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67-83 Norfolk St

Liverpool

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Partnership Manager West Midlands

Partnership Manager West Midlands

Are you passionate about forging meaningful connections and driving strategic partnerships? Our client, a leading local skills and employability provider, is seeking an experienced Partnerships Manager to join their team. In this role, you’ll play a vital part in developing and nurturing relationships across the West Midlands area.

Role Overview: As a Partnerships Manager, you will be instrumental in building and maintaining a network of relationships with various organizations, ranging from local VCSEs to central government commissioners. Your role will involve crafting and executing a comprehensive stakeholder engagement strategy to ensure full geographical coverage and support the growth objectives of our client.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive stakeholder engagement strategy.
  • Engage in targeted stakeholder interactions, representing our client at external meetings, conferences, and events aligned with their growth strategy.
  • Identify and cultivate local, regional, and national partnerships to enhance operational outcomes.
  • Foster open communication with partners to ensure alignment with our client’s business plans and strategies.
  • Collaborate closely with the business development team and operational units to establish sustainable partnerships that drive growth opportunities.
  • Facilitate collaborative proposal development with various stakeholders.
  • Provide support during post-tender negotiations and implementation phases.
  • Cultivate specialized referral relationships with person-centered support services.
  • Actively engage with employers to identify new partnership prospects.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of thorough competitor/partnership analyses.

Competencies/Experience Required:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the region.
  • Willingness to travel regularly as part of the role.
  • Experience working with diverse commissioners and a basic understanding of procurement processes.
  • Proven track record in developing partnerships at both strategic and operational levels.
  • Strong ability to represent the organization confidently in various settings.
  • Previous involvement in broader business development processes such as competitor analysis and stakeholder databases.
  • Established network of regional contacts relevant to the role.
  • Experience engaging employers in partnership roles.
  • Understanding of policy context across key markets including employability, justice, and skills, and its impact on local and regional delivery.

If you’re ready to make a positive impact and drive collaborative partnerships to enhance skills and employability in the West Midlands, we invite you to apply. Join our client’s team and be part of their mission to create impactful connections and drive community growth.

Apply here: If this role is of interest to you, please express your interest by completing the form and uploading your CV.

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