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- Programme Funding Officer, UK PDF Print E-mail

Programme Funding Officer

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Salary:£26,537 to £28,100 per annum


Job Reference : 0000016863

We are recruiting for two Programme Funding Officers within Fundraising and Marketing team.

Job Description

Do you have experience in raising income from statutory funding sources and major grant making bodies? Are you an excellent communicator who has a proven track record of achieving income targets?

We are currently recruiting for TWO Programme Funding Officers within the High Value Partnerships Team within the Fundraising and Marketing Department.

Role details;

Location: Both positions are Home Based with one position covering the geographical region of Newcastle, Hull and Leeds and other position covering Manchester, Liverpool and Shrewsbury. The post holder should be able to travel to Burghfield Common, Reading for meetings once or twice a month.

Contract: 12 month fixed-term contract with an ambition of becoming permanent dependent on the role’s success

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week.

Interviews: Week commencing 2nd October 2017.

Key requirements: Right to work in the UK

To be successful in this role you will have the ability to develop and maintain a robust pipeline of relevant local/regional statutory/grant funding opportunities. As an excellent communicator you will work in collaboration with other departments to deliver against key financial targets. You will have proven ability of writing successful funding applications and sound understanding of reporting requirements along with administrative ability.

We welcome applications from people considering part time or job share.

In support of the organisation’s diversification strategy for funding, this role has been created to assist Guide Dogs in maximising on currently untapped funding opportunities from major grant funders and statutory funding streams.

As a Programme Funding Officer you will be tasked with seeking out opportunities for commissioned services from such bodies as central government departments, local authorities and regional clinical commissioning groups (CCG’s). In addition, you will look to secure multi-year funding for our existing and new services from national programme funding sources such as Big Lottery.

The successful candidate will be joining a team of three other newly appointed Programme Funding Officers based across England.

In return you will join the UKs most trusted charity (Charity Brand Index 2016) and help work towards a world where people who are blind or partially sighted can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.

Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives.

We believe that wellbeing at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs.

As a member of staff we offer you a wide range of benefits to suit your individual needs. These include; 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years' service), flexible benefits package and a defined contribution group personal pension plan.

For more information on this role and our benefits package, please see the documents attached below.


Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.


Safeguarding Statement

Guide Dogs is committed to ensuring that children, young people and vulnerable adults who come into contact with Guide Dogs staff and volunteers are treated with respect, and are free from all forms of abuse or mistreatment. We are also committed to ensuring that all staff and volunteers are aware of their responsibilities, and have the knowledge and skills necessary to promote and maintain the welfare and safety of those with whom they come into contact.


Job posted on 8 September 2017.

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