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Programme Design and Funding Specialist
Leonard Cheshire

Job Description

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. In this role you will develop projects and submit them to potential donors including DFID, USAID and the EU for funding to support the achievement of our strategy and continued growth.

About You

You will be educated to degree level or able to demonstrate a similar level of insight and experience. You will have a demonstrable experience of developing and implementing institutional funding strategies.

You will bring significant experience of leading design processes to develop new programmes. You will have a strong track record of preparing and submitting successful proposals to institutional donors. You will ideally have experience of working in an international NGO and of developing and sustaining external partnerships and networks.

You will have a strong commitment to working within a safeguarding framework together with an understanding of equal rights and equal opportunities. You will possess excellent interpersonal and leadership skills along with analytical and problem-solving skills. You will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as be confident at public speaking and workshop facilitation. You will have strong programme management skills and a good understanding of impact measurement.

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.

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 and we strongly encourage applications from persons with lived experience of disability.
A satisfactory disclosure check may be required for this post.

Closing date: Sunday 14 April 2019

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