Head of Partnerships & Development

Location: Home-based
Closing Date: 22nd May 2024
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Job description

Job Title: Head of Partnerships & Development.
Hours: Full time, 30 hours per week (Please note, Consortium works a 4-day week, which equates to 30 hours per week for a full-time role).
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer.
Remuneration: £39,155 – £41,490, plus 5% pension contributions.
Based: Home-based.
Terms: Permanent contract, subject to ongoing funding, equivalent 5 weeks personal annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays.
Deadline: Sunday 14th April 2024. Interviews will take place on Friday 26th April 2024.

Consortium has implemented practices that aim to reduce bias in our recruitment process. When reviewing applications, the information provided in your covering letter will be viewed independently, without access to information from your CV or the personal details provided.

We are committed to improving representation across our organisation and believe that Consortium’s team should reflect our diverse communities. With that in mind, we are particularly keen to hear from people with an understanding and appreciation of the specific and intersectional issues faced by LGBT+ communities, including from lived experience.

Appointments will be based on merit. Equity is important to the success of our team and work. We don’t want any barriers to applying so if you would like to discuss particular aspects of our approach or get a better understanding of whether Consortium is right for you, then please contact Paul, our CEO, on: [email protected].

Background and role purpose

Consortium hosts the largest network of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans + groups, projects and organisations in the UK (600 members) and offers a range of support so that they can deliver vital support and services to over 5 million LGBT+ people, their friends and families. We are also a specialist grant funder, having provided over £1.75m in grants since 2019, across 275 awards, with this being an exciting area of growth falling within the remit of this role.  

We are recruiting for a Head of Partnerships and Development who will support our charity, and the LGBT+ sector, to continue growth in an appropriate and sustainable way. We are seeking an excellent relationship builder who can help us maximise our ability to generate positive social impact through relationship-building and fundraising skills. 

As Head of Partnerships & Development you will be responsible for managing key business partnerships, identifying new potential income streams (for Consortium & the LGBT+ sector), and exploring opportunities to increase the impact of our work.  

You will devise creative and innovative strategies including campaigns with partners, liaising with corporate contacts and building and developing relationships with new key stakeholders. 

You will provide line management and support to the existing Partnerships and Development team of 5 team members (LGBT+ Fund Development Manager; Grants Officer; Communications Officer; 2 National LGBT Heath Partnership Officers). We adopt a collaborative approach across the team, so there are opportunities to actively engage with others across the entire team so we can maximise the impact we have as a charity.  

You can read about our approach and our core focus in our Strategic Plan. You can also read more about our grant giving activity in the evaluation of our latest Fund. 

As with all of our roles, we are looking for someone who is generous with their knowledge and skills so that our Members and Grantees can also benefit and develop their own organisations in a similar way through training, resource development and other engagement work. 

The successful candidate will work closely with the Chief Executive, and our Head of Membership and Engagement, but also be expected to operate with a good level of autonomy, using their own initiative and curiosity to identify partners and win them over with solid cases for support. 


Consortium has been working as a virtual organisation for nearly 11 years with a team spread across the UK, all working from their own homes. A working from home payment, of a discretionary amount in line with HMRC guidance, is made to all staff to contribute to costs that might be incurred through this way of working.

Consortium encourages its team to maintain a good work life balance. Staff are encouraged to take time off in lieu for any hours worked beyond their contracted hours. Consortium’s core hours are between 10am and 3pm and staff can agree regular working patterns with their line manager.

Consortium has an auto-enrolment pension scheme, which all eligible employees benefit from.

Person specification

Please download the full Job Description, including Person Specification by clicking on the link below. It is vital that you read this document before you start your application.

Head of Partnerships and Development – Recruitment Pack

Application form

Applicants are required to provide a covering letter focussing on how your experience links to the skills and person specification outlined in the Head of Partnerships and Development – Recruitment Pack, including examples.

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