Funding and Relationship Manager (Home based)

27000.00 - 33000.00 GBP Annual + GBP27000 - GBP33000/annum
25 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Funding and Relationship Manager - Kent and East and West Sussex

Location: Home based with travel
Salary: GBP27,000 - GBP33,000 pa + generous benefits (salary will be dependent upon skills and experience)

About the role

In this key role, you'll have a unique part to play in developing and maintaining relationships with a range of stakeholders. You will work locally with our customers throughout the entire cycle from initial conversations to supporting our customers to understand their impact and grant management. You will also oversee some of the most complex partnerships we've funded. These partnerships are locally significant. We're looking for people who can manage relationships with confidence and credibility; people who know how to proactively support and challenge others to help them achieve great results; and to critically analyse qualitative and quantitative data to draw out learning and good practice to support system change locally and nationally.


Whilst you will be home based you will be expected to be mobile and visibly connected to local communities and stake-holders for the majority of the working week.

About you

You will be passionate about improving the lives of people most in need, skilled at building networks and bringing people together to make change happen, and excited by the challenge of finding out what works in enabling people to lead change, and sharing that learning with others. You'll bring with you the ability to understand complex local systems and challenge established thinking. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Person specification

*Develop an in-depth understanding and ownership of a portfolio of funded projects
*Establish, develop and maintain successful one to one relationships with grant holders, key partners, local and national stakeholders and decision makers.
*Assess early ideas with the view to taking them forward to formal assessment
*Identify opportunities for and contribute to learning across our funding

To be considered for this exciting role, you will need to demonstrate the following specialist knowledge, experience, skills and expertise:

*Strong relationship management skills, including conflict management, influencing and negotiating skills
*Excellent analysis and critical thinking skills, and the ability to develop understanding and awareness of external policy and operating environments
*Ability to gather, interpret and apply a wide range of intelligence and evidence to support decision-making
*Diverse communication skills, with an ability to express ideas and views clearly and confidently, tailoring your content and style to the audience
*Advanced reasoning, problem solving and analytical skills including the ability to respond effectively to changing operating and policy contexts
*Networking skills and the ability to encourage collaboration between others
*Ability to review budgets and management accounts in order to draw conclusions on financial health and financial management

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