Impact Officer UK (BBC Children in Need)

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Job Introduction

BBC Children in Need are currently looking for an Impact Officer to support with grant making and management activity within the charity. This is a fixed-term contract covering all Nations and Regions so location is flexible.

The successful applicant will play a significant role to meet the aims of the charity. You will be managing a geographical area and grant portfolio, working with local and national stakeholders to facilitate the development and delivery of solutions for change for children and young people.

BBC Children in Need exists to make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. This role supports our mission to focus on funding and funding the inspiring ideas that change children’s lives.

Role Responsibility

Reporting into the Impact Manager, the Impact Officer will be the first point of contact for existing funded organisations and will manage a grant portfolio and geographical patch.

You will be integral to the grant making process and will provide support for these processes within the wider Impact Team. Alongside this you will play a key part in supporting the BBC Children in Need Appeal and this includes acting as a point of contact across the voluntary and community sector and for key stakeholders throughout the BBC, across the BBC Children in Need fundraising community and beyond.

This role supports the vision to enable even more effective and sustainable positive change for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have experience in grant making, working within the voluntary sector, or children and young people spheres. You will have an understanding of the current voluntary and statutory sectors within the wider context of the UK.

Your excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills will allow you to communicate appropriately with people of all types and at all levels. The ability to organise a large workload and to work quickly but calmly to tight deadlines is critical.

A high level of personal resilience is required to be successful in this hugely rewarding position where you give back to the community and change the lives of children and young people across the UK. We are looking for a genuine team player who can contribute effectively to the team as well as the ability to work independently.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Fixed-term (9 months)
Location: Flexible across the UK

Salary: £25,927 - £31,500 (Plus London Weighting of £4729 if applicable)

*Note: Salary ranges are based on the BBC Career Path Framework and successful candidates will be placed appropriately within the salary range based upon their individual skills, experience and other relativities.

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

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About the Company

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