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Partnerships & Stewardships Manager

Added 30th September 2022

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to work with our Grants and Trusts team as a Partnerships and Stewardship Manager.

The Partnerships & Stewardships Manager

A key focus of this role is generating core financial support for OnSide through national partnerships with corporations and foundations to continue and deepen its excellent support to Youth Zones. The role is also crucial to OnSide’s ambition to provide all young people with inspiring spaces full of opportunities. Complimenting this focus is managing a stewardship pipeline to ensure partners feel connected to, and recognised for, the difference they are making to over 50,000 young people.

Key Duties of the Partnerships & Stewardships Manager

  • Income generation: Proposing, researching, costing and writing and presenting grant applications for a range of national grant partnership levels that typically span £50,000 to £500,000 (however, can be higher). A key focus is OnSide’s emerging offering to corporates at a national level. The primary focus will be core support for OnSide’s support and growth of the OnSide Youth Zone Network. Additional focuses may include collaborations between Youth Zones and investment in the capital development of new Youth Zones. The post holder will have a first-year income of £500,000, this is expected to grow as the pipeline developments.
  • Interpersonal Stewardship: Producing high quality reports, delivering presentations and site visits that exceed partners expectations and create deep relationship and encourage long term support for OnSide’s mission.
  • Stewardship Pipeline: The post holder will coordinate a Salesforce based stewardship pipeline and will be responsible for writing reports to OnSide’s highest value corporate and Foundation partnerships funders.
  • Stakeholder relationships: Developing strong interpersonal relationships at OnSide and across the Youth Zones network to maintain an understanding of OnSide, its strategic direction and the work of the Youth Zones across the country.

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Please submit a CV and cover letter (of not more than one page), explaining clearly why you are interested in and suited to this role.


As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from under-represented groups; in particular from Black, Asian, Mixed Race & other ethnically diverse individuals, people with disabilities, and members of LGBTQ+ communities.  Our dedicated Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Group, with support from the Senior Leadership Team, is actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion at OnSide, ensuring a culture where everyone can be themselves and thrive.

Location: London with hybrid working. One day per week in the London Office Scale Space White City and least a day per week at a Youth Zone (what is necessary to fulfil the requirements of the role).

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 5th September 2022

Interviews: w/c 19th September; plus a short values-based phone interview.

In accordance with our Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, this position requires a basic DBS check.

Salary £32,000- £36,000 (dependent upon experience) Contract Fixed-term 12 months, with the possibility of it becoming permanent (before the expiry of the contract). FT 37.5 hours (but will consider 3 or 4 days) Apply today