Salary: £34,241 per annum
Contract: maternity cover
Hours: 35 hours per week
Closing Date: 19 May 2022
Interview Dates: 13 & 14 June 2022
Role start date: Early August
Location: Home based with regular travel


Do a job that makes a difference

If you want to do a job that matters and you are looking for interesting and varied work in a friendly team, and loads of job satisfaction - we have the role for you.

Based in York, Family Fund is the UK's largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled children.

The role

We are looking for a Partner Engagement Manager on a temporary basis to cover maternity leave. In this role you will promote and develop the work of Family Fund in its reach to families and its profile within the disability sector in England. You will proactively work with a wide range of public, private and third sector organisations to ensure Family Fund’s strategy is understood and mutually beneficial relationships are formed.  You will seek out opportunities which allow Family Fund to achieve its key priorities, deliver added value for funders, and secure positive outcomes for our beneficiaries.

You will also be acknowledged as a senior Family Fund representative across the disability sector, deputising for the Group CEO, or Directors on committees and at events as required.  You will build effective partnerships and proactively develop activities with key organisations across public, private and third sectors.

Other responsibilities include: 

  • Ensuring that Family Fund’s profile remains high amongst key organisations.
  • Promoting the support offered by Family Fund to support demand generation, including targeted work in relation to our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion objectives.
  • Being Family Fund’s key point of contact for all partners and stakeholders in England.
  • Engage in sector working groups and consortia to help secure improved support for families raising disabled children.

About you

For this role you will need to have experience of presenting to external stakeholders and representing an organisation in a professional capacity.  Experience in networking and developing relationships with organisations is also required. You should also have experience of managing budgets and delivering projects. 

To be successful in this role you will need to be self-motivated and be able to motivate a team.  You must be flexible, adaptable and resilient to work demands and change. This post is home based with regular travel.

In return, we offer the chance to be right at the heart of a supportive professional team, where you'll make a real positive difference to families in need every day. As a member of our staff, you'll receive quality training for your role, contributory pension and access to our employee discounts scheme.

About us

Family Fund is a great place to work for great people. We provide a challenging and rewarding working environment where every staff member can make their mark. We are a values based organisation, and we aim to show our values in all that we do. Read here how our staff display our values every day and click here to learn more about our staff.

Family Fund is committed to inclusion, equality and diversity, and we welcome applications from all parts of the community. We are a Disability Confident Employer and all disabled applicants who meet the requirements for the role will be invited for interview. If you have a disability, and are happy to let us know, please highlight this in your covering letter.

How to apply

Please read the Partner Engagement Manager job description carefully.  When you're ready to apply email your CV to [email protected] with a covering letter to explain what skills and qualities you would bring to the team here at Family Fund.