£30,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Grants and Engagement Coordinator

Do you have experience of building relationships with funding organisations and working to secure grants? Do you want to use this experience and broaden your horizons beyond traditional grant management? If so, then we have a fantastic opportunity for you.

The Grants and Engagement Coordinator is responsible for looking after a large diverse and varied portfolio of grants. This includes a mixture of working closely with our parish communities to shape their vision and develop projects and in helping them to showcase the transformational nature and impact of their projects. The post holder will also work closely with the Director of Communications and Fundraising to support funding and management of grants and the development of major projects in priority areas, giving an opportunity to expand and develop their management skills, work closely with the Catholic Church and its stakeholders and play a part in the real-life impact the funding makes.

You will be joining a busy and forward-thinking Fundraising and Engagement team. The team are responsible for ensuring charitable funding supports high quality projects, for monitoring and evaluating funded projects, and providing support to a network of staff and volunteers at various levels.

We’re looking for a talented individual who is passionate about supporting transformational change across the local community. You will have grant management experience and be confident operating independently. You will be able to lead and deliver on large projects, with appropriate support, and work closely with important external and internal stakeholders.

At a time of ambitious organisational growth, this is a brilliant opportunity for someone to grow their skills and knowledge and develop their career in the charity sector. We are entering a new and ambitious two-year strategy and you will have the opportunity to work on a major fundraising campaign and receive first class career support from a range of external partners who are leaders in their field.

The successful candidate will be:

• Educated to degree level or equivalent work experience
• Research and/or grants management experience
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish good working relationships


Appointment Type:

Full time, 35 hours per week.

Working Pattern:

Monday - Friday 09.00 – 17.00 though some evening and weekend work may be required (We will consider requests for flexible working on appointment).


St Edmund’s House, Bishop Crispian Way, Portsmouth PO1 3HQ


25 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays plus employer’s pension scheme.

How to apply:

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 26th July 2021.


Interviews will take place on Thursday 29th July 2021.


Please apply by sending in the following:


Covering letter:  Please tell us how your motivation, values, skills, experience and personal qualities demonstrate your suitability for the role (around 500 words). Please make it clear why you are excited about this role.


Current CV and the details of two referees: This should include full education and employment history (including dates, with no gaps left unexplained). Please include your current or most recent employer as one of your referees.


Portsmouth Roman Catholic Diocesan Trustees Registered Charity - Registered Charity No. 246871



Posted on: 08 July 2021
Closed date: 26 July 2021
Tags: Campaigning, Fundraising

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