An exciting opportunity to work in the award-winning corporate partnerships team at Breaking Barriers. Private sector engagement is at the heart of our mission to support people of a refugee background into meaningful employment. This role will be vital in helping BB continue its rapid growth and mission.
Working alongside the Head of Corporate Partnerships, the post holder will be responsible for managing, developing and growing our exciting and wide-ranging corporate partnership portfolio. It will be a multifaceted role, which requires excellent relationship management skills with key BB corporate partners and a comprehensive understanding of client needs. Due to the multiple angles of support provided through the programme the postholder will need to be adept at multi-tasking and coordination both internally and externally.
Over the next year Breaking Barriers expects to increase connections with business and the support provided by them. The post holder will be key to managing this expansion and will be expected to be innovative and proactive with implementing improvement with our corporate partner portfolio and developing new activities to be conducted in conjunction with corporates and increase the financial contribution of our partners.
Founded in 2015, Breaking Barriers is a fast-paced, start-up charity with a mission to help refugees in London gain the knowledge, confidence and experience to secure stable and fulfilling employment in their new home.
We offer effective and flexible employment support in direct partnership with businesses that help refugees secure work, progress into better jobs, and successfully integrate into UK society. We have a unique approach, working with corporate partners to help refugees develop careers that match their skills, experience and aspirations.
Since Breaking Barriers’ inception, we have grown to support in excess of 500 refugees per year and have ambitious plans to expand this as part of our strategic plan. We concentrate on getting things done in a flexible environment where everyone is encouraged to take ownership and contribute.
We are a team of around 30 staff supported by several hundred volunteers, who are all committed to helping London’s refugee community. We are looking for similarly driven and ambitious individuals keen to join an enterprising organisation where they can benefit from the opportunity to innovate and shape the direction of the charity. Colleagues who thrive at Breaking Barriers are passionate about their work and have the confidence to work autonomously whilst remaining team players and sharing credit with all involved.
We are looking for someone who lives and breathes our values:
- Mission-led: our clients come before everything else
- Welcoming: we want all people to feel happy, comfortable and secure with us
- Collaborative: we are supportive and considerate, curiously exploring other viewpoints to find solutions
- Enterprising: we are discerningly bold, entrepreneurial and have the courage to give things a go
Breaking Barriers particularly welcomes applicants with experience of migration and/or a refugee background.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We also encourage applications from job share partners or individuals with alternative working patterns.
Please note, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, all Breaking Barriers staff are currently working remotely, and we will be conducting all interviews virtually.
To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter setting out:
- Why you are interested in the role
- What skills and experience you would bring to be successful in this role
Please note that applications without a covering letter will not be considered.
Closing Date: 13th May
1st interviews: W/C- 17th May
2nd interviews W/C- 24th May
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