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Partnership Engagement Manager

Partnership Engagement Manager

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    Office & Specialist Support, Programmes, Projects

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    £47,261 per annum

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    Gemma Hannington

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    2 months ago

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Do you want to be part of a team that work collaboratively to get the best result? Can you form relationships well at all levels? Do you have direct experience of managing projects on a national level with a diverse range of organisations?

This is a very interesting role. For the first 9 months you will take the lead on a big project.

You will be offered hybrid working. Attending the office twice a week.

TPP are excited to be working exclusively with The Electoral Commission, the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. They are looking for an experienced Partnership Engagement Manager to help ensure that voters understand how to participate in the democratic process and can cast their vote with confidence.

Job description

The Electoral Commission are looking for an experienced Partnership Engagement Manager to develop and embed a partnership engagement function, which will positively impact the way in which they interact with their stakeholders and address their needs.

The Partnership Engagement Manager will identify opportunities, plan and then lead partnership projects, supporting teams across the Electoral Commission to deliver high quality partnership engagement activity, which could include:

  • Initiatives to engage and inform voters about changes to the electoral system, for example the requirement to show ID at polling stations

  • Political literacy education targeted at voters and those who will soon be eligible to vote, with a focus on groups which are traditionally under-registered

  • Supporting policy development work aimed at the removal of barriers to participation, especially those that affect people who currently have difficulty trying to cast their vote

You will be part of their voter-focused Digital Communications and Learning team and will facilitate partnerships to help them achieve their corporate goals, supporting teams across the Commission. You will draw together existing partnership work across the UK and will professionalise their approach to ensure they are strategically making the best use of our current resources.

You will have significant experience co-creating projects with a diverse range of organisations and will work with stakeholders ranging from government officials to small civil society organisations, setting the strategy and timelines for your workstream. You’ll utilise evidence-based approaches to engagement, and will work to understand the needs of partner organisations, involving their users in planning and decision making processes, to deliver pre-agreed outcomes.

This is an exciting and important role which will need careful planning and strategic skills. You will be able to work at pace, be a self-starter and understand the challenges of explaining democratic participation.

About You

As the Partnership Engagement Manager, you will have a have a minimum of three years’ experience of partnership engagement, with a strong track record of delivering impactful projects that are robustly evaluated. You will establish yourself as the authoritative owner of the Commission’s partnership engagement function, working collaboratively with and supporting partnership leads across the organisation. You will use your excellent interpersonal skills to develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, ensuring an audience centred approach to meet objectives. You will also be adept at mentoring colleagues in various team across the Commission, ideally with experience of matrix working. You’ll take a place-based approach to partnership engagement work in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, working collaboratively with experienced teams across the Commission.

To be successful in this role you will need initiative and to work well without close supervision. You will also need strong written and verbal communication skills, have an eye for detail and be good at making sense of complex information. Being able to use sound judgement and to think creatively about how to solve problems and make improvements are also essential qualities in this role.

If this opportunity is of interest, please get in touch now to see a more detailed job description. Please reply to this advert with your CV or email

CV deadline is Wednesday 18th May. Interviews will take place on the 23rd and 24th May.