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Partnership Manager - Home Counties

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Do you want to help make a difference to people’s lives and the community?

Have you got experience of working in a sales-oriented environment, in an account management or business development role?

Consider the role of a Partnership Manager at Reed in Partnership

We are on a mission to be the partner of choice for developing people and their communities. Reed in Partnership is a public service provider specialising in skills training for the long-term unemployed, increasing employment opportunities by working with employers and providing youth services.

Role to be based in any of the following offices - Hastings, Eastbourne, Chatham, Grays or Southend.

Travel will be expected to all of these offices as well as Clacton, Colchester, Chelmsford and Basildon offices.

What the job is about

Partnership Managers are responsible for identifying and building relationships with relevant local services and stakeholders to source participant referrals for our contracts. Through regular reviews with the operations team, they will also identify gaps in provisions and/or the accessibility of current services and source additional or alternative local solutions to meet these needs.


Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Liaising with the contract Operations Manager and Business Managers and local operational teams to assess needs of our participant caseload, identifying any gaps in existing provision.
  • Engage with stakeholders across the geographical patch, through regular face-to-face and telephone contact.
  • Acting as the key contact for providers, ensuring queries on referrals or on any aspects of partnership working are resolved with 48 hours.
  • Effective networking and building awareness of local strategic priorities to identify local or regional business development opportunities.

Skills, Experience and Attributes

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of, and track record of success, working in a sales-oriented environment in an account management or business development role.
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-function service delivery team.
  • Access to vehicle and a full UK driving licence.
  • A minimum of 2 A-Levels or an equivalent Level 3 Diploma in combination with GCSE English Language Grade B or above (or equivalent Level 2 qualification). If you do not possess this level of qualification you will be required to achieve a Level 2 in a Literacy Assessment conducted at interview stage.


Desirable Personal Attributes:

  • Experience of working in networking, publicly funded services or other similar sectors.

What's in it for you?

Alongside a generous base salary, you will have the freedom to run your branch independently, access our wider career development framework and payment progression plans. With the chance to dramatically make a difference to the local community, this role offers immense job satisfaction.

Disability Confident Commitment

We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity.  We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria.


Job reference: RinP08071