Birmingham, West Midlands (Hybrid)
Cardiff, Cardiff
London, Greater London
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
£80,000 - £95,000 per year
Permanent, 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 National Lottery Community Fund, our enduring focus is on supporting people and communities across the UK to prosper and thrive. Each year we award around 12,000 grants to the value of about £600 million, reaching every local area across the country and ensuring that National Lottery funded projects are at the forefront of improving lives.

About the role

We are currently recruiting for a Strategy, Communications and Impact Director.

This a new role, leading a newly formed directorate to help drive these ambitions. You will have the opportunity to shape form and function as we develop our wider organisational strategy that we expect to launch in Spring 2023. You will report directly to the Chief Executive and will be responsible for leading the Fund’s specialist activities across funding strategy, communications and engagement, and impact.

As a senior leader you aren’t expected to be an expert in all these fields.  We will look to you to bring together these functions, spot and translate new opportunities, and harness and develop the professionalism in your teams to bring common value and shared purpose across the National Lottery Community Fund.  

We are looking for an inspiring leader who shares our values and passion for funding great ideas that matter to communities and make a difference to people’s lives. They will embody and promote the culture of our organisation; placing people at the centre of our work, and inspiring and motivating our diverse teams to deliver our strategic aims.

With dispersed teams across the UK, you will be a member of the Fund’s Senior Management Team and work alongside other Directors in delivery of our corporate goals and strategic vision.

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 Hours per week

Location: UK based

Salary: We expect to appoint in the range £80-95k. 

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.

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

As a Director, we are looking for an outstanding person with established leadership skills and a passion for people and communities. You’ll need to demonstrate your experience and qualifications in these areas:  

  • Experience and understanding of the environment and community policy grant making domain that the Fund operates in.
  • Significant experience at a senior level in at least one of strategy, communications and impact fields.
  • Proven leadership, able to develop, coach and manage multidisciplinary and expert professional teams, creating a positive and engaged team culture.
  • Extensive experience of partnership working, external engagement and stakeholder management.
  • Excellent influencing and negotiating skills, developing and enhancing relationships with senior stakeholders across sectors, and working with non-executive Boards and Committees.

Please apply via the portal on our website.  Your supporting statement should align to the essential criteria in the advert and experience detailed in the recruitment pack which you can find on our jobs page.

If you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process or have any questions at all, please reach out to: Eloise Dalgliesh - email address on our website 

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

We believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. 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.

Equity, 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.

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Posted on: 17 June 2022
Closed date: 03 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 210204
Tags: Senior Management, Management

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