You’re a natural born negotiator with a track record of building strong and successful partnerships in a business development role. All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Welcome to Richmond Fellowship as a Partnership Manager.
Richmond Fellowship is part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence. We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone. Our group structure means that whoever joins us in this role will be working across all group partners, not just Richmond Fellowship, in an autonomous role that can be flexibly based across the South of England.
Engaging with colleagues and external agencies alike to build strong partnerships that maximise the chances of successful tenders, service remodelling and proactive developments is what’s needed here. A truly varied role, it will see you work closely with our Bid Managers to hand over all market intelligence and service information at the point of tender and retender and take the lead on sub-contracting negotiations. We’ll also rely on you to develop and deliver an annual programme of partnership activity, identify gaps in the market, carrying out competitor analysis and play your part in new business pitches. In short, you’ll do all you can to ensure the effective delivery of the group business development strategy.
A track record in the development and implementation of new services and leading change and knowledge of key legislation affecting health and social care sectors, in particular mental health, substance misuse and housing, is key. Excellent project management and negotiation skills are also vital, as is a collaborative approach, lots of initiative and the ability to research and analyse a range of materials and present to different audiences in a confident and engaging style. What’s more, you're willing to work nationally, as required, have access to your own car and a flexible approach to working hours.
In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 25 days' annual leave plus statutory bank holidays and a contributory pension scheme after a qualifying period.
If this sounds like the role for you then please apply via CV and supporting statement in which you clearly set out how you meet the person specification.
Subsequent salary progression up to a maximum of £40,400 pa will apply to this post, subject to the postholder meeting the eligibility and performance criteria.
So, get inspired today. Visit our website and take the first steps towards a more fulfilling career.
Closing date: 24th May 2019. Interviews will be held on 31st May 2019.