Head of Partnerships

  • London (Hybrid)
  • Full time
  • £45,000 - £55,000
  • Closing date: 28 Jan
  • Why join us?

    Renaisi has a clear social purpose and we’re proud of the impact and change we have fostered, locally and nationally, since 1998.

    In 2023 we are pushing boldly into a new strategic direction, that will challenge us and our stakeholders. If you believe, like we do, that despite incredible effort and commitment from so many we’re not seeing the depth of change needed to turn things around, and that we must do something different, re-think how we work, who we work with and what we expect of each other; it’s an exciting time to join us.

    We support change by:

    ·       Helping people experiencing economic and social exclusion

    ·       Enabling organisations – from community groups and charities to local authorities – to understand and improve their impact.

    ·       Supporting funders to learn about the value and role of their investments.

    ·       Working with businesses to be more inclusive employers

    ·       Encouraging place-based organisations and practitioners to strengthen their approaches.


    We aim to:

    ·       Empower people facing economic and social exclusion.

    ·       Enable social and private sector organisations to tackle socio-economic exclusion.

    ·       Challenge the systems that perpetuate and entrench socio-economic exclusion and marginalisation.

    ·       Interrogate our own role in preventing change and perpetuating harmful systems.

    As a social enterprise we reinvest any profits back into our programmes and services to forward our mission. Our values reflect how we behave and our work. We value strengths rather than picking at weaknesses, and we make time to understand and hear people. When it comes to taking responsibility for our work and our mission, we own it, and we are curious about people, learning, and the issues we work on.

    Renaisi does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, or any other protected characteristic. We support workplace diversity and are working hard to increase diversity in our team and encourage you to be part of it. We are committed to making our roles and culture inclusive. We can make reasonable adjustments throughout the application process and on the job.

    If you have particular access needs, please get in touch and let us know any requirements you may have.

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    Are you interested in joining our team?

    What we do

    We have a unique model that combines social sector consultancy and direct work in communities. We support people in London to get into good work, train, and connect with their community and help organisations to understand and evaluate their impact on communities across the UK.

    We have a track record of being a provider of employability programmes across London. Over the last decade we have successfully delivered employment and related services and programmes in 14 boroughs across London. Our most recent work supports long-term unemployed, older workers (50+), Refugees & Asylum Seekers, Lone parents, digital inclusion, those with long-term health conditions and other marginalised groups.

    We have particular interest in practical solutions to problems of social and economic exclusion, and are looking to explore this in how we support specific groups in London including:

    ·       Helping refugees and migrant job seekers to positively engage in the labour market.

    ·       Enabling those who have been out of the labour market for health or caring reasons to return.

    ·       Supporting specific places to think about new approaches to employment in deprived places.

    Our approach

    We have learned through our extensive experience that when we structure our delivery around addressing the core issues and barriers faced by participants – housing, insecure immigration status, mental health, financial pressure etc. there is a significant knock-on effect. By addressing these challenges holistically, people we work with are better equipped to not only improve their socio-economic prospects, but also thrive within their communities.

    Between 2018-2022 we have supported older workers, refugees, displaced peoples and the long-term unemployed through several in-house designed employment and support programmes achieving the following since 2018:

    ·       c.4,000 people supported through our Employment & Advice services

    ·       95% of Transitions placements become permanent hires.

    We currently deliver employment and skills programmes in Hackney, Southwark and Lambeth and a specialist employment initiative for refugees – Transitions. In addition to our direct delivery, we have expanded our practice to include working with others to explore entrenched challenges in specific London boroughs:

    ·       We are part of the No Wrong Door Collaborative in Lambeth, a partnership created by Black Thrive and comprised of specialists in race, disability, and employment, aimed at driving systemic change for Black residents in Lambeth.

    ·       In Southwark, we are working in a facilitative capacity on the Southwark Local Access Partnership funded by Access and Southwark Council. The partnership aims to contribute to long-term change in the local social economy by creating access to investment and support for Global Majority-led and/or women-led enterprises in the borough.

    ·       We are supporting the City and Hackney Anchor Collaborative where the central idea is that the area’s biggest institutions can collaborate to use their resources to tackle inequalities and build and an inclusive local economy.

    What will it be like working in this role?

    As a leader in this team, you will:

    ·       Help grow our employer-based income (through developing our Transitions model) and you will build our more strategic partnerships.

    ·       Lead on building our partnerships across what we do, with employers, local partners, referral partners and local government.

    ·       Work closely with other senior colleagues to ensure that our work is financially viable, impactful, and cutting edge.

    ·       Collaborative and engage across other areas of Renaisi, ensuring that we are one organisation with a shared vision and approach to social change.

    For full information and how to apply, click here.