Capital Projects Manager, Ref 18/047

Birmingham or London
£38,475 - £42,525 pa (Birmingham) £42,323 - £46,778 pa (London) + generous benefits
04 May 2018
06 Jun 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Closing date: 5th June 2018 (11.59pm)

Interview date: 18th June 2018 in Birmingham

Job share or secondment requests will be considered

Do you have experience of supporting a wide range of land or building projects as well as strong people management skills and the ability to nurture, coach and empower people?

Are you passionate about using your knowledge of construction to support communities to build on their strengths and identify opportunities? So are we.

Our funding of capital, by which we mean land, buildings and refurbishment, is changing to reflect the needs of local communities. This means that in future, we expect to fund a wide range of smaller scale capital projects, rather than large scale builds.

About us

The Big Lottery Fund is the largest community funder in the UK. Last year we distributed more than £700 million to over 13,000 projects, supporting everything from life skills to mental health and wellbeing.

We believe strong, vibrant communities are built and renewed by the people living in them. Communities come in all shapes and sizes, and National Lottery funding is there for everyone.

We focus on supporting charities, community groups and people with great ideas, local or national, large or small, which will create opportunities for people to improve their lives. We aim to work with people flexibly and on their terms, improving the ways we engage with communities and building new partnerships with other funders, charities and individuals.

We are changing the way we work in England by improving our grant-making and moving closer to the communities we fund. We are looking for diverse and talented people who share our values and are passionate about making a difference to people and communities by advancing equalities and funding great ideas that matter to communities.

About the role

To make these changes, we are recruiting a Capital projects manager to join our new capital projects team, who are responsible for facilitating the development of knowledge about land, buildings and refurbishment within a team of Funding Officers across England. Initially, there are a number of live projects that will need support.

You will be a key part of grant making support and will be expected to self-manage priorities to ensure that support is given where it matters most.

You will provide in-depth advice on land and building projects throughout the whole lifecycle of our grant making (pre-application, assessment, decision making, grant management, and learning).

You will strive for continuous improvement, developing and facilitating an on-going community of practice for colleagues working with capital projects. You may also manage an external support and development contract for our grant holders, so experience of contract administration would be useful.

You will have strong attention to detail as you will be responsible for risk management, budget, decision-making and quality assurance activities associated with supporting the delivery of capital funding.

Your excellent people management skills will be important as you work with funding officers in England and Wales to nurture, inspire and empower them, demonstrating a positive working ethos.

Your project management skills will be equally solid, with an ability to delegate when necessary, and your decision-making will be informed by robust analysis and critical assessment. You will have a commitment to delivering excellent customer service and use feedback to improve what we do whilst also drawing on your own learning and experience.

About you

We are looking for someone who is passionate about making a difference, who really understand how impactful even the smallest amount of capital funding can be within the communities we fund.

You will need to demonstrate the following:

  • A BSc / BA qualification (or equivalent experience) in a construction, property management or a regeneration related discipline.
  • Experience of working in an advisory capacity within the field of construction or community projects.
  • Experience of building capability and expertise in others and providing ongoing support, identifying strengths, potential, skills gaps and communicating technical issues in an accessible way. 
  • Experience of the full lifecycle of capital projects including planning, design, cost estimates, procurement, project and contract management, risk controls and relevant statutory legislation.
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence to operate in all environments.
  • Experience in managing budgets and processes.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • In addition, experience of managing a support, development contract would be useful and travel across England is part of the role.

How to Apply

To apply online and further details about our application process, the Fund’s work, and our range of excellent benefits, please visit

For an informal discussion about the role please email Jessica Quansah or Tony Thapar

We are an equal opportunities employer and celebrate the diversity of our staff. We positively encourage applications from individuals regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We welcome applicants who can speak a second language.

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