London, Greater London (Hybrid)
Belfast, Belfast
Cardiff, Cardiff
Glasgow, Glasgow City
£35,000 - £36,500 per year + 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 £30 million a week for good causes. This money funds projects and activities that transform communities, protect our heritage and enrich lives through arts, sports 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 have a new opportunity for a Senior Governance Officer.  In this role you will join a small core team of highly dedicated Governance Officers and Executive Assistants reporting into the Head of Governance. You will be expected to provide expert and highly professional governance support across the organisation at corporate and funding levels.


As a senior officer at the Fund, you will have plenty of scope for autonomy and responsibility. You will use your judgement and knowledge to make recommendations and decisions and provide prompt and high quality advice and feedback. You will take  personal leadership of your own      work  and your own development. You will take pride in your work and positively influence and engage with stakeholders both internally and externally.


You will have good knowledge and understanding of the environment in which an Non Departmental Public Body operates and of the relevant legislation.


Importantly you will be able to develop, implement, communicate and maintain governance policies and processes and will support our drive to continually improve governance procedures across the Fund.


You will provide effective and strategic support to the Head of Governance in the development and delivery of governance policies and processes, and the day-to-day management of the Team.


You will also establish and maintain a complex schedule of corporate meetings Fund-wide and provide seamless support to the senior leadership of the organisation.


Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 Hours per week, flexible working considered

Interview Date: w/c 8th August 

Location: We have a hybrid approach to working and work pattern and location will be agreed with the successful candidate. The role can be based at any of our UK offices, these are Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Newcastle and Newtown.

With the team being based in London, this will require regular travel to the office.

For successful candidates based in London, you will be asked to complete national security vetting clearance so that you can access our Marsham Street Office. This involves passing a disclosure and barring check and Counter Terrorism Check.

Essential Criteria


  • Excellent knowledge and demonstrable experience of governance practice, preferably in the public sector
  • Demonstrable ability to think innovatively and strategically and a track record in improving governance processes
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written and experience of managing stakeholders at all levels
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills

Desirable Criteria

  • Demonstrable experience in capturing information in a clear and concise manner and taking minutes
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office 365/excel
  • Experience in project management

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

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 (B.A.M.E) 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.

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Posted on: 04 July 2022
Closed date: 24 July 2022 at 23:59
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