Return to jobs Return to jobs

Partnerships Manager

You Make It


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join a dynamic team committed to empowering young women through mentorship and career development


icon Salary


icon Location

Hybrid: 3 days a week in our shared office space and 2 working days remote

icon Expires

Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

Join an inspiring organization that's dedicated to empowering young women by providing them with the skills, experiences, and support necessary to thrive in their careers. Working with established partners like Nike Jordan, this role offers the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of young women, fostering their growth and long-term employment prospects. Be part of an exciting and meaningful journey towards social change and equality.

Role Summary

  • Build and maintain partnerships to recruit mentors for empowerment programmes.
  • Coordinate the mentorship process, matching mentors with mentees.
  • Research and secure work placement opportunities for programme participants.
  • Develop new income streams and brand partnerships to sustain the organization's work.
  • Keep detailed records of partnership agreements and monitor progress.

Role Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in establishing charity-business partnerships.
  • At least 3 years of project management experience.
  • Proven ability to generate new leads and conduct successful meetings.
  • Experience in creating and implementing communication strategies.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills across various sectors.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Desirable: Marketing background, experience in young people's agendas, knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Application Process Details

  • Submit a CV and a one-page cover letter linking your experience to the job requirements.
  • Candidates from diverse backgrounds, especially those reflecting the demographics of the young women supported, are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • An enhanced DBS check will be conducted for the successful candidate.

Reports to: Head of Operations and People

Hours: Normal working hours are 9.30am-5.30pm but we can be flexible.

Contract: 3-year contract subject to passing 6-month probation (depending on funding, this could be made a permanent post)

Holiday: 25 days per annum (rising to 28 days after 3 years) plus public holidays

You Make It is an award-winning, progressive and caring organisation that has been running for 13 years. Over this time we have brought life changing results for more than 600 women (aged 18-30) who’ve accessed our holistic empowerment programmes. We’re recognised for our innovation in transforming the life chances of our participants who’ve got so much to offer, but who need some help to get there in life. 

Women on our programmes benefit from: 1-1 mentoring and therapy; as well as engaging Friday group learning sessions featuring seminars, workshops, debate clubs and guest talks. Participants also gain valuable work experience through short, expenses-paid work placements.

Working closely in a small and dedicated team, this is a critical position that will use proven and exceptional partnership building skills to ensure young women on our empowerment programmes are each able to access 1-1 mentoring, and short expenses/ paid work placements to help them get that much closer to securing longer term employment.

You are NOT going to be starting from scratch – YMI has been going for a while and has already established amazing partnerships with a great crop of employers including Nike Jordan! 


  • The maintenance and establishment of new partnerships through meetings with businesses from which to recruit mentors for each of our women. 
  • Recruit 25 mentors per programme, schedule their participation onto our fantastic mentor training programme and make mentee-mentor matches (our process here has been described as “pure alchemy” by former mentees and mentors)
  • Conduct research to identify and secure meetings with employers to establish short expenses paid work experience placements for our young women. 
  • Collaborate closely with our Programmes and Participation Manager to consult with women on sectors of interest (commonly these have been creative/ cultural but not exclusively so).
  • Generate new ideas to create income streams including new brand partnerships that improve the sustainability of our work for young women and raise awareness of our profile.
  • Maintain records of partnership agreements and ensure that progress against deliverables is provided to employers/ investors into our work.


You will be someone who is committed to and passionate about equalities work and who understands from previous experience both the commercial and charity sector when it comes to joining forces to create/ ensure social change work. A natural people’s person with a creative and enterprising flair, you will be able to translate our social mission work to partners from these sectors so that they want to and do engage with us. 


  • At least 2 years leading on and establishing successful new charity-business partnerships you can tell us about
  • At least 3 years of project management experience 
  • Demonstrable experience of generating new leads for meetings that you lead on/ pitch in
  • Demonstrable experience of creating and implementing communication strategy to progress a work stream from either the charity or commercial sector
  • Exceptional people and relationship-building skills with those from a range of sectors 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication 
  • Highly organised multi-tasker, with a personality that works calmly under pressure and with own initiative
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other packages to create compelling presentations/ decks if required


  • Marketing qualification/ background
  • Experience of working for young people agendas
  • Experience of working in or knowledge and understanding of matters relating to equity, diversity and inclusion 

Please note we will conduct an enhanced DBS check on the successful candidate.


Application is by way of a CV and a one-page cover letter demonstrating your experience and suitability linked to the person specification and job description

We are especially keen to hear from applicants that reflect the diversity of the working class, Black and Asian women that You Make It supports. 


Hire with Escape

Showcase your progressive organisation and post your open roles to the biggest UK community of purpose driven job seekers.

Get Started