BBC Children in Need Officer

Salary – £17,627
Full time 35 hours per week
Fixed term contract to end July 19

Are you looking for a role where your talents benefit the work of a charity?

We are looking for an outstanding individual with proven experience in criteria based decision making and grant application processing to support the work of Family Fund Business Services (FFBS) in delivering efficient and consistent application processing on behalf of the BBC Children in Need (CiN) Emergency Essentials programme (EEP).

As a BBC Children in Need Officer, you will be responsible for all aspects of application processing from initial administration through to delivery of grant decisions including assessing the eligibility of applications on behalf of children and young people. You will implement the scheme criteria consistently across the programme adhering to the scheme guidelines in all cases. You will support referral partners to complete applications and benchmark applications from all registered referrers to ensure that they meet the required standards.

As well as processing all applications received within the prescribed service levels and to delivery targets, your other key responsibilities will include:

• Develop and maintain good working relationships with the CiN EEP referrer network and provide support to complete applications where appropriate.
• Maintain up to date knowledge of the CiN EEP guidelines and processes to determine that information provided is complete.
• Maintain knowledge of and adhere to data protection and safeguarding policies and procedures throughout the application process.
The successful candidates will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of social welfare issues and terminology with the ability to extract relevant data from information provided. You will also be a well-organised team player able to handle pressure, prioritise workload and meet deadlines and performance targets.

This post is based at Monks Cross, York.

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Closing date for applications is Friday 18 January.

Family Fund Group is positive about disabled people and so all disabled applicants who demonstrate that they meet the minimum requirements for the role will be asked to attend interview.