External Grants Officer (12 month FTC) required by a world famous charity based in central London to coordinate and assess funding applications for projects run by other organisations, where those projects support individuals who would be classed as beneficiaries of the organisation. The postholder will be liaising with external charities and assessment will include considering each application on its merits, factoring in each applicant’s Governance framework, budget, projected beneficiary reach and anticipated outcomes. The successful candidate will be highly skilled in providing guidance to charity professionals, analysing proposals and preparing formal funding recommendations.
This is a 12 month fixed term contract role, working 35 hours per week – remote / home working – salary circa £25,000 to £27,500 per annum – interviews in late July 2021, the successful candidate must be able to start from 2nd August 2021.
- Undertaking assessment and compiling recommendations for funding proposals from external organisations in line with established process and policy.
- Ensuring that all funded organisations comply with the charity’s requirements, e.g. monitoring and evaluation reporting and appropriate PR acknowledgements.
- Ensuring that all external grants activities comply with charitable law.
- Working with applicants and prospective applicants, providing information on how to apply to the charity and identifying areas for improvement within projects.
- Assisting with the development of funding programmes, including new funding themes, application processes, and promotional materials.
- Advising external organisations on the application processes, eligibility criteria, key funding criteria, and in response to general enquiries.
- Working with applicants and prospective applicants to signpost to other sources of funding and highlighting opportunities.
- Carrying out site visits to projects funded by the charity across the UK as part of the evaluation process.
- Liaising with the appropriate subject matter experts and area managers when putting forward recommendations for consideration to the Grants Panel(s).
- Providing support and assistance to the advisory committee, including administration and minuting for quarterly committee meetings.
This is a home based role (remote working), however there will be some travel required on occasion to other parts of the UK.