People and Culture Director

The National Lottery Community Fund
UK-based, flexible.
£85,000 - £110,000 per annum

The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest single source of funding for community activities in the UK. We’re One Fund based in communities in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and our work reflects the diversity of the UK. We support activities that create resilient communities that are more inclusive and environmentally sustainable – activities that will strengthen society and improve lives. We fund communities across the UK and will award over £4 billion by 2030. We receive and award 40% of The National Lottery’s good causes income and determine our yearly investment budgets based on the amount raised by National Lottery players across the UK. We’re here to support and enable communities to connect, build relationships and take action on the things that matter most to them.


We are now seeking a People and Culture Director, a brand-new role leading a new Directorate, at a time of significant renewal following the launch of our new strategy, It starts with community, setting a new direction to 2030. For an ambitious and far-sighted director, now is a superb time to join us as we embark on a new chapter in an exciting, demanding and varied role, driving transformation and improvement at all levels.

Any organisation is only as good as its people, and right at the heart of our new strategy, are our people. The post holder will lead our ‘One Fund’ approach to invest in people and culture. Our forthcoming 2024-27 Corporate Plan will set goals to enable an ambitious and inclusive workforce, ensure we reflect the diversity and experience of communities across the UK, and deliver people strategy, policy and practice to support agile ways of working with purpose. 

This is a significant and influential leadership position. Our new People and Culture Director will be an outstanding leader with change management experience and sound judgement who shares our values and who can engage, inspire and influence at all levels to drive transformation seamlessly. You will push forward a high-performance culture, and your ability to coach, inspire and empower people will be second to none. You will be creative and innovative in your approach and encourage others to work in this way. 

With highly developed analytical skills and an astute perspective politically, you will provide a clear and compelling vision for the importance of our culture and be systematic and engaging in your approach and delivery, building credibility quickly with a range of stakeholders. You will possess strong communication skills, a positive attitude and a commitment to continuous improvement, and you will be at the helm of ensuring the integration and deepening of a truly motivated and values-led culture at the National Lottery Community Fund.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.

How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • Your CV (no more than three sides).
  • A supporting statement (no more than two sides) that sets out why you think this role is the right move for you and how you meet the knowledge and experience criteria.

Closing date
Friday 10th May 2024

Preliminary interviews
w/c Monday 20th May and Monday 27th May 2024

Final Panel interviews
Tuesday 11th June 2024