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Network Engagement Manager

Job Reference tbigc/TP/53731/778 #LI-MS1

Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Permanent/Full Time
Contract Details:
Working Hours:
35 per week
Closing Date:
Seniority level:
Mid-Senior level
Company Industry:
Public Relations and Communications
Job Function:
Business Development

Job Introduction

The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI) is a not for profit organisation which supports governments on strategy, policy and delivery through its advisory practice and policy work.

This role sits within the Global Business Development & Income Partnerships Division, part of the wider Strategy & Partnerships department (S&P). S&P is one of three external facing business critical departments, the other two being: Policy & Politics, and Global Government Advisory. The S&P department leads and oversees the Institute’s strategic direction and growth, with specific responsibility for futureproofing growth, developing scalable partnerships, innovating in tech and securing financial resources to measurably advance the Institute’s operational goals and drive sustainable impact. This is both a rewarding and positively challenging post, with direct working relationships with senior leaders at the highest levels of the organisation.

The Network Engagement Manager will work alongside the Head of Partnerships and Network Engagements on the development of our newly established corporate membership programme Global Network for Change (GNC). As the Institute grows, partnerships are a strategic path to deliver greater impact at greater scale and the GNC will support that by bringing together our community of change leaders - organisations and stakeholders across sectors and geographies - to share insights, collaborate and solve the big issues through the best ideas. The candidate will be joining the team at an exciting and pivotal time following the launch of the programme, as we raise its profile and shape it to engage global audiences and stakeholders across a range of complex themes and geographies.

With responsibility for growing the membership of the Global Network for Change, you will drive forward the business development cycle - from identifying new prospect members and cultivating relationships, to stewarding partnerships through the contracting phase, reporting and membership renewal.  Working with the Head of Partnerships and Network Engagements to shape the programme and raise its profile and ensure that delivery of the programme is in line with the Institute’s objectives and engagements across its income streams and partnerships.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertaking detailed and thorough due diligence research to identify new prospect member organisations
  • Working to acquisition targets to drive membership growth
  • Cultivating relationships with members and prospects to understand their priorities and inform further institute engagements and initiatives
  • Working with Head of Partnerships and Network Engagements to raise the profile of the GNC and shape the programme to ensure its appeal
  • Ensuring membership retention is maintained through best in class service, experience and offerings
  • Supporting the Head of Partnerships and Network Engagements in growing partnerships to support our policy programmes
  • Ensuring partners and members records and data are up to date and synced into the central CRM database and reported on as appropriate
  • Supporting the team and colleagues across the Institute to effectively represent the GNC externally at events, preparing talking points and key messages as needed
  • Representing the Institute externally at events and stakeholder meetings
  • Working with the Head of Partnerships and Network Engagements to set and monitor metrics to assess progress against targets
  • Ensuring compliance with corporate policies, project systems and processes, including those related to safeguarding, security and legal matters
  • Supporting Head of Partnerships and Network Engagements, when required
  • Managing contractors / external agencies / team members, where required

Person Specification

  • Substantial experience of working to targets in business development and member services
  • Excellent understanding and experience of approaches to identifying, cultivating, securing and managing partnerships to specific targets
  • Demonstrated success of securing income and managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources
  • First class communications skills and experience of working closely with executive-level stakeholders across different sectors
  • Excellent understanding and knowledge of current affairs
  • Outstanding interpersonal and presentational skills with significant experience of working across teams in complex environments
  • Highly organised multi-tasker, with ability to work on multiple projects and to tight timelines
  • A self-starter who is comfortable in a team environment, able to think strategically and produce and implement business plans, with attention to detail, analysis and according to targets and timeframes
  • A proactive, self-motivated individual who is able to learn quickly and adapt in a fast-moving context
  • Experience of managing a corporate membership programme is highly desirable


About The Institute

The Tony Blair Institute (TBI) is a mission-driven not for profit organisation. We exist to equip political leaders and governments to build open, inclusive and prosperous societies. We work hard, every day, to make a difference. When governments work well they are able to create economic and social change in a way that promotes fairness, social justice and opportunity. We work relentlessly to support leader and governments with the challenges they face. Giving them practical solutions and actionable insights, that once implemented, can be transformative for their people  

We do this within two connected divisions: 

 Government Advisory 

Our Government Advisory teams work directly with political leaders and governments around the world to implement reforms that improve the lives of their citizens. It works with a variety of partners and its outputs cover a range of disciplines and projects across countries in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South Asia.

 Policy Futures 

Our Policy Futures work encompasses three broad areas: 

  • Renewing the Centre: developing a bold and innovative domestic policy programme to help renew the centre ground of British politics; 
  • Tech and Public Policy: exploring the policy challenges and opportunities presented by the technological revolution; and 
  • Extremism Policy Unit: creating solutions designed to tackle the threat of extremist ideologies in the UK and around the world. 

As an organisation, the core beliefs we all embrace are: 

  • Open and Progressive: you’ll believe in the value of teamwork 
  • Bold and Pragmatic: you’ll approach everything you do with integrity and authenticity 
  • Optimistic Changemaker: you’ll be focused on results 

TBI believes embracing diversity and inclusion make us a better place to work.  It’s our goal to reflect everyone in society and we actively welcome applications from individuals and groups who are under-represented in the workplace. We celebrate difference be it ethnicity, religion, age, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. We will only ever assess you on your abilities and fit for a role. We’re happy to discuss any adjustments you need to ensure a level playing field during recruitment and, if you\'re successful, discuss any adjustments you might need to thrive in your role.