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External Funding Co-Ordinator

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Based in the St Helena Government UK Office, London Self Employed – 2 years FTC available immediately Enjoying unique lifestyle opportunities, St Helena Island is a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Although better placed to develop economically and socially as a result of opening our international airport in 2017, we are not at the stage of self-sufficiency and therefore remain dependent on UK government aid. St Helena is in receipt of financial aid which supports a significant amount of the operational costs of running key public services. In addition, St Helena also receives donor funding for key sectors such as infrastructure development and conservation from donors including HMG, the EU and the UN. Reliance on a small number of donors puts finding continued investment and support into the Island at risk. With uncertainty around future sources and the loss of EU funding it is important to develop alternative sources of income; this includes the continued support to the British Napoleonic Bicentenary Trust (BNBT), a UK charity, and to fundraise for heritage projects on St Helena. Your role will be vital in exploring new funding opportunities, including through the BNBT, to broaden the number of donors. You will identify and secure additional sources of funding for St Helena, preparing key documentation and ensuring donor-specific monitoring arrangements are in place. Setting up and managing systems to gather intelligence on funding opportunities from new and existing funding streams, you must track, assimilate and disseminate this intelligence. Experienced in a similar role and educated to degree level or equivalent, you have already secured external funding for an organisation. Your background is in Public Sector or Non-Governmental organisations and you understand the requirements of the Charities Commission. Politically astute, you have worked in culturally diverse organisations and in the development sector at national or international level. You have experience of the international institutional funding landscape and country-level funding and understand the needs of major funding bodies, multilateral development agencies, philanthropic funding sources etc. The fee based on a self-employed basis will be £20k based on 6 days per month. How to Apply: An application form is available via the button below where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or via email. Applications must be sent and received by 26 July 2021. Interviews will take place virtually on 4 August 2021. To be considered for this role, you must complete our application form. Failure to do so will mean that your application will not be considered. Please do not submit your CV. The Public Service positively accepts applications from all members of the community regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and will consider all applications on the basis of merit, in accordance with the person specification. Due to the potential for high numbers of applications, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been short listed. We would like to thank you for your interest in working for St Helena Government.

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