Programmes Advisor

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Are you interested in working alongside Norfolk charities and helping to connect them to the funding and support they need to thrive?

Programmes Advisor
£22,000-£24,000 dependent on experience
Full-time

Do you have an interest in or understanding of the needs and demands within our county? Are you passionate about local communities and the work of charities and community groups? Would you like to be part of a team that is making a tangible difference to lives across Norfolk?

Norfolk Community Foundation is looking to appoint a Programmes Advisor to help connect the local voluntary, community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector to opportunities for funding and support. This is a perfect opportunity for someone already working in the VCSE sector or for someone wanting to move into a role where you can see the difference you’re making from the start.

Catrin – Programmes Advisor
About the role

The Programmes Advisor works as part of a section of the Foundation’s team which ensures the effective and efficient delivery of Community Foundation grant-making from established funding programmes. This includes non-funding programmes (Funding Plus) such as training, pro bono business support (Norfolk ProHelp) and other practical assistance.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Be the primary contact, advice and support to applicant organisations
  • Promoting opportunities for funding and support
  • Carrying out due diligence checks on applications received, evaluating suitability for available programmes and presenting recommendations to fund holders
  • Ensuring effective reporting on the progress and outcomes of funded projects, managing any issues that may arise, and presenting grant-making impact to fund holders
  • Providing outreach support to grant applicants, including organising and participating in one-to-one meetings, site visits, seminars and workshops
About you

We are looking for someone who is passionate about what we do and has an interest in or understanding of the needs and demands within our communities.

You will be able to assess and interpret complex data and communicate clearly through excellent written and verbal skills whilst also being able to establish good relationships, rapport and credibility with a wide range of people.

Good IT, writing and teamwork skills are a key part of this role, as is the ability to follow policy and procedure. It is a busy role that will have many competing deadlines so the ability to structure and manage your own workload is also key.

How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to Karen Hutchinson at karenhutchinson@norfolkfoundation.com
Closing date: Friday 17th December 2021