About The Mix
The Mix is a free, confidential support service for under 25s - making a massive difference to over two million young people in the UK each year. Whatever issue a young person is facing, The Mix is always there for them - online, over the phone or via social media. It connects young people to experts and their peers to talk about everything from money to mental health, from homelessness to jobs, from break-ups to drugs.
Today’s young people face an unprecedented range of challenges. They are possibly the first generation worse off in physical and emotional terms than their parents. The Mix’s mission is to ensure that every young person can make informed choices about their wellbeing – wherever and whenever they are: www.themix.org.uk
The Mix is at an exciting point, where the Development Team is rapidly expanding to meet supporter demand. The team is looking for an experienced Trust & Foundation Manager to develop a portfolio of funders to join us providing life changing and lifesaving services to young people. This is a great opportunity to shape and contribute to effective fundraising practices at The Mix.
Vision, Mission and Values
What we do: The Mix is here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts that people under 25 have in order to give them the best support through our digital and phone services.
Vision: To be the first point of contact for under 25s. We know that with the right skills and opportunities, you can take on anything that life throws your way.
Mission: To empower everyone under 25 in the UK with the knowledge, skills and confidence to make the right first steps in life. Life is hard, but support doesn’t have to be.
• Empowering - we lead, we train & support, we respect, we give space to grow, we give power to chose
• Brave - we innovate, we pioneer, we take risks, we tell it how it is
• Supportive - we listen, we encourage, we care, we’re understanding, we are empathetic
• Collaborative - we are open & transparent, we co-create, we respect, experience & expertise
• Proactive - we create situations, we make things happen, we get things done
• Non-judgemental - we do not judge, we do not criticise, we do not blame Job Description
Job title: Senior Partnerships Officer
Department: Fundraising & Development
Reporting to: Partnerships Manager
Key areas of responsibility:
Support on the delivery and scale-up of our leading corporate partnerships (60%)
Manage relationships and delivery of The Mix’s flagship corporate partnerships including planning and maximising retention and growth of these opportunities
• Develop and deliver high-class cultivation and stewardship and communication to The Mix’s partners and prospects.
• Day-to-day project management of our corporate partnership projects including administrative, project evaluation and reporting requirements of existing partnerships.
• Manage and work closely with our youth ambassador group involved in our corporate partnerships.
• Build strong, collaborative, and supportive relationships with internal stakeholders across the organisation.
Delivering the corporate partnerships strategy (40%)
• Work closely with the Partnerships Manager to support the identification of prospects, new business enquiries and due diligence process in line with The Mix’s strategic aims.
• Support engagement activities – through individual giving and digital fundraising. Ensure partners and individual donors are appropriately stewarded.
• Networking – to create a network of peers across the sector to learn from and attend relevant networking events.
• Provide ad hoc support on fundraising events, administrative tasks and any other duties related to this role as required to ensure the smooth day to day running of fundraising team.
• Demonstrable experience of working with stakeholders from the private sector.
• Demonstrable experience of account/relationships management, supporter engagement and stewardship.
• Experience of writing clear, eloquent & compelling content for a range of audiences • Excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills.
• Excellent organisational and administration skills with attention to detail.
• Time efficient and ability to meet deadlines.
• Works on own initiative, learns from mistakes and an active, cross-functional team member.
• Excellent numeracy skills.
• Proficiency with all Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams).
• Experience working with Salesforce and Office 365.
• Experience of youth sector/young people’s charities.
• Understanding of safeguarding, confidentiality, safe working practices and GDPR compliance.
• Experience of identifying, securing, and developing partnerships from a range of different companies.
• Delivery-focused and self-motivated.
• Good at building rapport.
• Ambitious, motivated, and resilient.
• Good verbal and written communication and team player.
Terms and Conditions
Salary: £26,000-£28,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Location: Hybrid working - Office based in Central London (Old Street) with flexibility to work from home
Pension: 4% employee contribution secures 4% employers’ contribution to stakeholder pension scheme
Hours: This post is full time Monday to Friday with 35 working hours a week. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required for which time of in lieu will be given.
Annual leave: You will be entitled to 35 days of holiday pro rata, which includes the 8 Statutory Bank Holiday during each year.
• Flexible and remote working available
• Eyecare vouchers
• Life assurance
• Weekly staff socials, plus Summer and Christmas Party
• Colleague of the month – awarded half a day extra annual leave
• Central London location
• Clinical supervision offered for front line services staff
• Coaching Environment
• Learning, development and training options
How to apply
- To apply, please include a short summary of relevant work experience (up to 500 words). Please DO NOT send CVs. - Please send answers to the following 5 questions. Each question has equal weighing.1. Please describe a partnership you have managed or supported? - what did success look like, what did you do to ensure success? (250 words)
2. How would you work across an organisation to ensure a partnership was managed successfully? (250 words)
3. What is The Mix’s unique selling point for corporate partners? (250 words)
4. How would you ensure relevant staff across the organisation are involved in fundraising? (250 words)
Please send all applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.