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Programme Funding Manager

Leonard Cheshire
Closing date
11 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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About the Role

It is a very exciting time for Leonard Cheshire's International Team with our ambitious but well-planned growth strategy beginning to gain momentum. We are looking for people to join us on this journey of growth.

If you like variety in your daily work this is the role for you! You will be involved in the creative process of designing projects and writing proposals while exercising your negotiation skills with our partners.

The Programme Funding Manager (Programme Design and Funding Specialist) will be supporting the development of our programmes by designing projects and preparing bid packages for institutional donors such as FCDO, USAID, EC.

The role is expected to lead the development of proposals from needs assessment to submission to donors and to provide support to bids led by other fundraising colleagues. This is a hands-on high-energy role, and one that can add significant value to Leonard Cheshire's amazing work!

We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire who are excited by this opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people with a disability.

About Leonard Cheshire

We are Leonard Cheshire - supporting individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. We are at the heart of local life - opening doors to opportunity, choice, and support in communities around the globe.

Through pioneering research and innovation, we are building a fairer, more inclusive society, one that recognises the positive contributions we all make, and where we are all proud to play our part. Our international development programmes support children in school and disabled adults into employment across Africa and Asia.

About You

You must be passionate about making a difference in people's lives! You will have demonstrable experience of being successful in programme funding roles and have risen through the ranks working in programmes, fundraising, or MEAL roles.

You will bring significant experience of leading design processes to develop new projects or programmes. You will have a strong track record of preparing and submitting successful proposals to institutional donors including development of tools such as theory of change, log-frames, budgets, concept notes and full proposals. You will ideally have experience of working in an international NGO and of developing and sustaining external partnerships and networks.

You will have an eye for detail, enjoy analysis and problem solving, and have excellent interpersonal skills. You will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as be confident at public speaking and workshop facilitation. You will also be a strategic thinker able to think out of the box.

You will have a "going the extra mile" attitude and will be ready to challenge and be challenged. Good sense of humour always a bonus.

You will have a good understanding of impact measurement and have a strong commitment to working within a safeguarding framework. You must have a passion for diversity and inclusion with an understanding of equal rights and equal opportunities.

What we Offer

Fair and competitive pay rates within the sector
A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover
Substantial annual leave, with the option to buy or sell leave
Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates
A Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme

Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk. A satisfactory disclosure check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post. References will be obtained for all roles.

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once suitable candidates have been appointed.

Closing date: 19 December 2021

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