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Portfolio Officer – Wales

Ref 18/065
Advice, Arts, Culture, Heritage, Charity & Volunteering Support, Charity Suppliers, Fundraising, Policy
Job Role
Portfolio Officer
£24,000 to £29,000 Per Annum
Full Time
Flexible Across UK
Contract Type:
Closing Date:

Portfolio Officer – Wales Ref 18/065

  • Hours per week: 37 hours per week
  • Location: Location flexible across the UK
  • Salary: £24,000-£29,000 pa + generous benefits
  • Contract: Permanent

The Role

The UK Portfolio tests and grows bold ideas that put people in the lead to address long- term social issues and to improve the quality of life across the UK and internationally. This is achieved in three ways:

  • Bringing people together, supporting communities to be part of and celebrate events of UK-wide significance
  • Growing great ideas, supporting the growth or adaptation of great ideas across the UK
  • Exploring new approaches, developing and testing ways of building a stronger civil society.

We are recruiting a Portfolio Officer to the UK Portfolio team:

Portfolio Officer (based in Wales, location flexible)

You will use your advanced critical thinking skills and expertise (within community, youth, education, international development, health, ageing and/or environment) to ensure effective delivery of the portfolio.

You will also be a talent spotter, capable of grasping what’s happening within civil society with the ability to work at pace in order to seize the moment and ensure the Portfolio is responsive to applicants’ needs.

You will lead on assessment of proposals, providing learning and support to grant holders, and manage complex, collaborative grants and often with a high profile.

You will play a key role in internal peer review meetings, driving discussion, debate and challenge.

You will need to travel extensively for this role, supporting staff across the UK and you will spend a lot of time observing the work of our applicants, providing a critical lens to all work that is being proposed.

The Person

  • In your personal statement you will need to demonstrate your experience and qualifications in the following areas:
  • Practical experience of delivering projects in community, youth, education, ageing, health, the arts and/or environment fields
  • Advanced critical analysis skills with strong written and verbal skills with the ability to liaise with a variety of people from different backgrounds
  • Passionate about achieving social change born from previous experience of how to support communities to lead change
  • Energy and initiative, flexibility in your approach with a ‘can do’ attitude with a willingness to deliver work at pace
  • Creative and an ideas generator, able to spot and use local or national trends to suggest potential themes for the portfolio
  • Practitioner and/or lived experience/expertise

In addition please provide information that specifically addresses the criteria for this role:

  • Connected to and networked across the VCSE (Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise sector) in Wales essential
  • Welsh language preferable

How to apply

To apply online and further details about our application process, the Fund’s work, and our range of excellent benefits, please visit

Closing date: This Vacancy closes on 31 July 2018 at 11.59pm

Interview date: Workshop and interview to take place on 10 August 2018 in Cardiff.

The Fund is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We are committed to increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities and will respond positively to meet individual needs throughout the recruitment process. Once in post, the Fund will ensure that any appropriate reasonable adjustments to our workplace are made, in order to support colleagues with any form of disability.