You might have heard that we are making changes to how we work in England to help us serve people and communities more effectively. We aim to work with people flexibly and on their terms; working closer to communities; improving the ways we engage with communities digitally; and building new partnerships with other funders, charities and individuals. We are responding to what we have heard from people and charities by simplifying and improving the funding and support that we offer.
As a result, we are looking to significantly expand the number of staff we have working locally, bringing us closer to the communities and organisations we serve.
These changes are important in allowing us to improve our grant making while also increasing local knowledge and learning – ultimately in enabling us to ensure National Lottery funding continues to reach organisations such as yourself, who are best placed to make a difference in their community.
Our staff will be working in communities across six regional hubs, covering the Midlands, South West, Yorkshire & the Humber, Southern, North West and North East regions. Staff in these hubs will be the primary point of contact for our grant holders, existing or potential. They will work with existing and potential grantholders about their ideas and plans, help them to develop these ideas and support them throughout the funding cycle.
The next step on our journey is recruiting additional staff to join the teams we have currently in place. In Yorkshire and Humber for instance, we are looking to recruit 1 Funding Manager who will lead our work in the Humber region. We are also looking to recruit up to 10 Funding Officer(s) equally spread across the region and 1 Executive officer.
We are looking for people who are passionate about making a difference in their local community and see strengths and opportunities in communities and people rather than problems and gaps. Prospective applicants should be living within in the local communities they will be working with and have excellent knowledge of those communities. We are a values-driven organisation where our staff care passionately about making a difference to people and communities and advancing equalities. We are looking for talented people who share these values, who want to learn and grow and enable others to do so. And last but not least we are looking for people who are excited at helping us continuously improve the way we work.
Funding Manager, Humber
£30k – £35k Permanent Full Time
Funding Managers are responsible for coordinating the whole lifecycle of our grant- making (pre-application, assessment, decision making, grant management, and learning), across a geographical area, placing communities at the heart of what we do. You will ensure that our funding responds to the local context, and challenge yourself and your team to continually improve the way we work.
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West Yorkshire/North Yorkshire – Humber – South Yorkshire
£21k – £25k Permanent Full Time
Funding Officers are responsible for our grant-making activity in a geographical area, 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.
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West & North Yorkshire
Executive Officer, Yorkshire and Humber
£19k – £22k Permanent Full Time
Executive Officers are responsible for supporting effective grant-making in a particular region and helping to ensure that our grant holders have an excellent experience of the Fund. You’ll be part of a team, led by a Head of Regional Funding and comprised of a number of Funding Managers and Funding Officers. You will report into the Head of Regional Funding and be based in our Leeds office.
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