Partnership Development Manager
The West of England Works (WoEW) Project wishes to appoint a Partnership Development Manager.
West of England Works delivers the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme across the West of England area and is jointly funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund. Supported by a budget of £5.7m until 31st December 2019, the Project seeks to support individuals with significant and complicated challenges to move into, or closer towards, work. The Project is managed by Weston College and is delivered through a network of partners from the local voluntary and community sector.
As the Partnership Development Manager (PDM), you will deliver a key role within the Project by managing the relationship between the College and our delivery partners, and providing critical support to promote performance and quality. In addition, as PDM, you will also lead upon a number of activities that add value to the project, enhances the capacity of individual partners, and further develops the effectiveness of the delivery network as a whole.
We are seeking a candidate with significant experience of successfully delivering projects as part of, or in partnership with, the voluntary and community sector, and has effective existing relationships with voluntary and community sector organisations and key strategic partners (e.g., Local Authority Teams, DWP, contacts within the health sector, etc.; within the West of England would be advantageous). In addition, previous experience of quality assurance and delivering a project within ESF guidelines would be desirable.
This is an exciting time to join Weston College. The College is Ofsted 'Outstanding', it's HE provision is graded 'Gold' by the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), and Weston College has recently won the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education and Further Education, one of only two Further Education colleges in the country to be awarded this prestigious honour. Furthermore, the College is an Investors in People 'Champion' and has been awarded 'Gold' by Investors in People, which demonstrates Weston College's commitment to invest in our staff to improve performance.
Weston College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that Weston College reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.
This position is offered on a fixed-term basis until 31st December 2019 and is jointly funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.