YCN

Partnerships Director

Based: London
Level: Senior, Mid-Weight
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 03 March 2018
Website: ycn.org
Twitter: @thisisycn
Job Listing Added: 18 January 2018

Established in 2001 — YCN is an ever-growing community of people and organisations, learning from each other.


Our members include big global brands like adidas and Innocent, fast-growing newcomers like WeTransfer and PROPERCORN, global consultancies like Prophet and recently formed studios like Koto.


Working across all kinds of industries, what our members have in common are creative cultures where collaboration, curiosity and an openness to learning from outside of those industries is welcomed. We help our them to build relevant capabilities throughout their teams in rich and connected ways — strengthening their networks, directly supporting business goals and boosting employee satisfaction.


In addition to offering membership packages that give our members' teams access to events, roundtables, workshops, broader learning programmes, our digital learning platform and the support of our own central team, we also develop what we call learning partnerships. Delivered in the same creative and connective fashion as all aspects of membership, these are more bespoke learning and development engagements — designed around the specific goals of an organisation.


As a Partnerships Director you’ll identify new potential members and strategic partners, telling them about the benefits of membership, in relation to their own unique commercial and cultural context. You’ll begin and develop relationships, sign up new members and welcome them into our community.


In addition to membership acquisition, you’ll scope and propose learning partnerships; both to existing members, and to organisations from outside of membership who have either initiated a conversation or who we feel are ripe for one.


You’ll work in our Partnerships team, reporting to our Head of Partnerships and helping to lead, mentor and build the confidence and capabilities of others.


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A passion for learning, and for helping others to learn and grow.
  • Connectivity: the ability to spot connections, overlap and mutual value between people and organisations.
  • A solid professional grounding in the creative industries and consumer culture.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Persuasiveness.
  • A love for enterprise.
  • 3 + years of relevant experience.

Salary and bonuses will be competitive, and related to individual circumstances. You'll have access to our learning programme, and your own personal development plan throughout the year.

How to Apply

Please apply with a short covering letter and a copy of your CV to Nick Defty, [email protected]