Funding Officers – The National Lottery Community Fund

We have two new exciting permanent Funding Officer job opportunities at The National Lottery Community Fund.

We are looking for two Funding Officers to join our London & South East Regional Team. One Funding Officer will cover Surrey, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight whereas the other position will involve working across the London, South East and East Region.

Contract Type: Both roles are permanent

Hours: Full time: 37 Hours per week, flexible working considered

Interview Date: Phone interviews for long listed candidates will take place during the week commencing 26 April and full interviews will take place during the week commending 3 May (due to COVID-19 interviews will be conducted remotely)

Closing date: 21/04/2021

We are looking for 2 Funding Officers to join our London & South East Regional Team. One Funding Officer will cover Surrey, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight whereas the other position will involve working across the London, South East and East Region.

Please specify which location you are applying for in your supporting statement.

As a Funding Officer you will assess requests for funding and manage grants using local knowledge, best practice, thematic expertise, and the experience of customers and stakeholders to improve our grant making and inform our decision making. By working closely with people and communities from a defined geographical area, you will understand what matters to them and where our funding can make the biggest difference.

Being responsible for supporting local people and communities you will have a strong understanding of our vision, our commitment to equity and inclusion and our funding products. You’ll also need to support our stakeholders, helping them to make connections that will help them achieve their goals.

Being responsible for the pipeline of projects you will need to understand and respond to the different needs of our customers by providing advice and considered feedback and be willing to have challenging but constructive conversations.

Funding Officers will ensure our grant management and assessment play an effective part in contributing to the Fund’s knowledge and learning as a grant maker. You will manage your own caseload, liaise with grant recipients, undertake project visits, identify, and manage risk, supporting organisations to deliver their projects and measure their impact.

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 our vision and principles.

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 several other Funding Officers.

Equal Opportunities:

We believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. As such we particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBTQ+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds.

Equality, diversity and inclusion in our grant-making, and amongst our people, are all vital to our success in supporting people and communities to thrive. We believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. We are committed to being an inclusive and great place to work, and recognise our people come from diverse backgrounds. We are a Disability Confident employer and positively welcome applications from disabled people.

How to Apply:

Visit our website on https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/jobs for full details about the vacancy and our application process.