All Locations
Cumbria
Funding
Advertising Salary
£25,282 - £27,000
Vacancy Type
Permanent
External Advertising End Date
28 May 2024
Basis
Part Time
Hours Per Week
25.5

About The Role

There is a permanent, part time Funding Officer opportunity to come and join our North East and Cumbria Regional team.  The role is for 25.5 hours per week covering the area of Cumbria. 

The role of a Funding Officer is both challenging and rewarding with no two days the same. You will be expected to spend time developing your knowledge of and relationships in the communities that you are responsible for to try to understand the challenges they face and how our funding can make a real difference to help communities to thrive.

You will be responsible for assessing and presenting funding applications to our Reaching Communities programme, supporting community groups, making connections with important stakeholders e.g. CEO’s of LA’s, MP’s, Mayors and representing the fund at a wide variety of events including funding fairs and networking events.

You will often be the first point of call for potential applicants and will need to be resilient, diplomatic, supportive and assertive in equal degrees. As the outward facing representation of the fund you will need to have good people skills, good communication skills and be professional in a wide variety of different situations. You will have to assess applications and present these to the rest of the regional team at various panels. You will certainly have to be strong enough to say “no” as we always have more applications than funding available.

We are looking for people who have good knowledge and understanding of the third sector and the challenges it faces. You will need capable IT skills, the ability to learn new processes and procedures (including bespoke software). You may have to travel throughout the region and, on occasions, have to stay away overnight and work unsociable hours.

Ideally you will live in Cumbria. The use of car is desirable.

Interview Date: 11 June 2024, 1 hour and Face to Face.

Location: Mobile/hybrid working - North East and Cumbria Regional Team, can use the Newcastle office.

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

  • Live in or have easy access to Newcastle and have knowledge of the region
  • Relationships: Ability to build and maintain excellent relationships at several different levels with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Written and communication skills: Strong listening skills and ability to assess a high volume of applications and manage a caseload, write reports, challenge when appropriate and manage risk.
  • Analytical skills: Ability to absorb a wide range of information and to make judgement-based decisions with confidence; analyse accounts and numerical data and to identify and manage risk.

Desirable criteria

  • Sound IT skills and the ability to learn detailed processes.
  • Knowledge of the needs and priorities of communities across North East and Cumbria
  • An ability to use your initiative and manage your own workload working comfortably with competing priorities and deadlines with a can-do attitude.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and to contribute and support others within the team.

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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