Partnerships Officer

  • Job Reference: VA31
  • Date Posted: 16 July 2021
  • Recruiter: St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
  • Role: Project Manager/Officer jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

We are looking for a Partnerships Officer to join our team to develop and build relationships with frontline staff and organisations across different sectors supporting people experiencing homelessness.

Main duties and responsibilities

Managing relationships with 5 of our Local Network Partners

  • Supporting the Partnerships Manager in being a main point of contact for queries on local network activities
  • Ensuring reports are submitted on time, read and responded to
  • Sharing key highlights with the Partnerships Manager and Policy and Comms Officer to support shared learning
  • Providing capacity support as needed for Partner events

Event management

  • Taking a lead role in organising our Annual Frontline Network Conference - developing from concept stage to execution of event and engaging staff and facilitators across the UK
  • Developing and managing budgets to agreed timescales and spend
  • Develop theme concepts for annual regional conferences and training events
  • Ensuring feedback is collected from all funded events

Funding

  • Supporting promotion and management of the Frontline Network Training Fund, Shadowing Fund and Events Fund
  • Helping to develop and facilitate training opportunities and to fulfil identified training needs/gaps in provision

Developing local networks: online and in person

  • Identifying areas and organisations who would like to establish a Local Network
  • Supporting new areas to set up a Local Network and run initial events to engage frontline staff
  • Support new areas in identifying local decision makers and opportunities for frontline workers to engage with them
  • Feed into the development of an overall strategy for how we support frontline workers to set up local Frontline Networks in their area

Person Specification

Experience

  • Track record of working in frontline roles with people experiencing homelessness
  • Evidenced networking and relationship building skills with a range of stakeholders
  • Practical understanding of issues, including wellbeing, faced by and affecting frontline workers supporting people experiencing homelessness

Skills and experience

Essential

  • Ability to build relationships with people at different levels across differing sectors
  • Ability to use initiative and work creatively
  • Ability to prioritise and carry out tasks within agreed timeframes
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a multi-agency setting
  • Fantastic communication and presentation skills engaging lots of different people
  • Ability to work at home remotely, or in an office environment
  • Experience of using online comms tools including Teams, Zoom and Eventbrite
  • Budget management responsibility

Desirable

  • Experience of promoting and encouraging take up of resources targeted at a specific audience
  • Developing and implementing effective ways of capturing user feedback
  • Experience of identifying training needs and developing relevant training opportunities
  • Experience of organising events - including meetings and conferences in-person and online
  • Experience of using Hey Summit

How to apply?

Interested to come and work for us, then please provide via our job website –

  • A current, comprehensive CV outlining your key achievements in previous and current roles with details of two referees (who will not be contacted without your prior consent).
  • A supporting statement (no longer than two A4 pages) explaining how you believe your skills and experiences match the requirements of the role and the person specification.

Deadline for receipt of applications - 11.59pm on 15 August 2021

Interviews to be held online week beginning 6 September 2021