Who we are
Launched in September 2010, LoveLocalJobs.com Limited supports local communities to find the jobs of their dreams by showcasing the very best regional employers and their vacancies. Following nine successful years working across Sussex, the LoveLocalJobs Foundation CIC was launched in October 2018, by our ambassador Harry Redknapp, as a commitment to considerably raise the career aspirations of our next generations across Sussex.
The Foundation leverages the positivity, influence and incredible inspiration of local businesses and influencers to engage and inspire young people to become the best possible version of themselves they can be.
Our fundraising activities support various innovative and exciting projects such as our award-winning Be the Change programme, our outdoor pursuits employability adventures Take the Leap and our inspirational, local celebrity led programme, Dare to Dream. All the programmes give young people the tools, confidence and belief to realise their full potential.
A foundation is defined as an institution established with an endowment. We are proud that LoveLocalJobs.com Limited are providing this endowment as their support.
To considerably raise the life and career aspirations of our local next generation
We believe that everybody, whatever their barriers, can achieve great things. Supported by amazing businesses, we will ensure that every young local person we interact with has the experiences, tools, confidence and inspiration they need to realise their full potential.
What we do
We bring together businesses, community organisations and schools to raise the aspirations of the next generation locally and inspire them to fulfil their potential. We do this through our award-winning programme Be the Change, delivery of our inspirational in school workshops and conferences Dare to Dream and through our outdoor employability adventures to Snowdonia with Take the Leap.
We create and collaborate on innovative and inspirational programmes which align our mission and values, working within our local community to create phenomenal futures.
The LoveLocalJobs Foundation CIC receives no government funding and relies solely on sponsors and donors to help make these projects a reality. The investment of local philanthropy, resources and invaluable experience has helped set over 2,000 local young people onto stronger and more positive pathways.
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
Each programme is designed to create a future for our local communities by encouraging and preparing the next generation workforce.
We specifically work with young people to raise aspirations.
We are dependent on the support and goodwill of businesses to run our programmes.
We deliver our programmes in partnership with schools.
We also help community organisations, youth clubs, independent speakers & parents.
Where we've come from
CEO Gary Peters launched BrightonandHoveJobs.com in September 2010 after he saw a gap in the local job market. There was nowhere for local businesses to advertise their local job opportunities and there was no single place for local people to search for local jobs.
Having grown BrightonandHoveJobs.com to include Sussex LoveLocalJobs.com, Gary saw another gap: to leverage the goodwill of local businesses and influencers to positively impact young people and support them to fulfil their untapped potential.
Launched in 2010
BHAFC sponsorship & official shirt sponsor
Outstanding achievement NORAS awards 2011
Official naming rights for the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Cricket Ground
WON Brighton and Hove Business Awards 2013 for the best contribution to the community
Launch of the employability micro-sites: BEACH, Take OFF, WOW & Pathways
WON Eurocitites award 2013
Be the Change Brighton pilot took place in 2014
Be the Change launched and delivered the first full programme in 2015; followed by a dedicated programmes in Bexhill and Leicester, Crawley, Brighton and Chichester
WON Gatwick Diamond Business Award for Responsible Business Award 2018
The LoveLocalJobs Foundation CIC launched in 2018
Gary Peters awarded Business Person of the Year at the Brighton & Hove Business Award 2019
First take the Leap trip April 2019
First Dare to Dream conference July 2019