Core Funding Officer (SO).

  • Belfast
  • £16.80 hourly

Core Funding Officer (SO)

  • Belfast
  • £16.80 hourly
  • Posted May 9, 2022

Our client a leading Public Sector Organisation based in Belfast City Centre has an urgent requirement for a Core Funding Officer to join the team.

This role is available immediately and on a temporary ongoing basis until March 2023.

Hours of work are Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (35 hrs per week)

Rate of pay is £16.80 per hour.

Job Duties / Background

Reporting to the Director of Funding and Development the Development Officer, Core Funding post is responsible for the effective management and running of the Core Funding Programme.

This work will include managing the day to day duties of the scheme as well as maintaining effective and productive relationships with up to 28 core funded organisations.

The post holder will work closely with the Funding Development Evaluation Officer to ensure that organisations are supported to produce 6 and 12 month evaluation reports.The post holder will also work closely with members of the Finance Team to ensure that all payments are issued in a timely and accurate manner.

The Core Funding Officer is expected to provide developmental support to Core Funded organisations in the effective delivery of their agreed work plans and manage the assessment process for new bids to the scheme.

Essential Requirements

  • (a) A university degree or professional qualification of equivalent standing AND a minimum of 2 years’ experience of grant scheme management within a good relations setting.  OR  (b) A minimum of 3 years’ experience of grant scheme management within a good relations setting.
  • At least 2 years’ experience of managing a portfolio of funded groups (or similar).
  • At least 2 years’ experience of assessing grant applications within the Community Relations sector.
  • Experience of developing and maintaining effective work relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven capacity and understanding of community relations issues in Northern Ireland.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to network and communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders, to write and present reports and to facilitate meetings.
  • At least two years’ experience in maintaining financial systems in relation to grant awards.
  • At least one year’s experience of Microsoft Office, including Outlook,Word,PowerPoint, and Excel in a workplace setting.
  • A current and valid driving licence and access to personal transport for business use/or* have access to a form of transport which will permit the applicant to meet the requirements of the post in full (*This relates to any person who has declared to having a disability which debars them from driving).

Applications for the above position can be made with a CV and cover note by email to: 

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