New Chief Executive

We are recruiting a new Chief Executive to lead the National Lottery Community Fund.

We are looking for an outstanding person with established leadership skills and a passion for people and communities, to lead the executive of the Fund during a period of transformation and improvement, whilst delivering support for communities throughout the UK during an exceptionally challenging time.

You will be an inspirational leader and a skilful navigator of networks – able to make the most of wide-ranging relationships and stakeholders, putting communities first in everything that you do.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to The National Lottery Community Fund on this appointment.

Candidates should visit, and search for the role using code HAPALA. You will find our Chief Executive briefing pack and details about how to apply for the role.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 13 August 2021.

England Director (Programmes, Operations & Regions) and England Director (Strategy, Partnerships & Engagement)

We are looking for two new exciting roles to lead our funding in England.

We are looking for inspiring leaders who share our values and passion for funding great ideas that matter to communities and make a difference to people’s lives. They will embody and promote the culture of our organisation; placing people at the centre of our work, and inspiring and motivating our diverse teams to deliver our strategic aims.

As the England Director (Programmes, Operations & Regions) and England Director (Strategy, Partnerships & Engagement), you will have shared accountability for the England Directorate’s day to day operational delivery and longer-term strategic direction; positively leading the team into its next chapter of growth and development.

To apply, please send your CV and a supporting statement to Eloise Dalgliesh – Recruitment Specialist Eloise will be in touch with the briefing pack.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 1 August.

Why work for The National Lottery Community Fund?

Opportunities across the UK

What benefits are available?

We recognise that keeping our people happy and healthy enables us to be a more effective organisation and makes The National Lottery Community Fund a better place to work. Benefits include:

  • Generous Civil Service Pension scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Enhanced paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Paid volunteering leave
  • Season ticket loan

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Equality diversity and inclusion

We are here for communities - all communities - across the UK. We know that when people are in the lead, communities thrive. This is why, as the UK’s largest community funder, we strive to ensure that National Lottery funding is for everyone, no matter what their starting point.

Equality, diversity and inclusion in our grant-making, and amongst our people, are all vital to our success in supporting people and communities to thrive.

We believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. We are committed to being an inclusive and great place to work, and recognise our people come from diverse backgrounds. To support this we have fair and positive policies along with flexible working practices.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We welcome applications from disabled people and will proactively make reasonable adjustments if needed through the recruitment process and during employment. This can be related to a physical and mental health conditions. We guarantee to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet all of the essential criteria for a role.

If you need adjustments to our recruitment process, please complete the disability questions on the application form. For example you may need more time for a test, or have particular transport or accessibility needs. If you have a disability that prevents you from completing an online form, please contact the People Team, on 0121 345 8884 or email, who will be happy to help.

We are also proud to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion, supporting our commitment to being a great place to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff.