Arbor Education

Strategic Partnership Manager

Join Arbor Education as they are looking for a Strategic Partnership Manager

About us

At Arbor, we’re on a mission to transform the way schools work for the better.

You’ve probably seen the headlines. Heavy workloads, constant change, admin pressure on teachers and staff at every level… sometimes it feels like this is just part and parcel of school life today. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

We passionately believe that there’s a better way to work. And it starts by giving everyone the right tools and technology for the job.

We’re building a platform and products we believe in - as well as a strong, diverse team of experienced specialists, ex-teachers and Edtech engineers passionate about making a difference to the sector.

Ultimately, we’re here to help make our schools and trusts stress a little less, and focus on what matters most - improving the lives of teachers and outcomes of students everywhere.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our established and growing Strategic Partnership team. We are looking for an adaptable multi-tasker who can build strong and mutually beneficial relationships with our network of partners.

Key aspects of the role will be to increase adoption of the Arbor and ScholarPack MIS platforms through partner referrals, events and co-marketing activities, as well as ensuring partners deliver high quality support. You will manage relationships with a defined set of our existing Partners and work with colleagues to ensure they’re successful.

This is a great opportunity to contribute to a dynamic team and help further advance the role partners play in our growth!

Core responsibilities

  • Effectively manage the relationship between The Key’s MIS Division (Arbor and ScholarPack) and a range of named partners - including Value Added Resellers, referral partners, support providers and frameworks

  • Promoting the Key MIS Division as the partner of choice

  • Drive uptake of Arbor and ScholarPack in partner areas via various channels (events, webinars, referrals, marketing content)

  • Reduce Customer Acquisition Cost by empowering partners to own more of the sales and marketing activities through coaching and sales enablement materials

  • Track and support the development of leads from partner referrals/events as they move through our sales pipeline

  • Resolve commercial issues and questions relating to Partnerships, alongside the Heads of Sales and Strategic Partnerships

  • Qualify potential new partners and start them on the accreditation process

About you

  • Good knowledge and understanding of the Education sector including schools, Multi Academy Trusts and Local Authorities

  • Commercial acumen to continue driving referrals and revenue

  • Experience of facilitating and delivering group presentations is desirable

  • Ability to build strong relationships internally and collaborate well with various teams

  • External stakeholder management, building long lasting relationships

  • Keen attention to detail, good multitasker, with the ability to prioritise your work on a daily basis depending on business needs.

What we offer

The chance to work alongside a team of hard-working, passionate people in a role where you’ll see the impact of your work everyday. We also offer:

  • Dedicated training budget to help your professional growth

  • 1 day off each year to volunteer with a charity of your choice.

  • Access to a choice of comprehensive 24/7 well being support services as well as internal Wellbeing Champions.

  • Depending on your role we can offer flexible working.

  • Enhanced maternity pay and paternity pay

  • Our social committees organise regular team nights out (we’ve had pizza making, online escape rooms, axe throwing and curry clubs!)

  • We offer 32 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays). This is made up of 25 days annual leave plus 7 MIS days given over Easter, Summer & Christmas

  • We offer a full working from home set up for remote workers and have offices in Leeds, Lincoln and London for team get togethers!

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Arbor Education is an equal opportunities organisation

Our goal is for Arbor to be a workplace which represents, celebrates and supports people from all backgrounds, and which gives them the tools they need to thrive - whatever their ambitions may be so we support and promote diversity and equality, and actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

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Please note: We are unable to provide visa sponsorship at this time.