Gaining stable, adequately-remunerated, fulfilling employment is a significant contributor towards the successful resettlement of refugees.
Breaking Barriers develops partnerships with businesses to help refugees overcome the barriers they face to employment. We now boast over 20 corporate partnerships, including Bank of America, IKEA, WeWork and Deutsche Bank.
Breaking Barriers is embarking on a period of exciting and substantial growth as part of its 3-year strategy, as we look to establish ourselves as the leading employment service for refugees in London.
Salary: £26,000 – £32,000 per year
Location: London / Greater London
Position: Permanent, Full-time
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 just four years ago, 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.
Overall Purpose of the Role
Working alongside the Head of Corporate Partnerships, the post holder will be responsible for managing, developing and growing our existing corporate partnership portfolio within the BB Prospects programme. 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.
We are a team of over 20 employees supported by several hundred volunteers, who are all driven and 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 are passionate, driven and have the confidence to work autonomously while remaining team players and sharing credit with all involved.