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Senior Programme co-ordinator (funding)

Closing date: 12 July 2018

Accountable to: Head of programme delivery

Responsible for: The Senior programme co-ordinator does not have direct line management responsibility, but may do in the future.

Purpose of the role

The purpose of the programme co-ordinator role is to deliver, manage and monitor Local Trust’s funding programmes and provide support to those we fund. In addition, this post supports the work of the Head of programme delivery to co-ordinate and implement the practical aspects of delivery.

Job description (key duties)

  1. Play a key role in developing and managing Local Trust’s funding programmes and help co-ordinate and implement the practical aspects of delivery working with those we fund, other Local Trust staff and delivery partners
  2. Develop contacts and maintain communication with those we fund and other key stakeholders to provide appropriate high-quality support and guidance
  3. Carry out quality assurance and review assessments of funding proposals
  4. Monitor budgets and spend reporting of those we fund through grants and some social investments.
  5. Support the effective and efficient delivery of the programme in line with Local Trust policies, procedures and grant conditions
  6. Establish, review and maintain appropriate administration and reporting systems, processes and procedures to ensure the smooth running of Local Trust’s funding programmes, including use of bespoke grant management systems
  7. Review and analyse a range of programme information we receive identifying risks, support needs or opportunities, taking steps to deal with issues independently where able or recommend action to the Head of programme delivery
  8. Act as a team player, contribute to organisational wide work and initiatives
  9. Attend relevant training courses and conferences and maintain awareness of external affairs relevant to Big Local and Local Trust
  10. We expect you, as a member of the Local Trust staff team, to:
      • demonstrate Local Trust’s vision and values in your daily work
      • consistently contribute to organisation-wide learning drawing on experience gained in your role, and similarly seek to learn from the work of colleagues to inform your work
      • actively look outward and engage with the widest range of external stakeholders to influence, inform and excite others about the work of Local Trust and Big Local
      • take a proactive role in promoting equality and anti-discriminatory practice
      • help Local Trust deliver its environment and sustainable development policy and environmental management system
      • be aware that you have a duty of care for the health and safety of yourself and others.

While these are your main areas of responsibility, no role profile can cover every eventuality. As this is a post in a small staff team, you are expected to offer flexibility as we may reasonably require you to support other tasks from time to time.

Knowledge and experience

  1. Experience of delivering large, complex community funding programmes including managing including grants and contracts
  2. Experience of a community development approach to programmes or related practice
  3. Experience of working with partnerships and multi-agency or consortium working at a local, regional, sub-regional or national level
  4. Experience in financial planning, monitoring and review
  5. Experience in carrying out assessments on funding proposals, including due diligence on organisations
  6. Experience of people and stakeholder management, including staff, consultants and organisations operating on delivery contracts or grants
  7. Relevant degree/professional qualification or equivalent work experience

Skills and abilities

  1. Excellent communication skills (including writing skills) and the ability to produce reports and other dissemination materials for a wide range of stakeholders, to a high standard
  2. An understanding and knowledge of some or all of: place based funding and regeneration; community development; grant management and administration; housing, skills, environmental and/or cultural sector funding approaches
  3. Demonstrates a thorough awareness of the needs of local residents, grantees and stakeholders. Develops and maintains systems to meet those needs. Builds rapport and establishes effective relationships with all stakeholders.
  4. Ability to maintain and develop appropriate databases and programme systems to ensure effective monitoring and reporting
  5. Good understanding of community development policy development and implementation, or a willingness and ability to quickly develop an understanding
  6. Ability to anticipate and identify issues and potential risks and take a proactive approach to resolving them
  7. Ability to prepare, monitor and review budgets and work plans
  8. Comfortable with and capable of analysing and interpreting complex financial and other data. Produces numerically accurate work.
  9. Competence in the use of information technology, social media and software (including MSOffice and grant/funding management software, maintenance and development of databases) and an understanding of its potential uses in managing and communicating about Big Local

Personal attributes

  1. Energetic, enthusiastic with a can-do attitude to supporting the areas and people we fund and willing to go the extra mile
  2. A team player, open to learning and supporting others
  3. Cares about quality of work, takes pride
  4. Can work with autonomy and is used to using initiative
  5. Able to rely upon own judgement and knows when to seek further assistance
  6. Able to deal with multiple projects and determine priorities
  7. Commitment to equality and diversity
  8. Willing to work occasional evenings and weekends. Travel as required.

To apply, you should submit:

  • An up-to-date CV which shows your full career history and highlighting experience relevant to this role. We recommend that this is no longer than three pages.
  • A supporting statement explaining why you are interested in this role, detailing how you are a good candidate for this post and how you fulfil the person specification. We recommend that this is no longer than three pages.

Please send your application by email to:

Applications must be received by 9am Thursday 12 July 2018.

The interviews for this role are being held on Wednesday 25 July 2018.

Application pack


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