The National Lottery Community Fund – Funding Officer

Contract Type: Fixed term, 12 months.
Basis: Full time/Part Time (4 days a week).

The National Lottery Community Fund are looking for a new full time, 12 month fixed term Funding Officer to join the passionate, vibrant and friendly team in the North West Region to be part of ensuring their funding supports a wide variety of communities and places locally.  The role will cover Liverpool with a focus on the South of the city, with occasional work in other parts of Merseyside and the North West.

The team is based remotely across the North West of England and this role is to support delivery in Liverpool City Region.  Ideally the successful candidate will live in Liverpool City Region and will be part of the local team, led by a Funding Manager, and comprised of several other Funding Officers.

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

You will gain an understanding of their vision, their commitment to equity and inclusion and their funding programmes. You will be responsible for your own caseload; liaise with grant recipients, visit projects, identify and manage risks, supporting organisations to deliver their projects and measure their impact.  You will need to understand and respond to the different needs of their applicants and grant holders by providing advice and feedback and be willing to have challenging but constructive conversations.  You’ll also need to work within the Fund’s policies and procedures and the necessary legislation, and in a way that is in line with their vision and principles.

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 maximizing their impact as a grant maker.

If you would like to have a discussion before applying, please email Alice Irvine at Alice.Irvine@tnlcommnunityfund.org.uk.

To learn more, please click here.

Deadline: Unknown.

Interview Date: Tuesday 8 August 2023.

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