Partnerships Officer

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The role

As Forward Action’s Partnerships Officer, you’ll support the Partnerships Director to build and maintain strong relationships with our partners, so we can help them achieve change on everything from climate change to refugee rights. 

In this fast-paced role, you’ll manage the administration side of our partnerships, from initial contact and briefing, through proposal management, all the way to issuing contracts and drafting scopes. You’ll work across multiple projects and deadlines, managing processes, organising meetings, following up action points, and keeping accurate partnership records. 

You’ll champion the partner experience and ensure we always deliver value. This includes meeting with organisations to explore their goals, and briefing colleagues on new partners’ needs. You’ll also lead on our marketing and webinar programme, coordinating plans and working with colleagues and freelancers to deliver outstanding content. 

This is a busy role with lots of opportunities to learn new skills, and you’ll be supported by a kind, open and inclusive team. We prioritise work/life balance, offering flexible working and a four-day week. As a Forward Action employee, you’ll co-own the company and share in its success. 

Reports to: Partnerships Director

Salary: £34,162 if you live inside London, £30,502 if you live outside London (plus up to £3,000 travel allowance). As a co-owner, you’ll also receive a share of our profits. 

Contract type: Permanent, full-time 

Hours: We work a 4-day week: 30 hours, Monday to Thursday

Location: Remote in the UK, or from our London office. In-person meetings in London 1-2 times a month.

Other benefits: 5 weeks’ holiday plus the week between Christmas and New Year, flexible working options, generous parental leave. Read more about our benefits – including working hours, period policy and sustainable travel allowance – in the jobs section of our website.

How to apply

As a mission-led organisation, we exist to try to make the world a fairer, more equitable place. That includes working to build a truly diverse, inclusive workplace and sector. We are therefore particularly keen to receive applications from communities that experience discrimination, for example on the basis of race, disability, socio-economic status or gender identity. We believe in principles of anti-oppression and are proud to be undertaking a review of our policies, practices and processes to ensure we’re embedding them internally, as well as in our work with partners.

To apply for the role, please download the application pack and follow the instructions. Applications are due by midnight on Monday 6 June.


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