Dave Smith
New vacancy at Action Foundation

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and talented individual to develop new and existing partnerships to work with Action Foundation. The charity was established in 2005 by City Church Newcastle to support disadvantaged asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in Tyne and Wear. Action Foundation provides community English classes, employability courses, drop-in’s and supported housing. The organisation has grown steadily and supported over 1,000 people last year involving over 200 volunteers with an impressive track-record of helping our clients to overcome their isolation, exclusion and poverty. Having operated in Newcastle since 2006 Action Foundation has since expanded delivery into Gateshead and Sunderland as well as providing training and resources to other organisations throughout the North East of England.

The Partnerships Development Executive will promote Action Foundation’s services throughout the North East to secure greater support from a range of partners, particularly local churches, charities and other voluntary and statutory organisations, networks and individuals. It is expected this will require extensive networking via face-to-face meetings, presentations, attendance at events and exhibitions to develop relationships and secure the support required (see job description for key deliverables). The successful candidate will need to be a confident and persuasive communicator / sales person with a wide variety of people in many different settings and contexts. They will identify and develop new and existing relationships working alone and alongside other senior staff and key partners.

Full deatils are available on the Action Foundation website here.