Head of UK Knowledge and Learning

National Lottery Community Fund

Location Flexible - from any of our UK offices or home-based (UK only). When safe, UK travel will be required

Position Full time 37 hours n/a

Salary £46,035 to £58,521 per annum dependent on location and experience + generous benefits

Application deadline 30 November 2020
The application deadline for this role has passed

The UK Knowledge and Learning team is responsible for researching, sense-making and sharing insights and learning from our funding across the UK.

We make this evidence more accessible, engaging and practical with the aim of informing policy and practice, creating stronger and more connected communities and championing the voluntary and community sector’s contribution to society.

In 2020 we won the Government Information Group (GIG) Annual Award and were highly commended at The Henley Forum Awards for Advancing Knowledge and Organisational Learning Practice. You can find out more about the work we have delivered so far in this blog.

We want to build on our regular insight reports and web pages that show how charities and community groups make a difference, and what we are learning from their work. In this exciting new role you’ll lead on ‘mobilising’ our insights by establishing an ambitious programme of activities to deepen our knowledge. This means that you will lead on developing and delivering impactful new events, networks and communities of practice.

We’re ambitious about building on our sharing and showcasing work and developing new ways to facilitate deeper discussion and debate. We believe that more collective sense-making of knowledge and learning will help translate insights into action. We know that our grantholders want to be better connected, find peer support and share their own learning and challenges; and that there’s a wider audience of policy and decision-makers, funders and frontline staff and volunteers who are thirsty for practical and tangible insight to support their work.

You’ll manage a small team that is also responsible for knowledge, information and document management and our knowledge bank.

The role would suit you if you are an experienced, hands-on and results focused leader with a strong track record as a network or community manager, knowledge manager or facilitator.

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