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Programmes Officer – MK Based Community Charity

Coach House Media Ltd
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, South East (On-site)
£18,500 per annum
Job description

Do you want an opportunity to work for a successful and dynamic organisation that:

• Inspires philanthropy in people and organisations to support our local communities
• Champions the work and changing needs of our voluntary sector
• Provides long term support through our grant-making and property portfolio

MK Community Foundation is a highly successful, local independent charity. The Community Foundation develops local philanthropy and raises money for its growing grant making programme from a wide range of fund development activities. We support a diverse range of charities and local voluntary and community groups across MK. 

The following exciting role within the Community Foundation has arisen for an individual who has passion for the work of the voluntary and community sector and has exceptional interpersonal skills, charisma, energy and empathy towards community needs.

Salary: £18,500 
Location: Acorn House, Central Milton Keynes
Hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday - Thursday, 8.30am - 4.30pm Friday
Details: Full Time, Permanent following a six month probationary period

Reporting to the Director of Programmes, you will provide information to groups applying for funds and manage the grant application and evaluation process. This will include conducting assessments, writing reports and making detailed records of grants meetings and information about the groups applying for funds.

You will also be responsible for supporting the delivery of our annual Car Raffle, our Voluntary Sector Reception, Bursaries and our work with Localgiving. This will include engaging in training sessions with voluntary sector groups and support groups to develop a strong online presence to maximise donations, and to make the most of fundraising opportunities.

We are seeking someone who is passionate about our work and the wider local voluntary and community sector, enjoys playing an active and supportive role within a busy team, and has exceptional interpersonal skills.

You must be highly organised, efficient and precise, able to coordinate a varied workload, and able to use their initiative. You have proven experience with IT and database packages. You are articulate and have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. You embrace and enjoy working in an interesting and fast paced environment, respond positively and enthusiastically to new challenges and work well under pressure. We look forward to hearing from you if you have the talents, skills and interest in our work to fulfil this role.

Closing date – Friday 20th December 2015
Interviews – to be confirmed


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply on Website' button to be directed to our website. There you can download the Job Description and Application Form. 

(NOTE: CVs are not accepted, please do not include them). 

No agencies please.

Posted on: 20 November 2015
Closed date: 15 December 2015 at 16:13
Job ref: 144622_MK
Tags: Fundraising, Volunteer Management