National Lottery Community Fund Vacancy – Funding Officer

Closing date (11:59pm) – 15 Sep 2019
Starting salary – £22,000 + generous benefits
Type of employment – Fixed Term Full Time
Fixed term end date – December 2020
Hours per week – 37
Location – Liverpool
Interview date: Friday 27 September 2019 in Manchester or Liverpool

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.

Job purpose

Funding Officers are responsible for our grant-making activity in Liverpool, including pre-application support, assessment, grant management and gathering and sharing learning. You will ensure that our funding responds to the local context, and challenge yourself and colleagues to continually improve the way we work.

You will build long term relationships with people and organisations in the area you cover, this will include reaching out to new and different groups, supporting people who are applying and continuing to work with them after a grant has been awarded.
You will be responsible for understanding how an organisation’s ideas align with our funding priorities, and making good judgements about when to take an application further or when to signpost to other opportunities.

You will combine local knowledge, understanding of best practice and the experience of grant holders to make informed recommendations about who and what we fund. You will produce very regular written reports and verbally articulate your recommendations to others. You will also read and evaluate the recommendations of your peers on a fortnightly basis, and play an active role in decision making panels.

You will represent the Fund within your local area including at funding fairs and external meetings, and create opportunities for people to come together. You will share learning from your conversations, events, grant holder reports and evaluations with other colleagues so that we can maximise our impact.

You’ll be part of a team, led by a Funding Manager, and comprised of a number of other Funding Officers.

To read the full person specification for this role and to apply, click here to visit the vacancy web page (you will be diverted away from the LCVS website).

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