Programme Funding Officer


  • Permanent, London
  • Competitive salary, pension contribution and other benefits
  • Scope for flexible working, including working from home
  • Opportunity to work for a leading organisation working with and for older people globally



If you're looking to progress your career in a great working environment, please read on.

Our employees have a wide range of benefits including 33 days holiday (including bank holidays), life insurance, enhanced maternity and adoption pay, and generous employer pension contribution. We also actively support our staff with a variety of flexible working arrangements to help balance work and home life.

The organisation
HelpAge International's vision is a world where older people fulfil their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives. We are the secretariat of the HelpAge global network, bringing together more than 114 affiliates and 200 partners working with older people in over 50 countries.

Key responsibilities

We are currently seeking a Programme Funding Officer to work in HelpAge International’s London-based funding team. You will support in all aspects of programme funding, including ensuring projects are well-designed, and funding proposals and reports submitted to donors are of the highest quality. You will also conduct donor research, provide technical guidance to staff and partners, and work with regional and country offices to develop and implement funding plans and strategies. 

Essential skills, knowledge and experience

The ideal candidate will have experience of engaging with, and mobilising funds from, key donors such as DFID, the European Commission and other European bi-laterals, UN agencies, and/or major trusts and foundations. You will also have excellent communication skills, with the ability to guide and support colleagues through the programme funding cycle. The right candidate will enjoy being part of a global team committed to continued growth in HelpAge’s income for the benefit of older people.


Closing date: 27 March 2017

Interviews will be held on the week of 3 April 2017.

Start date: ASAP

HelpAge International is an equal opportunities employer.

HelpAge International is committed to providing our staff with continuous professional development, flexible working and opportunities to thrive within an inclusive and diverse environment. As part of our commitment to promoting gender diversity, we are a member of the Business in the Community gender campaign.



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