Holborn, Greater London
£25,000 - £30,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


Job Title:                     Partnership Officer  

Reports to:                  Partnership Manager 

Location:                    London

Salary:                         £25,000 to £30,000

Terms:                         5 days per week (37.5 hours)

Contract:                     Permanent

The Charity

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.


The Role

We are looking for a talented and ambitious individual to join Breaking Barriers at an exciting period of our development. This diverse role is perfect for someone looking to make a difference and gain experience working within a corporate partnerships team. The successful candidate will provide crucial administrative, internal/external comms and wider support to the partnership management and new business function. It will work closely with the Breaking Barriers service delivery team to help ensure our shared value partnerships have the maximum impact for the refugee clients we look to support. The role will be key in helping to maximise impact through existing partnerships and supporting a pipeline of new opportunities through bespoke events and approaches to potential partners.

Key Responsibilities
Supporting the wider Partnerships team to help deliver bespoke partner activities across a portfolio of 20+ partners.

  • Work with the Partnerships team and Comms team to create internal comms content relating to corporate partner activity.
  • Support the Partnerships team with administrative support, financial tracking, and monitoring and evaluation reporting.
  • Support the Senior Business Development Manager with reviewing and enhancing resources and materials to support new business development.
  • Work closely with Partnership Managers and the Programmes team to support with programme delivery including workshops and employment opportunities where required, to ensure we are gaining outcomes for our clients through our Corporate Partnerships.
  • Manage tier 3 partnerships, including fundraising, comms and delivery requirements.
  • Attend meetings and events as a representative of Breaking Barriers.
  • Write compelling proposals, reports and correspondence in support of strategic priorities.
  • Provide support to the CEO, Head of Corporate Partnerships and wider Partnerships team including briefing materials for meetings
  • Build and develop cross-organisational relationships to facilitate fundraising and strengthen understanding of corporate partnerships
  • Across all teams in corporate partnerships, maintain regular monitoring and updating of our CRM database, ensuring data is updated regularly and timely for reporting requirements.
  • Support on logistics and creation of key external organisational events, through fundraising or thought leadership.
  • Undertake any other duties that may reasonably be required within the scope of this role.

Person Specification


  • A demonstrable commitment to support marginalised groups, such as refugees.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • The ability to process complex information and relay this to a variety of audiences both verbally and in written communication
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact confidently and with diplomacy both internally and externally
  • Organised with the ability to manage multiple competing priorities, meet deadlines and adapt to a changing and fast-paced working environment.
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite


Breaking Barriers is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Breaking Barriers particularly welcomes applicants with experience of migration and/or a refugee background.

Applications close on Tuesday 23rd November, with interviews taking place w/c 29th November. 

More about Breaking Barriers
Breaking Barriers

Gaining stable, adequately-remunerated, fulfilling employment is a significant contributor towards the successful resettlement of refugees.

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Posted on: 10 November 2021
Closed date: 23 November 2021
Tags: Admin, Fundraising