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Knowledge & Learning Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,528 – £26,798
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 18th September 2020

  • Advertised from 4th September 2020
  • 37 hours a week. Permanent


About Us:

The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest community funder in the UK - we’re proud to award money raised by players of The National Lottery to communities across the UK. Last year alone we gave out over half a billion pounds (£508.5 million) of National Lottery funding to over 11,000 community projects across the UK, enabling even more people and communities to bring their ideas and ambitions to life. We support a wide range of health, educational, environmental, and charitable projects with grants ranging from as little as £500 to multi-million-pound programmes. 86% of our new grants were for less than £10k.

At the heart of everything we do is the belief that when people are in the lead, communities thrive. National Lottery funding is open to everyone and we’re privileged to be able to work with the smallest of grassroots groups right up to large UK-wide charities. We have changed how we work across the Fund to help us serve people and communities more effectively, working flexibly and on their terms; working closer to communities.

About the Role:

As part of our Knowledge and Learning Team here in Scotland, you will work collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders to share learning from our work and from others, and to shape funding decisions and priorities.

You’ll be a great facilitator who can help us bring together and learn from our grantholders, other funders and the wider sector. You will also be confident and assertive, and able to persuade others to collaborate, share, and make use of evidence.

You will be a clear communicator and have the critical thinking and research skills to help us produce effective, user-friendly and accurate information for a variety of audiences. You will also be adept at managing a busy and varied workload.

You will be curious to explore more about changes to service delivery post covid and the different approaches being adopted across the sector as well as exploring new ways of engaging with stakeholders.

What are we looking for?

You will need to demonstrate your experience, knowledge and skills in these areas:

  • Strong facilitation skills and experience of helping others to work and learn together, ability to hold discussions where a range of people share and discuss ideas
  • Professional experience and understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of the context of the third sector, the funding landscape and public policy

Desirable Criteria:

  • Excellent communication skills. Proven ability to write and speak about complex information in an engaging and simple way.
  • Be a supportive team player who shows interest in others, and develops a range of contacts and networks outside own team to help get the job done
  • Be responsive to emerging issues and trends which impact on your work, the work of the team, or the Fund

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, taking into account things such as caring responsibilities, worship and attendance at religious festivals

- Enhanced paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave

- Season ticket and cycle to work loans

- Paid volunteering leave

Equal Opportunities:

Equality, diversity and inclusion in our grant-making, and amongst our people, are all vital to our success in supporting people and communities to thrive. We believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. We are committed to being an inclusive and great place to work, and recognise our people come from diverse backgrounds. We are a Disability Confident employer and positively welcome applications from disabled people.

Application notes

To apply go to:

Closing date: Friday 19th September

Interview Date: 12th October