Partnerships Officer (Enrichment) x 3

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Contract: Fixed term to 31st March 2025.

Location: home based (with occasional UK-wide travel when required)

Applicants must live within or close to one of the specific localities in the areas and select which area they are applying to.

Manchester and Liverpool- Blackpool; Wirral; Tameside; Salford; Manchester; Rochdale.

North-East- Sunderland; Durham; Middlesborough; South Tyneside; Darlington; Hartlepool

East of England- Norfolk; Lincolnshire; Nottinghamshire; Cambridgeshire; Peterborough; North Northamptonshire;

We help young people to build life-long belief in themselves, supporting them to take on their own challenges, follow their own passions and discover talents they never knew they had. Because when you prove yourself that you’re ready for anything, nothing can hold you back.

Do you want to be part of that?

As a Partnerships Officer (Enrichment), you will be at the heart of the DofE’s five-year strategy, Youth Without Limits. You will be helping to ensure that young people in Education Investment Areas (EIAs) in and near to Manchester and Liverpool, the North-East or the East of England, have access to meaningful enrichment opportunities by supporting Coordinating Organisations such as Multi-Academy Trusts, Local Authorities, Community Voluntary Organisations and Colleges to deliver on their pilots.

You will ensure high quality delivery of the Enrichment Partnerships Pilot (EPP), an innovative UK Government funded project. You will be part of the England Operations team, where you will be working closely with country colleagues and line managed by an Operations Manager while reporting to the EPP Partnerships Manager on pilot progress in your geographical hub.

The EPP seeks to test whether greater coordination locally can enhance school enrichment offers and remove barriers to participation for young people, create resource and funding efficiencies, and unlock existing funding and provision.

Your role will be key to understanding need, providing tailored support to local Coordinating Organisations to help enable them to establish their pilots successfully and, working with the Partnerships Manager, sharing best practice in Manchester and Liverpool, the North-East or the East of England.

You will be matrix managed by a Partnerships Manager (Enrichment) in the UK Strategic Partnerships team who will be working closely with our partner, the National Citizenship Service Trust to deliver the project at a national level.

What We Are Looking For

You will be passionate about improving opportunities for young people and enjoy working in a dynamic and driven team.

With a track record of successfully delivering in partnership with other organisations, you will have experience of working with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of a national project, at a local level.

You will have excellent attention to detail and a track-record of managing competing deadlines effectively. An enthusiastic, collaborative, and self-motivated individual, you will have the ability to drive an innovative project forward and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

What will you get in return?

The opportunity to work for a successful and dynamic charity that has the development of young people at its heart and the wellbeing and development of its people constantly in focus.

You will be joining a team of empowered colleagues working together.

From day one we offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and 3 days paid director days over the Christmas shutdown, volunteering days, Healthcare cash plan, employee assistance programme and an extensive online training programme, plus many more.

How To Apply

If you feel excited by this role and believe you have the necessary skills and experience to become a valued team member, please go to our website and apply.

The deadline for applying for this role is: Midnight on Sunday 4th February 2024

First Interviews: Week commencing 12th February – interviews will be virtual.

Second Interviews: Week commencing TBC

If you would like to access the application form in a different format or if you would like any assistance that might help improve your experience while completing the application, please contact us by email .

The DofE are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. All successful applicants will be required to undergo an Enhanced and Barring Service check (e.g., DBS/PVG or similar), including 2 years references covering any gaps of employment, confirm eligibility to work in the UK and complete a health check.

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