London, Greater London (On-site)
Manchester, Greater Manchester
£32,320 - £37,499 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Who are we

FBB is one of the leading educational charities and youth brands in the UK. Established in 2014, we have undergone impressive growth in the past couple of years and are now at an exciting stage of our journey. We currently work with 1,400 students across 92 Secondary School programmes in Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire, Yorkshire, London, Kent and Essex. Alongside this, we have built strong partnerships with a host of brands such as Nike. In the next stage of our journey FBB aims to become the leading specialist charity for disengaged young people and the best place to work with young people in the UK.

Young people are at the heart of everything we do. From decisions made at Senior Leadership and our Board, to how we design activations with partners to ensure young people get the most out of them. We’re working in a system that has been designed to limit the potential of many young people, and we know that to make real change, we need to work hard and differently. FBB can be fast-paced and intensive at times, but our focus on working culture and support is prioritised to ensure staff are in a position to ‘Go Beyond’ for young people.

We place relationships at the heart of what we do. That’s not only about our work with young people, but equally important with our colleagues. We strive to do things differently at FBB. We don’t believe that work should be the thing you dread on a Sunday evening. If you’re keen to throw yourself into new environments and develop meaningful relationships with people from all walks of life, then FBB is the workplace for you.


A bit about the role

FBB is looking for a talented individual to help drive forward our ambitious plan to become the leading specialist provision for disengaged young people in the UK. The successful candidate will manage relationships with our existing community of
supporters and look to expand our networks further. Though experience of charitable fundraising is helpful, it is by no means

We are looking for someone with a track record of building successful long-term relationships, regardless of which sector you have previously worked in.


Key Responsibilities:

To liaise and communicate with our network of supporters in a meaningful and timely way to deepen their relationship with FBB and increase our income from individual donors.

To help us maximise our profile and the impact of FBB’s flagship events and showcases for our supporters, ensuring that
we retain our community of supporters and challenge event participants.

To help develop a Major Donor network and regular giving programme through a calendar of in person and virtual events.

To review and develop FBB’s use of crowdfunding platforms and new emergency donor platforms.

To develop communication materials to support FBB’s work, including our digital marketing, website copy, case studies, emails, presentations and reports.

To collaborate with colleagues to develop and build effective asks and cases for support for different donor segments based on their interests and comms preferences.


Essential skills and experience: 

• Experience building relationships with an extensive
network of individuals

• A commitment to generating opportunities that improve
the lives of young people, including non income
generating benefits such as advocacy, volunteering, and

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Commitment to FBB’s Values

• Experience of working to targets

• Effective processes for managing a caseload of donors

• Written competencies


Desirable experience:

• Knowledge of professional fundraising (Major Gifts,
Legacy Giving, and Community Fundraising)

• An interest in either football, helping young people, or

• Experience with a CRM and / or data to effectively
manage donors (in particular, Salesforce)


To Apply:

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 11th February.

Please send: Your CV that should include:

- Personal details including contact details and N.I number

- Education and training history

- Details of 2 referees including your current employer if applicable

- A description of your employment history


A written application of no more than 1 side of A4 in minimum 11 point font on the following 3 areas:

1. Why are you passionate about supporting young people to achieve their goals both at school and in wider life?

2. Why do you want to do this job and work for FBB?

3. How do your skills and experience relate to the role advertised?


For further information on our Working Culture and details about this role, please visit the careers section on our website where you can find a job pack.

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Refreshed on: 21 January 2022
Closed date: 11 February 2022 at 23:30
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