Swindon, Swindon
Up to £23,000 per annum + generous pension + benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Funding Officer, Permanent. Ref 19/072

Location: Swindon and Wiltshire

Hours per week: 37 hours per week (Part-time and Secondments will be considered)

Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum + generous pension + benefits

Contract: Permanent


  • Are you a confident communicator who enjoys working with people?
  • Are you able to build excellent working relationships and partnerships?
  • Do you see the potential in ideas as well as the challenges?
  • Are you interested in learning how to make excellent grants and supporting people and local communities?


About us


We are the largest community funder in the UK – we’re proud to award money raised by National Lottery players to communities across the UK. Last year alone we gave out over half a billion pounds (£508.5 million) of National Lottery funding to over 11,000 community projects across the UK, enabling even more people and communities to bring their ideas and ambitions to life.


At the heart of everything we do is the belief that when people are in the lead, communities thrive. National Lottery funding is open to everyone and we’re privileged to be able to work with the smallest of grassroots groups’ right up to large UK-wide charities.


The Role


We are looking to appoint a Funding Officer who will work in Swindon and Wiltshire. This is a fantastic opportunity to join the National Lottery Community Fund in the South West. We now need a Funding Officer who is based locally, closer to the communities we fund.  You will be the main point of contact for communities and help us to bring our funding to even more people in Swindon and Wiltshire, ensuring that this responds to the local context.


We want you to build long term relationships and work effectively alongside people and organisations to develop their ideas. This will be from the initial proposal and application stage, overseeing grant management, and through to project completion.


The Person


We are looking for local, diverse and talented people who share our values and are passionate about funding great ideas that matter to communities and make a difference to people’s lives. We actively encourage applications from people who are passionate about communities and welcome those with lived experience of services.

You will ideally live within the Wiltshire area or have easy access to it. You will work from a number of locations, including your home and our offices with the expectation that you will be flexible in order to get the best outcomes for our customers. Regular travel to our Exeter office will also be required with some occasional travel outside the region.

As a Funding Officer in Swindon and Wiltshire, you will be able to demonstrate your knowledge, abilities and experience in the following ways:


  • Understanding of great customer service.
  • Ability to develop a sound understanding of the needs and priorities in the Swindon and Wiltshire area.
  • Ability to assess applications, manage grant funding, and make good judgements and manage risk.
  • Ability to manage a varied workload and competing demands.
  • Ability to nurture, develop and promote effective relationships and communication with colleagues, community organisations and other external agencies.
  • Demonstrate sound IT skills
  • Be committed to own professional development and able to relate your learning experience to this role.


For you


We develop our staff and offer a wide range of personal development and learning opportunities.  We offer a wide range of generous benefits including:


  • Generous annual leave and company pension scheme
  • Flexible working to support staff with their work/life balance
  • Health and wellbeing schemes
  • Enhanced paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Paid volunteering leave


The Fund is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.


We are committed to increasing opportunities for people with barriers to employment and will respond positively to meet individual needs throughout the recruitment and selection process. Once in post, the Fund will ensure that any appropriate reasonable adjustments to our workplace are made, in order to support colleagues with any form of disability or discrimination.


How to apply

Please apply online via our website. 

Closing date: Sunday 3rd November 2019 at midnight

Interview date: Monday 11th November2019

Posted on: 15 October 2019
Closed date: 03 November 2019
Job ref: Ref 19/072
Tags: Advice, Information, Project Management