Application deadline: 20 December 2022

Starting date: January 2023 (December handover time welcomed)

We are looking for an inquisitive, ambitious and tenacious Partnerships lead who thrives on working closely with client partners as part of an integrated delivery team. With 5+ years’ experience in a client management role you will be fundamental to maintaining our existing partner base and, in collaboration with our Business Development team, help onboard and grow new partner accounts.

You're good at:

  • Building rewarding relationships for satisfied, successful client Partners
  • Co-creating programmes in line with Partner objectives and the Spacehive mission
  • Negotiating and managing Partner programmes and funds
  • Delivering best in class programme management
  • Strong stakeholder management working within and across complex organisations
  • Thinking laterally and creatively; each partnership is unique so flexibility is key
  • Spotting and converting opportunities for organic and new business growth
  • Identifying and leveraging partner programme insights to help optimise the platform
  • Reporting and managing financial data from your partners (directly with our CEO/FD)
  • Tracking and reporting programme impact (and adapting for future success)
  • Overseeing Partner renewals process
  • Working seamlessly with our Business Development and Project Success teams
  • Creating ideas and strategies to improve and grow the business
  • Enjoying being part of a nimble business in a rapid phase of evolution and growth

As each of our business functions (Business development, Partnerships, Project Success and Product) play an integral and interconnected part of the Spacehive process, the team is close and collaborative. We are looking for someone naturally adept at thinking outside their own day to day role and adapting to support the bigger business picture.

You will report directly into our Head of Partnerships and be supported by a Partnerships Executive on day-to-day process and delivery. You’ll also work directly with the CEO as part of a small but mighty team with the opportunity to help build and grow the business as it evolves.

About Spacehive

Spacehive makes it easy for people to improve their local area. We build technology to help crowdfund local projects that communities want; from spruced up playgrounds and new street markets, to city farms and learning hubs. We’ve helped fund over 2,000 ideas and raised more than £26 million to support local communities.

When local communities have an idea and start a project, Spacehive connects it to exclusive funds from companies, councils and foundations that want to help bring communities to life. We work with over 40 client partners from across the UK, including the Mayor of London, BT, Veolia and Arts Council England.

We have the highest success rate of any crowdfunding platform in the UK (85% success rate, rising to 94% when a partner pledges). Our aim is to help deliver the bright, transformational local project ideas that make communities happy, proud and prosperous. This video shows the unique ideas that our Project Creators deliver via Spacehive and the positive impact it has had on their communities.

What sets Spacehive apart from our competitors is our best-in-class project support for our crowdfunding communities and the creation of innovative funding programmes that deliver meaningful long-term impact for our partners.

The business is on a fast forward trajectory with transformational plans of our own underway. In early 2023, we will unveil a new 360-degree brand identity for Spacehive that captures and celebrates the platform today, and will aid its growth tomorrow. We have ambitious plans to grow the business further and support even more communities across the UK and are looking for the right change makers to join our brilliant team to make this happen. Successful candidates will be excited by the prospect of working as part of a close, integrated team in a business on the cusp of transformational change.

Spacehive is an anti-racist, anti-discriminatory organisation. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, people with disabilities and people from lower income and diverse educational backgrounds who may be under-represented in our organisation.

Package includes:

  • 26 working days holiday (in addition to the office being closed between Christmas and New Year)
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Workplace pension
  • Hybrid working - mix of remote and regular meetings (internal and external) in Central London
  • EMI share options
  • 3pm Friday finish

How to apply:

Click on 'Apply to Position' at the top of this page where you will be able to attach a CV of no more than 2 pages and a short covering letter detailing three reasons why you're the best person for the role (500 words limit).

Interview/start date

We are looking to hold interviews in early January with a view to starting the same month, though early applications are welcome and the right candidate could be recruited sooner.