Funding Officer X 3- The National Lottery Community Fund

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Published date: 
Tuesday, 14th June 2022

In the role of Funding Officer you will join the vibrant, friendly team in the North West region helping to make sure our funding supports a wide variety of communities and places locally. We are looking for talented local people from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences who share our values and are passionate about making a difference through funding. Whether through lived or gained experience you will really understand the communities we work with. 

As a member of the funding team you will assess applications for funding and manage grants from our Reaching Communities and Partnerships programmes. You will use your local knowledge and experience, and the experience of our grant holders and local stakeholders, to ensure we are making the best decisions on the grants we make. By working closely with people and communities in a defined geographical area, you will understand what matters to them and where our funding can make the biggest difference. 

Alongside gaining an understanding of our vision, our commitment to equity and inclusion and our funding programmes, you will be responsible for your own caseload; liaising with grant recipients, visiting projects, identifying and managing risks, supporting organisations to deliver their projects and measure their impact. 

You will need to understand and respond to the different needs of our applicants and grant holders by providing advice and feedback and be willing to have challenging but constructive conversations. 

Part of your role will be to represent the Fund within your local area including at funding fairs and external meetings and create opportunities for people to come together.  Sharing learning from your conversations, events, grant holder reports and evaluations you will support the Fund in maximining our impact as a grant maker.

We are recruiting 3 posts, the successful candidates will live in the North West.  Specifically, we are recruiting to the Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire teams – we are particularly interested in hearing from people who live in or have experience of working in Oldham, Rochdale, Wigan, Trafford, Burnley, Blackburn, Darwen. 

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37 hours

Salary: £25,282 + generous benefits

Location: Mobile: North West: Greater Manchester/Lancashire

Application closing date: Sunday 10 July

Interview date: w/c Monday 25 July

If you would like to have a discussion before applying, please email Sarah Blackie

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