This is an exciting and busy time to be joining UK Youth as we head into year 3 of our strategy and transform the way we work to ensure all young people are equipped to thrive and empowered to contribute at every stage of their lives. As a result, we are recruiting for a number of new roles designed to enable the organisation to grow, improve our ways of working and enable us to deliver our ambitious 2025 strategic plan.
As Corporate Partnerships Officer, you will be joining a supportive and highly ambitious Partnerships and Philanthropy Team sitting within the wider External Relations Department. You will be leading on the relationship management of a portfolio of mid to high value Corporate Partnerships, building on your knowledge and expertise across relationship management and proactively spotting opportunities to maximise employee fundraising and non-financial support through skills-based volunteering and pro bono projects. This role will also include some new business responsibilities, supporting this team to conduct thorough prospect research into our priority sectors, make approaches to prospective partners and supporting with the development of bids and pitches.
UK Youth is a leading charity that exists to ensure all young people are equipped to thrive and empowered to contribute at every stage of their lives. We work with others to ensure that the youth sector is strengthened, supported and that provision is youth-led, evidence-informed and delivers high-quality outcomes.
UK Youth plays a unique role in addressing; the lack of investment in the youth sector, the lack of cross-sector understanding in how youth work makes a difference and the limited opportunities to embed effective solutions. These factors lead to mass inequality of access to youth services for young people.
We are a value-based, passionate and committed organisation offering a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities for professional development and socialising (even for those working remotely!) from lunch and learn sessions, staff quizzes, to virtual coffee meet ups, community groups, and all staff away days.
UK Youth prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer, and we would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment.
We welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in our organisation, including Black, Asian, minority ethnic groups, LGBTQIA+ and persons with disabilities. We are also currently underrepresented by men and so are seeking applications from different backgrounds, cultures, age, experience and identity to bring a wide range of experience, ideas, views and insights to UK Youth.
We offer a competitive range of benefits, good work/life balance, excellent learning and development opportunities and vibrant organisational culture.
If you would like to be considered for this fantastic opportunity, please read the job description and complete an application via our non biased, inclusive and anonymised recruitment system (provided by Applied).
As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people, any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks, which include criminal record check and employment reference.
As part of the recruitment process UK Youth will be gathering and uses certain information about you. For further information regarding this please review our Data Protection Privacy Notice which explains what data of yours we process and how we use it.
Working at UK Youth is rewarding and friendly. HR even organised virtual workshops to help with staff wellbeing throughout the pandemic.”Eleanor, Digital Marketing Executive