Creative Mentor Network

Partnerships Executive

We're looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and relationship-focussed individual to drive growth within the charity.

About Creative Mentor Network

People from lower socio-economic backgrounds are not fully represented in the creative workforce – and we exist to change this. Our range of mentoring programmes are designed so that everyone wins: supportive careers guidance for young people; training and development for mentors; access to an amazing diverse talent pool for creative businesses.

We work with partners including Soho House, Sony Music and Facebook to design and deliver bespoke mentor programmes, supporting young people and creative professionals to build meaningful and impactful relationships. As part of this, we create sustained organisational change by growing a movement of inclusive leaders through training and development for mentors.

We are a dynamic organisation, evolving as we grow. And the way we work together reflects this. We’re open to new ideas and ways of working, always for the benefit of the young people we support.

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and relationship-focussed individual to drive growth within the charity. You’ll be working with the Managing Director to increase the number of partners we work with specifically focusing on our Mentor Development programme Break the Wall and building revenue generated from our jobsboard.

You will also work closely with the Senior Marketing Manager to support partnership events and campaigns. 

CMN is a small, but growing team, so general administrative support is a big part of the role.


Business Development

  • Proactively generate leads and foster new partnerships with companies across the creative industries. Pitch CMN’s offering focusing on our Mentor Development programme Break the Wall. 
  • Create long-term, trusting partnerships with our partners in the creative industries to grow their involvement with CMN and ensure they renew their partnerships with us, year on year.
  • Write business development marketing collateral 
  • Jobsboard 
  • work with marketing manager to execute strategy to increase revenue generated through CMNs jobsboard
  • sell jobsboard to existing and new partners
  • Manage and develop process from orders, through to posting to our alumni, collating feedback from those using the service and iterating our offering


  • Prepare partner contracts. Training and support will be provided for this.
  • Work with CMNs accountant to reconcile company payments. Training and support will be provided for this.
  • Salesforce data management (cleaning data semi-regularly). Training and support will be provided for this.
  • General team and event admin - managing guest list & calendar, arranging refreshments, creating run of show, creating event on eventbrite etc...

Skills and experience:

  • Passionate about equality and supporting young people.
  • People skills with the ability to establish and develop key business relationships in a variety of situations
  • Strong communication skills, in writing and in person.
  • Commercially focused, with a track record of over-delivering sales targets. Able to pitch confidently to clients, and assertive enough to chase opportunities.
  • Highly organised, attention to detail, with a proactive approach to improving processes
  • Committed and motivated to succeed and meet objectives, both personal and business related
  • Good Presentation Skills
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills


  • Account management experience
  • Good industry knowledge
  • Experience of using Salesforce/Google/Docs/Google Calendar and Zoom

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

  • Aware of the importance of DEI practices within an organisation
  • Act with empathy & sensitivity to all colleagues & stakeholders, irrespective of cultural background or protected characteristic, (Equality Act 2010)

Start date: Immediate start

Salary & benefits: £24,000 - £26,000 depending on experience, 25 days holiday (with office closure at Christmas), Soho House Membership, flexible working (opportunity to work remotely 3 days a week, staggered hours)

Location: London Kings Cross

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

To apply: Send a CV and short email (no longer than 500 words) about why you would be a great fit for the role to by 9am on Monday 15th November.

CMN Diversity/equal opportunities form

We are committed to equal opportunities in our recruitment and employment process and, in order to find out how well we are doing with this, we need to collect monitoring data. We would appreciate it if you would complete this form so that we can ensure our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. 

This form is anonymous and any information supplied will be treated in the strictest of confidence.