Closing date (11:59pm)
11 Nov 2018
Starting salary
£21,000 per annum pro-rata + generous benefits
Type of employment
Permanent Full Time
Fixed term end date
Hours per week
37 hours
Cheshire East and Warrington
Applications for part-time working will be considered (min 4 days / 30 hours per week). 

Interviews will take place on 4th December 2018 in Manchester. 

The Fund is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. 

We are committed to increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities and will respond positively to meet individual needs throughout the recruitment process. Once in post, the Fund will ensure that any appropriate reasonable adjustments to our workplace are made, in order to support colleagues with any form of disability. 
Role group
Job purpose
Are you a confident communicator who enjoys working with people? 

Do you see the potential in ideas as well as the challenges? 

Are you passionate about your community? 

We are looking for Funding Officers to join our newly created regional teams to ensure that our funding responds to what matters to communities. You will build long-term relationships with people and organisations, talk about their ideas and ambitions and assess funding requests providing useful feedback and support. 

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. 

You will build long term relationships with people and organisations in the area you cover, this will include reaching out to new and different groups, supporting people who are applying and continuing to work with them after a grant has been awarded. 

You will be responsible for understanding how an organisation’s ideas align with our funding priorities, and making good judgements about when to take an application further or when to signpost to other opportunities. 

You will combine local knowledge, understanding of best practice and the experience of grant holders to make informed recommendations about who and what we fund. 

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 Cheshire and Merseyside team, led by a Funding Manager and comprised of a number of other Funding Officers. 

Person specification
We are looking for people who are passionate about making a difference through our funding, who really understand the communities we work with. 

You will have: 
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and confidence to operate in a wide range of environments 
• Ability to build and maintain excellent relationships 
• Ability to manage your own workload with minimal supervision 
• Sound numerical skills 
• Sound IT skills 
• Confidence to use your judgement, take initiative and challenge when appropriate. 

You will live within Cheshire East or Warrington and have excellent knowledge of both areas. You will work from a number of locations, including your home and our offices with the expectation that you will be flexible in order to get the best outcomes for our customers. The role involves extensive travel around Cheshire East and Warrington as well as regular travel into Liverpool and Manchester. 
Sunday, 11 November, 2018 - 23:59