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Work with us to break the barriers that refugees face when finding meaningful employment.

We are an award-winning charity. Our team of over 70 people is supported by several hundred volunteers, who are all driven and committed to supporting refugees.

We are looking for similarly motivated and ambitious individuals who are 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 are passionate, driven and have the confidence to work autonomously while remaining team players and sharing credit with all involved.

Find out more about our vision, mission and values.

Current roles

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Are you seeking a board opportunity with a high-impact charity that aligns with your values and vision for society? Passionate about refugee welfare, integration, and unlocking talent for the UK? This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader to join a growing, impact-focused and ambitious charity supporting refugees to access meaningful employment and build a new life.

Why work at Breaking Barriers?

We are committed to our team's wellbeing, and offer many benefits including an employee assistance programme, flexible working options, and a huge variety of discounts via our employee engagement hub.
  • Employee assistance programme. Free 24/7 confidential counselling and advice on a wide range of work and personal issues.
  • Mental health first-aiders and responders. A network of employees who have been trained to provide initial mental health support.
  • Wellbeing portal, filled with online and on-demand exercise classes, ideas for healthy eating, financial wellbeing and mindfulness tips.
  • Hybrid working 
  • Flexible working patterns, including compressed hours. Core hours are 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm.
  • Annual leave, 25 days a year, with one additional day a year to a maximum of 30 days. The office is closed every year between 25 December and 1 January.
  • Early finish Fridays, the last Friday of every month
  • Comprehensive family leave and special leave policies, to support you through some of life’s biggest moments.
  • Working abroad. We offer the opportunity to work abroad for up to four weeks (20 working days) a year.
  • Ongoing training and development. We have an ongoing programme of training, often in collaboration with our corporate partners.
  • Flexible office space, including breakout rooms and collaboration spaces, alongside unlimited teas and coffees.
  • Multi-faith spaces. Some of our offices have a multi-faith room, and where we don’t have a dedicated space we will endeavour to source a private space for you.
  • Employee forum. Staff representatives work closely with our Senior Management Team to raise and resolve any questions or issues from the team.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group. This group works closely with senior leadership to deliver training, agree priorities and hold regular forums.
  • Regular socials. Our social committee organise a calendar of social events across the year.
  • Cycle to work scheme, enabling you to buy a bike for your commute tax-free and in instalments
  • Discounts, vouchers and cash-back. Save money on everything from eating out, groceries, holidays, cars, insurance and much more via our employee engagement hub.

Employee benefits explained by our HR Manager, Dani:

Diversity and inclusion

Breaking Barriers is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion, or belief. We aim for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our clients.

We celebrate diversity within our workforce and are committed to creating a working environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation, and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, and where individual differences and the contributions of all staff are recognised and valued.

We belong to the Experts by Experience Employment Initiative, which advocates and supports organisations to employ more people from a refugee background. With this in mind, we particularly welcome applicants with experience of migration and/or a refugee background.

As a member of the Disability Confident Scheme, we are committed to offering an accessible recruitment process and guarantee an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role.