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Job vacancy: Partnership Officer

Partnership Officer

Starting salary £27,616 (fixed term until December 2018)

(Based in Birmingham, with frequent travel to Coventry & Warwickshire)

Groundwork is a charity working locally and nationally to transform lives in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities.  We’re passionate about creating a future where no-one is held back by their background or circumstances, every neighbourhood is vibrant and green and every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny.

Groundwork UK is lead partner for 'Progress' – a programme of intensive coaching, training and support for disadvantaged young people (aged 15-24 years) in Coventry & Warwickshire. Progress is part of Building Better Opportunities – an initiative funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund to support those who are furthest from the labour market into or towards employment.

The new role of Partnerships Officer will work closely with local delivery partners, supporting them to maximise the impact of the programme by leading partner coordination activities, performance management, and quality assurance functions. With knowledge and experience of youth engagement and employability practices, you will seek, develop and maintain relationships with relevant external stakeholders, helping to ensure that Progress is integrated with other services to maximise the benefits to participants.

We are seeking an individual who can quickly get to grips with a complex and challenging programme, who is able to build and manage relationships with a range of stakeholders, and who will take a proactive approach to maximise opportunities for partners and young people.

This post is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund until project completion in December 2018. Secondments or flexible working arrangements will be considered, subject to compliance with funding regulations.

To apply, please download an application pack below or contact Eileen Henderson by emailing

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Closing date: Tuesday 27 March 2018 at 12noon. 

Proposed Interview date: Wednesday 4 April 2018

No agencies please. Do not send CVs.