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Grants Officer

Chichester, West Sussex (Hybrid)
£30,000 - £33,000 per year FTE £18,000 - 19,800 pro-rata / actual salary
Part-time (22.5 hours (3 or 4 days flexible))
Job description

At Children on the Edge we envision a world in which every child thrives, regardless of their geography, ethnicity, gender or caste. Working hand-in-hand with communities in Bangladesh, India, Uganda, Myanmar and Lebanon we support children in some of the toughest situations. We’re seeking a dedicated and proactive Grants Officer to join our team to help grow our support for some of the world’s most marginalised children. 

About the role

This is a new role in the Children on the Edge team, working with the Grants Manager to maximise funding from foundations and grant makers, and helping to grow our grants income (currently around £1.2m). You will be managing and growing a portfolio of funders, and identifying and nurturing new relationships with potential funders. 

You will deliver effective prospecting, write compelling applications and create impactful reporting to new and current funders; helping to achieve the wider fundraising strategy of building and sustaining a broad base of restricted and unrestricted funding.  

This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated fundraiser to join a small and dynamic organisation. You will be championing and fundraising for community led programmes that create protective environments full of hope, life, colour and fun. . 

About you

To be successful in this role you will have an interest and understanding of community led international development and a passion for Children on the Edge’s distinctive approach and work.   

You will have excellent communication skills, and a naturally pro-active and collaborative approach. You will enjoy creating compelling applications, narrative and financial reports for funders, be results-driven and have the self motivation and drive to deliver against deadlines. 

At our core we are responsive and adaptive; no ‘one size fits all’. We tailor solutions based on the specific needs of each unique community we work with. To thrive in this role you will share the same ability to seek solutions and the same motivation to be flexible, adaptive, ready to learn and teachable.  

You will have the time and support to excel in research and develop your writing and analytical skills. You will have the opportunity to thrive in a collaborative and creative team with courage and dignity at its heart.  

£30,000 - £33,000 FTE (depending on experience). Pro rata 22.5 hours per week, flexible and hybrid. 

What we offer

  • 23 days annual leave (including 3 days between Christmas and New Year) + bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Excellent pension scheme with employer contributions up to 10% +  life assurance
  • Generous maternity & paternity leave 
  • Cycle to work scheme

Next steps 

For more details on how to apply, and more details on the role, please download and read our Job Pack. 

The closing date for applications is 10am on Monday 17th June 2024

If you feel you meet some of the criteria but not all, we encourage you to get in touch and learn more. We are very interested in candidates with transferable skills for the role. 

Should you wish to discuss the role before applying please contact Sophie Poore, Grants Manager, contact details in the Job Pack.


This role is only open to those already resident in the UK, who are eligible to work in the UK.

We cannot provide visa sponsorship. Applications from overseas candidates will not be considered and we are unable to respond to any application from overseas applicants. 

Children on the Edge politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. 

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Children on the Edge is a child rights organisation that works hand-in-hand with communities to support some of the world’s most marginalised children

Posted on: 22 May 2024
Closing date: 17 June 2024 at 23:30
Job ref: GO2024May
Tags: Fundraising, Intl Development, Business Development

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.