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Contract Type:Fixed
Salary or training bursary: £30,000 per annum
Company:Leeds 2023
Open to all
Apply by:06/11/2020 - 17:00
Start date:January 2021

Children and Young People’s Partnership Manager

Are you confident in developing partnership and collaboration across sectors? Are you passionate about supporting young people? Then don't miss this exciting opportunity in Leeds... 

Leeds 2023 will be a landmark year of culture for the city and region. Their ambitious and ground-breaking programme will transform people’s perceptions of Leeds, confirming it as an international centre of cultural activity and cementing its reputation as a cultural giant in the world. Showcasing creativity across all forms of culture, they will partner with local, national and international artists, creatives and storytellers to deliver a series of world-class signature events across the year. From dance to design, art to architecture, poetry to pop, sculpture to sport, there will be something for everyone!

The LeedsCEP/Leeds 2023 Children and Young People’s Partnership Manager is a strategic role which will represent and be the voice of the partnership. As well as working closely with Leeds 2023, the Partnership Manager will represent LeedsCEP at different forums. This is an exciting opportunity to develop partnership working and collaboration across sectors for the benefit of children and young people aged 0-25 in Leeds. 


  • Nurture and develop existing strategic relationships
  • Establish new relationships and partnerships with different agencies and sectors working with children and young people
  • Support the research and evaluation of projects and programmes
  • Work collaboratively with the Leeds 2023 marketing team and lead on marketing and comms; through targeted information for schools and information for children, young people and their families
  • Support joint fundraising opportunities that benefit the LeedsCEP and Leeds 2023 missions
  • Leverage more funding to sustain the partnership longer term
  • Facilitate the LeedsCEP network
  • Support schools to engage with and deliver on Artsmark and Arts Award
  • Identify and support opportunities for the development of cultural and creative programmes towards the Leeds 2023 festival

Skills, knowledge, experience


  • A strong understanding of the cultural landscape of the UK and the value of culture for children and young people
  • An understanding of and commitment to the promotion of Equal Opportunities and safeguarding in practice when working with children and young people Experience
  • Experienced in balancing a varied workload, building networks or relationships across sectors, evaluating projects and in managing risk
  • Experience of using digital collaboration and engagement tools and ambition to remain at the forefront of new digital innovations
  • Ability to communicate effectively, build trust and inspire a diverse range of participants and stakeholders
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple projects and deliver effectively with high levels of success, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work flexibly and be adaptable with a positive and enthusiastic attitude


  • Proven track record of writing successful funding bids
  • Experience of working with vulnerable children and young people
  • Knowledge of the local children and young people and cultural sectors and services, including schools
  • Knowledge of the political environment locally and nationally for the cultural and voluntary and community sectors
  • A strong understanding of data protection requirements, including GDPR
  • Training and/or experience in disability and/or mental health awareness

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please note that the company reserves the right to withdraw this listing prior to the official closing date, therefore we recommend getting your applications in early.

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