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February 02, 2022

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Public Sector Partnerships Manager

Job Title: Public Sector Partnerships Manager
Team: Business Development
Hours: 5 days (37.5 hours) per week with flexible arrangements considered
Location: GoodGym supports remote working. We have an office space in London for staff to use if they wish. All staff have the choice of working remotely, using the office space or a hybrid of both.
Report to: Head of Business Development - Liv Wicks
Starting salary: £38,000 - £40,000
Application Closing Date: Midnight, 27th February 2022

Interview date: 3rd March 2022

GoodGym is seeking an ambitious Public Sector Partnership Manager to develop our next stage of growth across the UK. GoodGym has stepped up to tackle the challenges of isolation during the pandemic over the last two years and it is an exciting time to join our growing team. You will take up a vital role working alongside the Head of Business Development to bring in crucial funding and scale our impact.

About GoodGym:
GoodGym is a multi-award winning social enterprise that connects exercise with volunteering. Across 58 cities and boroughs its members run to help isolated older people and community projects. It’s shown to reduce isolation, improve community cohesion and to improve wellbeing for all involved. It is frequently cited as a leading social innovation by the government, mainstream press and leading think tanks. GoodGym’s impact and activity continues to grow and this role is crucial in enabling GoodGym's sustainable future. For more information, please visit

Job Purpose

As the Public Sector Partnerships Manager you will take the lead on our public sector income. This is an exciting opportunity to design and deliver your own strategy,and to further develop existing relationships. The successful candidate will be able to make use of the evaluation and impact data and share this with the sector. You will play a central role in developing national relationships and increasing our social impact.


Supporting and maintaining existing relationships with partners such as Age UK and British Red Cross. Sharing our news and insight with our network.

Building and exploring new partnerships across the sector including theGovernment and NHS. You will have the sole ownership of your pipeline.

Working closely with GoodGyms operations team to ensure our partnerships are valuable in both income and structure.

Working with the Head of Business development on new grant applications and reporting to our existing funders.

Helping to ensure the New Business Team hit their target each year.

Person Specification:
Strong partner engagement skills with the ability to develop rapport and translate established relationships to programmes and partnerships that positively impact the core business. We are looking for a significant track record of showing impact through partnerships.

Skilled at generating new leads, establishing new relationships and building trust. The benchmarks of this role are not only quality partnerships, but also significant financial targets. We are looking for experience of negotiating high value contracts.

Strong organisation and time management skills meaning you can combine and successfully manage our public sector partnership portfolio.

Significant understanding of commissioning landscape and procurement processes, ideally with NHS department knowledge.

An existing network of leads and contacts within relevant sectors.

Experience in applying for contracts in either adult social care, leisure services or across a range of service/outcome themes.

Experience of writing business cases for grant applications.

Why join us?
Be part of our important mission to bring communities together and reduce loneliness and isolation. GoodGym is a scalable approach to tackling major social issues and you’ll play a key role in it
Friendly, positive and supportive team with a genuine purpose
Growing organisation with national reach at a pivotal point of change
25 days holiday + bank holidays
Central London location; Somerset House, free entry to many exhibitions and events
Flexible working and remote options available
Regular in person socials over the year
£200 self development budget

How to apply:
We are using an application form to ensure that our recruitment process is fair; it allows us to look at all applications in the same format, please fill in the form here.

If you have questions before applying, feel free to reach out to the Head of Business Development Liv Wicks, on

We are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by loneliness in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of race, sex, gender identity, disability, age, nationality, religious or philosophical belief, age, sexual orientation, educational attainment, family status, trade union activity or any other factor. We see diversity as strength and want everyone to be able to be their whole selves at work.
We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture where everyone feels safe and respected.

The information collected during our recruitment process is only used for monitoring purposes to assist us in analysing the profile and make up of individuals who apply, are shortlisted for and appointed to each vacancy. In this way, we can check we are complying with the Equality Act 2010 and with our own Equality Opportunities and Diversity policy.

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