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Partnerships Manager

We’re looking for a Partnerships Manager, a commercial superstar who can bring enthusiasm, determination and negotiating prowess to help Asian Woman Festival thrive. This role requires solid partnerships experience and someone who can demonstrate they are a creative and strategic thinker.

This position will function as a key role bringing together brands with events, content, and additional marketing opportunities. You must be able to work collaboratively and have the skills required to negotiate and close partnership deals. We're looking for someone who is ambitious and wants to progress both personally and professionally.

The successful candidate will understand the South Asian community audience and will be an ambassador & partnerships expert for the brand.

Benefits and working at Asian Woman Festival

  • Work remotely with autonomy and flexibility

  • Hours per week: Flexible - we estimate 2-3 hours

  • Offers you a unique opportunity to make a strong impact within a growing brand – lots of growth opportunities whilst empowering and celebrating Asian Women worldwide

Key duties and responsibilities: 

  • Identify new development opportunities for Asian Woman Festival for both our online and offline activities

  • Supporting our Advocacy Director in sourcing sponsors for our annual festival 

  • Be responsible for developing, defining and implementing new partnerships 

  • Create pitch decks that truly make an impact and help to increase our conversion

  • Continually identify business development opportunities to build new benefits and value for our community

  • Demonstrate creative & strategic thinking at all times 

  • Close partnership deals that deliver positive outcomes and experiences for all involved 

  • Collaborate with our internal team that inspire them with your ideas and strategic view

  • Look to create bigger, better, partnership opportunities in everything we do



  • Given the nature of the role, we’re looking for someone experienced in both new business development and also account/relationship management 

  • Sound knowledge of all aspects of marketing

  • Excellent presentation, deck writing, written and verbal skills

  • Confident, collaborative and people-focused

  • A curious problem solver, embraces change, challenge and has a 'can-do' attitude

  • Numerate with analytical skills

  • Able to craft strategic stories from qualitative and quantitative inputs

  • Track record of converting partnership deals and a desire to win deals

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


  • Good agency and some client contacts with a desire to develop new relationships

We thank you in advance for any applications; only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.  Interviews will be held in Birmingham or London.

How to apply

If you think you have everything we're looking for and more, then we'd love to hear from you. You'll need to get your skates on though, as applications close soon.

  • Closing date: Sunday 1 September 2019 at midnight

We're all volunteers at Asian Woman Festival, therefore we're not currently able to provide payment for this role. We hope that we will be able to as the festival grows, but this will undoubtedly be a great opportunity for your personal and career development.

You'll play a vital role in the team and in return will we'll offer an incredible experience, meeting lots of different and like-minded people. The best part of all is your inspiration, energy and skills will help us to smash stereotypes and stigma, to empower and celebrate Asian Women worldwide. 

We’re always keen to hear from people who’d like to join our team, so don’t despair if you don’t see your dream opportunity on our website, you can still send us your CV anyway. We’ll hang on to it and if we have anything we think you’d be great for, we’ll get in touch.

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