Career Opportunities

Working at First Give offers so much to people at all stages of their careers:  

  • The chance to make a difference contributing to a great cause 
  • Being part of a small and growing team, meaning your work has value and impact 
  • Highly inclusive and flexible styles and patterns of working 
  • Individual CPD budget and opportunities to help you progress and achieve your potential 
  • A supportive, collaborative team culture  
  • Generous annual leave allowance (25 days + 3 days between 25th December-1st January and your birthday off) 
  • Competitive salaries + pension offers 

Sound good? Read on to learn more about our values which underpin how we work: 

Our Values

We are known for being Altruistic

First things first: First Give wouldn’t be First Give if it didn’t revolve around social action. So much of our world needs radical change, and we aim to light the spark of transformation in local communities through
the initiative of young people.

We are known for being Inspiring

We’re initiators. Instigators. We start something and get the ball rolling. Our role is to inspire change in and through others– a first step towards a more selfless lifestyle.

We are known for being Empowering

Young people aren’t just the future, they’re the present. They’re tenacious, opinionated
and energetic. We believe in their ability to make meaningful and consequential difference in their communities, and we want to be the ones to empower, support and celebrate their achievements.

We are known for being Collaborative

Our whole model depends on teamwork. The programme is designed and tested by different people to those who deliver and facilitate it. Our relationships with schools gives us access to their students, and it’s through their teamwork with their peers and their connection with charities already active in their community that they can achieve more.

We are known for being Professional

First Give are experienced, personal and dependable. We engage with a wide range of people and it is essential that we are approachable and carry a professional appearance to build trust within these relationships

What’s currently available:

Deputy Director

We are seeking a driven, passionate and experienced Deputy Director to support the Director and First Give team in achieving our ambitions.

Please apply now through this application form

As second most senior leader in the charity, the Deputy Director will provide leadership to the First Give team and support the Board of Trustees and Director with strategy and governance.

The Deputy Director will play an integral role in the development of the charity as we move into our second decade. They will spearhead our fundraising, communications and marketing to ensure the charity has the capacity to deliver against our strategic goals.

Download the job pack here- Deputy Director Job Description

Freelance School Facilitator

We are currently looking for a Welsh Freelance Facilitator to support with the delivery of our programme in our partner schools in Wales.

The First Give programme involves three facilitator-delivered sessions for each school. We are looking for facilitators who will be confident in running school events with large groups (c.30+) of young secondary school students. The role is term time only, part-time, self-employed throughout the academic year with the possibility of extension. For sessions delivered in schools we pay £105 per half day (5h) increasing hourly after that up to the whole day rate of £210 (10h).

Other locations include easy access to one or more of our school regions:

  • London
  • Essex
  • Yorkshire & The Humber
  • The West Midlands

To apply: We are always open to receiving applications from interested parties. Please email a cover letter and CV to and we will let you know the next steps.

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