Head of Regional Funding (North West)
Role Group: Funding
If you see potential rather than problems, opportunity rather than challenges, assets rather than needs, and think great stories deserve to be told, so do we. Come and join us in this key leadership role and enable people to do great things. As a leader at the Fund you will play a pivotal role in developing our three new funding products to enable us to back great ideas by people and communities.
The Big Lottery Fund is the largest community funder in the UK. We believe strong, vibrant communities are built and renewed by the people living in them. As a funder, we ask people what matters to them and focus on the skills and energy they bring to strengthen their communities. We give money raised by National Lottery players back to the communities they live in. Last year, we distributed more than £650 million to over 12,000 projects, supporting health, educational, environmental and charitable activities.
We are making changes to how we work in England in order to help us to serve people and communities more effectively. We aim to work with people flexibly and on their terms; working closer to the communities we serve; improving the ways we engage with communities digitally; and building new partnerships with other funders, charities and individuals.
About the Role
This is a newly created role which will deliver strategic and operational excellence within the North West, working collaboratively with our central support teams to maximise the impact of our funding, and ensuring learning from the region is incorporated in our decision making. A key member of the England directorate leadership team overseeing the awarding of approximately £20m per annum, you will lead a team of largely remotely-based, mobile team members in the region. In addition, you will be an active and engaging leader across England and the wider Fund. Representing the Fund at a senior level you will proactively engage with senior level internal and external stakeholders, building and nurturing relationships.
We’re looking for someone who is passionate about making a difference through our funding, with a deep understanding of the communities we serve. You will have significant experience of implementing new products using a user led service design approach. You will also have experience of building and leading teams and driving a high performance culture through your ability to coach, inspire, and empower people.
You will have demonstrable evidence of implementing new products so that they realise an ambitious vision, and of making improvements to products post-launch in line with feedback and insights from customers and frontline staff. Your ability to build and maintain excellent relationships with a range of senior level internal and external stakeholders will be second to none, and you will be a confident communicator, comfortable in all environments.
In return, you’ll receive access to a wide range of generous benefits including company pension scheme, generous holidays, flexible working, childcare vouchers, season ticket and cycle to work loans.
The selection process will consist of interview and presentation which will be held on 30 October 2017.
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 identity, 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.