National Lottery Community Fund: Funding Officer – North West (6 Month Fixed Term Contract) Vacancy

The North West Regional Team are looking to recruit a Funding Officer to join them in assessing requests for funding and managing grants for a 6 month period.

You will bring local knowledge, best practice, thematic expertise, and the experience of customers and stakeholders to improve grant making and inform decision making. By working closely with people and communities in the North West, you will understand what matters to them and where funding can make the biggest difference.

With strong communication skills you will support local communities sharing your strong understanding of their vision, their commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and their funding products.

You will need to understand and respond to the different needs of customers by providing advice and considered feedback and be willing to have challenging but constructive conversations.

Funding Officers ensure the 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 their 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 they can maximise their impact.

You’ll be part of a team, led by a Funding Manager, and comprised of several other Funding Officers.

Contract Type: 6 Month Fixed Term Contract

Hours: 37 Hours per week, flexible working considered

Interview Date: Monday 9 August 2021

If you want to know more about the role before application, please contact or on 07837 258774

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Halton & St Helens VCA 

Halton Office: 01928 592 405
St Maries
Lugsdale Road

St Helens Office: 01744 457100 
2nd Floor Beacon Building
College Street
St Helens
WA10 1TF



Halton & St Helens VCA is an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the Boroughs of St Helens and Halton.