London, Greater London
£32,320 - £37,850 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


We are looking for a leader capable of supporting and developing our passionate and talented Programmes Team who deliver our long term, intensive wrap-around intervention. The FBB model puts young people’s passions and strengths at the heart of their development to help them thrive in secondary school. We need someone who’s bursting with ideas on how to ensure our Programmes Team have the skills and support required to deliver our life-changing intervention. This role will be key to us achieving our vision of making FBB the best place to work with young people in the UK.


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.

FBB is recognised in the sector as innovative and thought-leading. We are always on the hunt for talented and ambitious people to join the team and contribute to our vision of becoming a leader in supporting young people to thrive and become the best versions of themselves.°


Role Overview

The Learning and Relationships Manager will oversee the development and support for the practitioners within the Programmes Team in London. They will provide direct line management, as well as identifying training needs to ensure high quality of programmes are delivered. They will also play a key role in developing and implementing the FBB staff development strategy.



Provide weekly line management to senior practitioners across the London Programmes team

Coming up with creative ideas to support our senior practitioners to continue learning and developing in the role

Lead on identifying training needs and supporting with the design and delivery of training for the team to support young people

Identifying external training providers that could support with the development of the team


Embody the relational culture of FBB and come up with innovative ways to disseminate this throughout the team

Model high standards expected of our team while developing the professional standards of the team

Establish ways to ensure that the wellbeing and morale of the team is always prioritised

Along with other senior team members, leading on  team meetings and traininG.

Supporting with the recruitment of future team members and supporting with the development of our interview process to ensure it is robust and inclusive.


Contributing to decisions about the direction of FBB’s model

Supporting Programmes Team management with identifying longer-term training needs.


Important things about you...

  • You will be committed to social change and supporting the most at risk young people in our schools

  • You will be someone who cares for their colleagues and strives to get the best out of them

  • You will have excellent interpersonal, emotional intelligence and communication skills

  • You have experience of managing people and supporting their development

  • You have effective processes for managing multiple people and a high workload

And also consider applying if any of the following apply to you...

  • Have a background in education whether teaching or otherwise

  • Have experience/qualifications in counselling/ therapy°

  • Have a background in providing training/CPD for teams

  • Have experience working within safeguarding

Have experience developing strategy creatively and doing things differently

Have experience designing and/or delivering training sessions


Football Beyond Borders aims to be representative of the community we are working with. We recognise that having the strongest workforce possible means hiring and developing the best people across all races, ethnicities, religions, age groups, sexual orientations, gender identities and abilities.

We’re not just committed to being an equal opportunity employer, we actively celebrate diversity in all its forms. Let us know if we can do anything to make the application or interview process more accessible. If you are invited to interview, we will at that point ask you for any accessibility requirements or preferences.

FBB is committed to adopting a safe recruitment process and follows the NSPCC safer recruitment procedures that have safeguarding at their heart. The appointment will undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Shortlisting, interviews and reference checking

All applications will be taken seriously and contacted regarding the outcome of their application.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed. References from the previous and current employer may be taken up for shortlisted candidates. Please let us know about the sensitivity of taking up references prior to an interview.


Deadline for the receipt of applications is 5pm on 7th January. 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?

Please see the job pack for further information

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Refreshed on: 22 December 2021
Closed date: 06 January 2022
Tags: Training, Advocacy