We’re hiring!

15 December 2021

We are looking for two people who can provide vital support across our growing team and helping Big Change achieve its ambitious goals.


Fundraising Executive

Reporting to: Head of Community

Direct reports: None

Contract:  Full-time, Permanent

Location: Hybrid working between Paddington, London and remote

Salary: £21-25K (dependent on experience)

We are looking for someone to support our Development team to achieve their ambitious fundraising targets. You’ll be key to making sure the team is well-supported and that our fundraising, events management, and donor stewardship functions are all running smoothly.

Team Assistant

Reporting to: Operations Manager

Direct reports: None

Contract:  Full-time, Permanent

Location: Hybrid working between Paddington, London and remote

Salary: £21-25K (dependent on experience)

We’re looking for someone to keep our team organised and on top of things. Working closely with the Operations Manager and Team and Special Projects Manager, you’ll make sure the team is well-supported and that our finance, operations and governance functions are all running smoothly. There will be a focus on coordination, administration, and project support. 

Fundraising Executive | Role Description

Reporting to: Head of Community

Direct reports: None

Contract:  Full-time, Permanent

Location: Hybrid working between Paddington, London and remote

Salary: £21-25K (dependent on experience)

Background:

Big Change was founded 10 years ago to rethink how charity could be a catalyst for positive change. Since then we have been learning by doing: backing pioneering projects at an early stage that are rethinking how we set young people up to thrive in life, not just in exams.  

Big Change is a small, collaborative and supportive team of around 15 people. 100% of our team believe their work has a positive impact on well-being and society. We set clear expectations and celebrate the successes of teams and individuals. 90% of our team would highly recommend Big Change as an employer.

Role Summary

The primary purpose of this role is to support the Development team to achieve their ambitious fundraising targets. Working closely with the Head of Community, you’ll make sure the team is well-supported and that our fundraising, events management, and donor stewardship functions are all running smoothly.

Given the wide variety of tasks, the role is well-suited to a versatile person who thrives in a small organisation where adaptability and a can-do attitude are valued. You won’t need experience in all of the areas of focus, but you should have a demonstrable thirst for learning and a willingness to grow. 

This is an excellent opportunity to further your knowledge and understanding as part of a small, close-knit team. So, if you’re detail-oriented, well-organised, personable, resourceful, and excited about the prospect of working closely across functions with an extraordinary team, this role is for you!

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Reignite our series of in-person events, supporting the Head of Community on event administration and management. This will include:

  • Supporting on events, from sourcing venues and suppliers, creating invites and event pages, managing guest lists and making sure our follow-up communications are spot-on.
  • Working with the Operations team to dot the i’s and cross the t’s – coordinating contracts, agreements and invoices for events.
  • Assisting the development and creation of event materials such as Strive participant kit, branding collateral and event information booklets.

The other 50% of the role will be supporting the Head of Community and the rest of the Development Team on donor stewardship and engagement. This will include: 

  • Researching individuals, organisations, trusts and foundations that are high potential supporters of Big Change and our work.
  • Supporting the stewardship of key donors and supporter groups, from arranging meetings and supporting with bid writing, to facilitating RFPs, managing donors and reporting on their impact.
  • Empowering our community of fundraisers to fundraise via their peers by challenging themselves and holding their own third-party events in support of Big Change.
  • Creating and sharing content for our website, social media, and other channels to engage supporters and inspire action. 

We’d expect these responsibilities to change over time as you grow in the role, possibly stretching into other areas of work.

Key Stakeholders:

  • Head of Community
  • Marketing and Communications Manager
  • Partnerships Director
  • Development Director (once in post)

Knowledge, Experiences and Core Competencies

Essential:

  • Computer literate with basic knowledge of Word and Excel
  • A good communicator with a natural grasp of relationship management
  • Experiences of collaboration and working closely with a team

Desirable:

  • Experience of Google Suite, Zoom, Dropbox, Social Media
  • Lived experience in any of our areas of work
  • Previous experience with working on events and communications

Skills and Competencies

  • Aligned with Big Change’s mission to transform the education sector to set all young people up to thrive in life
  • Collaborative team player, who is excited about working with a range of team members
  • Able to use logistical and time management skills to manage competing priorities
  • Tenacious 
  • Good communication skills, particularly written
  • Good attention to detail, resourceful, and well-organised
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and take initiative
  • Natural powers of persuasion, knowing what makes people ‘tick’
  • Personable and energetic, keen to make the role your own and develop as a fundraiser

How to Apply

If you’re inspired by what we do, and have the skills and experience to take on this role, please apply via email to jobs@big-change.org and include the following:

  1. CV (max 2 pages)
  2. A short cover letter (max 1 page). Don’t worry about being too formal, just tell us why you think you’d be right for the role

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline for applications is EOD, Wednesday 16th February 2022

We’re keen to ensure that all of our opportunities are accessible to everyone, so if you have any specific circumstances or accessibility requirements which prevent you from completing an application online, please contact us by email on jobs@big-change.org and we’d be happy to help. 

Approach to Diversity 

We aim to put diversity, equity and inclusion at the heart of everything we do, from the young people and project partners we work with to the way we behave and operate as a charity and to the people we bring into the organisation. We welcome applications from people of any gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, race or religion and belief, and particularly from people with diverse backgrounds or have overcome challenging experiences.

Team Assistant | Role Description

Reporting to: Operations Manager

Direct reports: None

Contract:  Full-time, Permanent

Location: Hybrid working between Paddington, London and remote

Salary: £21-25K (dependent on experience)

Background:

Big Change was founded 10 years ago to rethink how charity could be a catalyst for positive change. Since then we have been learning by doing: backing pioneering projects at an early stage that are rethinking how we set young people up to thrive in life, not just in exams.  

Big Change is a small, collaborative and supportive team of around 15 people. 100% of our team believe their work has a positive impact on well-being and society. We set clear expectations and celebrate the successes of teams and individuals. 90% of our team would highly recommend Big Change as an employer.

Role Summary

We’re looking for someone to keep our team organized and on top of things. Working closely with the Operations Manager, you’ll make sure the team is well-supported and that our finance, operations and governance functions are all running smoothly. There will be a focus on coordination, administration, and project support. 

Given the wide variety of tasks, the role is well-suited to a versatile person who thrives in a small organisation where adaptability and a can-do attitude are valued. You won’t need experience in all of the areas of focus, but you should have a demonstrable thirst for learning and a willingness to grow. 

Throughout your time with us, we will ensure that we provide an excellent opportunity to further your knowledge and understanding as part of a small, close-knit team. So, if you’re detail-oriented, well-organised, personable, resourceful, and excited about the prospect of working closely across functions with an extraordinary team, this role is for you.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

About half of your time will be spent supporting the Team on internal administration and processes. This will include:

  • Team scheduling (rooms and meetings) and some calendar management
  • Team annual leave and expenses management
  • Team travel management 
  • Managing external inboxes
  • Acting as the office liaison with our hosts, Virgin Management Limited
  • Equipment assessment and procurement 
  • Accounts and subscriptions management
  • Team troubleshooting
  • Website troubleshooting  
  • Other tasks that arise from time to time

The other half of your time will be supporting the Operations Manager on finance and general operations. This will include: 

  • Support on accounts receivable/payable 
  • Coordinate team purchases
  • Receipt and bank card management
  • Updating the organisation’s CRM
  • Payment platform management
  • Donation processing 
  • Initiation of legal cases via the pro bono platform 
  • Support on annual audit 
  • Go to person for IT and other workspace related issues 
  • Other tasks that arise from time to time

We’d expect these responsibilities to change over time as you grow in the role, possibly stretching into other areas of work. 

Key Stakeholders:

  • Operations Manager
  • Heads of Community and Impact
  • Marketing and Communications Manager

Knowledge, Experiences and Core Competencies

Essential:

  • Computer literate with basic knowledge of Word and Excel
  • A good communicator with a natural grasp of relationship management
  • Experiences of collaboration and working closely with a team

Desirable:

  • Experience of Google Suite, Zoom, Dropbox, Social Media
  • Lived experience in any of our areas of work
  • Previous experience with working on events and communications

Skills and Competencies

  • Aligned with Big Change’s mission to transform the education sector to set all young people up to thrive in life
  • Collaborative team player, who is excited about working with a range of team members
  • Able to use logistical and time management skills to manage competing priorities
  • Good communication skills, particularly written
  • Good attention to detail, resourceful, and well-organised
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and take initiative

How to Apply

If you’re inspired by what we do, and have the skills and experience to take on this role, please apply via email to jobs@big-change.org and include the following:

  1. CV (max 2 pages)
  2. A short cover letter (max 1 page). Don’t worry about being too formal, just tell us why you think you’d be right for the role

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline for applications is EOD, Wednesday 16th February 2022

We’re keen to ensure that all of our opportunities are accessible to everyone, so if you have any specific circumstances or accessibility requirements which prevent you from completing an application online, please contact us by email on jobs@big-change.org and we’d be happy to help. 

Approach to Diversity 

We aim to put diversity, equity and inclusion at the heart of everything we do, from the young people and project partners we work with to the way we behave and operate as a charity and to the people we bring into the organisation. We welcome applications from people of any gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, race or religion and belief, and particularly from people with diverse backgrounds or have overcome challenging experiences.


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