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)
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?
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.
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.
As a Funding Officer in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, you will need to demonstrate your knowledge, abilities and experience in the following areas:
- Understanding of great customer service.
- Ability to develop a sound understanding of the needs and priorities in the geographical area that you would be responsible for.
- Ability to assess applications, manage grant funding, and make good judgements and manage risk.
- Ability to manage a varied workload and competing demands.
- Ability to nurture, develop and promote effective relationships and communication with colleagues, community organisations and other external agencies.
- Be committed to own professional development and able to relate your learning experience to this role.
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
- Enhanced paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave
- Childcare vouchers
- Season ticket and cycle to work loans
- Paid volunteering leave
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 www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/jobs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.