The National Lottery Community Fund (Scotland)
The National Lottery Community Fund (Scotland)

The Big Lottery Fund supports people and communities across the UK. It is an exciting time for the Fund in Scotland as we have recently launched our funding plans for the next 5 years.

We work to enhance and transform communities and lives by funding health, education, environment, and charity projects.  We are committed to making sure that these investments make a real difference to people’s lives and we want to work in a way that puts people in the lead.

The reason we come into work is to enable people to do great things with Lottery funding.


Current vacancies

Knowledge and Learning Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,892 – £34,000
  • Based in our Glasgow Office
  • Closing 2nd June 2019

Are you passionate about enabling individuals and communities to thrive?

Are you a skilled communicator who enjoys building positive relationships?

Are you enthusiastic about using research, analysis, facilitation and communication skills to change things for the better?

We are looking for a Knowledge and Learning Manager to join our team which supports and enables colleagues in our Scotland Directorate and grantholders to reflect on, share and learn from our funding. Supporting a team to capture evidence of impact, policy and practice from internal and external sources will be the focus of this role. You’ll also provide advice to colleagues and decision makers on how funding can achieve greatest impact.

About Us

The National Lottery Community Fund (previously The Big Lottery Fund) is the largest community funder in the UK-we’re proud to award money raised by National Lottery Players to communities across the UK. Last year we gave out £50 million to over 1100 projects across Scotland.

At the heart of everything we do is the belief that when people are in the lead, communities thrive. We focus on supporting charities, community groups and people with great ideas, large or small. We aim to work with people flexibly, improving the ways we engage with communities and building new partnerships with other funders, charities and individuals.

We are looking for diverse and talented people who share our values and are passionate about making a difference to people and communities.

About the role

The Knowledge and Learning Manager role will lead a small, dynamic team to create and share knowledge and learning from the Fund’s work in Scotland. You will set out approaches and strategies to ensure this work is high quality and influential, and you’ll support others in the team to achieve the same high standards. Developing strategies and approaches to capture evidence and learning, knowledge of policy and good practice from internal and external sources will be vital in this role. You’ll spend time facilitating organisational and individual learning, and leading activity in themes of particular relevance. You’ll drive improvements across policy and practice, enabling learning and continuous improvement in the National Lottery Community Fund’s funding offer.

About you

You’ll be passionate, curious and tenacious. You will be a flexible and confident manager. We are particularly interested in creating a more diverse workforce, who really understand the communities we work with.

You will have:

  • Understanding of social diversity and the range of styles to best communicate ideas and contextualise data trends.
  • Ability to influence, collaborate and build new alliances through advanced social networking skills
  • Ability to use data, strong research and evaluation skills to understand and visualise impact, engagement and reach
  • Experience in research, analysis and consultation skills, with the ability to develop criteria and principles others can follow
  • Ability to write and speak about complex ideas, information and impact in an engaging and simple way.
  • Knowledge of context for the third sector, the funding landscape and public policy and the people and organisations who are influential in this.

You will be willing to work flexibly in order to provide a high level of support to your colleagues. Some limited support for the Fund’s UK-wide work will also be expected.

For you

We seek to develop our staff and offer a wide range of personal development opportunities.

We offer a wide range of generous benefits including:

  • Generous annual leave and company pension scheme
  • Flexible working to support staff with their work/life balance
  • Enhanced paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Season ticket and cycle to work loans
  • Paid volunteering leave
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