Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
£23,323 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Barnwood Trust enables belonging through building relationships and sharing experience and ideas. But sometimes money is needed too. Barnwood Trust offer a range of grants that provide more support to activities across all our programmes. Some grants are for individuals. Some for organisations. Some for groups of people living near each other. What all our grants have in common is that they help to build belonging in Gloucestershire.

Barnwood’s reach across the county has grown which has meant a significant increase in workload for the Grants team. This coupled with some exciting developments in how we process grants has resulted in a need to temporarily expand the team. We are therefore looking for a Grants Administrator to join the busy and successful team on a 1 Year Fixed Term Contract to help administer, monitor and evaluate the Trust’s grant programme.

We would love to hear from you if you are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of people with disabilities and people with mental health challenges. Here’s what we would need you to consider before applying. Could we be looking for you?

Key duties:

  • Analyse and input grant applications on to the database and assess the next appropriate stage of the process.
  • Answer telephone enquiries and queries from grant applicants, referrers and other connected parties in an appropriate manner, showing consideration and patience for callers who maybe distressed, or have communication or learning challenges.
  • Support applicants throughout and following their grant application.
  • Arrange and attend grants advice drop-in sessions within various community spaces across the county to advise the public on the Grants programmes available across the Trust and how applications can be made.

Skills and experience required:

  • No specific qualifications are required for this role as full training will be provided, but applicants will need to demonstrate good numeric and analytical skills and a professional level of written and verbal communication is an essential skill for this position.
  • Experience working in a busy administrative/office-based role with the ability to learn quickly is essential.
  • Personable, patient and sensitive approach
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Experience working in a role with a customer service element is desirable.

Ideally you will have a full driving licence and use of your own vehicle, but this is not essential for the fixed term of this contract, and adjustments will be made for applicants with disabilities.


  • Fully accessible offices in central Cheltenham
  • 36 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Work within a team and organisation that’s committed to equality and diversity
  • Extremely competitive pension contribution rates
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Contract Terms:

  • Contracted hours = 1-year fixed term contract, full time at 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday, occasional evening and weekend working on a ‘time in lieu’ basis.

Closing date and interviews

Deadline for applications is noon Friday 23rd August 2019. First interviews will take place w/c 2nd September.

To apply

Click on apply now which will take you through to our website. Here you will find an application pack which contains further details on the role, an application form and an equal oportunities form both of which need to be completed and returned to the recruitment team (details in the application pack). 

Should you have any questions or require a hard copy please contact the recruitment team directly. We would encourage any applicants who may require a reasonable adjustment to fulfil this role to please contact us and we would be really happy to discuss this with you.



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Posted on: 09 August 2019
Closed date: 23 August 2019
Tags: Admin

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