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Funding Projects Officer - Ref: RT03024

Employer
Walsall Council
Location
Walsall
Salary
G8: 34834 - 39186 per annum.
Closing date
25 Jul 2024
Reference
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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Economic development
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

Funding Projects Officer - Ref: RT03024
Salary: G8 £34,834 - £39,186 per annum (pay award pending)
Contract: Fixed term for 18 months

This is a re-advertisement - previous applicants need not apply.

We are looking for an experienced and passionate funding officer to support delivery of strategically important projects including our Crowdfund Walsall Programme. Building relationships with VCSEs, you will play a crucial role in the planning, execution, and success of our crowdfunding campaigns. You will lead on advisory support, project pitches, workshops and marketing and publicity including social media. You will develop and sustain effective relationships with a broad range of partners, linking people together for the benefit of maximising funding opportunities.

This role will also be responsible for researching and seeking out external funding opportunities for council services and external partners to bid for from a wide range of sources, including central government; regional government; third sector and NGO funding programmes.

The successful candidate will:
  • Be experienced and have good working knowledge of the VCSE sector.
  • Be a successful fundraiser / bid writer.
  • Have outstanding project delivery and communication skills, including writing and presenting information for diverse audiences.
  • Be able to deliver in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines, with the support of a friendly team.
  • Good digital skills including social media.

The role is initially offered as an 18-month fixed term contract (maternity cover).

The role will benefit from hybrid working with an option to be predominantly home / remote based.

For an informal chat, please contact Amanda Spratt, Programme Manager on 01922 658042 or contact externalfunding@walsall.gov.uk

View Job Description and Employee Specification

Closing date for applications: 25th July 2024.

Important note: When completing your online application form, you will be asked to enter supporting information. You must enter a detailed supporting information statement describing how your skills, abilities and experience meet the specific criteria included in the employee specification. If you do not include a supporting information statement, you will not be shortlisted. Please also ensure that you complete the work history and qualifications sections of your application form. Please do not add a CV as we do not accept them. Please see our Information for Applicants leaflet for further information.

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers. The post holder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.

For further reasons to join us, please visit: https://go.walsall.gov.uk/employee-benefits.

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Telephone
01922 650000
Location
Civic Centre
Darwall Street
Walsall
West Midlands
WS1 1TP
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