Working with Us

At Breslin we work across three themes – education, participation and engagement – and focus on three types of activity: undertaking research and consultancy, usually on a fee earning basis; developing new public policy interventions that enable individuals, organisations and policymakers to maximise their social impact, for which we seek investors and delivery partners; and building partnerships and networks and the mechanisms that support these, usually on a fee earning basis.

Collaboration and partnership is at the heart of all that we do, whether we are working with a new start-up, a charity or social enterprise, a long established national agency or a multi-national corporation. We view every assignment as an opprtunity for shared learning and new relationships, balancing creativity and innovation with the delivery of agreed outputs and outcomes, on time, to specification and within budget.

Against this background, enjoying what we do is important to us – and we want you to enjoy working with us too – but our real satisfaction derives from seeing the social impact of the work that we undertake with our partners – weeks, months and years down the line. Whether our focus is on influencing policy (not through lobbying on behalf of sectional interests but through proposing innovative policy interventions) or on changing practice for the better, further enhancing the effectiveness of the individuals and teams that we work with is the focus of our work, and social impact its purpose.

Lessons From Lockdown
Lessons From Lockdown demonstrates how the pandemic has shone a light on the injustices, inequities and poor political leadership that are endemic in our education system
Nick Johnson
Chief Executive, British Educational Research Association