Edinburgh, Edinburgh (On-site)
London, Greater London
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Birmingham, West Midlands
£40,000 - £45,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


As the Grants Manager you’ll secure, manage and develop relationships with our funders and partners. In the UK we have secured funding from public sector contracts including, for example, European Social Fund (ESF) in London and Leeds and devolved Adult Education Budget, DforE, and DCMS funding from Combined Authorities, and a wide range of corporate & foundation partnerships.

You will ensure key milestones, requirements and timelines are captured for each funder, reporting is timely and accurate and our processes and systems are compliant. This will include our large ESF contracts in London and Leeds as well as work with our leading corporate sponsors.

Management of existing funding will form the main part of the role, however you’ll also play a role in securing new partnerships, grants and funding opportunities.


Generation is a charity in the UK with the mission to train, coach, and support people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible.

Our work focuses on supporting people from diverse groups facing barriers to employment.  Our innovative bootcamps train learners for roles in high demand including cloud computing, data engineering, software engineering, health and care, IT support, customer support, and data analytics. We also recently launched a new programme placing people into emerging roles tackling climate change in the retrofit.

By joining Generation UK&I now, you will become part of an organisation committed to social impact. The work is fast-paced, exciting, and innovative. The impact is clear.

You can download a job description for more detail about the role and the organisation.


Here are the core attributes you’ll need:

  • You’re a highly organised and self motivated professional, able to manage multiple projects
  • You’re detail-oriented
  • You’re a people person, excelling at quickly building new, lasting relationships with funders
  • You’re an effective communicator
  • You’re passionate about the cause


  • Managing and reporting on grants and contracts ranging from £30k - £6m, from kick-off through to completion and review
  • Managing relationships with multiple funders and partners at the same time
  • Identifying new funding opportunities
  • Bidding for and securing large grants, partnerships and contracts
  • Working in a fast-paced and fluid environment

Additionally, we think it would be beneficial to have...

  • Knowledge of the education, skills and training funding landscape in the UK
  • Knowledge of ESF and AEB/ILR funding contracts and processes
  • Experience with the Google suite, slack, zoom or equivalent tools
  • Knowledge and passion for social impact as it relates to barriers to employment


Working at Generation in the UK & I you’ll get:

  • Purpose and social impact in the heart of your work
  • Flexible working as per your role requirement
  • Access to productive co- working space at WeWork with Generation UK & I and global team/s
  • WFH set up support of £300
  • Access to upto £1,000 towards your learning & development per year. And up to 5 days of training days/ study leave per year to support your development.
  • Opportunity to shadow Generation global team/s & workings in other countries.
  • 25 days annual leave


Every role at Generation is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone; regardless of race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well, you.

You must have the right to work in the UK, and all staff members are required to pass a basic DBS check.

Application Instructions

Please emember to inlcude your Equal Opportunities monitoring form and your answers to the application questions. We are unable to process your application without them.

More about Generation: You Employed UK & Ireland


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Posted on: 24 December 2021
Closed date: 21 January 2022 at 08:34
Tags: Fundraising, Project Management

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