Jo Hobbs MBE
Jo joined the British Youth Council as Chief Executive in 2016. Jo leads the staff team and works with the Trustee Board ensure that we deliver for young people. Prior to joining the British Youth Council, Jo was the Operations Director at Girlguiding, leading on service delivery to girls and woman and membership growth across the UK. Jo is passionate about youth participation and advocacy, having found her own voice as a Brownie and a Guide and then as the coordinator of a peer education sexual health project whilst at University. to contact Jo call 020 4529 5927
Head of Fundraising
Rosie joined the British Youth Council in July 2021. With 9 years’ experience in the non-profit sector, she has worked in fundraising for the arts and medical research charities before joining us as a youth organisation. Rosie is responsible for building relationships with individual donors, fundraisers, corporate organisations and Trusts and Foundations to help increase the British Youth Council’s fundraised income. She’s extremely passionate about young people from all backgrounds having the opportunity to make social and political change. Getting to know our supporters and seeing the impact they enable us to have on the young people we work with is her favourite part of her role. To get in touch with Rosie call: 07375 119412
Interim Head of Programmes
Sophie grew up in Blackpool, moving to London to study French and Linguistics at Queen Mary, University of London. Since graduating, Sophie has held numerous positions in the private, public and not-for-profit organisations but all had the common theme of education and supporting young people’s development, something which Sophie is passionate about. Previously, she worked at WE as the Director of WE Schools, leading a team of 22 staff and growing the social action programme from 2000 to 6000 schools across the UK. As well as supporting the British Youth Council on an interim basis, Sophie is a freelance consultant, supporting organisations to develop their growth strategies for youth-facing programmes. In her spare time, Sophie volunteers as a school governor and is co-founder of an organisation delivering doorstep experiences and gifts in Lancashire.