Job Vacancy: Senior Partnerships Officer

We are looking for a Senior Partnership Officer to join the Disability Sports Coach team on a full-time, permanent basis.

Location: Greater London (Hybrid)

Salary: £30,000-£33,000 per year

Job description

As the Senior Partnership Officer, you will play a pivotal role in enhancing the lives of disabled people through sport. You’ll do this by proactively building networks and identifying partners to deliver more inclusive sports coaching and training courses across London.

You will cultivate new opportunities, securing sustained income and supporting the organisation’s growth. This role involves working closely with various stakeholders, including schools, community groups, local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, and integrated care systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Proactive Partnership Building:
    • Expand the number of organisations the charity works with to deliver inclusive sports coaching and training courses through proactive networking and relationship building.
    • Identify and cultivate partnerships with schools, community groups, local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, and integrated care systems.
  2. Lead Generation:
    • Proactively follow leads identified by team members to expand club provision in existing areas or consolidate existing clubs through local stakeholder investment.
    • Attend marketing and promotional events to generate leads and opportunities.
  3. Opportunity Management:
    • Close opportunities developed through effective communication and negotiation.
    • Liaise with coaching contractors and connect with training and workforce coordinator to ensure coaching delivery is in place, and contacts are being fulfilled.
  4. Pipeline Development:
    • Work closely with the Head of Services to contribute to the development of pipelines for sustained income and growth.
    • Participate in the phone rota to respond to inquiries and maintain active communication.
  5. Support Services Delivery:
    • In the absence of the Head of Service, support the delivery team to ensure service provision and commitments continue.
    • Work on weekends as and when required to meet organisational needs.

Personal Specification:


  1. Proven experience in partnership development, preferably in the sports, disability or voluntary sector
  2. Proven experience of managing complex multi-faceted work streams
  3. The ability to adapt to manage situation as they arise
  4. Strong networking skills with the ability to identify and cultivate partnerships
  5. Effective communication and negotiation skills to close opportunities and secure sustained income
  6. Be a self-starter with the ability to work proactively and independently, with a focus on results
  7. Flexibility to work weekends and participate in the phone rota


  1. Knowledge of the disability sports landscape and an understanding of the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities
  2. Experience in working with schools, community groups, and healthcare-related organisations
  3. Familiarity with coaching and training programs in the sports sector
  4. To hold or be willing to work towards a coaching qualification


  1. A network of social activities at the House of Sport
  2. Remote working opportunities
  3. Private Health Care (available on successful completion of 6-month probationary period)

Annual leave

Annual leave entitlement is 20 days in addition to the 8 English Public Holidays (pro rata), plus any days between Christmas and New Year when the office is closed (at the discretion of DSC).

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a current CV along with a covering letter.

In the covering letter you must outline in turn how you meet the each of the person specification criteria.


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