Funding Manager, Permanent, Ref 19/020

(Mobile Working)
£31,465 + generous benefits
17 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

The Role

In this key role, you’ll have a unique part to play in developing and maintaining relationships with a range of stakeholders. You will work locally with our customers throughout the entire grant making cycle. This includes initial conversations, providing support to our customers, understanding their impact and grant management. You will also oversee some of the most complex partnerships we’ve funded that have a significant local impact. We’re looking for people who can manage relationships with confidence and credibility; people who know how to proactively support and challenge others to help them achieve great results, and to critically analyse qualitative and quantitative data to draw out learning and good practice to support system change locally and nationally.

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 and enable people to do great things.


You will be living in Greater Manchester and have excellent knowledge of the area. Whilst you will be working across the area you will be expected to be mobile and visibly connected to local communities and stake-holders for the majority of the working week.

The Person

In this role, you will:

Manage a small team of funding officers covering parts of Greater Manchester
 Have excellent people management skills developing an effective and high performing team without suffocating the personal growth of team members by micro managing.
 Develop an in-depth understanding and ownership of a portfolio of funded projects
 Establish, develop and maintain successful one to one relationships with grant holders, key partners, local and national stakeholders and decision makers.
 Assess early ideas with the view to taking them forward to formal assessment
 Identify opportunities for and contribute to learning across our funding

To be considered for this exciting role, you will need to demonstrate the following specialist knowledge, experience, skills and expertise:

 Strong relationship management skills, including conflict management, managing a small team, influencing and negotiating skills

Excellent analysis and critical thinking skills, and the ability to develop understanding and awareness of external policy and operating environments
 Ability to gather, interpret and apply a wide range of intelligence and evidence to support decision-making
 Diverse communication skills, with an ability to express ideas and views clearly and confidently, tailoring your content and style to the audience
 Advanced reasoning, problem solving and analytical skills including the ability to respond effectively to changing operating and policy contexts
 Networking skills and the ability to encourage collaboration between others
 Ability to review budgets and management accounts in order to draw conclusions on financial health and financial management.

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

Interviews will take place week on 16th May 2019 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.