Partnerships Support Officer

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Job Title: Partnerships Support Officer (Maternity Cover Position)

Accountable to: Director of Partnerships

Hours of work: 35 hours a week (9am to 5pm with 1 hour unpaid lunch break)

Base: The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, Vauxhall, London, SE11 5RR, with flexibility for home-working

Salary: £26,000 per annum or pro-rata

Contract: Fixed-term contract

Annual Leave: 22 days per annum (pro-rata)

Closing date: 9am Monday 24th May 2021

Interview dates: Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th May 2021

Church Urban Fund is in a period of transition. CUF is becoming a vehicle for place-based, relational social action, ecumenical collaboration with different churches, and work with different faith communities, and replicable service delivery. Our hope is that this stimulates a truly national faith-based movement which offers something for every church, and for faith groups, and a national platform for the stories of grassroots voices to be heard. CUF has several strands of work including the Together Network, Near Neighbours, the Just Finance Foundation, and Places of Welcome.

The Partnerships Support Officer role is to cover a maternity leave. The Partnerships team are key to strengthening existing and building new partnerships. The individual will support the Director of Partnerships to build a robust credible partnerships platform and be key to the external face of CUF. The role is designed to work alongside other CUF staff such as those involved in communications, and policy and research, to create a collaborative, strategic, agile, innovative, efficient, productive, effective - and most of all – mission driven organisation.

This full-time role requires innovation and interpersonal skills together with passion for change, agility and success. This role will report into the Director of Partnerships. This post is a maternity leave cover, and we would like the person appointed to start as soon as possible, so that there could be crossover.

Essential Skills

  • Highly personable, skilled at building trusted, positive relationships
  • Ability to support and eventually lead and coordinate meetings, events and training sessions
  • Able to liaise with a wide variety of people both internally and externally
  • Excellent administrative, organisation and time management skills
  • Excellent IT skills with experience in creating digital resources, managing databases as well as proficiency in Microsoft Outlook and Excel
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Resilience and strong personal integrity
  • Good research skills
  • Ability to write, analyse, develop and summarise complex ideas
  • Ability to work well under pressure of deadlines
  • Ability to work with initiative, independently and as part of a team
  • A good knowledge of faith-based social action, and of community work

We can offer you

  • The opportunity to make real impact across several of our exciting programmes
  • A flexible and supportive working environment
  • Professional development and training opportunities

CUF is an inclusive organisation with a diverse workforce, we welcome all applications. We want our workforce to be truly representative of the Communities we serve. Diversity is an asset to our organisation and helps us create an inclusive, welcoming environment for all.

To apply, please send your CV with a brief covering letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria in the person specification to:

Please email us for more details, or if you'd like an informal chat about the role, at

Full Job Description

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