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Strategic Partnerships Manager

Vacancy Details

Salary: Salary £39,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Chief Librarians Portfolio
Category: Marketing, Comms and Exhibitions
Closing Date: 12/10/2022
Date Posted: 21/09/2022
Reference: 04264



Full time, Permanent

Grade: A

Salary: £39,000 - £47,941.00 per annum

Do you want to support our mission to democratise entrepreneurship across the UK and help us to continue to provide vital business support services?  Using your knowledge of the UK business support landscape and key players, you will play a crucial role in the development and growth of the Business & IP Centre and its National Network.  You will work closely with the Business Audiences and the Development Office teams to maintain and build our portfolio of private sector partners and sponsors.  You will also be responsible for identifying, costing and developing new revenue streams, which make an ongoing contribution towards our services.

First-class communications and a creative and innovative approach, combined with proven experience in stakeholder management and fundraising are essential to this role.

Minimum requirements (essential)

- Educated to degree level
- Proven experience of writing successful proposals and managing relationships with corporate partners and trusts
- Proven experience of identifying opportunities to commercialise products and services
- Demonstrates an interest in and knowledge of the business support needs of SMEs and entrepreneurs
- Ability to communicate and consult effectively at all levels inside and outside of the organisation, coupled with excellent advocacy, influencing and listening skills
- Good knowledge of the business support network in London and the UK and potential funding streams
- Excellent organisation skills with the proven ability to manage many complex tasks at a time
- Excellent Microsoft Office skills, with up-to-date knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel
- Results-orientated, with a focus on meeting/exceeding targets.

Additional requirements (desirable)

- Excellent knowledge of the Library’s strategy, collections and current and planned services
- Experience in sales and negotiating
- Experience in proposal and bid-writing and tendering contracts
- Excellent project management skills, demonstrated through managing business support activities and networking events
- Working knowledge of stakeholder management or customer relationship management systems
- Experience of managing people

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. At present we have well over 170 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We make our collections and programmes available to all. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future by anyone, anywhere.


In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits.  Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes a minimum of 26.6% (this may be higher dependant on grade. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.


For further information and to apply, please visit quoting vacancy ref:04264

Closing date: 12 October 2022

Interview date: 19-21 October 2022

We are unable to provide sponsorship under the UK Skilled Worker visa for this role, as it does not meet the eligibility criteria required for this immigration route





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