Head of Partnerships


Location: Manchester

Salary: £36,000

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Midnight on Thursday 30th August 2018

Role Profile

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic third sector leader who is passionate about securing great outcomes for children and young people and can develop and commission a programme of activities that consistently delivers meaningful and sustainable impact across the city.

The successful applicant will oversee the development and implementation of Young Manchester’s work supporting youth and play provision in Manchester, focused on commissioning a programme of activities across the city and building strong and strategic partnerships, and will be responsible for maintaining and developing services to the highest standard through effective contract management and partnership working.

The postholder will engage high quality collaborative peer-led research, and ensure that children and young people are shaping Young Manchester’s work, in order to maximise opportunities for young people and build knowledge about social action.

There is ample scope for an ambitious, creative and organised person to develop this post and be part of an exciting new charity that puts outcomes first.

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How to apply

  • Send through an up-to-date CV
  • Submit a supporting statement (no more than two sides of A4) providing evidence of your suitability against the criteria in the Person Specification and explaining why you are interested in the position
  • Complete and return an equality and diversity monitoring form
  • Let us know how you heard about this vacancy


Young Manchester is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities and will respond positively to meet individual needs throughout the recruitment process. Once in post, we will ensure that any appropriate reasonable adjustments to our workplace are made, in order to support colleagues with any form of disability.

Safeguarding statement

Young Manchester is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts undergo a safer recruitment process, including but not limited to, disclosure of criminal records, uptake of references and eligibility to work in the UK.

Email your CV and supporting statement to recruitment@youngmanchester.org by midnight on Thursday 30th August 2018.

Interviews will be held at our Manchester office on Thursday 6th September. Candidates must be available to interview on this date.

If you’d like to have an informal chat about this role please contact Justin Watson by emailing j.watson@youngmanchester.org or by calling 07588 154 615.