Business Partnerships Manager: London

Contract Type: Permanent

Location:  Across London

Hours: Part Time 0.5 FTE 

Salary: £27,000 – £31,000 (Pro-Rata)



About You


The role will support the London and national Tempo team to expand and deepen the networks of community, public and private sector organisations across our programmes, and to develop new opportunities and partnerships in London.  


Business Partnerships Managers focus on the many and varied places to use Time Credits, so the ability to be innovative with your ideas and approaches is a helpful skill that will support you to undertake your key task of signing up new Recognition Partners, and maintaining partnerships within, the existing network. 


Our partnerships are driven by the needs of the volunteers and community members we support, so you need to be a great listener and people person with a genuine passion for supporting the development of individuals and organisations. As a natural team player, you will work alongside your team members to deliver training and network events in a variety of settings. 


We work with SMEs, national chains, community organisations and everyone in between, so excellent and adaptable, presentational, verbal, and written communication will be key to success in this role. While talking plays a big part, good skills with reporting and analysis of your Recognition Network will also be very advantageous to help us demonstrate the impact we have in communities.  


The role is very varied, and we have successful Business Partnerships Managers in our team from a variety of backgrounds. We’re more interested in your skills and passion than in your career path to date so please don’t let a lack of experience in any sector deter you from applying.  You are inspiring and driven, can combine good public and corporate relationship building with enthusiasm, strategic thinking, and excellent networking skills. You are a self-starter, who can inspire commitment, secure partnerships, and close agreements, while being driven by the need to improve communities. 


As Business Partnerships Manager: London you’ll join a team of hard working and dedicated people developing Tempo Time Credit networks across over 20 projects in England and Wales. This roles focus is to support and develop the Recognition Partner network in London.   


About Tempo

Tempo works to support communities to flourish through enabling more individuals and more diverse groups of people to volunteer and support their local communities.   


We work in partnership with others engaged in community development, from grassroots organisations to statutory agencies. In this role you will be working directly with groups earning Time Credits to support them to get the best use of Tempo Time Credits by ensuring that their volunteers are registered on our digital system and are earning and using their Tempo Time Credits. You will also help build our network of local Recognition Partners- businesses who support Tempo and our volunteers through offering days out, theatre and arts, leisure and fitness, food and drinks and much more. 


When we work together, communities are built, lives are transformed, and positive change happens. 


People earning and using Tempo Time Credits report improvements in their quality of life, more social interactions, new friendships and skills, access to new opportunities, increased confidence and better physical and mental health and wellbeing. Organisations using Tempo Time Credits with their volunteer’s report that they can recruit and retain more diverse volunteers, do more with existing resources and reach more people with their services, and make new connections with other local organisations. You can read more about us and our impact by visiting 


There’s never been a better time to get involved. We have an ambitious programme of work, full of challenges and opportunities in a fast-paced environment. COVID-19 has rekindled interest in community involvement and purpose, and we are here to help. 



Working at Tempo

We are proud to be an accredited living wage employer and offer pay over the statutory minimum for all our team members.  In addition, we offer a wide range of staff benefits including:  


  • 33 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays 
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 5% ER contribution) 
  • Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7 
  • Family friendly policies 
  • Flexi-time Scheme (offering up to 13 days flexi leave each year) 
  • Wellbeing Centre offering the latest wellbeing articles, news and advice 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • Healthcare Cash Plan – claim back money on essential healthcare costs. 
  • Shopping Discounts – online and in-store at over 850 retailers from groceries to wellness products, travel and more 
  • SmartTech™ – get the latest tech at the best price and spread the payments over your salary, interest-free. 
  • Death in Service Grant – 1 year 



How to Apply:


Please submit your current C.V. with a detailed cover letter telling us how you meet our competencies and why you want to work for Tempo Time Credits. Please also download and attach the Equality and Diversity Form.


View the Job Description / Person Specification 

Equality and Diversity Form


Please send your completed application to using the post title and your name as the subject heading by no later than 9AM 22nd August 2023. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 30th August 2023. 



As part of our commitment to Disability Confident, candidates who consider themselves to be disabled will also be given the opportunity to attend an interview if they meet the essential criteria for the role.  By opting-in to this scheme, you are disclosing that you have a disability solely for the purpose of the interview guarantee and we will not assume nor infer that you wish to disclose or record your disability in any other way – including any reasonable adjustments you may need if you are employed. 


The successful applicant will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

We strongly believe in the benefits of having a diverse and inclusive workforce and encourage applications from all sectors of the community.