BBC Children in Need provides grants to make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children across the UK. Our vision is a society where all children and young people who face disadvantage in their lives have a safe, happy and secure childhood and are supported to realise their potential.
We wish to recruit a number of freelance Assessors with varied experience and knowledge of the voluntary sector, to assess grant applications across the North and Central region (assessors will be recruited for either the north or the central region).
The North Region consists of the following counties and unitary authorities Humberside, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Durham, Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, Tees Valley, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria and the Isle of Man.
The Central Region consists of the following counties Bedfordshire, Birmingham & Solihull, The Black Country, Cambridgeshire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Worcestershire.
You will work from home on a freelance basis and will be assessing main grant applications for which a flat fee of 90 or 110 per assessment will be paid, dependent upon complexity. You’ll need to be available for this work on a flexible and occasionally out of hours basis across the year. The workload would typically be up to 10 assessments three times a year with set deadlines.
The role will involve liaising with applicants by telephone and occasionally by visit. You’ll be responsible for collating and analysing the information you’ve gathered, and then writing up thorough, objective assessment reports.
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