Could you help decide how National Lottery money supports communities in Wales?
The National Lottery Community Fund has two exciting opportunities for people that are passionate about making a positive difference for communities in Wales. We are looking for two people to join our Wales Committee.
About the role
The Wales Committee helps to shape the strategic direction of The National Lottery Community Fund in Wales. Our Committee members play an important role in ensuring that as the UK’s largest community funder, we drive forward our mission of supporting people and communities to thrive.
This is an uncertain time for people in Wales. The National Lottery Community Fund has played an important role in funding community responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we plan for the future, our committee will help agree a direction to ensure that National Lottery funding helps communities in Wales to recover and become more resilient.
As part of the Wales Committee you will also help make impartial, unbiased funding decisions as you will occasionally have input at our grant-making Committees.
The candidates will act as an ambassador for The National Lottery Community Fund in Wales and will on occasion meet with National Lottery funded projects and attend events on behalf of the Fund.
About the person
We want our Committee to have a broad base of knowledge, skills and experience that reflect the diversity of the communities that we fund and serve. The most important thing is that applicants are passionate about making Wales a better place for everyone.
Our funding is for everyone. We value lived experience and are committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion in our grant-making and governance. We particularly welcome applications from those with a disability; those from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds; LGBT+ communities; young people and Welsh speakers as they are currently under-represented in our Committee.
The successful candidates will have an understanding of, and an interest in the Welsh political, social and cultural landscape and the role of the voluntary and community sector, as well as an understanding of the principles under The National Lottery Community Fund’s strategic framework, People in the Lead.
Our Committee members require the ability to understand complex and interlinked issues and make decisions taking into account competing demands. They should have experience of representing an organisation and be willing to represent the Fund at public events. We are recruiting for two new members, one of whom must be able to speak fluently in Welsh.
You don’t need experience of being on a committee before. We can provide support and peer mentoring.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is midday, Monday 19 April 2021.
For more information, download our briefing pack
Download a copy of the application form
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 PeopleTeam@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk, 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.