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Funding Officer (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £25,282
  • Glasgow, Scotland - We are currently working remotely, but plan to return to our Glasgow Office in April 2022
  • Closing 23rd January 2022

  • Advertised from 10th January 2022
  • + generous benefits. Permanent. 37 Hours per week, flexible working considere.
  • 210132


The Scottish Land Fund supports rural and urban communities to become more resilient and sustainable through the ownership and management of land and buildings.

Funded by the Scottish Government and delivered in partnership by The National Lottery Community Fund and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, it offered grants of up to £1 million to help communities take ownership of the land and buildings that matter to them, as well as practical support to develop their aspirations into viable projects.

As part of the Scottish Land Fund Team, you will ensure our funding responds to the needs of the community ownership sector and challenge yourself and colleagues to ensure that we fund strong projects that make a long-term difference to local communities. By working closely with people and communities you will understand what community needs are and be able to translate this into your assessment and grant management work.

You will build relationships with people and organisations including applicants, colleagues within the Fund and in partner organisations delivering the Scottish Land Fund.

You will be responsible for understanding how customers funding ideas align with our funding priorities and making good judgements about when to recommend a proposal for funding.

You will combine local knowledge of communities and services, understanding of best practice and the experience of grant-holders to make informed recommendations about who and what we fund through concise report writing. You will actively seek out and analyse available information, using it to inform your judgement and complete your work effectively to set deadlines.

Application notes

To find out more about the role and to apply, please visit our website

Closing date: 23rd January 2022

Interview dates: 3rd and 4th February 2022