Partnership Development – Interim role 

Role type3-month, UK based contract 

Location: Home-based. 

Salaryup to £35,000 pro rata plus benefits. We encourage flexible work opportunities including homeworkingand flexi-hours. 

 

About Social Tech Trust 

Social Tech Trust is at an exciting stage. With a clear purpose to transform lives with tech, an expert team, supportive Board, and a strong portfolio of social tech start-ups, we’re ready to scale our impact. Our vision is a world where social transformation is the driving force behind tech. We’ve already invested more than £31m in almost 800 socially motivated initiatives over the last twelve years. Following a strategic review, we’re designing and delivering a new sustainable business model, which requires developing several new income streams. 

 

About this role 

We are seeking an individual to evaluate and initiate partnerships in order for us to deliver our strategy and vision of a world where social transformation drives tech. There has never been a greater need for society to address the growing inequalities that have been accelerated by Covid 19 and we need a dedicated individual to build lasting partnerships to enable us to develop programmes to achieve lasting change.  

This is an exciting short-term opportunity to contribute to our long-term sustainability at a pivotal time for our organisation.  

This role would suit a highly motivated individual with experience of business development, keen to gain experience of working in social impact. 

Key Responsibilities 

>Research, build and develop the Trust’s corporate partnership pipeline, building relationships, pursuing live opportunities and converting to committed partnerships.  

>Ensure potential partnership opportunities are fully researched and aligned with our strategic objectives and pitching appropriately targeted proposals.  

>Understand strategic programme ambitions to ensure appropriately aligned corporate partnership approaches are made.  

>Using networks and business development skills to conclude partnership development opportunities and realise income potential. 

Key Skills and Experience 

>Demonstrable business development and partnership building skills with a proven track record of securing high value partnerships  

>Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to network and build strong relationships  

>Independent thinker able to manage their own workload with demonstrable ability to deliver to brief, under time pressure  

>Able to build into proposals fully costed implications of delivery, ensuring maximum return on investment that support overall strategic aims  

>Experience of developing and leading new products or services in collaboration with delivery team  

 >Forward-planner capable of prioritising  

If you think you could be a good fit for this role, we would love to hear from you. Even if you’re not sure you have the right experience, you can always get in touch and have a chat with one of us. 

These are the key attributes that we are looking for:

>Enthusiastic with a strong desire for social impact and transformation

>Able to thrive in team environment

>Constantly applies lessons learned to their way of working

How to apply 

To apply for the role, please send your CV and a supporting statement (maximum 2 sides of A4) that outlines your motivation for applying to join Social Tech Trust and addresses the requirements set out in the job description. 

Applications should be submitted to Paulina Kowalke at paulina.kowalke@socialtechtrust.org. Add the title of the role that you are applying for in the subject line of your email. 

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on 9 May 2021.  Please note that we will be reviewing applications and carrying out interviews throughout the recruitment period. Once a suitable candidate had been identified we will close the recruitment process so please don’t delay your application if this role is of interest. 

Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 

The Trust embraces diversity, and we want to diversify our team in terms of skills, background and life experience. We welcome all applications and particularly those from individuals from racially diverse backgrounds and people with a disability as they are currently under-represented on our team.  We also welcome applications from individuals who reflect the wide range of socio-economic backgrounds in the UK and are especially interested to talk to those that can bring lived experience of social challenges to the team.  

For any questions related to the role, please contact paulina.kowalke@socialtechtrust.org