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

Grants and Trusts Officer

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 Trusts Officer 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 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 employees 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.

If you would like a confidential discussion about the role please contact:

Chris Smith – Director of Communications and Fundraising (contact details on Job Description)

Permanent Full time, 35 hours per week.

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

£30,000 per annum depending on skills and experience.

25 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays and 5 closure days per annum, plus employer’s pension scheme.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Tuesday 4th January 2022

Interviews will take place on10th/11th January 2022


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 attracted to 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

Notes to candidates

1. Interviews: all shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a face-to-face interview.

2. Unsuccessful applications: if you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of your application, we regret that you will not have been offered an interview on this occasion.

3. General: this post will be subject to review under the relevant Diocesan Terms and Conditions of Service.

4. New employees to the Diocese will be subject to a probationary period of six months.


Posted on: 03 December 2021
Closed date: 02 January 2022
Tags: Fundraising

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