£32,524 - £38,487 per year dependent on location and experience + generous benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

About Us

The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest community funder in the UK - we’re proud to award money raised by players of The National Lottery  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. We support a wide range of health, educational, environmental, and charitable projects with grants ranging from as little as £500 to multi-million-pound programmes. 86% of our new grants were for less than £10k.

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. We have changed how we work across the Fund to help us serve people and communities more effectively, working flexibly and on their terms; working closer to communities.

About the Role

The UK Knowledge and Learning team is responsible for researching, writing, sense-making and sharing insights and learning from our funding across the UK.

We make evidence accessible, engaging and practical with the aim of informing policy and practice, creating stronger and more connected communities and championing the voluntary and community sector’s contribution to society.

In 2020 we won the Government Information Group (GIG) Annual Award and were highly commended at The Henley Forum Awards for Advancing Knowledge and Organisational Learning Practice. You can find out more about the work we have delivered so far in this blog.

As Knowledge and Learning Manager, you’ll lead on creating insight reports and web pages that show how charities and community groups make a difference and highlight what we are learning from their work. It’s a fast-paced, hands-on researching, interviewing, writing and editing role where you’ll be responsible for delivering high quality work - from initial idea to final delivery. You’ll also work with colleagues across the Fund to disseminate and make use of these findings, both internally and externally.

It would suit you if you have a strong track record of writing in a complex, UK-wide context, perhaps as a researcher, writer, editor or journalist.

Salary: £32,524 to £38,487 dependent on location and experience.

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 Hours per week, flexible working considered

Interview Date: Between 11 and 18 Dec 2020

Essential Criteria

Please ensure that your application demonstrates, with examples, how you meet all these essential criteria.

  • A proven track record of research, writing and editing. You must have strong attention to detail and excellent written English, including grammar and spelling. You must have written high quality work yourself, rather than outsourcing or commissioning it from others.
  • You must be able to demonstrate your experience of sourcing, evaluating and using evidence of difference kinds and complexity. To be successful in this role you need to show that you can cope with large volumes of information and that you have the critical thinking and analytical skills to explore ideas and unpack assumptions. You must also be able to confidently synthesise your findings into accessible, jargon-free and engaging content.
  • You must demonstrate that you can lead and deliver work independently and manage your time effectively. We are looking for someone who has a track record of delivering high quality work, at a fast pace. 

Desirable Criteria

  • Direct knowledge of the voluntary and community sector or organisations with a strong social purpose, gained through work, volunteering, or using their services.
  • Able to share tangible examples of how you have continuously improved and developed yourself, your team and your work.
  • A confident public speaker able to present complex material in an accessible and credible way.

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 website for further details about the vacancy and our application process.

Equal Opportunities

Equality, diversity and inclusion in our grant-making, and amongst our people, are all vital to our success in supporting people and communities to thrive.  We 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. We are a Disability Confident employer and positively welcome applications from disabled people.

Posted on: 16 November 2020
Closed date: 30 November 2020
Job ref: 200082
Tags: Policy/Research

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