Partnerships Manager

Debates around Black Lives Matter, mass remote working, inequality in our education system exposed by Covid-19 restrictions and debates about privilege – our society and our world of work is very clearly at a turning point.

As a social mobility charity, The Brokerage is in the fortunate position to influence that change in a positive, practical and meaningful way, working with underprivileged young people from state schools. We partner with corporates in the City (financial and professional services) that want our help with building and accessing a different talent pool and change organisational practices to create a post-inclusion culture where people from all backgrounds can thrive and be themselves.

The Brokerage is at a critical and dynamic point having recently launched a strategic re-direction, innovative new services and a relevant new brand, all supporting our vision of a world where a young person’s ability and aspiration alone determine their career path. At the heart of this exciting new direction is implementing our new partnership model to ensure that The Brokerage is both re-positioned as a Changemaker with corporates and ensures sustainable funding of its activities.

To achieve this The Brokerage is currently recruiting for a Partnership Manager (click here for job description). This is an incredible opportunity for a proactive relationship-builder who enjoys working within a fast-paced environment as part of a dynamic, results-driven team. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in helping us achieve our vision well as contributing to the development and implementation of our 2020-22 strategic plan.

We are less interested in your experience and more in your personality and attitude: we are looking for someone highly motivated, energetic and engaging who loves building and maintaining successful relationships. We are a small team and there is so much potential for us to grow so you will need to be extremely proactive, resourceful, good at spotting opportunities but equally good at turning those opportunities into revenue-generating, sustainable partnerships. Most importantly, you’ll be the interface with our corporate partners, representing The Brokerage brand, so a client service attitude, ability to work at pace and very high standards are a must.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates who have a lived experience of our beneficiaries’ characteristics (e.g. are from a BAME and/or underprivileged background).

Please apply by sending your CV and a cover letter, stating your motivations for applying this role and how your skills match the person specification, to Susheel Sharma  

Closing date for applications:  Thursday 8th October 2020 at 0900

Telephone/Zoom interview: Monday 12th or Tuesday 13th October 2020

Face to face interview (for selected candidates): Thursday 15th or Friday 16th October 2020*

*There will be two interviewers and social distancing will be maintained during the face to face interview at our office, 65 London Wall, EC2M 5TU.

Freelance Sessional Worker (Education) 

£25 an hour 

We’re looking for freelance sessional workers to join our team and work on social mobility programmes to help young people access experiences of work within the financial, professional and related services (FPRS).

You’ll be able to use your front-line delivery skills to work with young people, facilitating insight days, giving presentations and leading one to one sessions.

You’ll be able to use your volunteer management skills to help direct our volunteers, whether at a one-off speed networking events or as part of longer mentoring schemes.

Please click here for a job description and full details.

Please apply by sending a CV along with a covering letter (no more than one A4 page), stating how your skills and experience match the person specification for this role to Tom Slatter (

Please note shortlisted candidates will only be selected according to their CV and supporting statement in the cover letter, stating how your skill and experience match the person specification.

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to close applications early if a suitable candidate is found. Due to the current pandemic, delivery of sessions will be via Zoom.