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Partnership and Social Impact Manager

City, University of London - Research and Enterprise

Location: London
Salary: £49,794 to £59,421 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th June 2024
Closes: 28th June 2024
Job Ref: PRSV00779

Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.

The culture at City is built on our shared core values, which means that all employees are expected to behave according to our values: “We care, We learn, We act.”

Background

City Ventures is the name given to the university entrepreneurship services and the start up ecosystem which serves students, graduates and the City of London region. Our purpose is to improve social mobility through entrepreneurship and help entrepreneurs build successful businesses that solve big problems.

City Ventures offers a wide range of services including entrepreneurship education and business support across the entire startup lifecycle from initial idea to scale ups. We also have two work spaces in the City: Better Space (an affordable work space for social enterprises based in Islington) and City Launch Lab (an incubator for student and graduate startups).

We are hiring Partnership & Social Impact Manager to lead Better Space and our partnership with the London Borough of Islington to deliver on our social impact objectives, and also to play a key role in enabling and supporting the City Ventures start up ecosystem partners.

Responsibilities

The Partnership and Social Impact Manager will play a key role leading Better Space and our strategic partnership with the London Borough of Islington. They will represent Better Space to our members and, oversee the membership pipeline and the programme of events and activities delivered by, or through, Better Space. They will also play an important role in strategic engagement and supporting the City Ventures partner network. Reporting to the Head of Student Entrepreneurship they will be an important part of the City Ventures leadership team and will also have opportunities to work closely with colleagues across the university.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or have equivalent professional experience. They will have a strong interest in entrepreneurship and social impact businesses, management experience, and experience of partnership working or business development. They will be a confident and credible communicator who can effectively represent City Ventures to internal and external stakeholders and is able to build strong relationships based on trust and delivery. They will have a growth mindset and will be able to create and sustain opportunities that help City Ventures achieve its objectives and also deliver benefits for our members and entrepreneurs in the City of London region.

We’d particularly welcome applications from Islington residents.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 28th June at 11:59pm

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