#KibbleInspires Angela - Kibble: Specialist services & support for young people facing adversity
Posted: December 2, 2019

Senior Funding Development Officer, Angela is part of the team who sources funding to support the range of projects going on at Kibble. One week she will be working on an arts project for young people and the next, it will be therapeutic animal interaction.

What did you do before Kibble?

I have been lucky enough to have a varied career – I started off working in radio and television which was, at the time very exciting, but as I got older, I decided to look for something that would offer more stability.  I realised a lot of the skills I had learned in my time researching and producing were transferable to marketing roles and fate determined this would be the start of a different career path.  Prior to joining Kibble, I worked in different marketing roles in education.

How long have you worked at Kibble?

I’ll soon be at Kibble for five years and I can honestly say I thoroughly enjoy working here – every day is different!

What made you want to work for Kibble?

I hadn’t really been looking for a new job, and if I’m being honest, at the time I didn’t know that much about Kibble.  When I saw the advert, it stuck in my mind. I remember thinking this is an organisation that really does a lot of good. I’ve been lucky enough to have an amazing family supporting me all my life and I know how important that support network is.  The more I started to read about Kibble and the work they do, the more I wanted the job.  I wanted to be part of an organisation that really makes a difference, even if I was playing a small role in that.

Can you give us an overview of your role at Kibble and what area you work in? Please explain about the service?

I’m a Senior Funding Development Officer in the Funding & Development team.  There’s lots of great work going on at Kibble, and I’m part of the team that sources funding to support these projects. It’s very varied, one week you could be working on an arts project for young people and the next it could be therapeutic animal interaction. 

As well as sourcing funding, I’m also responsible for monitoring the progress of projects and ensuring everything is going according to plan.  It’s a busy team and because you can be working on lots of different projects the days just fly in.

What is the best thing about working in Kibble? Tell us one thing you love about your job?

I love the variety of my job – no two days are the same.  I’m also privileged to work with so many lovely people who are here for one reason – our young people! 

Can you share a defining moment or story about your time at Kibble?

Personally, it has been about Kibble having the faith to let me develop and give me opportunities. I started off in the Communications Team and have since moved into funding. I had skills that were transferable to the job, but I’ve also been given the support I need for my new role.

What advice would you give to someone thinking of joining Kibble?

Do it! You will never look back. Kibble is genuinely life-changing, it will totally change your outlook, especially if you’ve not worked in the child and youth care sector before. You’ll be working with a fantastic bunch of colleagues, meet some amazing young people and make friends for life.

Please complete the following statement using one word – “Kibble Inspires…”

#KibbleInspires hope.

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