Grants Operations Project Manager
Location: King’s Cross, London
Salary: circa £35,000 per annum
Contract: 12 month FTC - full time
Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art. We believe that art can make you see, think and feel differently, and through our work we help make art more accessible to as many visitors as possible, wherever they are.
We give grants to help museums and galleries acquire works of art for their collections, share them with wide audiences, and support the training and professional development of curators. We are supported by our growing membership of 159,000 through the National Art Pass, as well as the generosity of many trusts, foundations and other individuals.
Following a big increase in the number of grant applications we receive, Art Fund is looking for a project manager to support the agile delivery of a new grants database. This will be built on Art Fund’s existing CRM platform (MS Dynamics), and will deliver grant-making operations across all our funding programmes. The Grants Operations Project Manager will act as the key liaison point within the in-house Programmes team for this project, working with Art Fund’s Technical team to ensure the system is configured to Programmes team specifications, timely decisions are made on prioritising different elements of the project, testing of the new system is effective, and colleagues are trained and onboarded onto the new system with minimal interruption to business-as-usual.
Taking the delivery of the new grants system as a starting point, the role will also undertake a review of the end-to-end administration of current grant-making – from initial enquiry to the receipt of evaluation – and make recommendations for improvements to all administrative workflows and further development of the system, revising guidance and implementing training as required.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience working with database systems and operations related to grant-making, ideally gained in at least two different organisations. Experience of working with suppliers and technical teams on the development and rollout of new systems and associated database migrations would also be useful, particularly when delivered under an agile methodology, as well as experience of co-ordinating the onboarding of new-users, acceptance testing and go live/business as usual with colleagues. They’ll be a self-starter who loves being part of a team and collaborating across different functions to drive a project forward successfully.
Art Fund offers an excellent benefits package with generous annual leave, an Art Allowance that includes a paid half-day a month to visit exhibitions and galleries, and regular lunch-and-learns to support your development. We are a friendly, welcoming and supportive team.
Closing date for applications 10 March 2021
Interviews will take place w/c 15 March 2021
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No agencies please.