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Development Manager

£35,000 - £40,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Central London (with occasional travel post COVID-19)
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We are seeking an experienced Development Manager to originate and develop funding partnerships with high-value Trusts and Foundations as well as bilateral and multi-lateral institutions. The successful candidate will lead on programme and partnership development and will be instrumental in nurturing innovative global partnerships which further YBI’s strategy and impact.

Role Purpose

This role is instrumental in achieving our ambition through developing new partnerships and programmes with the following principles in mind:

a) Building/maintaining strong working relationships and balancing carefully the needs of our partnerships with the needs and capacity of our members - both sets of stakeholders will enjoy a trusted relationship and a rewarding experience of working with the Network Team.

b) Demonstrating greater impact for every partnership ‘dollar’ – attending sector meetings to develop knowledge of trends, best practice, to advocate on behalf of YBI, and to cultivate new partnership opportunities.

c) Delivering well and consistently – working with partners, YBI Network Team and members to ensure the programmes and partnerships we develop are impactful and achievable and delivered effectively.

d) Contributing to the Network Team’s continuous improvement – supporting the development of replicable and innovative partnership models based on lessons learnt; contributing insights and guidance at senior level about maximising the value of existing partnerships.

Key Responsibilities

1. Development of Partnerships

  • Research, network and explore potential opportunities and partnerships to support our work
  • Develop and present creative and engaging pitches for identified prospects.
  • Support the development of proposals to existing partners where YBI is seeking investment/buy-in for new projects as part of an existing programme.

2. Stakeholder Stewardship

  • Account manage a portfolio of key relationships ensuring the partnerships are delivered effectively, in coordination with relevant colleagues from other teams.
  • Ensure contract requirements are met and relationships with partners are transparent supportive and supportive.
  • Collaborate with the Communications Team to develop and agree appropriate and insightful communications collateral relating to the programmes.

3.   Programme Development

  • Work with YBI Network Team, members and partners to lead on bid development and effectively design and develop innovative and impactful programmes.
  • Provide insights and guidance at critical stages to ensure programmes are aligned with YBI’s organisational strategy and partnership objectives.
  • Responsible for developing programme budgets, working with members and finance teams to ensure that budgets represent good value for money for YBI and partners.
  • Responsible for developing targets, KPIs and milestones together with Evidence and Learning team.
  • Contribute to the development of annual plans, budgets and team processes and framework.

4.   Trends and Relevance

  • Keeps abreast of new topics and trends related to youth entrepreneurship.
  • Play a key role in developing YBI’s inclusivity in entrepreneurship approach.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV (maximum 2 x A4) and a covering letter to Your covering letter (maximum 2 x A4) should: 

  • Explain why you want this job; 
  • Explain how your background and experience make you a suitable candidate – please use examples of specific projects and achievements; 
  • Show what relevant skills and knowledge you will bring, referring to the person specification; 
  • Confirm you have an existing right to work in the UK (we are unable to accept applications otherwise);
  • Confirm where you saw this job advertised.

Closing date: Monday, 27th July 2020 at 09:30 am
Interviews: w/c 27th July 2020

YBI is an equal opportunity employer and we are opposed to discrimination on any grounds. We are committed to creating a diverse environment, therefore, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or ethnic or national origin. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments, due to a disability, to assist you in completing your application and/or participating in a selection test or attending an interview in the event that you are shortlisted.

At YBI, your right to privacy and confidentiality is important to us. By applying for this job, your information will be entered into our recruitment system for YBI’s employment purposes only and for no longer than one year after the post has been filled; then personal data will be disposed of in the GDPR compliant manner. We store all data securely and will not disclose it to any third parties without your consent. Please see our Data Protection Policy here to find out more. 


Job Details

  • Central London (with occasional travel post COVID-19)
  • Full Time
  • 37.5 hours per week, open for flexible working requests
  • £35,000 - £40,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Applications close on: Monday, 27th July 2020 at 09:30 am

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