PARTNERSHIPS OFFICER

£19,000 - £23,000 per year

AFC Fylde Community Foundation is looking to recruit a Community Partnerships Officer to work closely with new and existing community stakeholders to identify and develop new projects, securing additional funding to ensure financial sustainability. 

This is a new and exciting position at the Foundation with the potential for growth for the successful candidate. A key part of the role will be generating income that we can utilise to sustain and grow the services the Foundation offers, ultimately improving the lives of people across the Fylde Borough. 

The nature of this role will require the successful candidate to be a strong communicator, enthusiastic, confident, inspirational and capable of creating excellent working relationships. The role will also demand an ambitious, strong willed and influential individual to hit the ground running and achieve the key performance indictors set out from the start. 

Salary: £19,000 - £23,000 per annum 


You will: 

  • Increase income into our charitable work through developing effective relationships with private sector partners, patrons, sponsorships,  CSR, fundraising and events.

  • Represent the Foundation on local partnership groups with a view to building mutually beneficial partnerships to support our sustainability.

  • Identify opportunities for community initiatives and oversee planning and implementation.

  • Prepare and submit successful pitches to potential partners and conduct effective negotiations.

  • In consultation with staff and partners, support the Foundation Director in the development and implementation of a Foundation Fundraising Strategy.


You will have:

  • Proven experience of increasing income via corporate fundraising and partnership working.

  • Demonstrable experience of developing and maintaining working relationships with senior figures / stakeholders in other organisations.

  • An understanding of Charity Law and Fundraising regulations.

  • An understanding of and a commitment to equal opportunities issues both in the workplace and the wider community.

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.


To apply for the position through Indeed please click the link below or alternatively send your CV and Cover Letter to Foundation Director, AFC Fylde Community Foundation, Fylde Sports and Education Centre, Coronation Way, Wesham, PR4 3JZ or to community@afcfylde.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Monday July 25th 2022

Interview date: TBC

AFC Fylde Community Foundation is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


The Foundation is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk involved in its activities and events. The trust recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of these vulnerable groups by a commitment to procedures to protect them. The Foundation expects all staff and volunteers to fully support and promote these commitments.