Are you our next Head of Partnerships and Influencing?

The Blagrave Trust is currently recruiting for our first ever Head of Partnerships and Influencing!


Job title: Head of Partnerships and Influencing 

Reporting to: CEO 

Location: Hybrid & flexible, minimum of 2 days per week in office in London  

Contract: Permanent, full-time (compressed hours and job share will be considered) 

Salary: £43,000 – £50,000  

Application deadline: 2nd October 2023, 9am 


Job Purpose

The Head of Partnerships and Influencing will have three main objectives: 

  • Lead in the development and management of new and existing partnerships, including partnerships where we co-design and hold funding programmes with other foundations, and strategic partnerships with other actors invested in empowering young people and resourcing transformational change.   
  • Drive new business development with like-minded partners from both Inside and outside the philanthropic world, towards our mission and purpose. 
  • Integrate and refine our commitment to influence policy that affects young people across all areas of work, including managing grants related to influencing. 

This is a new role in a small organisation, and we are looking for someone that will enjoy getting stuck in and developing their role alongside the CEO.  


About you

We are looking for a candidate who fully believes in the mission of the Blagrave Trust. Ideally you will have experience of working in organisations in transition or growth. You will need to have prior experience of working in grant-making and must have a passion for social justice work which authentically supports and empowers young people.  You will have experience developing successful partnerships that are equitable and transformational in their output. You will need to have strong problem-solving skills, experience managing people and have a strong understanding and aptitude for influencing both internally and externally.  

We are open to candidates from all backgrounds, but we will prioritise those who will help us to continue to diversify the voices heard in philanthropic work and in particular centring young people in all we do.  We are committed to creating an equitable environment where all can thrive. 


How to apply

If interested, please read the recruitment pack and download the job description here, and apply in writing by submitting a brief CV and covering letter outlining what you believe you will bring to this role to and completing our equal opportunities form.

The successful candidate will be appointed subject to DBS checks.

Should you have any questions about this application process please contact the Blagrave team on the following email address: 


A message from our CEO

The Head of Partnerships and Influencing role comes at an exciting moment in Blagrave’s transition as an organisation that aims to extend our influence way beyond the size of the organisation. By working collaboratively, we believe we can better fulfil our mission to bring lasting change to the lives of young people. We also have a deep commitment to learning and reviewing our practice across the organisation. For example, since I joined, we are on a journey focussed on becoming an anti-oppressive and anti-racist organisation.  

In light of this work, at a time of increased need and growing levels of social injustice in society, Blagrave is readying itself for the task at hand. We are ready to recommit ourselves to ambitious targets for which we will hold ourselves accountable to young people. This new position of Head of Partnerships and Influencing will play a fundamental role in expanding our Influence, ensuring Blagrave can be the best version of itself. 

Please join us If you are committed to supporting young people challenging and experiencing injustice in their individual lives and within society in a way which empowers, transforms, and builds a fair and just future for us all. 

CEO, Eli Manderson Evans  

6th September 2023