Part-time, Permanent

Deadline: ASAP


Senior Business Engagement Lead (Equity, Diversity & Inclusion)

Job Description 

Organisation: Babbasa 

Job Title: Senior Business Lead ( Equity, Diversity & Inclusion)

Hours: 21 hours/3 days per week

Salary: £32,000 per annum (£17,441 pro rata)

Start Date: ASAP 

Contract: Permanent

Reporting to: Head of Business Engagement 




About Babbasa 

Babbasa is an award-winning, Bristol-based, social enterprise with a vision to create a world where all people are inspired and able to realise their employment and enterprise ambitions, irrespective of where they live, their nationality, ethnicity, gender, race, sexuality or faith. Babbasa realises its mission through its subsidiary enterprises including Babbasa’s Youth Empowerment Programmes and Recruitment & Inclusion Services. Babbasa Recruitment & Inclusion Services (BRIS) was set up in response to the growing moral and business imperative to overcome the structural barriers of underrepresentation, social inequality and at times cultural differences. BRIS has a mission to support businesses to recruit diverse talent, develop cultural competencies and create inclusive work environments for all employees to thrive. Services provided by BRIS include: Recruitment Support; Inclusion Advisory Support; Cultural Competency Training; Inclusion Research and Needs Analysis; and Onboarding and Probation Support. 



Job Purpose 

This is a pivotal role, which is responsible for stewarding, maintaining and strengthening Babbasa’s commercial revenue potential through Inclusion Services. 

Working with a pool of corporate partners, your task will be to directly provide training and advisory support to enable Babbasa’s employer clients to understand how to achieve a diverse and inclusive work environment for all to thrive. This will include cultivating long term relationships with clients to find solutions for existing and potential diversity and inclusion challenges. The role will also include supporting negotiations to retain engaged corporate partners as clients of Babbasa’s Inclusion Services. Through stewarding and exemplary customer service, you will provide value for engaged corporate partners and generate revenue for the continued success and long term goals of Babbasa. 


Key Duties / Responsibilities

Business Development

  • Identify new potential income streams via BRIS (Babbasa Recruitment & Inclusion Services), from engaged corporate partners and work with the team to produce strategies to access them for the benefit of Babbasa and our beneficiaries
  • Support sales, negotiations and finalising contracts and terms of business with both new and existing clients, on behalf of Babbasa through the delivery of Inclusion and Advisory Services
  • Work with Communications and the Babbasa team to raise the profile and increase the brand awareness of Babbasa and OurCity2030 and create buy-in

Delivering BRIS (Babbasa Recruitment & Inclusion Services)

  • Directly deliver on BRIS required by corporate partners: 
    • Successful delivery of Babbasa’s diversity and inclusion training packages through small group workshops managed face-to-face and online 
    • Provide diversity and inclusion advisory support to Babbasa clients from a diverse range of employment sectors and staff levels (from senior leadership to frontline staff), covering intercultural communication skills, inclusive leadership, inclusive HR practices and engaging young people and diverse communities. 
    • Reviewing, updating and creating new training material to keep up to date with changing landscape and bespoke client needs. 
  • Maintain excellent working knowledge of the labour market, workplace culture and changes regarding Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the workplace.



Person Specification 

You are commercially aware – you know how to spot and develop an opportunity and manage the process of corporate engagement.  You have the ability to manage multiple stakeholders, experience of corporate partnerships and an aptitude to develop meaningful connections with businesses, institutions and individuals for the common good. 


You have experience – you have demonstrable track record of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion training and consultancy, stakeholder management, relevant achievement of revenue targets.


You have excellent communication and leadership skills – You are a confident connector with the ability to influence decision making, whilst understanding the social value and positive impact of Babbasa.


Working with others – You proactively identify business needs, scope and plan minor and major projects to address them, and successfully drive the project to completion, involving and engaging colleagues appropriately throughout. You develop and maintain excellent working relationships with formal and informal stakeholders at every level.


Organised – You are well-organised and have good attention to detail. By doing so, you manage your own time well and respect the time of others. You juggle multiple deadlines and have a track-record of balancing multiple tasks and responsibilities. You are meticulous and able to prioritise conflicting needs. Effective and efficient – You are constantly reflecting on working practices and improving where necessary. A completer-finisher – you are able to work to deadlines, take initiative and are proactive in your approach to work. You create change that benefits all and is aligned with organisational strategy. Problem solving – You are able to problem solve in a complex and rapidly changing environment. You demonstrate personal resilience and have the ability to stay focused in a rapidly changing environment. 


You’re aligned with our mission – You have lived experience and/or an understanding of the critical issues surrounding equality, inclusion and diversity, including structural issues around race and class, and how they impact young people with specific reference to their leadership and employability experiences. 

You believe that, with the right support, everyone has potential to achieve excellence, whatever that means for them.



Knowledge and Experience 


  • Experience of provide Equity, Diversity and Inclusion training and advisory support 
  • provide training and advisory support 
  • Knowledge of issues affecting equalities communities and lived experience of barriers to inclusion relating particularly to cultural difference. 
  • Experience of delivering equalities-related and skills-based training to small groups using interactive and experiential approaches Knowledge and understanding of equality and inclusion, Equality Act, social model of disability, and how to treat people from all backgrounds with dignity and respect. 
  • Positive and enthusiastic with the ability to engage learners and clients and encourage and facilitate open discussion to support ‘myth-busting’ and create greater understanding. 
  • Ability to develop bespoke training materials (when required) and session plans that meet learning objectives and outcomes. 
  • Experience of evaluating training and making positive changes based on feedback.
  • Understanding and ability to maintain professional confidentiality and basic knowledge of data. protection 
  • Good organisation, time management and record-keeping skills. 



Incentives/ Benefits 

  • Access to our Medicash scheme after 6 month probation completion 
  • 31 days annual leave (including bank holidays) 
  • 3% employer pension contribution 
  • Consideration of flexi-working arrangements 
  • Access to Employee Assistance Scheme



Next Steps 

If you are interested in working with us, we would like you to note the following points below before applying:

  • The contract offered will be as a (PAYE) paid Babbasa employee, 3 days per week (you are very welcome of course, to take on other jobs consultancy or otherwise outside of this).
  • The interview will be in person at our offices in Bristol, we will not be conducting interviews online.
  • The 3 working days are negotiable, however, within those 3 working days, you will be required to travel to our clients to deliver training in person.  Your remaining time will need to be based at Babassa offices in Bristol.
  • The interview will take place in the form of a) a 10 minute presentation (topic sent to you at least a week before the interview; b) 40 mins of panel questions based on competency and technical abilities relevant to the role.
  • If you are happy to apply having considered the points above for this role, we’d love to hear from you. Please submit a one page cover letter specifically addressing how you match the person specification with your CV to


NOTE:  We are conducting rolling interviews for this post until we find the right candidate, please submit your application asap if you would like to be considered.