Why work for the Big Lottery Fund?
"We get to say that at the Fund that we're not just interested in the money that we give you, we're interested in you as an organisation and what you're doing, how we can best support you and the beneficiaries you're trying to work with in a strategic and impactful way. I think that's the best part of this job, to be able to have those chats and think outside the box." Lilian Nsemwa, Funding Manager
"It's a great place to work. It's exciting. There's a fantastic atmosphere. But it's also the fact that the work you're able to do out in your patch is inspiring and it's an opportunity to really make a difference." David Jessup, Funding Manager
What benefits are available?
We recognise that keeping our people happy and healthy enables us to be a more effective organisation and makes the Big Lottery 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
The Big Lottery Fund is committed to advancing equalities, not only as a funder but also as an employer. This means we think about the needs and experiences of people from different backgrounds (for example, by gender, race, disability, religious belief and sexual orientation) and we work to ensure that there is equality of opportunity for all. It's important to us that our staff reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.
The Big Lottery Fund is proud to be a 'two tick' symbol user and is committed to interviewing applicants with a disability if they meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy. We will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants at all stages of the selection process. To assist us, applicants should declare if they have a disability on the application form, and let us know of any requirements.
If you have a disability that prevents you from completing an online form, please contact the HR Helpdesk, on 0121 345 8884 or email HRhelpdesk@biglotteryfund.org.uk, who will be happy to help. The Big Lottery Fund has a disability forum open to disabled staff, and staff who have an interest in disability related issues for support, information sharing and advice.
The Big Lottery Fund is proud to be a Stonewall Equality Champion, supporting our commitment to being a great place to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff. Working closely with Stonewall, we have established an LGBT staff network as a forum for championing support, knowledge sharing, influencing company policy and practice, and addressing LGBT issues at work.
We know that our staff come from a diverse range of religious backgrounds and we are committed to supporting staff by working to accommodate an individual's needs. This includes religious attire, the need for flexible working to accommodate worship, and time off to attend religious festivals.
Disability Confident Scheme
The Big Lottery Fund are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We are committed to:
- Actively looking to attract and recruit disabled people
- Providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process
- Offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
- Being flexible when assessing people so disabled job applicants have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job
- Proactively offer and make reasonable adjustments as required
The commitment to interview applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria is on the understanding that the Big Lottery Fund will make any reasonable adjustment to help attendance at interview or testing stage (if appropriate) of the selection process. To assist us, job applicants with a disability should complete the questions on disability in the application form.