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Partner Relations Manager

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
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17 Jun 2021

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Closing date: 20/06/2021

In July 2022, Birmingham will host the XXII Commonwealth Games, the largest multi-sport event to be held in England in 10 years. Approximately 6,500 athletes and team officials from 71 nations and territories across the Commonwealth will come together in a 12-day celebration of sport and culture. Events will take place across Birmingham and the West Midlands, entertaining more than one million ticketed spectators and reaching a global broadcast audience of more than one billion.

Beyond the planning and delivery of the event, four Games partners are leading on the delivery of ten legacy and benefits (LAB) workstreams, these partners are the B2022 Organising Committee, West Midlands Combined Authority, Birmingham City Council and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Each has a lead role for delivering at least one workstream and partners will measure and evaluate their own activities at project level. This is a complex and wide-ranging legacy programme.

Birmingham 2022 is looking for an experienced Relationship Manager. This role will sit within the Generation 2022 team, delivering the Generation 2022 programme. The programme aims to turn a potentially lost generation of young people into Generation 2022 by harnessing the volunteering opportunities presented by the Games to offer employment and skills boosting opportunities.

Volunteers are a highly visible and valuable part of every Games. This is why Games partners have backed a new pre-Games programme for young volunteers, titled 'Generation 2022'. This will actively seek to involve those who have:
  • lost employment or training opportunities;
  • who are at risk of being drawn into the criminal justice system; or
  • who face barriers in participating in the Games-time volunteering offer.

This programme is designed to include those who would not consider volunteering at all or who may struggle to meet the employability competencies in the Games-time volunteering selection process. The programme will not be taking applications, and instead seeking nominations from grass roots sports clubs, faith and community groups, youth organisations and schools. Sixteen to Twenty-four-year-olds from the region will be matched with 30-hour flexible volunteering opportunities. This will be accredited and broadly equivalent to the volunteering segment of the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award.

The successful candidate will support the Generation 2022 team in achieving its objectives, and manage the relationships with nominating organisations and delivery organisations.

  • Establish and manage the relationships with delivery organisations, nominators, and placement providers.
  • Explore learning and partnership opportunities with local community organisations specialised in working with young people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Manage ongoing relationships with community partner organisations. The successful candidate will be required to spend time with community leaders and their organisations.
  • Promote the Generation 2022 programme to internal and external stakeholders and partners. Liaise with the Organising Committee Community Engagement and Marketing teams to promote the programme e.g. supporting in the hosting of forums and community roadshows.
  • Work with the Games partnership (including Birmingham City Council; West Midlands Combined Authority; Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; and The Organising Committee) to identify opportunities for programme participants and synergies across other legacy workstreams.

Skills and Experience Required

  • First degree qualification or equivalent experience
  • Experience of stakeholder management and senior engagement
  • Able to build effective working relationships with stakeholders from a range of organisations and at different levels of seniority
  • Able to identify connections and synergies between colleagues and is comfortable in brokering introductions
  • Excellent written communication, relevant for both preparation of documents (e.g. reports, briefings) as well as sensitive email correspondences
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office products required (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

We are also open to candidates considering this as a Secondment opportunity.

Salary: £25,000 - £30,000

Start Date: July 2021

This position is subject to a enhanced criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Birmingham 2022 is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer, and we encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities. We have received the Leaders in Diversity award through the National Centre for Diversity. The principles "FREDIE" (Fairness - Respect - Equality - Diversity - Inclusion and Engagement) support our aim of delivering a truly inclusive and accessible games.

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. If you wish for your application to be considered under the Disability Confident scheme, please submit a completed form with your application, which can be found on the Birmingham 2022 jobs site under the current vacancies drop down.

To apply for this role please follow the link and complete the application attaching a single document containing your CV and Covering Letter.

On occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

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