Partnership Manager, Cardiff based, £25-£28,000
Partnership Manager for the Size of Wales
An opportunity for an ambitious, energetic and creative project manager to contribute to this innovative and high profile national project
The Size of Wales is a unique national scheme to sustain an area of tropical forest the size of Wales as part of our national response to climate change. An area the size of Wales is frequently used to measure the rate of forest destruction. Through Size of Wales we aim to turn that negative use of the country’s size on its head, by encouraging the people of Wales to take positive action and help protect an area of tropical forest equivalent to the size of our nation –www.sizeofwales.org.uk
The project was launched in 2010 as an initiative of the Wales and the Millennium Development Goals Task Force, funded through the Waterloo Foundation. The project is led by Hannah Scrase who has established a strong platform with a network of forest projects in Africa and a growing list of supporters and partners in Wales and beyond. Hannah is supported by Sarah Jenkinson who provides our marketing and communication expertise.
We are now looking to recruit a partnerships manager to work alongside Hannah and Sarah and build on the success of the first full year of the project. Up to this point the project has been based within WCVA, and this appointment coincides with the establishment of the Size of Wales as an independent charity.
The new post will be responsible to Hannah Scrase as project leader and be required to coordinate the operations of the project with specific responsibility for developing the network of forest project partners working to sustain tropical rain forests. The post will be responsible for developing the range of ways in which individuals, companies, organisations and communities can make direct contributions and partner with Size of Wales forest projects. The Waterloo Foundation is currently matching £1 for £1 funds raised for Size of Wales forest projects.
The successful candidate will be part of a small team, with their key focus on delivering the quality and scale of forest partnerships across Wales – securing new partners from business, public and third sectors and building effective partnership models.
The post will be based in Cardiff with an initial contract running to March 2013 at a salary level of between £25 and £28 k. It will also be possible to negotiate arrangements for secondment.
It is essential that candidates have:
• Excellent project management skills and communication skills
• Confidence to deal with people at all levels and ability to engage and enthuse people about the project
• Outreach and mobilisation experience
• Willingness to support social networking tasks
• Experience of securing sponsorships, fundraising and building partnerships
• Ability to work effectively with the business sector to develop charity partnerships
• Enthusiasm for the aims and objectives of the project in terms of helping to mitigate the effect of climate change and an understanding of the issues relating to climate change
• Understanding of the nature of the tropical rain forests and issues of conservation and reforestation
• Good knowledge of Wales, its culture, institutions, geography, social and community issues, with the ability to speak Welsh an advantage
Applications by letter and CV should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. The final date for applications is September 9th with interviews scheduled for September 13th and 14th.
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