Partnership Manager - Queen's Young Leaders and KFC - Fixed Term: June 2019 - June 2020
The Partnership Manager will manage grants centred on supporting young people in the UK and beyond. You will take ownership of grants within two diverse portfolios; The Queen’s Young Leaders and KFC partnerships, and also support in the design of a new UK based grants programme.
Key Accountabilities / Objectives
Manage the portfolio of grants and undertake effective monitoring to ensure that all grants perform well. Provide considered feedback, advice and guidance to funding partners (grantees).
Use and maintain grant-related data in the grant management system and work with others to evolve and improve our systems and processes.
Work with Finance and the Senior Partnership Manager to proactively manage partnership budgets.
Monitor programme spend to ensure the programme remains on track.
Identify and champion stories of success and key learning points from within your portfolios, working cross-departmentally to share learning and inform external communications.
Work with the Senior Partnership Manager to conduct and collate the Queen’s Young Leaders grants evaluation and exhibition.
Work collaboratively and proactively with colleagues within Comic Relief, including the Queen’s Young Leaders matrix team.
Support the Senior Partnership Manager in producing internal and external reports.
Represent and positively promote Comic Relief in appropriate fora, networks and consortia.
Regular travel (primarily across the UK and maybe international) required within this role.
Essential Education and Skills
Solid experience of working in international development desirable.
Familiarity with a variety of project development and grant management tools including theory of change, MEL plans, and budgets.
Experience of working within youth programmes essential, and experience in developing youth programmes advantageous.
Experience of grant making and grant management.
Experience of partnership working.
Strong relationship management skills across a range of stakeholders.
Strong organisational skills, effectively prioritising and managing workload.
Strong communication skills, both oral and written, across a range of audiences.
Committed to ensuring young people can unlock their full potential.
Strong monitoring, evaluation and learning skills.
Fun, innovative and proactive team player who remains solutions focussed.
Good communication and relationship management skills – for dealing with external partners and staff members.
A fun, positive and engaged professional that demonstrates high proactivity.
Note: Interviews to be held on the 23rd, 24th, 28th May