Partnership Manager  Rosie Scares June 28, 2024

Partnership Manager

About the role
At the heart of our work is our vision to ‘#WeThinkActive – Everyone in Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire to benefit from movement and enjoy sport and physical activity in safe and thriving communities’ and our mission, ‘We will use the power and potential of sport and physical activity to enable future generations to have healthier and more prosperous lives’. 

These roles are made possible by our Sport England System Partner funding and the Partnership Manager will have the integrity to make best use of public funding locally and to challenge the norm in line with our culture and values. 

The Partnership Manager role balances being immersed in a geographical place; developing and nurturing relationships with partners from a range of sectors to maximise the role that sport and physical activity can play and the opportunities that collaborative working can have to support those people and communities who face the greatest inequalities and who the most inactive. The other part of the role requires leading and evolving one of our six strategic objectives on behalf of Think Active. We aspire to be humble in our acknowledgement of what has already been done and aspirational in the impact we believe these roles and these objectives can have locally. The role encourages and supports leadership and a determination to make a difference and requires a team player who is willing to contribute to the wider team objectives and  support your colleagues with spirit and determination. 

This post will join our existing 4 Partnership Managers to lead on one of our strategic objectives and to support our place based work, leading on Think Active’s behalf on our work in either Coventry, Solihull or Warwickshire. 

Base Location: The main headquarters of the Charity is in Leamington Spa although some of the work involves being located across Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire. We have a blended approach of home-based working, office-based working and travelling to and attending meetings as required. The post holder is expected to visit clubs and groups at the times they operate which will mean a adopt a flexible approach to their work. 

Salary: from £28,524 + travel expenses + pension. 

Working Pattern: 37 hours per week (with options for part time or job share possible) 

Contract type: Permanent (subject to successfully passing probation) 

Annual Leave: entitlement is 27 days (FT) plus public holidays 

About you
We are looking for a driven partnership minded practitioner who is a competent project manager. We are looking for someone who aligns with our values and who brings themselves to the team and challenges us. 

Your ability to work in collaboration will mean that you will be able to create and work within internal multidisciplinary teams as well as with a range of external partners from a range of sectors. We are looking for someone who has influencing and networking skills to work with local stakeholders and engage more and different partners and to advocate the benefit of physical activity on residents’ physical and mental health. 

There will be considerable scope for you add to the resources available to you by through external grants and through our work with Sport England, as such you will have experience in project management and will be able to apply for grants, forecast, manage and report on budgets. You will be capable in managing project teams and delivering results on time. 

Closing Date: Midnight 10 July 2024

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact abi.dixon@thinkactive.org. 

For more information about the job and the person specification click here.  

To apply for the role please complete the Application Form and Equality Monitoring Form at the links below. 

In addition, please also send a cover letter statement telling us how you meet the person specification and role criteria and what you would bring to Think Active along with your CV including 2 professional references to vicky.joel@thinkactive.org. 

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