Impact and Partnerships Officer

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Impact and Partnerships Officer

  • Post Date:23rd April 2024
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Job Description

Department: Corporate Affairs
Reporting to: Thames Vision and Partnerships Lead
Grade: 7
Starting Salary: £41,359 per annum
Base: London
Closing date: 14th May 2024
Interview date: 30th May 2024

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Who we are:

The Port of London Authority is the statutory harbour authority for the tidal Thames and responsible for 95 miles of the River Thames from the Estuary to Teddington Lock in West London. We work to keep river users safe, protect and enhance the environment and promote the use of the river for trade and travel.

The Corporate Affairs department at the PLA coordinates our Thames Vision 2050 strategy, which sets out how we will remain the UK’s leading port, central to the economy, with Net Zero emissions by 2040. The team – and this role – has a particular focus on the Destination Thames aspect of the Vision, making sure the Thames is a place where people want to live, visit, play and enjoy.

The wider Corporate Affairs department manages external and internal communications, digital channels, events, public relations and stakeholder engagement. We maintain relationships with various stakeholders, including government bodies, industry partners, local communities and the public.

The role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Impacts and Partnerships Officer to join our team!

The successful candidate will have great involvement monitoring the progress towards the Thames Vision, including measuring the impact of the Active Thames programme and the PLA’s external partnerships, engagement and charitable giving. This role will support the Thames Vision and Partnerships Lead with creating and maintaining strategic partnerships, working with sports clubs and other organisations to encourage use of our unique ‘blue space’.


  • Collating and delivering the annual Active Thames report; engaging with Active Thames partners and grant recipients to help them with reporting and social impact measurement
  • Developing partnerships with individuals and groups representing Destination Thames audiences, including sports clubs and charities, building engagement with the Thames Vision
  • Collating and delivering regular reporting and progress by PLA and partners against the Thames Vision Action Plan deliverables
  • Developing and maintaining social impact reporting for PLA activities and priorities, including the Thames Vision, charitable giving and partnerships programmes
  • Producing a regular Corporate Affairs dashboard, collating and verifying inputs from colleagues, ready for sharing with Board and ExCo
  • Commissioning, on behalf of the Director of Corporate Affairs, an annual stakeholder perception survey; coordinating with suppliers
  • Other polling, impact measurement and associated activities as/when required

What we are looking for:

You will be educated to degree level with at least three years’ experience in an analytical role or impact measurement.


  • Highly numerate, able to produce accurate, insightful and engaging reports and case studies
  • Experience as a business analyst or similar
  • Experience of social impact measurement techniques or approaches
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience of partnership working, able to build effective working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders


  • Interest in/experience of water-based sports or activities is an advantage.

In return, we offer a competitive benefits package:

  • 28 days annual leave + Bank Holidays
  • Health Cash Plan (Westfield Health)
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Access to Occupational Health, Mindfulness, Counselling and Physiotherapy
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to MyGymDiscounts
  • Salary sacrifice Car Scheme

For further information or if you would like to have an informal discussion about the position, please contact Jenny Cooper-Low, Sports Manager at

The PLA are not registered with the UK Home Office and do not sponsor candidates who require a visa or work permit to work in the UK, therefore an offer of employment cannot be made unless you currently hold the rights to live and work in the UK.