Senior Partnerships Manager (Cambridge)
Senior Partnerships Manager (Cambridge)
Based: Cambridge, UK, with travel to other sites and event venues
Basis: permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible
Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in UK
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based educational charity that works to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. We want more people to be able to harness digital technologies for work, to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively.
Established in 2008 and first known for our product — the wildly successful Raspberry Pi computer — the Foundation has developed educational content and programmes that are helping millions of people learn new skills.
In October 2015 we merged with Code Club, followed in May 2017 by a second merger with the CoderDojo Foundation. Together we now represent one of the largest sustained global efforts to help young people learn about computing and digital making. You can read more about our mission, values, and goals in our 2018–2020 strategy.
The work of the Raspberry Pi Foundation is supported by a wide range of individuals and organisations who donate their time and expertise as well as providing funds to support our mission. We are now looking for an experienced Senior Partnerships Manager to contribute at a senior level to the development and delivery of the Foundation's partnerships and fundraising strategy.
You will work closely with our Chief Executive Officer and the leadership team to nurture existing partnerships and develop new ones. You will also help us expand and scale our partnerships internationally, including in India and North America.
The ideal candidate will have at least five years’ experience of developing and maintaining partnerships in a relevant context, with specific expertise in grant management, impact measurement, and relationship management. You will need to be highly organised and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to manage relationships with multiple partners.
While we expect you to come with an impressive track record, you will be joining a fast-growing non-profit organisation that offers unparalleled opportunities for development and growth.
- Working as part of a small team to manage the development and delivery of the Foundation’s partnerships and fundraising strategy
- Engage with existing and prospective partners, building effective long-term relationships
- Develop communications that highlight the impact of our work and the role of partners
- Support the CEO and leadership team as they develop new donor relationships to secure grants and donations
- Support a culture of effective partner and donor management across the Foundation, including implementing processes and controls that monitor and report on outcomes, expenditure, and other commitments
- Proactively develop new opportunities for partnerships, working across the Foundation to identify prospective partners and develop relationships that lead to new collaborations
- Prepare funding applications, proposals, presentations, and pitches as required
- Monitor performance, including preparing regular partnership and fundraising reports for management and trustees
Experience and personal attributes
You must have:
- A passion for the mission of the Raspberry Pi Foundation
- At least five years’ relevant experience of developing and managing partnerships
- Significant experience of monitoring, measuring, and reporting impact, and of forecasting against funders’ plans and budgets.
- A track record of initiating, leading, and implementing partnership development that leads to significant success in securing funding from trusts, foundations, and other organisations
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the demonstrable ability to prepare and present a compelling case for support
- Evidence of strong skills in advocacy and networking, being highly adaptable and able to interact with a wide range of people
- Outstanding organisational and administrative skills
Ideally you would also have:
- Experience of working in an educational or technology-related context
- Project and team management experience
- Experience of working with funders and grant-giving organisations from outside the UK
In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of additional benefits for all of our colleagues, including:
- 25 days’ annual leave
- Generous company pension scheme with 8% employer and 4% employee contributions
- Life assurance and long-term illness insurance policy
- Professional development fund for all employees
- Flexible work hours as needed, to fit around family
- Generous parental leave policy
- Bike-to-work scheme and season ticket loan policy
- Bi-monthly company maker days to improve your digital making skills
- Monthly all-staff meetings and socials
- Fresh fruit, tea, coffee, drinks in all our offices
Timetable for applications
Closing date: 5pm on Monday 19th November
Initial Telephone Interviews: Thursday 22nd November
*Please let us know on your cover letter if you can't make this date.