing relationships with our broker network.

Key responsibilities

1.       Identifying, targeting and building a network of relevant organisations, and supporting them to introduce a wide range of charities and social enterprises to our funding programmes, featuring loans and grants.

2.       Work with partners to bring our funding to organisations in communities throughout the UK including those that have been historically underserved by funders.  

3.       Undertake initial eligibility screening of funding applications against eligibility criteria and where appropriate introduce them to a relationship manager to fully assess.

4.       Balance your time managing a healthy pipeline of funding applications from charities and social enterprises with nurturing relationships with our partner and introducer networks.

5.       Track and report on referred funding applications internally and externally.

6.       Attend and present at external events and webinars.

7.       To work within the organisation's processes and procedures required to contribute to the effectiveness of the quality management system.

8.       Contribute to the knowledge management, equality, diversity and inclusion and learning priorities in SIB’s strategy and support the implementation and delivery of the strategy.

9.       In agreement with manager to undertake other tasks that support the objectives of SIB as required.

Core competencies

·       Exceptional presentation skills

·       Excellent customer service skills

·       Great at building relationships

·       Flexible approach to taking on and adapting to new and changing projects

·       Ability to thrive in a target-driven environment and strive to stretch expectations

·       Past or current experience of working in a customer facing sales role

·       Ability to work using own initiative, managing and planning own workload, making informed decisions with minimal supervision

·       Excellent oral and written communication and Influencing skills that can be adapted for a variety of audiences

·       Knowledge or interest in the funding of organisations or businesses

·       Commitment to equalities and customer care

·       Actively contribute to and enjoy being part of a team

·       Experience of providing products, services or support to minoritised ethnic communities

Desirable competencies

·       Track record of generating new loan and/or grant applications through building external relationships

Reward package

In addition to salary, SIB offer a generous rewards package which includes:

·        Hybrid working

·        Annual leave of 25 days per year plus bank holidays

·        Birthday leave

·        Group life assurance – Death in service scheme which pays three times annual salary

·        EAP & WeCare – confidential counselling, wellbeing, GP & information services

·        Perkbox – free access to over 200 exclusive perks

·        Wellbeing benefit

·        Remote Working benefit

·        Access to training, personal and professional development

·        Digital Detox afternoons

·        Cycle scheme

·        Volunteering and visits – the opportunity to volunteer at or visit one of the many charities and social enterprises we support.

·        Enhanced Family Friendly benefits

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Refreshed on: 03 December 2021
Closed date: 13 December 2021
Tags: Business Development

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