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South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Humber
Funding
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£25,282 - £27,000
External Advertising End Date
27 May 2024
Basis
Full Time
Hours Per Week
37

About The Role

Do you want to help charities to change the lives of people most in need of help across South Yorkshire or West Yorkshire? 

We have two roles, 1 permanent Funding Officer position in South Yorkshire and one 12 month Fixed Term Contract in West Yorkshire. There will be an expectancy of wider working across the Yorkshire and the Humber region to support colleagues as well.

Join us as a Funding Officer and you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference to communities across the region. Working as part of the Yorkshire and the Humber team as part of a team of 20 colleagues you will combine hybrid working - either from home, our Leeds office adjacent to Leeds station, or project visits, to understand how and where amazing people and organisations are transforming neighbourhoods.

If you have previous experience for a funder, then that is great but it’s not a necessity. 

  • You will need to be confident with comprehension and writing because you will be working with those applying for grants to advise and support them as necessary to develop proposals including project budgets. 
  •  You’ll work with your colleagues to assess and recommend projects for funding. Some days you’ll be attending funders fairs, in person or online, whilst on others you may be meeting with Councils or other funders to share information about need and funding in a particular neighbourhood.
  • You’ll also have responsibility for overseeing a portfolio of projects to ensure they are on track. If you have experience of the voluntary sector that would be ideal, particularly in South Yorkshire or West Yorkshire.
  • Confident in writing, comprehension and with an understanding of budgets you will be passionate about supporting communities to build on their strengths to improve lives. 

Interview date: 10th or 13th June.

Location: South Yorkshire or West Yorkshire – mobile working. 

Contract: We have 1 permanent Funding Officer position in South Yorkshire and one 12 month Fixed Term Contract in West Yorkshire. There will be an expectancy of wider working across the Yorkshire and the Humber region to support colleagues as well.  Please state which one or both roles you would like to be considered for.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role specifically, please contact [email protected] 

Any questions about the recruitment process, please email: [email protected]   

Essential criteria 

  • Communication skills: Strong report writing skills to produce concise, written recommendations for assessment purposes within strict timescales. Listening and verbal communication skills also important. 
  • Analytical skills: Ability to assess a high volume of applications, make good judgements, challenge when appropriate and manage risk.
  • Relational skills: Ability to nurture, develop and promote effective relationships and communication with colleagues, community organisations and other external agencies with a strong commitment to equity and inclusion. 
  • An ability to adapt quickly, decisively and with full commitment to new processes and systems and the confidence to use your judgement, take initiative and challenge when appropriate. 
  • Demonstrable IT skills and the ability to learn detailed processes quickly and accurately. 

Desirable criteria 

  • Knowledge of Yorkshire, ideally South Yorkshire or West Yorkshire, and the charity sector within it. Experience working with under-represented communities in the region is particularly desirable. 
  • Understanding of financial planning and business plans, ability to analyse accounts and numerical data. 
  • An ability to manage your own workload with minimal supervision 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion  

Communities in the UK come in all shapes and sizes. National Lottery funding is for everyone – therefore, we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and we work hard to ensure our funding reaches where it is needed.  

We also believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. That’s why The National Lottery Community Fund is committed to being an inclusive employer and a great place to work. We recognise and celebrate the fact that our people come from diverse backgrounds. We positively welcome applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities or longstanding health conditions, people who are LGBTQ+, and people from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as well as people of all ages. 

As a Disability Confident Employer, we take a proactive approach in making reasonable adjustments, if needed, throughout the recruitment process and during employment. (This can be related to a physical and mental health condition.) 


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