Foundation and Partnerships Manager

We’re recruiting a Foundation and Partnerships Manager for Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation! We are seeking a dynamic individual to push forward with the development of the Foundation and to enable us to deliver on our mission and towards our three year vision.

Job Purpose

To work closely with Trustees and the Steering Group to bring the vision and mission of The Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation to life. To build networks and partnerships that result in delivery of community-advocated improvements to parks and green spaces in Bristol & Bath. To raise awareness of The Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation’s work , share progress and achievements internally and externally with diverse stakeholders across various communications channels and to secure new and sustainable funding and income streams. To represent The Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation to communities, partners, business and funders and set the conditions for successful development and growth of this newly emerging organisation.


(30 hours) per week

Month Contract

Initially to December 2020 (with potential to extend dependent on performance and funding.)

Key Responsibilities

1. To manage the strategic direction and day to day operations of The Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation..
2. Work with the Board of Trustees to develop The Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation’s Business Plan and be responsible for the delivery of the plan.
3. Monitor performance relevant to the Business Plan.  Develop, collect and collate market research to inform The Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation steering group to make informed decisions.
4. Research and understand key public space issues, projects and possibilities within the Bristol and Bath area.
5. Secure further funding through: researching and making applications to grant giving bodies; and where appropriate developing private donations from individuals and companies; promoting legacies; and developing commercial opportunities and events.
6. Work alongside the Trustees to produce the charity’s Annual Report and provide financial analysis, including regular monitoring of income and expenditure against budget.
7. Organise Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation Board meetings and provide Trustees with information and support to help progress matters in a timely manner.
8. Act as the champion and first point of contact for the Parks Foundation within the framework of the Business Plan and the operational needs of the charity.
9. Recruit and manage volunteers, staff, contractors and partners as resources allow.
10. Develop and manage effective relationships with key stakeholders at strategic and operational levels including companies, funders, trusts, the local authority, community groups, the press, media and other relevant, interested groups to enhance the strength and stability of the Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation.
11. Oversee the development of a PR, marketing, communication, online & social media strategy, acting as spokesperson for the Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation in response to media and press enquiries.
12. Comply with appropriate legislation (e.g. employment, data protection, health and safety, Equalities Act 2010) and carry out any other reasonable activities as required by the Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation Board.

Person Specification


Minimum of three years of relevant transferable experience in developing a new role and delivering success
Demonstrable experience of initiating and delivering new public projects and programmes
Evidence of building networks of influence, managing relationships and working in partnership to deliver successful outcomes
Experience of business planning and delivering to plan
A proven track record of setting KPI’s and producing effective reports to demonstrate progress, communicate opportunities and manage risk
A track record of fundraising success in one or more areas including foundations, trusts and grants, corporate, or voluntary income channels
Ability to keep abreast of, and adhere to, relevant legal obligations in charitable operations, data protection and financial management
Good understanding and experience of budget management and financial reporting
An articulate and agile communicator, with excellent negotiating and networking skills, able to build relationships at all levels and engage with a wide variety of partners and stakeholders
A self-starter with a strategic and entrepreneurial approach that gets results
Experience of line management, commitment to a democratic team structure and to developing a healthy working culture with a good work/life balance
Confidence in representing the Parks Foundation to press and media


Experience of developing and implementing a communications strategy
Experience of updating websites and generating content for social media
Experience of working with a Trustee Board or Steering Committee to develop and deliver a vision
Experience of recruiting and working with volunteers

Closing date

5pm 24th June 2019

Interview dates

4-5th July
To apply for the role please provide a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the role via email to

To find out more about the role, please contact Rob Acton-Campbell, trustee of the Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation on 07870 110428 / via email at