Partnership Manager (Cambridge)
Based: Cambridge with travel to other sites and event venues
Rate: £35,500 – £45,500
Basis: permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible
Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in UK
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has a simple but ambitious mission: to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world.
It’s a deliberately bold statement of intent. Since launching our first product in February 2012, we have sold more than 17 million Raspberry Pi computers and helped kickstart a global movement to get more people involved in computing and digital making. We’ve trained thousands of teachers and engaged hundreds of thousands of young people in our educational programmes, including our network of more than 10000 Code Clubs and CoderDojos. Our free educational resources are used by millions of people every year.
Our work is only possible because we are part of a fantastic and growing community that shares our mission. This includes a wide range of organisations that provide us with funding, volunteers, in-kind support, and much, much more.
We are now looking for an experienced Partnership Manager to help us nurture existing partnerships and develop new ones that will enable us to reach and benefit many more young people. You will have the opportunity to work with some of the world’s leading technology companies, charitable foundations, and high net-worth individuals who support our educational mission in the UK, Ireland, and around the world.
The ideal candidate will have experience of developing and maintaining partnerships in a relevant context, with specific expertise in grant management, relationship management, or event sponsorship. 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.
- Work with the Senior Partnerships Manager to lead the day-to-day delivery of the Foundation’s partnerships and fundraising strategy.
- Proactively develop a pipeline of new opportunities for partnerships, working with the CEO and team members to identify prospective partners and develop relationships that will lead to new collaborations.
- Work with the events team to secure sponsorship for flagship events.
- Support the leadership team as they develop new donor relationships to secure grants and donations.
- Engage with the Foundation’s existing and prospective partners to build effective long-term relationships.
- Work with Code Club, CoderDojo, and other teams within the Foundation to develop and implement volunteering and engagement strategies for key partners.
- Prepare funding applications, proposals, presentations, and pitches as required.
- Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that goals are being achieved, and report regularly on performance.
Experience and personal attributes
You must have:
- A passion for the mission of the Raspberry Pi Foundation
- At least two years’ relevant experience of developing and managing partnerships
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills
- Evidence of being highly adaptable, with the ability to interact with a wide range of people, and with strong skills in advocacy and networking
- Experience of preparing and presenting a compelling case for support in a variety of forms, in person and through written communications
- Practical knowledge of monitoring, reporting, and forecasting against plans and budgets
- Good organisational and administrative skills
Ideally you would also have:
- Experience of working in an educational charity or in corporate partnership management
- Good numerical skills
In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of additional benefits for all of our colleagues, including:
- 25 days' leave, plus public holidays
- Flexible working arrangements
- Pension with 8% employer and 4% employee contributions
- Life assurance and long-term illness insurance
- Good support for working parents, including family leave policy
- Cycle to work, season ticket loan, and childcare voucher schemes
Timetable for applications
Closing date: 17:00 GMT on Monday 29 January 2018
Initial Interviews: 6 February 2018
Please Note: We do not work with external recruitment agencies.