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Lancaster, Lancashire (Hybrid)
£25,282 - £27,000 per year
Contract (17 month)
Job description

We are looking for a new full time, 17-month fixed term Funding Officer to join the passionate, vibrant and friendly team in the North West Region to be part of ensuring our funding supports a wide variety of communities and places locally. The role will cover Lancashire, with occasional work in other parts of the North West.

The team is based remotely across the North West of England and this role is to support delivery in Lancashire. Ideally the successful candidate will live in Lancashire and will be part of the local team, led by a Funding Manager, and comprised of several other Funding Officers.

As a member of the funding team you will assess applications for funding and manage grants from our Reaching Communities and Partnerships programmes. You will use your local knowledge and experience, and the experience of our grant holders and local stakeholders, to ensure we are making the best decisions on the grants we make. By working closely with people and communities from a defined geographical area, you will understand what matters to them and where our funding can make the biggest difference. 

You will gain an understanding of our vision, our commitment to equity and inclusion and our funding programmes. You will be responsible for your own caseload; liaise with grant recipients, visit projects, identify and manage risks, supporting organisations to deliver their projects and measure their impact.  You will need to understand and respond to the different needs of our applicants and grant holders by providing advice and feedback and be willing to have challenging but constructive conversations.  You’ll also need to work within the Fund’s policies and procedures and the necessary legislation, and in a way that is in line with our vision and principles.

Part of your role will be to represent the Fund within your local area including at funding fairs and external meetings and create opportunities for people to come together.  Sharing learning from your conversations, events, grant holder reports and evaluations you will support the Fund in maximising our impact as a grant maker.

Contract Type: Fixed term, 17-month role (maternity cover)

Hours: One full-time role available (0.8 considered) 37 Hours

Interview Date: Week commencing 10th June, in person, Lancaster

Location: Lancashire– mobile working, the role will cover Lancashire, with occasional work in other parts of the North West.

Essential Criteria:

We are looking for talented people from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences who share our values and are passionate about making a difference through our funding. Whether through lived or gained experience you will really understand the communities we work with.

You will have:

• An ability to adapt quickly, decisively and with full commitment to new processes and systems and the confidence to use your judgement, take initiative and challenge when appropriate.

• Communication skills: Strong listening, written and verbal communication with an emphasis on written communication for assessment purposes.

• Relational skills: Ability to nurture, develop and promote effective relationships and communication with colleagues, community organisations and other external agencies with a strong commitment to equity and inclusion.

•  Analytical skills: Ability to assess a high volume of applications, make good judgements, challenge when appropriate and manage risk. 

Ideally you will live within the geographical area you are covering or have excellent knowledge of that area.You will be a remote worker, working from several locations across the area, including your home and our offices with the expectation that you will be flexible in order to get the best outcomes for our customers.

Desirable Criteria:

• Knowledge of the local areas you would be covering and their charity sectors.  Experience working with under-represented communities in the area is particularly desirable.

•  Understanding of financial planning and business plans, ability to analyse accounts and numerical data.

•  Demonstrable IT skills and the ability to learn detailed processes quickly and accurately.

•  An ability to manage your own workload with minimal supervision

The ability to drive and access to a vehicle is beneficial for this role but not essential.


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion  

Communities in the UK come in all shapes and sizes. National Lottery funding is for everyone – therefore, we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and we work hard to ensure our funding reaches where it is needed.  

We also believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. That’s why The National Lottery Community Fund is committed to being an inclusive employer and a great place to work. We recognise and celebrate the fact that our people come from diverse backgrounds. We positively welcome applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities or longstanding health conditions, people who are LGBTQ+, and people from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as well as people of all ages. 

As a Disability Confident Employer, we take a proactive approach in making reasonable adjustments, if needed, throughout the recruitment process and during employment. (This can be related to a physical and mental health condition.) 

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The National Lottery Community Fund View profile Company size Size: 501 - 1000

It starts with community.

Posted on: 22 April 2024
Closed date: 03 May 2024 at 12:06
Job ref: ENG14
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