60 seconds with a Knowledge and Learning Officer…

We’ve got an opportunity for someone to join our team as a Knowledge and Learning Officer for people who are passionate about supporting communities in Wales. If you’re not sure what exactly a Knowledge and Learning Officer does, then we asked Dave from our Knowledge and Learning team to give you a flavour of what’s involved.

What’s the best thing about working for the National Lottery Community Fund?

I’ve been at the Fund for nearly 10 years now so I guess that says something. There are not many organisations whose mission is ‘helping communities most in need’ so because of that it’s a really motivating place to work, especially when you see the difference our funding makes, and being able to demonstrate that to stakeholders. On top of that, the people are great too!

What do you do on average day as a Knowledge and Learning Officer?

The role is really varied so no one day is really the same. However, the role regularly involves organising workshops to bring people together and share learning, analysing our funding data and producing reports or briefings based on learning. If you are interested in looking at ways that and services can be improved, this is a really interesting job!

What’s been your highlight of the role?

Developing a process that allows our funding patterns to be better observed and analysed leading to a better understanding of our reach in Wales has been fascinating. This has allowed us to identify ‘cold spots’ in our funding and what type of projects are really important to communities in Wales.

What would you say to someone thinking about applying but aren’t 100% sure?

Give it a go. The role is really flexible and allows you to identify where you can make the biggest impact in terms of promoting knowledge and learning. It’s also really linked to the impact of our funding so you get to see some amazing things and share some great stories.

Interested in working at the National Lottery Community Fund? To better represent the communities we work with, we are keen to recruit people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

To find out more information or to apply, please click here.

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