Changes to Big Lottery delivery across Yorkshire & the Humber and jobs at Big Lottery

There are changes taking place in the way Big Lottery delivers, and as a consequence there are also a range of job opportunities at Big Lottery available.  Read on for a full update circulated by Big Lottery

You might have heard that we are making changes to how we work in England to help us serve people and communities more effectively. We aim to work with people flexibly and on their terms; working closer to communities; improving the ways we engage with communities digitally; and building new partnerships with other funders, charities and individuals. We are responding to what we have heard from people and charities by simplifying and improving the funding and support that we offer.

As a result, we are looking to significantly expand the number of staff we have working locally, bringing us closer to the communities and organisations we serve.

Our staff will be working in communities across six regional hubs, covering the Midlands, South West, Yorkshire & the Humber, Southern, North West and North East regions. Staff in these hubs will be the primary point of contact for our grant holders, existing or potential. They will work with existing and potential grantholders about their ideas and plans, help them to develop these ideas and support them throughout the funding cycle.

These changes are important in allowing us to improve our grant making while also increasing local knowledge and learning – ultimately in enabling us to ensure National Lottery funding continues to reach organisations such as yourself, who are best placed to make a difference in their community.

As we recently announced, we now have Heads of Regional Funding in place, based in offices in these regions. They will be building their teams from now until mid-2018, when we expect all of our hubs to be fully operational.

The next step on our journey is recruiting additional staff to join the teams we have currently in place. In Yorkshire and Humber for instance, we are looking to recruit 1 Funding Manager who will lead our work in the Humber region. We are also looking to recruit up to 10 Funding Officer(s) equally spread across the region and 1 Executive officer.

We are looking for people who are passionate about making a difference in their local community and see strengths and opportunities in communities and people rather than problems and gaps. Prospective applicants should be living within in the local communities they will be working with and have excellent knowledge of those communities.  We are a values-driven organisation where our staff care passionately about making a difference to people and communities and advancing equalities. We are looking for talented people who share these values, who want to learn and grow and enable others to do so. And last but not least we are looking for people who are excited at helping us continuously improve the way we work.

For more information on the roles, what they entail and what we are looking for, please see our website:
https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/jobs

Could we ask you to forward these opportunities to your networks? We are keen to reach beyond our own traditional networks, to ensure that we build teams that are truly representative of the communities we work with. So please share far and wide…

We are happy to talk more about who we are, what we’re hoping to achieve and what we are looking for prospective candidates. People interested in hearing more about the opportunities should contact me, Christine Cooper, on christine.cooper@biglotteryfund.org.uk or Abdou Sidibe, Head of regional funding (abdou.sidibe@biglotteryfund.org.uk)