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Job Title: Partnership Development Manager

Location: IARS Institute office, Bermondsey, London

Salary: £32,234 FTE (£19,340 pro-rated)

Hours: 22.5 hours a week (3 days per week)

Contract type: Fixed-term contract until 31st March 2023

Closing Date: Sunday 6th June


  • 24 days annual leave plus the Bank Holiday (pro-rated)
  • 5.5% pension contribution (after completion of probation)

The Role

IARS is at a crucial point in its development as we look to build on our 20 years, but develop our organisation in order to ensure that the Institute is ready to meet the new challenges and remain successful for the future. With a new director, new Board of Trustees and a funding landscape that has been altered significantly due to the twin challenges of Brexit and Covid, we now have an opportunity to take stock, renew our purpose and develop new strategic partnerships that help us deliver our mission of forging a safer, fairer, more inclusive society.

We are looking for a part-time Partnership and Engagement Manager to proactively spot and build opportunities for engagement with business, build its reputation and portfolio in order to develop this additional and more sustainable source of income. The post holder will also be responsible for pulling together internal resources and content from project staff that demonstrates IARS track record and impact; builds the capacity of IARS through introducing good practice, processes and training; and leads effectively on the development and authoring of compelling proposals, pitches and communication materials for prospective business partners.


About the IARS International Institute

The IARS International Institute has a charitable mission to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society. We achieve our charitable aims by producing evidence-based solutions to current social problems, sharing best practice and by supporting young people and the community to shape decision making. We aspire to be a leader in creating new knowledge and forming public and expert opinion internationally. Over 85% of the Institute’s work takes the form of world class academic inputs (e.g. peer reviewed articles, eBooks, reports, consultation responses, policy papers, conference presentations, conference papers). We deliver our charitable mission:

  • By empowering marginalised individuals of our society through accredited training, educational programmes, mentoring and one-to-one support;
  • By acting as an international network of NGOS bringing together people and ideas to share best practice and engage in debates on current social problems
  • By carrying out action research and evaluation that is independent, credible,  peer-reviewed, user-led, focused and current
  • By supporting individuals and grass roots organisations to carry out their own initiatives to shape decision-making and society, and by helping them to maximise their social impact
  • By being an authoritative, independent and evidence-based voice on current social policy matters.

Job description 

Application Process

There are two stages in the application process.

Stage 1:

Please send: (a) your CV (b) a covering letter addressing the Person Specification and (c) and  fill our Diversity Form . Send (a) and (b) to Dr. Claire Bonham, IARS Director via

The application deadline for this stage is Sunday 6th June, at 11.59pm.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. We regret not having the resources to respond to unsuccessful candidates.

Stage 2:

  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a face-to-face interview in the week commencing 7th June.

For an informal chat about the role please contact Dr. Claire Bonham via