Partnership Development Manager

Weston College Group
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


The purpose of the role is to manage the relationship between the College and the range of voluntary and community organisations delivering the West of England Works project. The Partnership Development Manager will assume responsibility for a portfolio of delivery partners and will work with them to ensure that their plans and contracts are fully delivered to the highest standard of quality, and in a manner fully compliant with funding rules securing the best possible outcomes for project participants. The Partnership Development Manager will monitor the performance of delivery partners, identify potential areas for improvement and agree development plans through which the improvement may be realised. Improvements may be focussed within an individual partner or may seek to strengthen and enhance the wider delivery network. Where development plans are agreed, the Partnership Development Manager may offer specific support to the partner to facilitate implementation, where this falls within their areas of expertise or may be able to source appropriate support from third party organisations (for example, other delivery partners). The Partnership Development Manager will add value to the delivery network through undertaking and coordinating activities that support overall project performance and relate to a number of delivery partners, such as engaging employers to increase the number of high-quality work placements and employment opportunities available to project participants


  • Managing the contractual relationship between the College and the West of England Works delivery partners;
  • Monitoring performance and implementing appropriate interventions, ensuring that contracts, funding profiles and key performance indicators are fully delivered in line with the agreed schedule and properly evidenced;
  • Monitoring delivery, ensuring that all participants receive high-quality support that leads to the best possible outcomes;
  • Identifying potential areas for improvement and agreeing appropriate development plans through which to realise the improvement;
  • Directly supporting the implementation of development plans and/or sourcing appropriate support from third-party organisations;
  • Providing regular quantitative and qualitative reports to the West of England Works Project Manager concerning the performance of delivery partners;
  • Adding value to the project through undertaking and coordinating specific activities that support overall project performance, such as engaging employers to increase the number of work placements and employment opportunities available to participants.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with the wider voluntary sector, community sector and local statutory services, adding value to the project through more effective coordination of effort.


The main generic duties and responsibilities of the Partnership Development Manager is to support partners to deliver the West of England Works project assuming accountability for performance within a specific portfolio of partners.


  • Meeting with delivery partners on a regular basis to monitor, review and discuss performance;
  • Formally observing delivery partners within the portfolios of other Partnership Development Managers and offering developmental feedback to promote quality improvement;
  • Conducting spot-checks to confirm learner existence and contractual compliance;
  • Provisionally approving and recommending formal variations to delivery plans and contracts of individual delivery partners to the West of England Works Project Manager;
  • Provisionally approving and recommending business cases submitted by delivery partners to secure additional support from the Access Fund and Specialist Provision Fund.


All members of staff have a duty to maintain safe and clean conditions in their workplace area and co-operate with the College on matters of Health and Safety. This will include assisting with the undertaking of risk assessments and carrying out appropriate actions as required. Staff are required to refer to the College Health and Safety Policies in respect to their specific duties and responsibilities.


All staff are required to participate fully in the College staff development programmes and have a responsibility to identify their own professional development needs in conjunction with their line manager.


Weston College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, as well as vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


£35,000.00 per annum, plus up to 10% PRP.


This is a fixed term appointment expiring on 31st December 2019.

The College standard Contract of Service applies.

Hours of attendance: 37 hours per week.

Annual leave: 318.5 hours per annum, inclusive of statutory bank holidays.

The College reserves the right to direct up to 10 days of your annual year entitlement for efficiency purposes.