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Job opportunity – Partnership Development Lead

Looking for a new job opportunity and have a heart for children and families facing disadvantages? Maybe you could be our next team member…


Job title: Partnership Development Lead
Reporting to: Head of Partnerships
Direct report(s): Partnership Manager (North West England)
Location: Remote (based in England & Wales with occasional travel required)
Contract: Permanent
Start date: As soon as possible
Hours of work: Full-time (open to 4 days part-time) Required Monday mornings due to weekly team meeting, other hours can be spread throughout the week.
Salary: £33,065 – £36,380 pro rata

Job description

Overall purpose

The purpose of the Partnership Development Lead role is to set the strategic direction for engaging churches & charities for partnership across the UK, raising awareness of Kids Matter across a wide range of denominational church networks and Christian charities to ultimately deliver Kids Matter programmes.

This role also involves managing the Partnership Manager (North West England), ensuring they are well equipped to onboard 3-4 new partners at each regular training (4x per year), in addition to personally being responsible for onboarding a proportion of partners towards Kids Matter’s annual goals.

Key responsibilities

Partnership Engagement

  • Shape and deliver on the national partnerships strategy.
  • Upscale Kids Matter’s work by pioneering and building new relationships with national church networks.
  • Grow regional and national church & charity partnerships through actively seeking new opportunities.
  • Present Kids Matter parenting programmes and resources in a professional, engaging and articulate manner, leading to new regional and national organisational partnerships who can recommend other churches & charities for partnership.
  • Understand the needs of churches, and child poverty data, and use this information to support church networks in working holistically to meet needs nationally.
  • Support national networks of churches in understanding how improving parent-child relationships reduces the impact of poverty on children.
  • Attend in-person & online events to raise awareness of Kids Matter, including public speaking and running exhibition stalls.
  • Work closely with the Communications Team to build awareness of Kids Matter across church networks.
  • Ensure records are accurately maintained and held in accordance with GDPR in Kids Matter’s document library and CRM system.

    Wider team involvement

    • Contribute towards staff prayers and, on occasion, lead ‘Thought for the Day’.
    • Provide additional support to other teams when appropriate.
    • Engage with team-wide meetings and trainings.

    We want to recruit, retain and develop a team which reflects the diversity of the communities we work with. Therefore, we actively encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and varied experiences and skillsets to help shape the work and future of Kids Matter.

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    How we work

    Our values



    We draw alongside others and genuinely listen, affirming the dignity of everyone we encounter.


    We go above and beyond to provide the best quality in all we do.


    We choose to be grateful, to be hopeful, and to see possibility in everyone.


    We push for all to achieve their full potential so that together we can fulfil our vision of every child in need being raised in a strong family.

    Why work for Kids Matter?

    We are serious about developing a great team culture and an environment through which you will thrive – and succeed – in your role.

    Your benefits include:

    • Generous annual leave – 25 days (plus bank holidays) per year, pro rata
    • Additional time off between Christmas and New Year
    • £40/month pro rata remote working contribution
    • Access to coaching sessions, training opportunities and our Employee Assistance Programme

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