This role will focus on the delivery of an innovative, transparent and trust-based approach to funding for Comic Relief. Ensuring that participation, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are central in how we fund, the postholder will work with colleagues to take steps to reduce barriers to access, involvement and fairness in decision making around our funding. Ultimately, they will lead the development and continuous improvement of our funding journey (from application through to closure). The role will help bring greater consistency and alignment between our internal processes and our broader social change goals.
Lead the development and continuous improvement of our funding journey by providing technical advice and guidance (training, policies, manuals) to support an inclusive, accessible and effective journey, both for our partners and internally
Review and update internal funding policies and processes to ensure that they foster greater trust and acknowledge unequal power relations, improving standards of policy, practice, and reporting to improve diversity, equity and inclusion of under-represented communities where necessary
Work cross-organisationally with the Investment, Finance, Systems and Assurance teams to continuously improve the quality, efficiency, equity and integrity of our funding process, policies and approaches
Work collaboratively with the Transparency and Reporting, Systems, Evidence and Learning, Fundraising and Creative teams to make sure data systems and processes are effective for understanding progress towards social change, reporting, fundraising and communication purposes.
Essential Skills and Competencies:
Effective relationship builder, with strong emotional intelligence and experience of working in collaborative, cross sector environments to facilitate conversations and alongside individuals and organisations with diverse perspectives
Inclusivity at Comic Relief
We recognise diversity and inclusion are a source of strength in achieving our mission. We therefore welcome everyone, trusting what makes us different brings creativity, styles and experiences to help us collectively do our best work. That’s regardless of your gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and cultural identity. We especially welcome those from under-represented groups in modern grant-making and fundraising. We are on a journey, but if you join our team you will be part of a community that is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where we want you to:
Be valued for being yourself
Do your best work, and be supported to break down barriers so you can succeed
Be heard, respected, and treated as an equal, whatever your level, experience or background
Be part of a team that is committed to making this happen – with our colleagues, partners, and contributors.
Comic Relief is committed to preventing and protecting all people from harm in their interactions with us. We expect all those that act in our name to uphold our approach to doing no harm