Partnerships Manager (North, Midlands and South)

Flexible location/home based
Up to £40,000 pa
21 Sep 2017
15 Oct 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you a natural born negotiator?  Have you got a track record of building strong and successful partnerships in your business development role? Would you like to be part of an organisation that counts on the professionalism, insight, expertise and passion of its staff to inspire individual recovery for the people they work with? Then join us as a Partnerships Manager.

We are Recovery Focus, a new group of expert charities with the shared aim of inspiring individual recovery nationwide. Between us we’ve a track record of more than 200 years of developing and running personalised services that work with people with mental ill health, substance use and other complex needs to achieve their ambitions.

Following a restructure of their business development team, one of our partners, Richmond Fellowship, is looking for three Partnership Managers to join them in these newly created roles. Recent investment into the team is to help achieve our ambitious plans to grow the group sustainably into the future, with the right people in the right posts.  The new structure means that whoever joins us will be working across all group partners too, not just Richmond Fellowship, in an autonomous role that can be flexibly based.

Engaging with colleagues and external agencies alike to build strong partnerships that maximise the chances of successful tenders, service remodelling and proactive developments is what’s needed here. A truly varied role, it will see you work closely with our Bid Managers to hand over all market intelligence and service information at the point of tender and retender and take the lead on sub-contracting negotiations. We’ll also rely on you to develop and deliver an annual programme of partnership activity, identify gaps in the market, carrying out competitor analysis and play your part in new business pitches. In short, you’ll do all you can to ensure the effective delivery of the group business development strategy.

A track record in the development and implementation of new services and leading change and knowledge of key legislation affecting health and social care sectors, in particular mental health, substance misuse and housing, is key. Excellent project management and negotiation skills are also vital, as is a collaborative approach, lots of initiative and the ability to research and analyse a range of materials and present to different audiences in a confident and engaging style. What’s more, you're willing to work nationally, as required, have access to your own car and a flexible approach to working hours.

In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 25 days' annual leave plus statutory bank holidays and a contributory pension scheme after a qualifying period.

If this sounds like the role for you then please apply via CV and supporting statement in which you clearly set out how you meet the person specification. 

For an informal chat about the job, please contact Mary Wishart, Group Director Business Development, on 07920 087611.

So, get inspired today. Visit our website and take the first steps towards a more fulfilling career.

Please quote ref: 17/352 when applying.

Closing date:  15 October 2017.  


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