Birmingham, West Midlands
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum + generous benefits
Contract, Full-time
Job description

About Us

The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK - we’re proud to award money raised by players of The National Lottery  to communities across the UK.

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 and community groups. 

We support a wide range of projects with grants ranging from as little as £500 to multi-million-pound programmes.

Last year alone we gave out over half a billion pounds (£588.2 million) of National Lottery funding to over 14,000 community projects across the UK, enabling even more people and communities to bring their ideas and ambitions to life. Over eight in ten (83%) of our grants were for less than £10k, going to grassroots groups and charities.

We are here to support people and communities through bad times as well as good – and that has never been so important as this year. Thanks to National Lottery players, we’ve been able to respond quickly and positively to communities working hard to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. Their efforts have been humbling and inspiring and we’re delighted to have been able to help by distributing over £400 million pounds in National Lottery funding alone across the UK since the first lockdown began in March 2020.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key part in our People Team, helping shape our recruitment strategy. You will be responsible for managing and co-ordinating all the Fund’s recruitment activity, developing our approach and promoting best practice.

An experienced recruiter with expertise in developing recruitment practice, you will advance existing recruitment policies and procedures so that they are aligned to best practice and reflect our varied recruitment requirements. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management and development of our Applicant Tracking System (ATS), utilising this to ensure smooth processes for both hiring managers and applicants.

With your first-class customer service skills, you will be the first point of contact for recruitment and onboarding queries. Working with hiring managers you will develop selection processes best suited to their recruitment campaigns.

You will utilise your knowledge of candidate attraction to work with our brand team to develop our employer brand. You will actively identify and source talent for a variety of roles through relevant networks and social media channels. You will build and maintain relationships with recruitment agencies.

You will work with our People Business Partners to understand future resource requirements that arise from business planning and restructuring processes. You will coach and develop line managers and, working with our L&D team, develop training modules around key recruitment skills for managers.

Contract Type: 6 Month Fixed Term Contract

Hours: 37 Hours per week, flexible working considered

Interview Date: w/c 8 March 2021

Location: Multiple

Essential Criteria

  • Demonstrable experience of working as a recruiter either internally or with an agency
  • Excellent communications skills, being able to adapt your style for a range of stakeholders
  • First class organisational skills, with experience of managing multiple recruitment campaigns at once

Desirable Criteria

  • Ability to work independently and leverage relationships to deliver best results for the Fund
  • Skilled in using LinkedIn and other external networks to attract and source talent
  • An understanding of our values


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 The National Community Fund 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: 18 February 2021
Closed date: 02 March 2021
Job ref: 21 0015
Tags: Human Resources