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Bristol Green Capital Partnership seeking a Development Manager


Bristol Green Capital Partnership CIC is seeking to appoint a partnership development manager to join its executive team.

Applications will be accepted until 23:59 on Sunday 6 Nov 2016

About the Partnership

The Partnership is an independent membership organisation working to realise our vision of a sustainable city with a high quality of life for all. We aim to enable, help deliver and lead the efforts of organisations in and around Bristol to achieve the changes needed to realise an environmentally sustainable city-region – for all of its people.

Our membership has grown from a group of 12 organisations in 2007 to over 800 today – all making the pledge to help achieve a shared, sustainable vision. The Partnership played a crucial role in securing Bristol’s successful bid for European Green Capital status, and we remain key to ensuring that the achievements in the run up to and during 2015 carry on – that ‘it doesn’t stop here’.

The Partnership entered a new phase in 2016, with a new Board of Directors with two directors elected from our membership alongside representatives from an initial set of strategic CIC-funding partners: Avon Wildlife Trust; Centre for Sustainable Energy; Bristol City Council; Resource Futures; Sustrans; Triodos Bank; University of Bristol; University of the West of England, Bristol; and West of England Initiative.

About the role

This is an important time for the Partnership as it seeks to increase engagement with our members and help enable them to do their work and contribute to the vision.

The successful candidate will manage a range of stakeholder relationships in order to amplify successes and projects through BGCP communication channels and to facilitate, identify and enable opportunities for collaboration among members especially in the Partnership’s 5 themes: energy, food, nature, resources and transport.

To help facilitate this work, they will be responsible for managing and maintaining our membership database, administering new and existing membership sign-ups and ensuring processes are in place to encourage new members to join through project work and events; supporting our member organisations, including brokering links with other members; and implementing then helping members to use a set of online shared services, such as a directory and calendar.

We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative self-starter with proven good personal, communications and networking skills. The post-holder will need to be operate effectively in a complex multi-stakeholder partnership environment, and be able to balance competing demands.

They will also have the opportunity to contribute to the Partnership’s project delivery and leadership work, and its ongoing development, working closely with the operations manager and the chief executive.

Further details

Hours: this is a full-time role (35 hours a week). Occasional evenings and weekend work may be necessary from time to time to fulfil the role requirements.

Salary: £24,000 – £26,000 a year, depending on skills and experience.

Duration: 12 months initially (potentially renewable) with a 3-month probation period.

Start date: it is hoped that the successful candidate would start by January 2017.

Place of work: The role is office-based with a significant proportion of time likely to be spent meetings with member organisations and attending events. The Partnership currently operates from the accessible Happy City co-working space in Canningford House, Victoria Street, in central Bristol. While there are no current plans to change this, the successful candidate must be willing to work in another Bristol location if necessary. Travel expenses incurred in carrying out the role will be reimbursed.

Flexible working: The CIC staff benefit from a flexible approach to working, but no formal flexi-time system. There is scope to work from home occasionally by agreement, but the post-holder will be expected to work from the office for at least 4 days a week. Excess hours may be taken in lieu by agreement.

Work permits: We are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits or visa applications. Only applicants with the right to work in the UK will be considered. Evidence of this will be needed during the recruitment process.

How to apply

Download the full application pack: Partnership Development Manager Application Pack_20 Oct 2016

Download the equalities monitoring form: Recruitment equalities monitoring form_Oct 2016

Interested applicants should submit a CV (maximum 2 pages) and covering letter detailing their interest in the role and relevant experience, making specific reference to the role requirements outlined in the person specification. These should all be sent via email to with “BGCP – Partnership development manager application” in the subject line.

Applications will be accepted until 23:59 on Sunday 6 Nov 2016.

Interviews are expected to take place in w/c 14 and/or 21 Nov 2016.

References will be sought later in the recruitment process: applicants must be able to provide the names and contact details for two referees on request.

Further information & enquiries

You can find more information on BGCP and its work at

For any more detailed queries about the role, please contact Ian Townsend, Chief Executive on to arrange a call.

Equalities statement

BGCP CIC is an equal opportunities employer, and we aim to ensure that no applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnicity or national origin, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. To enable us to monitor this, please complete our diversity monitoring form and return it with your application.

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