E1, London
£40,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
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**UPDATED 12th September**

Looking for the next step in your career progression and the opportunity to work for a dynamic charity that shapes young people's lives, boosts social mobility, and strengthens society? 

This is an opportunity to join an ambitious UK education charity that ensures young people are prepared to thrive as confident, informed and engaged citizens. We help young people have a sense of ownership and confidence in shaping their community and society, to create a more just and fair society and stronger democracy. 

About the Role 

This Head of Partnerships and Engagement role is a chance to join the charity's senior leadership team and progress to a Director role after the first year. The aim of this role is to drive our business development through leading the orchestration of how the charity approaches partnership working at the highest level alongside sector profile and credibility building with strong oversight of communication activities that align across all our teams.  

An ability to cohesively deploy, plan and lead our communication functions and maximise our charity’s partnership opportunities, and how these are strategically structured, will be essential for this role.  

With the vision of our new Chief Executive, we are aiming to build on our strong foundation of quality corporate programmes and create a wider offer that engages partners of all types across our partners - from courts to school networks, as well as companies. This role will support our programme teams and work with the SLT to look after the culmination of these priority areas for the charity that results in more opportunities, boosted credibility and strong partnership ways of working.  

About You 

We are looking for a skilled relationship manager capable of working in collaboration across our programme teams to develop the charity’s sector offering and partnership opportunities alongside aligned communication strategies that support organisational growth, profile and reputation.
You will also work towards improving our educational impact as well as developing network growth that drives successful fundraising.   

Your efforts will support the success of a partnerships team currently expanding their corporate offer and assessing ways of aligning this with our educational programmes. You will also lead a communications function with an effective understanding of how this function strengthens our relationships, increases engagement across audiences and boosts our visibility for growth.  

For more information on the essential experience required to deliver this role successfully and how to apply please download the Recruitment Pack to find out more. 

How to Apply 

  • For full details please be sure to see the Recruitment Pack that includes details of what to include in your application. In place of a generic Covering Letter (which will not be accepted or reviewed), please provide a personal statement answering the 3 questions which are outlined in the recruitment pack.  
  • Closing date for applications: 9 am, Monday 11th October. Please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, therefore please do not wait to apply. 
  • All candidates must have the existing right to work in the UK. 

If you would like to informally discuss this opportunity or have any issues with your application please contact the Recruitment email address outlined in the recruitment pack. 

If you have not heard from us within 7 working days after the closing date, it means your application was not shortlisted on this occasion. We apologise in advance but due to the volume of applications, we cannot provide individual feedback on unsuccessful applications that are not shortlisted.

Please note that Young Citizens is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people that we work with and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A background or DBS check may be required for any eventual appointment.

About Young Citizens

Young Citizens is an education charity working in primary and secondary schools to help educate, inspire and motivate the active citizens of tomorrow. Since 1989 Young Citizens (formerly known as the Citizenship Foundation), has helped millions of young people understand society’s democratic structures, and the rights and responsibilities of its citizens by running a range of programmes and experiences for young people, with the help of thousands of volunteers. We have a newly appointed CEO and growing remit to work with national partners to influence how we support young people as thriving, empowered young citizens. By joining Young Citizens you will be joining a team that is collaborative, ambitious and dedicated to producing amazing impact for young people through high-quality work with our corporate, foundation, and schools partners.

Application Instructions

Please submit your CV and personal statement answering the 3 role questions. Please note: Applications *without* a personal statement as instructed in the job pack will not be accepted or reviewed; applications with CVs alone or generic covering letters will not be reviewed.

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Refreshed on: 27 September 2021
Closed date: 11 October 2021
Tags: Communications, PR, Business Development

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