• Funding & Programmes Manager
  • Permanent
  • London
  • £30961 - £32528 per annum + Regional Weighting USD / Year
  • Salary: £30961 - £32528 per annum + Regional Weighting
  • Consultant: Jen D'Souza
  • Contact Number: 020 7939 7439
  • Expiry Date: 2024-06-28

Funding and Programmes Manager
Home-based with regular travel and meetings in London
Full time with part time options considered (3 days/21 hours, 4 days/28 hours, job share)
£30,961 – £32,528 plus Regional Weighting (up to £4,454 in London)
Benefits including 20 days of annual leave, increasing by a day each year (to a maximum of 25 days), 3 days leave between Christmas and New Year, home working allowance, 6% pension, 2 days volunteering, season ticket and bicycle loan

Charity People are delighted to be supporting AdviceUK, a small charity which improves the lives of people in need of advice through support to its members, to recruit a Funding and Programmes Manager.

AdviceUK makes a big impact. Its stakeholder, policy and advocacy work is across devolved nations as well as the UK. They support members, so it is easier for them to help their clients, and by directly influencing policy-makers, decision-makers and funders. There are currently 700 AdviceUK members and 1.7m people were offered free advice by members on a diverse range of issues including debt, housing, benefits and immigration problems.

This is an exciting time to join AdviceUK’s growing team as they launch a new three-year strategy. The organisation will be making a significant investment in capacity, new support services and innovation to deliver the support and advice that members, the wider advice sector and their communities need.

The Funding and Programmes Manager will support members and the wider advice sector to access and secure grant and other funding directly with the purpose of sustaining advice services. The post holder will nurture positive relationships with funders and administer grant-funded programmes on behalf of funders ensuring programmes are supportive of the needs members and the communities they serve.

Key responsibilities

  • Funder Relationship-Building: Foster and maintain relationships with grant-makers and other funders to make funding available to members and advice services, share insights to shape future funding, and develop new funder relationships that create income for AdviceUK and its members.
  • Programmes and Project Management: Oversee the delivery of multiple projects, coordinate involvement of staff and external partners, ensure compliance with funder requirements, and maintain effective governance, risk management and monitoring.
  • Project and Programme Development: Identify funding opportunities, develop funding bids and proposals, lead tenders for contracts, ensuring these new projects integrate with AdviceUK’s strategic objectives.
  • Data and Evidence Management: Evaluate projects to share best practices, conduct research and data analysis, support performance reporting, and ensure accurate and timely data entry.

The Funding and Programmes Manager will have at least 2 years’ experience managing multiple time-limited projects and programmes in a similar role, and an understanding of the social welfare advice sector, the issues faced by advice providers and the communities they serve. The successful candidate will have experience of setting up and maintaining effective processes to monitor projects/programmes deliver funder requirements and agreed objectives, and experience of programme monitoring and evaluation. You will have experience of working with funders to support the development of their funding strategy and programmes, building successful bids for project/programme funding, and assessing and applying for government funding, contract and tenders at national and local level.

You will have the ability to build strong working relationships with peers, managers, members, partners and funders, with strong analytical, decision-making and organisational skills. You will be able to communicate clearly and concisely to a range of audiences. You will be able to use online reporting tools and CRMs and embrace new technologies and ways of working.

This is a home-based role. You will need to regularly attend meetings and events in London. There will be 4 all staff meetings a year, three in London and one outside of London. There may be out of hours work for which TOIL is granted.

How to apply

The application process is CV and Supporting Statement. For more information and for the full Job Pack, please send a copy of your CV to Jen D’Souza at Charity People as the first step: jen@charitypeople.co.uk. The closing date is 9am on Friday 28 June. Interviews will take place Monday 8 July in person in London. Travel costs will be reimbursed.

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