Closing date: 27/06/2022
Location: London
Salary: £35,000 to £42,000

We are looking for a Relationship Manager to support our Connected Futures partnerships the London & SE regions.

This role will lead the charity's relationships with up to three local partnerships, working as part of their team to help them explore the barriers facing young people and mobilise stakeholders around new solutions. You will help Youth Futures understand the potential for change in each place, and how and where we can help. In addition to support and future investment from Youth Futures, this may include helping partnerships identify alternative sources of funding, developing business cases for future support or capturing their learning to influence decision-makers. You will have the strategic vision and analytical thinking to assess future potential as well as current progress, and to spot these emerging opportunities.

This is an enabling role, which requires exceptional negotiating abilities to establish and maintain close, supportive relationships that put local partners and young people at the heart of leading the way forward.

The person:

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience of effective partnership working, ideally involving young people or employability. They will have excellent stakeholder management skills, having helped complex, multi-sector partnerships navigate the tensions between different parts of the system, while keeping their eyes on shared goals.

Diplomatic, analytical and decisive, this person will understand the substantial obstacles young people face in getting meaningful jobs and pursuing careers in their chosen field. They will have the ability to see the bigger picture and the experience and skills to assist partners in reaching solutions and facilitate them in coming together to find a positive and collaborative way forward.

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