Cardiff, Cardiff
£34,800 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Do you know your Rhyl from your Rhondda Valley? Your Porthmadog from your Powys?


If you’ve got experience in grant-making, and of working closely with small and medium charities in Wales to improve their practice, we really want to hear from you.


Lloyds Bank Foundation is an independent charitable trust funded by the profits of Lloyds Banking Group. We partner with small and local charities, helping people overcome complex social issues such as homelessness, mental health and domestic abuse.


Because of the retirement of a longstanding colleague, the Foundation is looking to appoint a Manager based in Wales to manage our grants portfolio of c 70 Active grants.


The challenges facing small and medium-sized charities are well documented, but through a combination of long term funding, developmental support and influencing policy and practice, we are working towards creating a stronger, more resilient sector. Having launched a new website and a new approach to grant-making (powered by a new database) at the end of 2019, this is a particularly exciting time to be joining us, and you’ll play a key role in helping us achieve our ambitious vision.


The portfolio of our grantees is spread right across Wales, but mostly in the south of the nation. The role is home-based (which must be in South / Mid Wales) but requires frequent travel across Wales and to the Foundation’s London Office.  Given the nature of the work, we also pay an essential car allowance, and we expect candidates to hold a full driving licence. 


The successful candidate will have:

  • at least three years’ experience providing developmental support to help strengthen charities
  • experience of assessing grant applications
  • managing live relationships
  • well-established networks across the Welsh voluntary sector
  • a good understanding of the operating environment in Wales for small and local charities
  • ability to initiate and deliver discrete strands of work that help develop charities alongside traditional grant making
  • experience of supplier management
  • sound judgement, strong communication, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Ideally, you’ll be fluent in Welsh as well as in English.


You’ll be the face of the foundation and an advocate for small and local charities across Wales. You will champion the work of the charities you support ensuring their voices are heard as well as unique challenges across the Foundation and Lloyds Banking Group, other funders and local and national government.


The role will include responsibility for contributing to wider Foundation activity, including working with colleagues within Lloyds Banking Group, other funders and infrastructure organisations. The Foundation is passionate about developing and maintaining relationships and sees itself a partner to charities, so a key aspect of the role involves meeting with charity staff, trustees and beneficiaries.


Perks of the job: 

  • Comprehensive Training & Development initiatives and support
  • Generous annual leave (25–30 days pa + statutory days)
  • Pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Season ticket loan or car allowance (as appropriate)
  • BUPA Healthy minds – Employee Assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible working (part time, home working, job share etc.)
  • Volunteering opportunities (2 days per year)


Find out more by viewing webinar on YouTube following the enclosed attachment. 

Lasting around 45 minutes, this will give you the opportunity to find out a bit more about the Foundation, its grant-making and what we are looking for in candidates.


How to apply

Please provide a CV and cover letter – each no more than two sides of A4 to: Gemma Goymer, Head of HR, by Monday 24 February 2020 at 9am via email.

First round interviews will take place in South Wales on 10 and 11 March.  Prior to the interview you will be asked to undertake an exercise and present back as part of the interview.  If a second round of interviews is needed, we will hold it in London on 18 March 2020.

We encourage applications from all sections of our diverse community, irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), sexual orientation, religion or belief, or because someone is married or in a civil partnership. We believe our organisation will be a better, more creative and an innovative place to work if we can harness the benefit of lots of different perspectives.


The Foundation is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.


If you need any ‘reasonable adjustments’ for any part of the recruitment process please let us know, in confidence, to discuss these.

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Refreshed on: 12 February 2020
Closed date: 24 February 2020
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