About SportInspired

SportInspired is an award-winning charity that sees well-being as a fundamental human right. However, for the 4.1m children living in poverty in the UK, it is often out of reach. We believe this is unacceptable. For 11 years SportInspired has harnessed the unique power of sport to change the lives of children living in the UK’s most deprived communities. Our model is based on making being active fun and exciting for all, breaking down the genuine barriers to engagement these children face. We forge impactful partnerships with business and build sustainable community asset networks. Our mission is to help every child, regardless of background to develop the confidence and courage to follow their dreams SportInspired is on the cusp of game changing growth. In spring 2020 we will launch a new, bold 10-year plan to support every 8 to 9-year-old living in the UK’s most deprived communities by 2030. SportInspired is a team of passionate and committed doers. Our values are embodied in everything we do – from our team, to the way we work together and programmes we deliver – we are impactful, innovative, inclusive, and fun.

Job title: Partnerships Manager

Role description

This is the first new post we are recruiting to support our 2030 vision. The Partnerships Manager role provides a unique opportunity to develop skills across multiple income streams; corporate, trusts; foundations and events. The Partnerships Manager will play a vital role in securing and developing partnerships
across multiple income streams.

About You

This role will suit someone with experience of managing new and established partnerships with a range of organisations either from the commercial or third sector. We are looking for:

  • Experience of delivering multi-faceted and mutually beneficial partnerships, using exceptional partnership management skills
  • Excellent relationship builder with the ability to influence & persuade senior external stakeholders
  • A creative and proactive mindset alongside strong commercial acumen
  • An enterprising mindset with the ability to drive and develop new ideas from conception to implementation
  • Gravitas with a professional, thorough and considered approach

Key Areas of Responsibility

Corporate – SportInspired has a strong corporate offer with a sought-after volunteer programme and flexible geographical presence. The Partnerships Manger will cover relationship management for key, current partners in addition to leveraging the 2030 vision
to secure new partnerships.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Relationship manage key existing partners to ensure both income and impact are optimised
  • Develop and manage new business pipeline
  • Secure and manage new partnerships in line with 2030 vision across the UK
  • Creatively produce compelling proposals
  • Deliver impactful pitches to secure new business
  • Deliver partnership presentations
  • Lead on the launch of a Payroll Giving strategy to leverage income from existing and new partners
  • Lead on delivering Employee Fundraising strategy across all partnerships (this is a new area for SportInspired with significant potential)
  • Recruit participants for fundraising events and optimise funds raised
  • Develop and implement a corporate communications strategy Trusts & Foundations – SportInspired’s model delivers community impact that fits well with many

Trusts & FoundationsKey responsibilities include:

  • Develop Trusts & Foundations strategy to maximise impact
  • Relationship manage key existing partners to ensure income and impact are optimised
  • Develop new business pipeline
  • Produce compelling proposals
  • Produce accurate and timely reports

Event Development – SportInspired is looking to develop a new fundraising event programme. To date there has been no resource to pursue this income stream. Working alongside the Head of Business Development & Communications, the Partnership Manger
has a blank canvass to develop this from.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage intern resource to research fundraising events
  • Develop a three-year fundraising event strategy leveraging off SportInspired’s established partnerships and 2030 vision
  • Manage intern resource to deploy strategy with a focus on income, widening our
    audiences and raising SportInspired’s profile
Additional Responsibilities

The SportInspired team is small (8 in total) so all team members will be required to support the organisation in multiple areas as necessary. The Partnerships Manager will be expected to support on:

  • Philanthropy Board development
  • Fundraising appeals
  • Festival delivery
  • Communications

Reporting To: Head of Business Development & Communications
Working closely with: CEO, Head of Strategy & Impact and Communications Assistant
Place of work: We Work, Aldgate Tower, 2 Leman Street, London E1 8FA
Flexible working policy: SportInspired offers an enlightened flexible working structure. Team members are welcome to work from home and travel off peak provided key meetings are attended. We Work is a modern, engaging, communal working space which provides a unique and fun working environment.
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000
Hours: Full time however part-time will be considered for an outstanding candidate.
Closing Date: 2nd January 2020

To apply for this position please send your CV and a cover letter to Victoria Parker. 

Apply here