Job Vacancy: Partnerships Manager
We're excited to announce a new opportunity to join the Compassion Ireland team!
Employ your sales and marketing experience, public speaking ability and your understanding of the aspirations of church leaders to make a lasting difference to children living in poverty.
At the heart of Compassion’s ministry is a relentless passion to act on our faith and empower every child left vulnerable by poverty: a purpose embodied in the phrase “Releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name”. Our work is Christ-centred, child-focused, and church-based.
About the role
As a Partnerships Manager, you’ll work to establish, build, maintain and grow relationships with existing and potential Church Partners to manage local events in order to maximise the opportunities from these partnerships and to achieve acquisition objectives.
This is a permanent part-time, home-based role working 21 hours per week over a flexible working pattern with some Sunday working. There will be extensive travel within Ireland and occasional overseas travel.
The role requires a personal commitment to the Christian faith, deep connection to Compassion’s ministry to children and alignment with Compassion Ireland’s values.
- Actively maintain and promote Compassion Ireland’s Statement of Faith and Core Values;
- Maximise the number of child sponsorships from churches and local events;
- Work collaboratively with Compassion UK to effectively meet objectives;
- Assist the effective working of the Partnerships Department.
To flourish in this role, you’ll need:
- Sales and marketing experience essential with a proven track record of sales achievement and the ability to generate opportunities and manage relationships;
- An understanding of the aspirations of church leaders and the challenges they face in their ministries;
- To be a confident and effective public speaker;
- Educated to at Leaving Certificate Level and/or be able to show relevant work-based experience in a results-driven organisation;
- Core office/administrative skills. You must be fluent in English and competent in written and numerical work, with experience of basic office systems such as Microsoft Office;
- A full driving licence with car (mileage expenses paid).
It would help (but isn’t essential) to have:
- A proven track record of excellent persuasive telephone skills.
We need you to be:
- Good time-management and proactive relationship building skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team, you’ll need to be creative, innovative and flexible, perform to a high standard.
Personally committed to the Christian faith
There’s a genuine, legitimate and justified occupational requirement for the holder of this role to be a practising Christian, in order to promote Compassion Ireland’s religious ethos and help others to experience, explore and express the faith-based motivation of our work. This is in accordance with the exception set out in Section 37 (1) of the Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2015.
Annual leave and public holidays are granted in accordance with the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997. The annual leave entitlement for this role is 87.4 hours is in each leave year which runs from 1st January to 31st December. During annual leave an employee is paid holiday pay in line with the provisions of the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997. If employment commences or terminates part way through the leave year, or if the employee is part-time, entitlement to annual leave will be calculated at 8% of the hours worked in the leave year.
How to apply
The closing date for completed applications is 9.00 am 4th November 2019, interview w/c 18th November 2019.
Please submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to change the closing date of our vacancies. Late applications may be considered. Please apply via our online application.
Please note that we can only consider applicants who presently have the right to work in the Ireland.
Compassion is a child-focused ministry; we believe every child should be known, loved and protected. One area of the interview will explore your personal commitment to child protection. This role requires the applicant to have Garda vetting. A satisfactory vetting disclosure will be a requirement once a conditional offer of employment is made to successful candidates.