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Community Funds Manager

Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeenshire, Angus Council, Angus Council, Argyll and Bute Council, Argyll and Bute Council, Argyll and Bute Council, Argyll and Bute Council, Dundee City Council, Highland Council, Highland Council, Highland Council, Highland Council, Highland Council, Highland Council, Moray, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Orkney, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Shetland Islands, Shetland Islands, South Lanarkshire
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SSE plc
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SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: North of Scotland - Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness, Highlands, Islands, Argyll

Salary: circa £45,000 + car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in communities? Do you thrive on connecting with people and driving change? Join SSE as a Community Funds Manager and embark on a rewarding journey where you'll play a pivotal role in empowering local initiatives and projects. As part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to engage with diverse communities, allocate resources effectively, and witness first hand the transformative power of our leading community investment programme. If you're ready to channel your enthusiasm into creating lasting social change, we'd love to hear from you.

As part of our Community Investment Team, you'll oversee a range of responsibilities, including:

- Developing, managing, and administering a portfolio of community funds across the north of Scotland. Working with communities and community organisations to support them in ensuring that the funding delivers legacy for the area. Building and maintaining strong relationships with communities, built on trust.

- Taking a flexible approach to funding and support communities to think strategically about how the funding can be used.

- Assessing applications to the fund on a fair and equal basis and present these assessments to local decision-making panels.

- Acting as an ambassador for SSE, you will seek to build strong relationships with local and regional stakeholders from community representatives to politicians, ensuring that a positive impact to both the community and company is maximised.

- Working closely with and advising business units on community development and community funding matters such as policy and best practice.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we'd love you to have:

- Strong planning skills. You'll be expected to manage several community funds simultaneously, carefully balancing workload with deadlines in the most efficient and effective manner.

- A background in community development or the Third Sector and an understanding of the challenges facing communities.

- Excellent communication skills and confidence in presenting to both small and large groups of people along with experience of dealing with a range of external stakeholders.

- An excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office to enable you to produce first-class reports and case studies.

- A degree of flexibility is also required as your role will include working out-with core hours, particularly evenings, and significant travel mainly in Scotland but potentially across the UK and Ireland.

About our Business

SSE's business strategy places addressing the challenge of climate change at the very core of what we do - that's why we have deliberately decided to link long-term business goals to the UN's global goals for sustainable development. Our Sustainability Teams work across the group and externally with investors, competitors, governments, partners, suppliers and communities providing advice, support and challenge in order to help SSE's businesses success and contribute to this strategy.

What's in it for you?

We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Louise on / 01738 351671.

Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.