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Long-term Partnerships Officer

  • Full time
  • £33,000
  • Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 17th May 2024

The Postcode Lottery raises funds for good causes. Together with our partners and everyone who participates in the lottery, our staff members all work towards creating a better, greener and more socially inclusive world. Would it make you proud to contribute towards this amazing mission as a Long-term Partnerships Officer? Join our international team at the Postcode Lottery Group in the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, the UK and Sweden!

Reporting to the Long-term Partnerships Manager and working with the Postcode Trust Advisors, you will support with Long-term Partnerships Team through working with charity partners. Your role as Officer will involve research and due diligence on new prospective charity partners, managing the administration of the trusts and directly manage some relationships with supported charities, ensuring that we share and communicate their work with colleagues and players. We are a true partner to our charities and our relationship is far more than just funding.

As a part of the Charities Team, you must be able support your direct colleagues as well as ensure that the wider team and players are passionate about what we do and why we do it.

This is an exciting time in the charities team. The right candidate will have experience in funding, fundraising or account/relationship management and be able to manage complex projects and processes, have a clear understanding of the charity sector and be able to learn quickly and be able to adapt to the demands of this role.

Morag Fodor “It is such a privilege to work in the charities team, you get to see how all the money raised by players helps our incredible charity partners. This role is so varied no two days are the same from supporting team events and trips to sector research, governance and getting out and about. It is a role where you will learn something new every day.”

Your tasks:

• Account management for up to 10 charity partner relationships (working closely with the relevant Trust Advisor), managing accounts of value up to £500,000. Supporting charity partners with their annual application to the Trust, assess applications, undertake due diligence checks, and summarise application/impact for Advisor/Manager and Trustees on an annual basis. When additional funds are available you will support with writing first stage charity research briefs, exploring sector trends, themes for funding opportunities.

• Co-ordinate, plan and execute a high number of fun, learning and engaging opportunities ensuring all travel/accommodation and subsistence is kept within budget i.e. Charity Reward Trips, Charity Volunteering opportunities with supported charities and fun internal talks and events. Along with helping to organise and contribute to the delivery of the Charity Gathering, Gala and other sector events as and when necessary.

• Manage all administration for at least 6 Trusts which includes: scheduling and arranging Trust Board meetings, preparation and provision of meeting papers, taking minutes, arrange group travel/accommodation, booking/set up meeting rooms (inc. refreshments are required). Maintain at least 6 Trust websites, ensuring they remain accurate and up to date and independently manage at least 6 Trust inboxes, checking on a daily basis and responding to a variety of enquiries and requests

• Salesforce super-user for the team including; user testing of forms, creating/amending dashboards, building/running reports, day-to-day accuracy and usability of the database, maintaining list views, updating records; support for users such as charities with basic user queries, e.g. password resets. Provide up to date and relevant content of supported charities for all areas of the business for event content, e.g., Parliamentary events and business publications, e.g., annual report and parliamentary app. Handling and processing of over 100 high value funding contracts (funding agreements) each quarter, dealing with queries and ensuring they are returned by deadline working closely with Advisors, Manager and Finance Team.

Your qualities:

• Ability to independently research, summarise and report on a variety of topics

• Experience in charity account/relationship management within the voluntary/funding sector, with experience of assessing applications for funding from charities and undertaking due diligence checks

• Experience in analysis and understanding of financial reporting including P&Ls, management information and company structures

• Experience of working with Salesforce (or CRM systems) in relation to grant/relationship management and running reports

• The ability to manage workload, juggle priorities and competing deadlines

• Excellent knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint

• Strong verbal and written ability with strong presentation and communication skills

Benefits of working with us:

• You will receive a competitive salary, join an excellent pension scheme and benefit from private medical care.

• We have a strong culture of learning and development. Our Lottery Academy offers an extensive range of training programmes and courses. There are also many career opportunities in the UK and abroad.

• We enjoy working with one another. We regularly arrange social activities and organise our Christmas breakfast at the end of the year, a date that everyone looks forward to, where we look back proudly at what we’ve achieved together.

• Your wellbeing is important to us. That’s why we offer a variety of options including an inhouse gym, with an optional weekly massage, and access to mental health support services.

• You’re regularly involved in the work carried out by the charities thanks to the funds we raise for them. This includes volunteering, project visits, presentations in our seminar space, and an invite to the annual Gala event attended by the organisations we support.

Your future department:

Charities are at the heart of the organisation and this position is crucial in helping to deliver the wide-ranging, exciting and incredible work funded by our players.

In 2023, our players support for charities was over £208 million and this is anticipated to increase in the years ahead. With this growth comes greater responsibility. We are committed to ensuring that our players remain connected with the causes they help support. As a funder, we also remain faithful to our funding principles and ensure that we are an enlightened partner in our efforts to make the world a better place for planet and people.

Your future employer:

The Postcode Lottery Group is an international organisation with a social purpose. We set up and run lotteries to raise funds for a fairer, greener, healthier world.

Our players win prizes together with their neighbours and raise money for charity together – it’s a win-win!

Postcode Lottery players have now raised over €12 billion for thousands of charities since 1989. We’re the 3rd largest private charity donor in the world.

Every day, more than 1,500 team members in Great Britain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and Norway are helping to raise €2.3 million for charity partners.

People are at the heart of what we do. Whether it’s our team, our players or the thousands of good causes supported, our aim is to play our part in creating a fairer, more equal world. We are open to ideas and are committed to creating a culture that is inclusive, representative and celebrates diversity in everyone. But we are not perfect. We will always strive to do better – that’s just who we are.

Join us!

If you’re interested, you can apply now. If you’d like more information, we’d would be happy to help you. Just contact us at jobs@postcodelottery.co.uk

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Health and Wellbeing Advisor

  • Full time
  • from £35,650
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th January 2023

The Postcode Lottery raises funds for good causes. Together with our partners and everyone who participates in the lottery, our staff members all work towards creating a better, greener and more socially inclusive world. Would it make you proud to contribute towards this amazing mission as a Health and Wellbeing Advisor? Join our international team at the Postcode Lottery Group in the UK!

Your tasks:

• Advise on the strategic impact of charity beneficiaries as well as strategies for the Trust they are assigned to

• Attend all Trust Board meetings, to provide Charity updates on current and prospective charities and related pre/post briefings and updates for Trustees upon request

• Account management of charities in your sector area; which includes prospective research and assessment, application processes, due diligence checks, monitoring and review cycles

• Review income projections, alternative funding sources, impact of current times on charity’s forecasted income, e.g., CV19 impact to demand/services, financial risk mitigation in place e.g., use of reserves, cost savings incl. redundancies

• Review charity impact reports and share key findings where relevant with various stakeholders

• Be innovative by contributing to special projects or creating and sharing new ideas

• Recommend charity reward trip opportunities for the team, wider business, Trustees; and support preparations and sometimes attend

• Lead on employee engagement opportunities for the team and players including charity talks/activities and volunteering

• Provide copy for Trusts’ Annual Reports

• Represent Trusts/PPL/Charities Team at internal/external events e.g., marketing campaigns, public affairs events, sector conferences, sister lottery events, charity AGMs, and accompany Senior Management (providing briefs as appropriate)

• Support and contribute to the delivery of events, including the annual Charity Gathering, Charity Gala, Party Conference Fringe Meetings, staff engagement opportunities and any other sector events

Your qualities:

• You are organised and able to manage a complex workload and tight deadlines

• You must be passionate about charities / good causes and understand the challenges they face

• You will be able to work within a team and independently

• You will have the ability to take on feedback and make changes pro-actively

• You are friendly with a positive outlook, enthusiastic and with a ‘can-do’ attitude

• You embrace and manage change in a fast-paced environment

This makes you happy:

• You will receive a competitive salary, join an excellent pension scheme and benefit from private medical care.

• It’s important for us that everyone to continue developing. Our Lottery Academy offers an extensive range of training programmes and courses. There are also many career opportunities at home and abroad.

• We enjoy working with one another. We regularly arrange social activities and organise our Christmas breakfast at the end of the year, a date that everyone looks forward to, where we look back proudly at what we’ve achieved together.

• Staying active keeps you fit, and relaxation is good for you. That’s why we offer loads of options in the field of sport and wellness, including an inhouse gym, with a weekly massage session available to all team members.

• You’re regularly involved in the work carried out by the charities thanks to the funds we raise for them. This includes project visits, presentations in our seminar space, and an invite to the annual Gala event attended by the organisations we support.

Your future department:

Charities are at the heart of People’s Postcode Lottery, they are what we are all about and the reason we exist. Our network of supported charities includes thousands of good causes, big and small, throughout Britain and beyond.

The charities team manage the allocation of funding and partnerships with charities from those operating internationally to those at a local and grass-root level. As well as building long-lasting charity partnerships, the team also manage the relationship with each trust’s board of trustees and support funding applications.

Your future employer:

The Postcode Lottery Group is an international organisation with a social purpose. We set up and run lotteries to raise funds for a fairer, greener, healthier world.

Our players win prizes together with their neighbors and raise money for charity together – it’s a win-win!

Postcode Lottery players have now raised over €12 billion for hundreds of charities since 1989. We’re the 3rd largest private charity donor in the world.

Every day, more than 1,500 team members in the Great Britain, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, and Norway are helping to raise 2.3 million for charity partners.

People are at the heart of what we do. Whether it’s our team, our players or the thousands of good causes supported, our aim is to play our part in creating a fairer, more equal world. We are open to ideas and are committed to creating a culture that is inclusive, representative and celebrates diversity in everyone. But we are not perfect. We will always strive to do better – that’s just who we are.

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Long-term Partnership Assistant (Fixed-term 12 months)

  • Full time
  • from £20,596
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th October 2022

Becoming part of the People’s Postcode Lottery team!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward-thinking, dynamic organisation where we understand that people are our greatest asset. Perhaps that’s why our team voted us one of the Sunday Times Top 100 medium sized companies to work for in 2019! Our core values are fun, sharing, courageous and sustainable which are reflected in everything we do. We recognise and reward hard work and performance, offering a variety of benefits and career progression opportunities. This includes a generous pension and private healthcare scheme, an above average holiday allowance, discounted gym membership and fresh fruit in the office! We encourage you to spend two days each year volunteering with our charity partners and we are committed to investing 4% of salaries into training each year.

What do we do?

As one of the world’s top fundraising private charity donors, giving back to good causes is our mission. We manage multiple society lotteries promoted by different charities supporting a wide range of causes. Since 2005, our players have raised more than £900 million for over 9,000 charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally.

Role Summary

Charities are at the heart of the organisation and this position is crucial in helping to deliver the wide-ranging, exciting and incredible work funded by our players.

Reporting to the Long-term Partnerships Manager and supporting the Advisors who are sector specialists, you will support the work of the charities team by assisting in the administration of the trusts, the relationships with supported charities and the communication of our work both with colleagues and players. We are a true partner to our charities and our relationship is far more than just funding.

In 2021, our players support for charities was £173.5 million and this is anticipated to increase in the years ahead. With this growth comes greater responsibility. We are committed to ensuring that our players remain connected with the causes they help support. As a funder, we also remain faithful to our funding principles and ensure that we are an enlightened partner in our efforts to make the world a better place for planet and people.

As a part of the Charities Team, you must be able support your direct colleagues as well as ensure that the wider team and players are passionate about what we do and why we do it.

This is an exciting time in the charities team. The right candidate will have experience in administration, communications and data management, you must be able to learn quickly and be able to adapt to the demands of this role.

A full Job Description is available for download below.

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Community Programmes Assistant

  • Full time
  • £22,687
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th October 2022

Become part of People’s Postcode Lottery’s team!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward-thinking, dynamic organisation where we understand that people are our greatest asset. Perhaps that’s why our team voted us one of the Sunday Times Top 100 best companies to work for in 2019! Our core values are fun, sharing, courageous and sustainable which are reflected in everything we do.

We recognise and reward hard work and performance, offering a variety of benefits and career progression opportunities. This includes a generous pension and private healthcare scheme, an above average holiday allowance of 36 days, your birthday off, discounted gym membership and fresh fruit in the office! We encourage you to spend two days each year volunteering with our charity partners and we are committed to investing 4% of salaries into training each year.

What we do?

As one of the world’s top fundraising private charity donors, giving to good causes is our mission. We manage multiple society lotteries promoted by different charities supporting a wide range of causes. Since 2005, our players have raised more than £950 million for over 9,000 charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally.

Role Summary

Charities are at the heart of the organisation and this position is crucial in helping to deliver the wide-ranging, exciting and incredible work funded by our players.

We are committed to ensuring that our players remain connected with the causes they help support. As a funder, we also remain faithful to our funding principles and ensure that we are an enlightened partner in our efforts to make the world a better place for people and planet.

This role will work across 6 Community Programmes grant making Trusts which support smaller charities and good causes across GB. These trusts are People’s Postcode Trust, Postcode Community Trust, Postcode Local Trust, Postcode Neighbourhood Trust, Postcode Places Trust and Postcode Society Trust.

Our players have raised more than £950 million for more than 9000 charities and good causes and this is anticipated to increase in the years ahead. With this growth comes greater responsibility. We are committed to ensuring that our players remain connected with the causes they help support. As a funder, we also remain faithful to our funding principles and ensure that we are an enlightened partner in our efforts to make the world a better place for planet and people.

This is an exciting time in the charities team. The right candidate will have experience in administration and an understanding of the charity sector, you must be able to learn quickly and be able to adapt to the demands of this role.

Key Activities

  • Answer enquiries from good causes by email, letter and telephone. This includes providing advice on our funding programmes and supporting applicants, including those that may be very disappointed that they have been unsuccessful
  • Maintain the Trust websites and social media to ensure content is accurate and up to date
  • Booking and setting up meeting rooms, including refreshments as required
  • Use Salesforce effectively, efficiently and consistently to update records and run reports
  • Provide up to date and relevant content on supported charities for all areas of the business
  • Coordinate GB/international field trip preparations
  • Arrange travel and accommodation for the team as required
  • Assessing project and unrestricted applications ranging from £500 - £25,000 in value including analysing project budgets provided in application forms
  • Support the Community Programmes team with general administration
  • Assisting in organising ‘how to apply for funding’ workshop including presenting to potential applicants in front of audiences of up to 100 people
  • Support the preparation and provision of papers required for the Board through Convene and take meeting minutes
  • Support team delivery of special projects, including organising events
  • Performing due diligence checks on organisations applying for funding including analysing annual financial accounts and governing documentation
  • Processing funding agreements and financial documentation from funded organisations
  • Undertake any other admin duties as required to support the Charities Team
  • Processing evaluation forms from supported organisations

Required Skills

  • Good oral and written communication skills, able to take minutes, draft reports and correspondence and prepare presentations
  • Voluntary sector experience/ A good knowledge of the charity sector in Great Britain
  • Ability to design new processes and documents
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills and the confidence to make decisions within the parameters defined by the Community Programmes Advisor
  • Working under pressure, managing own workload and juggling priorities
  • A strong team player able to work effectively with others
  • Experience of Salesforce or a customer database
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Personal Attributes

  • Experience in a similar role
  • Extremely organised and able to manage a complex workload and tight deadlines
  • Creative, pro-active approach bringing forward new ideas to engage colleagues or improve processes
  • Experience assessing funding applications
  • Ability to take on feedback and make changes pro-actively
  • Must be passionate about charities / good causes
  • Experience reviewing accounts and governing documents
  • Strong presentation skills

Additional Information

Whilst the core hours of the role will be 37.5 hours per week, worked Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm, working out with these hours will be required around event times, where necessary time will be given in lieu.

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Events Assistant

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th August 2022

Become part of People’s Postcode Lottery’s team!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward-thinking, dynamic organisation where we understand that people are our greatest asset. Perhaps that’s why our team voted us one of the Sunday Times Top 100 best companies to work for in 2019! Our core values are fun, sharing, courageous and sustainable which are reflected in everything we do.

We recognise and reward hard work and performance, offering a variety of benefits and career progression opportunities. This includes a generous pension and private healthcare scheme, an above average holiday allowance of 36 days, your birthday off, discounted gym membership and fresh fruit in the office! We encourage you to spend two days each year volunteering with our charity partners and we are committed to investing 4% of salaries into training each year.

What we do?

As one of the world’s top fundraising private charity donors, giving to good causes is our mission. We manage multiple society lotteries promoted by different charities supporting a wide range of causes. Since 2005, our players have raised more than £950 million for over 9,000 charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally.

Role Summary

We require an enthusiastic events assistant to work within our small Events team to provide departmental administration, and to contribute to the planning and delivery of winners’ events. This role may be required to travel throughout Great Britain and will also be required to work on event days.

Key Activities

• Assist with the planning and delivery of People’s Postcode Lottery events

• Contact winners

• Book photographers

• Compile paperwork and oversee weekly Street Prize presentations

• Assist in managing merchandise, effectively sourcing stock

• Assist in managing stock inventory

• Research and book event travel and accommodation

• Assist team in managing departmental budgets

Required Skills

• Excellent organisational skills with good attention to detail

• The ability to work to tight deadlines

• An excellent communicator both verbally and written

• Willing to travel and flexible in terms of working out of normal office hours

• Professionalism at all times when representing the business

• Proficient in Word, Excel and Outlook

Desirable Skills

• Full driving licence

Additional Information:

Whilst the core hours of the role will be 37.5 hours per week, worked Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm occasional weekend working and travel, outwith business hours, will be required around event times, time in lieu will be given.

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Events Coordinator

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th August 2022

Become part of People’s Postcode Lottery’s team!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward-thinking, dynamic organisation where we understand that people are our greatest asset. Perhaps that’s why our team voted us one of the Sunday Times Top 100 best companies to work for in 2019! Our core values are fun, sharing, courageous and sustainable which are reflected in everything we do.

We recognise and reward hard work and performance, offering a variety of benefits and career progression opportunities. This includes a generous pension and private healthcare scheme, an above average holiday allowance of 36 days, your birthday off, discounted gym membership and fresh fruit in the office! We encourage you to spend two days each year volunteering with our charity partners and we are committed to investing 4% of salaries into training each year.

What we do?

As one of the world’s top fundraising private charity donors, giving to good causes is our mission. We manage multiple society lotteries promoted by different charities supporting a wide range of causes. Since 2005, our players have raised more than £950 million for over 9,000 charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally.

Role Summary

The Events department leads on all internal and external events and the Events Coordinator plays a key role in the team, leading in the coordination of event logistics and execution. This is a demanding role which will involve working on multiple events, so it is crucial that you have a positive and organised approach and the ability to take part in discussions at the highest level.

Key Activities

• Coordinate and lead events from conception through to delivery.

• Lead briefings to ensure that the team are able to deliver and follow direction.

• Venue, location and supplier sourcing, which will include liaising over event requirements.

• Develop and maintain stakeholder and supplier relations, using effective negotiation skills when required.

• Research team travel and accommodation.

• Event administration.

• Final Sign off on event print, copy and artwork.

• Work closely with departments across the business such as Marketing, Charities and HR.

Experience

Applicants must have experience in a similar role, mainly in the planning and delivery of medium to large sized events. A proven track record of leading events, coordinating teams and managing budgets are essential.

Essential Skills

• The ability to compile event and activity Risk Assessments.

• The ability to effectively lead a team.

• Budget management.

• Excellent communication skills both verbally and written.

• The ability to prioritise own workload and work without supervision.

• Negotiating costs with suppliers and contractors.

• The ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

• Proficient in Word, Excel and Outlook

Desirable Skills

• Full driving licence

Personal Attributes

• Must have a friendly, confident and positive outlook, with creativity, enthusiasm and a ‘can-do’ attitude.

• A concise communicator with excellent attention to detail.

• Must be extremely organised.

• A creative approach to problem solving.

• Level-headed, with the ability to make on the spot decisions and action them confidently.

• Excellent team working skills.

Additional Information:

Whilst the core hours of the role will be 37.5 hours per week, worked Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm occasional weekend working and travel, outwith business hours, will be required around event times and time in lieu will be given.

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International Development Advisor

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th April 2022

Who are we and what do we do?

Our mission is to help raise funds for charities and good causes and increase awareness of their work. Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised more than £850 million for 9,000 good causes since 2005. This funding is transforming lives and communities in Britain and beyond.

Together Novamedia, the creator and owner of the Postcode Lottery format, and the Postcode Lotteries – in the Netherlands, Sweden, Britain, Germany and Norway – was ranked the second largest private charity donor in the world and the biggest in Europe in 2018/19.

Be part of the People’s Postcode Lottery team

Our goal is to create a working environment and culture where everyone is able to achieve their best. We exist to create a better world. Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to that mission and key to our success. We were ranked ninth in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2019. Since the beginning our core values of Fun, Courageous, Sharing and Sustainable have shaped our culture and everything we do.

Each year, we invest up to 4% of salaries into training and development opportunities that will stretch and challenge people at every stage of their career.

In addition to an exciting career, we offer a generous pension, private health insurance that rewards you for being active, life assurance, free gym membership, leisure and entertainment discounts, 36 days holiday plus your birthday off and much more.

Role Summary

Charities are at the heart of the organisation and this position is crucial in helping to deliver the wide-ranging, exciting and incredible work funded by our players. We are a true partner to our charities and our relationship is far more than just funding.

Reporting to the Long-term Partnerships Manager, you will account manage multiple charitable trusts and relationships with charities supported by the Trusts.

You will have in depth experience of the not-for-profit world in Great Britain and internationally to anticipate where we should invest our players’ funds next to achieve the greatest positive impact. It’s crucial that you have a positive approach and the ability to lead discussions at the highest level. Whilst we will always safeguard our players’ funds, we also won’t shy away from being ambitious, innovative and unique in the way we fund, and you will contribute to this approach.

In 2021, our players support for charities was £173.5 million and this is anticipated to increase in the years ahead. With this growth comes greater responsibility. We are committed to ensuring that our players remain connected with the causes they help support. As a funder, we also remain faithful to our funding principles and ensure that we are an enlightened partner in our efforts to make the world a better place for planet and people.

As part of the Charities Team, you must be able to inspire and support your direct colleagues as well as ensuring that the wider team remains passionate about what we do and why we do it.

This is an exciting time in the charities team. The right candidate will have experience in account management and a proven track record of working with or in the charity sector, you must be able to learn quickly and maintain enthusiasm for the changes in the sector and our related support.

Key Activities

  • Advise on the strategic impact of charity beneficiaries as well as strategies for the Trust they are assigned to
  • Attend all Trust Board meetings, to provide Charity updates on current and prospective charities and related pre/post briefings and updates for Trustees upon request
  • Account management of charities in your sector area; which includes prospective research and assessment, application processes, due diligence checks, monitoring and review cycles
  • Review income projections, alternative funding sources, impact of current times on charity’s forecasted income, e.g., CV19 impact to demand/services, financial risk mitigation in place e.g., use of reserves, cost savings incl. redundancies
  • Review charity impact reports and share key findings where relevant with various stakeholders
  • Be innovative by contributing to special projects or creating and sharing new ideas
  • Recommend domestic and international charity field trip opportunities for the team, wider business, Trustees; and support preparations and sometimes attend
  • Provide copy for Trusts’ Annual Reports
  • Represent Trusts/PPL/Charities Team at internal/external events e.g., marketing campaigns, public affairs events, sector conferences, sister lottery events, charity AGMs, and accompany Senior Management (providing briefs as appropriate)
  • Support and contribute to the delivery of events, including the annual Charity Gathering, Charity Gala, Party Conference Fringe Meetings, staff engagement opportunities and any other sector events

Required Skills

  • Experience in International Development funding programmes
  • Able to develop Trust strategies on allocation and management of grant funding programmes
  • Understanding of the preparation and collation of formal Board papers
  • Experience working in funding, fundraising or account / relationship management
  • The ability to manage workload and to juggle competing priorities
  • Excellent knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to develop strategy and write concise reports based on various sources of input
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Comfortable managing budgets and working with financial information
  • Ability to communicate at all levels both written and verbal
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial reporting including P&Ls, management information, company structure
  • Experience of project management
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce or familiar with using CRM systems
  • Understanding of data protection guidelines

Personal Attributes

  • Extremely organised and able to manage a complex workload and tight deadlines
  • Must be passionate about charities / good causes and understand the challenges they face
  • Be able to work in a team and independently
  • Ability to take on feedback and make changes pro-actively
  • Friendly with a positive outlook, enthusiastic and with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Excellent team player
  • Able to embrace and manage change in a fast-paced environment

Additional Information

Whilst the core hours of the role will be 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5.30pm occasional weekends will be required; we offer flexibility and can support working from home when necessary. time in lieu will be given.

Travel both nationally and internationally may be required.

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Community Programmes Manager (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th February 2022

Charities are at the heart of the organisation and this position is crucial in helping to deliver the wide-ranging, exciting and incredible work funded by our players. We are a true partner to our charities and our relationship is far more than just funding.

Reporting to the Deputy Head of Charities, as operational lead and Manager for all Community Programmes you will ensure consistency in approach to strategies for the 6 Trusts that comprise Community Programmes, delivery/tracking against trust objectives, charity relationship management and experience and opportunities for employee and comms engagement.

You will lead the Community Programmes Team, ensuring that the strategies for the Trusts are implemented and updating Trustees on progress. You will oversee the end-to-end experience from application to evaluation, continuous improvement, emerging funding opportunities and comms opportunities.

You will have in depth experience of the not-for-profit sector in Great Britain to assess where and how we should award our players’ funds next to achieve the greatest positive impact. It’s crucial that you have a positive approach and the ability to lead discussions at the highest level. Whilst we will always safeguard our players’ funds, we also won’t shy away from being ambitious, innovative and unique in the way we fund, and you will contribute to this approach.

In 2021, our players support for charities was £173 million and this is anticipated to increase in the years ahead. With this growth comes greater responsibility. We are committed to ensuring that our players remain connected with the causes they help support. As a funder, we also remain faithful to our funding principles and ensure that we are an enlightened partner in our efforts to make the world a better place for planet and people.

As part of the Charities Management Team, you must be able to inspire and support your direct colleagues as well as ensuring that the wider team remains passionate about what we do and why we do it.

This is an exciting time in the charities team. The right candidate will be an experienced manager, confident, knowledgeable and a good communicator who can work with and at the most senior levels. With a proven track record of working with or in the charity sector, you must be able to learn quickly and maintain enthusiasm for the changes in the sector and our related support.

Key Activities

  • Oversee design, implement and evaluation of Trust strategies and budgets
  • Oversee end to end experience from application to impact reporting, Head of Charities liaison opportunities with outsourced partnerships, proposals for themes and emerging funding opportunities, collective comms opportunities
  • Oversee all monitoring/evaluation visits purpose, plan and reporting for team learning/impact
  • Maintaining a strong network in the Third Sector to develop creative partnerships with NGOs/funders/government that allow player support to deliver more
  • Support requirements of good governance, data management and compliance including risk management, policy development and due diligence
  • Continuous improvement of systems and processes for the team, e.g., use of CRMs and Salesforce and oversees information systems work for the team including new requirements
  • Be part of the Charities Senior Management Team, responsible for business objectives, board reporting, development of the Charities team and liaison with the wider business
  • Attends company Operations Meeting in the absence of the Deputy Head of Charities
  • Line management of the Community Programmes Advisor and provide support for them to manage a team which provides research, assessment, application, impact and evaluation, and linked learning for all funded programmes
  • Support annual charities team internal/external events planning including public speaking
  • Represent the PPL/Charities team, e.g., marketing campaigns, public affairs events, sector conferences, sister lottery events, charity AGMs
  • Support content and ensure accuracy and approval of annual reports and financial statements

Required Skills

  • Considerable experience in partnership development, managing charities within a relationship management environment, fundraising, funding or communications at a senior management level
  • Considerable experience in developing Funding strategies and reporting to Boards
  • Experience of managing teams, helping to develop a successor pipeline, providing clear leadership with an interest in individual needs and points of view
  • Experience of working in the voluntary sector
  • Experience of society lotteries regulations
  • Experience of project management with ability to evidence positive outcomes and impacts
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, with the ability to influence and leverage positive outcomes
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Good working knowledge of Salesforce

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to operate using own initiative with minimum direction and prioritise own workload
  • Highly organised with excellent attention to detail
  • Confident public speaker
  • Confidence in your own decision-making ability
  • Excellent team player
  • Ability to identify problems and provide positive solutions
  • Willingness to challenge existing processes
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure with the ability to adapt to change

Additional Information

Whilst the core hours of the role will be 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5.30pm occasional weekends will be required; time in lieu will be given.

Travel both nationally and internationally will be required.

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Long-term Partnership Assistant

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th June 2021

Who are we and what do we do?

Our mission is to help raise funds for charities and good causes and increase awareness of their work. Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised more than £700 million for 9,000 good causes since 2005. This funding is transforming lives and communities in Britain and beyond. Together Novamedia, the creator and owner of the Postcode Lottery format, and the Postcode Lotteries – in the Netherlands, Sweden, Britain, Germany and Norway – was ranked the second largest private charity donor in the world and the biggest in Europe in 2018/19.

Be part of the People’s Postcode Lottery team

Our goal is to create a working environment and culture where everyone is able to achieve their best. We exist to create a better world. Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to that mission and key to our success. We were ranked ninth in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2019. Since the beginning our core values of Fun, Courageous, Sharing and Sustainable have shaped our culture and everything we do.

Each year, we invest up to 4% of salaries into training and development opportunities that will stretch and challenge people at every stage of their career.

In addition to an exciting career, we offer a generous pension, private health insurance that rewards you for being active, life assurance, free gym membership, leisure and entertainment discounts, 36 days holiday plus your birthday off and much more.

Role Summary

Charities are at the heart of the organisation and this position is crucial in helping to deliver the wide-ranging, exciting and incredible work funded by our players.

In 2019, our players support for charities was £138 million and this is anticipated to increase in the years ahead. With this growth comes greater responsibility. We are committed to ensuring that our players remain connected with the causes they help support. As a funder, we also remain faithful to our funding principles and ensure that we are an enlightened partner in our efforts to make the world a better place for planet and people.

Reporting to the Long-term Partnerships Manager and supporting the Advisors who are sector specialists, you will support the work of the charities team by assisting in the administration of the trusts, the relationships with supported charities and the communication of our work both with colleagues and players. We are a true partner to our charities and our relationship is far more than just funding.

As a part of the Charities Team, you must be able support your direct colleagues as well as ensure that the wider team and players are passionate about what we do and why we do it.

This is an exciting time in the charities team. The right candidate will have experience in administration, communications and data management, you must be able to learn quickly and be able to adapt to the demands of this role.

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