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Operational Partnerships Manager

Location: Homebased with extensive travel throughout England & Wales
Salary: circa £45,000
Hours: Full Time - 35
Closing date: Fri, 25 Jun 2021
Closing time: 10am

Our new Together for Animal Welfare Strategy to 2030 focuses on the RSPCA's role around a core set of activities and in some areas we'll be working differently in response to the changing world in which we operate.

We're recruiting an Operational Partnerships Manager to work closely with the Assistant Director for Branches, Partnerships & Volunteering who is responsible for operational partnerships strategy within the RSPCA, and for determining objectives, KPIs, areas of work, activities and priorities for the partnerships.

Together you will support the delivery of our strategic commitmentments to:

  • establish improved working partnerships at a local and national level with other animal welfare charities and external bodies that specialise in those activities or who have statutory obligations to do so (e.g. local authorities and the police for wildlife crime) and seek government support and intervention where appropriate.
  • build partnerships with organisations outside the animal welfare sector, such as mental health and health and social care charities, Youth Offending Teams and corporate partners to name a few, which will enhance our prevention work, supporting human welfare and building stronger relationships between animals and people.
  • develop a model that effectively and actively supports signposting to the relevant body or expert organisation, and/or offers advice with the RSPCA being positioned as the gateway into the animal welfare sector. We will continue our historical role as the key guardian of all animal welfare.
  • increase our work Partners for animal welfare combining hands-on delivery and relationship management for the RSPCA's largest operational partners including individuals, communities, other charities, voluntary bodies and external agencies. Together, we can achieve so much more for animals and ensure that good animal welfare is seen as central in our society and globally.

You'll have

  • An understanding of the animal journey and animal welfare
  • Experience in developing effective partnerships across a range of organisations
  • Excellent networking skills, with the ability to research new leads and translate into actionable plans
  • The ability to influence, motivate and empower others in order to reach organisational goals
  • Experience in promoting and implementing change at a local level
  • Knowledge and experience of the realities of development issues and the Not-for-Profit sector

What's in it for you

You'll have an opportunity to work for the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales.

You'll have a direct impact on animal welfare, facilitating and optimising the animal journey by collaborating and building our network throughout the UK.
We value and recognise our employees' contribution and are proud to offer an extensive benefits package that includes:

35 hours standard working week, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days with service; a generous pension scheme with associated life assurance and group income protection scheme; access to private healthcare scheme; support for professional development after qualifying period and access to our employee assistance programme.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and Covering Letter detailing your relevant experience, why you are interested in the role, and your salary expectations to resourcingteam@rspca.org.uk quoting reference PM109 by the closing date of 25 June 2021.

First-stage interviews will be held remotely via our one-way video interviewing system. For the next stage of the recruitment process, we may require an onsite visit and a full assessment will be carried out to ensure everyone's safety.

All online information and documents are available in alternative formats, including Braille and large font, upon request from the Resourcing team.

Equality, diversity, and inclusion are at the heart of our organisation. We seek to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. 

We strongly believe in being an innovative, diverse, and inclusive organisation and recognise that diversity in all of our people will help achieve that purpose and our mission more effectively.

We strongly encourage and seek applications from a wide diversity of candidates and in particular welcome applications from minority ethnic, black, and candidates with disabilities, who are currently under-represented at the RSPCA.

Ending cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering to animals.

Relevant documents

Can you spare a few minutes for our questionnaire?

We strongly believe in being an innovative, diverse, and inclusive organisation and recognise that diversity in all of our people will help achieve that purpose and our mission more effectively.

We actively encourage and seek applications from a wide diversity of candidates and in particular welcome applications from minority ethnic, black, and candidates with disabilities, who are currently under-represented at the RSPCA.

Although there is no legal requirement for you to provide the information, completion of the form will enable us to better understand the composition of our workforce and examine our practices fully so that we can provide for the needs of our diverse community.

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We hope that you'll assist us by completing this form so we can monitor our equality and diversity. The data will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and won't be taken into account in assessing information on your application form, as it's anonymous and stored separately.

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