Business Partnership Associate –

Role: Business Partnership Associate (London and Cambridgeshire)

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home Based or Office Based.

Hours: 1.0 FTE 37.5 hours – Full time/Part-time considered

Salary: £24k – 27K (With 2k additional London Weighting)


About Tempo


Tempo exists to grow and support volunteering. Volunteers earn Time Credits, when they help a community group or charity. They can then use these to access experiences, activities and products across our network of partner businesses, we call this our Recognition Partners Network. It’s a concept that works for everyone involved and your job will be to grow and retain these essential partnerships that motivate volunteers to give their time and in turn, helps organisations to thrive.


Tempo is a rapidly growing social enterprise with huge ambition. Our work builds strong, resilient communities and gives people the tools to make real, lasting changes in their lives and for their community.


Over 56,000 people have earned over 900,000 Tempo Time Credits so far, and we partner with over 1500 community organisations, public services and businesses.


Tempo are on a 5-year journey to becoming a nationwide organisation, empowering people from any community to get involved in Tempo Time Credits, build capacity where it’s needed most and access new opportunities. By 2023, we aim to have reached 250,000 people across England and Wales and see 2.5m Tempo Time Credits earned and spent. It’s a great time to join us!




About You


You are excited about Time Credits, have a practical but enthusiastic approach and you will be great at developing and maintaining new relationships with a variety of stakeholders. In short, you’ll love what we do as a charity, but you’ll approach this with a business mindset!


You will prospect, recruit and start up recognition partners across our Tempo Network, developing relationships with businesses to grow our network of partners where our volunteers use their Time Credits.


Working collaboratively within Tempo and beyond, you will help increase the reach and impact of our work. You will be playing a key role in supporting the organisation to grow in line with our company vision and strategic objectives.


You will work closely with others to identify, develop and establish new opportunities at a local and regional level, engage with new potential partners and develop resources. You will be responsible for the quality and development of our network.


You are proactive and passionate about communities and about creating positive, lasting change that builds on the skills and assets of all. You have significant experience of business to business or charity to business development work and  customer engagement. You will be dynamic and effective in helping customers to understand the features and benefits of Tempo.  You are able to communicate effectively about our work, build relationships quickly and collaborate with team members to achieve a goal. You are target driven, with the ability to stay on top of a varied and demanding workload.


Please refer to the job description and person specification for a comprehensive list of the main duties and the requirements of the role.


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. We aim to build a work experience which is enjoyable and rewarding. 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)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Death in Service Grant – 1 year


How to Apply:


If you think this is the role for you, please take a look at our candidate pack first as it will help you decide whether we’re a good fit for you.  We would then ask you to submit your current C.V. with a detailed cover letter telling us how you meet our competences and why you want to work for Tempo Time Credits.  Please also complete our Equality and Diversity Information Form.


View our Candidate Pack

View the Job Description / Person Specification

Download our Equality and Diversity Information Form.


Please send your completed application to using the post title and your name as the subject heading by no later than 9am on 7th September 2022.


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.