Major Partnerships Lead

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Salary: £49,416 to £54,907 per annum (pro-rata for part time hours)

Contract: Fixed Term 3 years, 28 hours per week (with potential to do 35 hours)

Location: Hybrid – London, UK. We are currently working with a hybrid working model, where there is the option of working from home combined with 4-12 days a month of working in the office.

Apply by: Monday 3rd June 2024


About this role

Are you passionate about young people’s mental health? Would you like to take the reigns on YoungMinds’ biggest partnership to date, with retail giant, Marks & Spencer, to make sure we maximise this opportunity, for both income and impact?

As Major Partnerships Lead you will spearhead our ground-breaking charity partnership with M&S, steering a multidisciplinary team of YoungMinds’ colleagues. You will be an experienced charity partnership lead or corporate account management expert, with outstanding agile delivery/project management skills, confident relationship-building and negotiation skills, alongside experience of leading programmes with multiple workstreams and stakeholders to deliver impact.

You will be responsible for effective delivery of the partnership towards its ambitious goal of raising £5 million over the next three years, enabling YoungMinds to double its reach to young people, and help get our annual awareness campaign, #HelloYellow, into every primary school in the UK. You will work creatively with our partner and steering group to shape both fundraising and purpose driven activity to maximise our impact for young people.

As an experienced agile professional, you will work with key stakeholders to understand project requirements and priorities. Your people skills help you to bring disparate teams and opinions together and have them focussed on an agreed shared outcome.


About you

The successful candidate will have:

  • experience of leading a large charity partnership or corporate fundraising function
  • experience of leading commercial negotiations
  • experience of establishing and embedding effective systems and processes
  • proven ability to establish credibility and manage and sustain strong relationships with a number of senior stakeholders
  • ability to work at pace and with an agile approach
  • excellent concise and robust communication skills both written and verbal

This role is a full time post (with the potential to do 4 days/week).

This is a three-year fixed-term position via a hybrid working arrangement.

We welcome applications from Black and minoritised, LGBTQIA+ groups and those with disabilities, as they are currently under-represented.

We hope that you would like to join us at a very exciting stage of our growth and development. You’ll be joining a bright, dynamic team who have a passion for supporting our ambitions.


Please see the Job Pack below for full details.


One of our values is: “We celebrate what makes you you – whoever you are, we welcome you and encourage you to be true to yourself”.

If you are excited about helping us to achieve our mission, passionate about working at an organisation that puts the lived experience of young people at the heart of everything we do and want to be part of our drive to become a truly anti-racist organisation we want to hear from you.

To apply, please fill in the application form – downloadable below – and send via email to


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