Birmingham, West Midlands
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£29,137 - £35,000 per annum + generous benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

About Us

The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK – we support people and communities to prosper and thrive.

National Lottery players raise an incredible £36 million a week for good causes. This money funds projects and activities that transform communities, protect our heritage and enrich lives through arts, spots and culture. We are proud to be one of 12 distributors responsible for awarding this funding across the UK.

Thanks to National Lottery players, last year we were able to award over half a billion pounds of life-changing funding to UK communities, supporting thousands of projects making a real difference to people’s lives.

Over eight in ten of our grants were for under £10,000 going to grassroots groups and charities across the UK doing great things to support their communities, during a particularly tough time.

We also distribute non-National Lottery funds, working closely with Government on funding for important issues, such as tackling loneliness, multiple and complex needs, mental health and distributing Dormant Accounts money.

Over the last five years we’ve awarded a total of £3.4 billion, of which £2.7 billion is National Lottery money.

We fund things that matter – whether helping communities respond positively to national, regional or local priorities, or helping the UK achieve its big social ambitions. Our grants range from £500 up to multi-million-pound programmes – supporting people and projects to do extraordinary things and bring great ideas for their community to life.

About the Role

We are excited to be recruiting for a People Advisor to join our People Team. Are you passionate about creating an excellent employee experience? Then you could be our new People Advisor.

Reporting into an experienced a Senior People Business Partner, you’ll be accountable for coaching, facilitating and supporting management teams across the Fund to proactively resolve a variety of People-related matters.

A generalist role, you will become involved in all aspects of the People agenda and work with the Senior People Business Partners to focus on identifying and leading on key initiatives which will make a real difference to out managers and leaders.

You will collaborate with our People specialists in ED&I, Recruitment and ER to develop our employee experience and well-being.

You will be a credible People professional who can demonstrate your ability to use your knowledge and experience to help identify improvements within People policies and procedures, providing recommendations for change.

A supportive, inclusive team-player with a focus on both personal and team learning and development, with a continuous improvement mindset, you will demonstrate a passion for creating an excellent employee experience and role-model the Fund’s values which contribute to an inclusive culture.

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 Hours per week

Location:  Birmingham or Newcastle office, we are homeworking currently but hybrid working moving forward

Interview: W/C 31st January

Essential Criteria

  • CIPD qualification or working towards
  • An excellent knowledge of HR processes, procedures and employment law
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, collaborative and able to challenge and influence as appropriate
  • Previous experience as a generalist People Professional

Desirable Criteria

  • Evidence of having successfully led on People based projects
  • Works inclusively, to utilise expertise of wider People team and promote the People team to the wider organisation
  • Commercially astute, with the ability to tailor approach based on business priorities
  • Proactive decision-making and problem-solving skills, ability to use initiative and work autonomously with a solutions-focussed approach

For You

We seek to develop our staff and offer a wide range of personal development 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, taking into account things such as caring responsibilities, worship and attendance at religious festivals
  • Enhanced paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Season ticket and cycle to work loans
  • Paid volunteering leave

How to Apply

Visit our jobs page on The National Lottery Community Fund website for full details and to apply. 

Equal Opportunities

Communities in the UK come in all shapes and sizes. National Lottery funding is for everyone – we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and 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. We are committed to being an inclusive and great place to work, and recognise our people come from diverse backgrounds.  As such we particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBTQ+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We welcome applications from disabled people and will proactively make reasonable adjustments if needed through the recruitment process and during employment. This can be related to a physical and mental health conditions.

We are also proud to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion, supporting our commitment to being a great place to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff.


Posted on: 07 January 2022
Closed date: 23 January 2022
Job ref: 210083
Tags: Human Resources, Policy/Research

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