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Funding Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,282 – £26,282
  • Glasgow (Hybrid)
  • Closing 15th April 2024

  • Advertised from 20th March 2024


We have four Funding Officer opportunities: three permanent and one Fixed Term Contract till October 2025.

  • Are you a confident communicator who enjoys working with people?
  • Do you see the potential in ideas as well as the challenges?
  • Are you passionate about the power of communities to change things for the better?

You’ll be part of a team of Funding Officers, led by a Funding Manager, responsible for our grant-making activity in a geographical area. There are eight Funding teams in Scotland each covering a different geographical region with between 4 and 8 Funding Officers in each team.

Funding Officers usually work on grant-making activity within one local authority area and are the main point of contact for all grant-holders and applicants in that area.

Role Responsibilities include:

  • You will provide advice to prospective applicants, assess applications and will be in regular contact with grant-holders as they progress with their projects. Your recommendations will guide decisions on awarding grants and how we support grant-holders.
  • You will contribute to learning and evaluation of our work, outreach and stakeholder engagement in your area. You will ensure that our funding responds to the local context and our commitment to equity and inclusion. You will be expected to challenge yourself and colleagues to continually improve the way we work.
  • You will be responsible for understanding how an organisation’s ideas align with our funding priorities and making good judgements about when to take an application further or when to signpost to alternative opportunities. You will be able to communicate clearly and concisely your recommendations about who and what we fund. Your natural curiosity combined with a genuine interest in people and projects in your area will enable you to try new approaches and develop your understanding of what works.

During your first few weeks with the Fund, in person training will be delivered in Glasgow, you can expect to be office based on most working days. After the initial training period work patterns are more flexible. In a typical week most full-time Funding Officers would be likely to spend one day in our Glasgow office, one or two days out for meetings and project visits in their assigned area, and will work from home on other days.

There can be occasional weekend and evening working, but most of our work takes place on week days in normal working hours.

When applying please specify which Funding role you would like to be considered for, this can be both.

About You

We are looking for talented people from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences who share our values and are passionate about making a difference through our funding. Whether through lived or gained experience you will really understand the communities we work with.

We are very open to flexible working both full time and part time applications, minimum 2 days a week.

Application notes

Interview Date: W/C 22nd April – face to face in Glasgow

Location: Hybrid working – home, community, office (Glasgow city centre)

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