Role: Philanthropy Officer (12 Month FTC)
Location: Milton Keynes (Hybrid/Flexible Working)
Are you an approachable, empathetic, and diplomatic person? Are you known by those around you for your warm, sensitive, and open nature?
This foundation is committed to transforming lives and strengthening communities locally. In this exciting new opportunity, you will be working to support community philanthropy, administer grant making programmes and identify opportunities to generate income. There are also great developmental prospects with the potential to lead into a management position.
If you are a team player who understands and can demonstrate the purpose of 'Funding Fairness' and other associated values, then this is the role for you!
Competency and Personal skills:
*Exceptional communication skills with ability to relate & establish a rapport and credibility with a range of people.
*Excellent written and presentation skills
*Self-motivated and flexible, able to manage a busy and varied workload
*Proven organisational skills, strong administrative skills, is efficient and able to prioritise and meet tight deadlines.
*Strong attention to detail. Strong lateral thinking and ability to independently solve problems.
*Good IT skills including Microsoft Office, database management (Salesforce preferable), email/web
*Basic knowledge and understanding of finance and ability to assess project budgets and viability
*Excellent research and assessment skills, with ability to undertake quality evaluation and monitoring
*Knowledge of Milton Keynes' voluntary, community, and cultural sector and how it enhances the quality of life for people
*Knowledge of Philanthropy activity in meeting donor and member needs
*Complete assessments and produce recommendation reports on small grant applications.
*Process and complete due diligence checks of all grant applications. (e.g. reviewing supporting documents, checking applications are complete)
*Provide database, reporting and campaigning management support.
*Support Philanthropy Managers to produce written reports and occasionally meeting minutes for a variety of stakeholders including but not limited to: reports for grants panels, funds and monitoring.
*Support the Philanthropy Team in conducting research into local and national statistics, local networks and individuals including prospective donors.
*In line with the Philanthropy Delivery plan research and write bids to national trusts and foundations for small scale funding (up to £25,000).
*Take responsibility of delivering an impactful bursary programme across a range of subjects.
*Develop and maintain effective communications with other members of staff and grant panel members to maximise the potential of the Foundation's objectives.
*To work collaboratively with colleagues including attending Community Foundation events to ensure effective team working.
*Advise voluntary and community groups in making an application to the Community Foundation small and community grant programmes.
*To undertake any other duties, as required by the Directors of Philanthropy.
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