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Building Bridges Programme Administrator at Community First

The following is a vacancy from Community First.

Devizes based
36.50 hours per week

Fixed term contract for one year, with an option to extend – £20,456 gross per annum, plus 7% employer pension contribution

We are looking for an individual who is extremely organised and can support the Building Bridges Programme Manager to effectively deliver the £3.88M Building Bridges programme, jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.

The role will be to provide administrative assistance and general support to the Building Bridges Programme Manager, including administration of the financial claims process across all programme delivery partners.

It will require someone with an eye for detail and process who can provide reliable support to the Building Bridges Programme Manager and lead team to ensure effective and compliant delivery of the programme.

The role will be fully funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund.

Further information regarding the Building Bridges programme can be found via our website at

Closing date: Midday, 15th June 2018
Interviews: 21st June 2018

To download a job description, person specification and an application form for this post please visit

For additional information, please contact Dave Potts, Building Bridges Programme Manager on 01380 729826.

Community First is an equal opportunities employer.

Building Bridges is a partnership of organisations, led by Community First, that has come together to deliver the Building Better Opportunities Programme across Swindon and Wiltshire.

The project has received up to £3.9M of funding from the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit

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Funding Officer at the Big Lottery Fund

The following is a vacancy from the Big Lottery Fund.

Funding Officer, Ref 18/042

Hours per week: 37 hours per week. Part-time will be considered.

Location: Gloucestershire and Wiltshire

Salary: £21,000 to £24,000 per annum + generous benefits (salary will be dependent upon skills and experience)
Permanent contract
External secondees are welcome to apply

Are you a confident communicator who enjoys working with people?
Are you able to build excellent working relationships and partnerships?
Do you see the potential in ideas as well as the challenges?
Are you interested in learning how to make excellent grants and supporting people and local communities?

About us

The Big Lottery Fund (the Fund) distributes around £650 million of National Lottery Funding across the UK each year supporting health, educational, environmental and charitable projects. We are fortunate to be able to support around 12,000 projects each year with grants ranging from as little as £500 to multi million pound programmes. By funding good causes, the Fund makes a real difference to local communities all over England.

Through our regional work in England we work to tackle disadvantage by focusing on what people can contribute, supporting communities (geographical or otherwise) to be better prepared for future challenges.

The Role

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Big Lottery Fund team in the South West. We’re changing the way we work by moving closer to the communities we fund. This new Funding Officer role will cover Gloucestershire and Wiltshire and you will be the main point of contact for communities. You will take responsibility for working effectively alongside people and organisations in these areas to develop their ideas. This will be from the initial proposal and application stage, overseeing Grant management, and through to project completion. You will be part of a dynamic team and supported and encouraged by Big Lottery Fund colleagues locally and nationally.

You will help us to bring our funding to even more people than now, creating opportunities for groups to come together.

The Person

As a Funding Officer in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, you will need to demonstrate your knowledge, abilities and experience in the following areas:

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:

How to apply

To apply online and further details about our application process, the Fund’s work, and our range of excellent benefits, please visit

Closing date: Monday 28th May 2018 at 23:59 pm
Interview date: Monday June 18th 2018 in Bristol. Please can all candidates make sure they are available all day on this date.

For more information, or if you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail please contact Rowan Miller at

The Fund is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We are committed to increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities and will respond positively to meet individual needs throughout the recruitment process. Once in post, the Fund will ensure that any appropriate reasonable adjustments to our workplace are made, in order to support colleagues with any form of disability.

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Charity Team Manager at Healthwatch Swindon

The following is a vacancy from Healthwatch Swindon.

Salary/Rate: £24964.00 – £28485.00 per annum
Job Type: Permanent
Location:Swindon, Wiltshire

Job Description:

The main duties include the responsibility for the following:

The ideal candidate for this role should have the following skills & qualifications:

Apply Here. Applicants are encouraged to go via the link in order to find out more, rather than contacting Healthwatch Swindon or The Care Forum directly.

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