Grants Officer

Grants Officer

London

£28k - 32k per year

Permanent

HQ00038554

Job Description

A charity are looking for a Grants Officer to manage their grants portfolio and handling the busy demand for funding within the Trust, while shaping and influencing current procedures and processes.

The Grants Officer will apply their knowledge, skills and experience to develop the current grants programme and be involved in the launch and implementation of our future grants strategy.

You will also have specific responsibility for the management of the Charity's General Grants Fund and the Special Purpose Funds and focus on assisting Trust staff in applying for funding.

Key Responsibilities:
-Identify, direct and assist the Trust staff in applying for funding
-Manage Grantee queries and the award process
-Improve the current grants programme including ;developing knowledge of our current grants portfolio, develop current procedures and implement mechanisms for maintaining accurate data
-Support the CEO to develop and implement the future grants strategy, introducing new grant funding schemes
-Lead on all aspects of post-award grant management (e.g. grant variations) and build strong relationships with current Grantees
-Develop and implement a grants reporting and monitoring process
-Develop and implement a framework to measure the impact of funding
-Build and maintain strong relationships with Fund Advisers
-Provide data for the production and distribution of monthly updates to all Fund Advisers
-Maintain up-to-date records for all funds held
-Liaise with Fund Advisers to ensure that there are regular activities through which donations received are spent within a prescribed timeframe and in accordance with the objects and purpose of the fund
-Work closely with Fund Advisers to ensure they are maximising fundraising opportunities for their funds and in conjunction the Charity's fundraising policies
-Co-ordinate the activities of Fund Advisers for the website, and thereby encourage donors by highlighting their work, achievements, thanks, needs and targets
-Initiate ideas and collaborate with colleagues to undertake appropriate work to promote the grants programme
-Work collaboratively with the fundraising & communications, and finance teams to ensure all aspects of grant making are supported
-Produce reports for the Board of Trustees

Skills and Experience required:

-Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build a strong rapport with colleagues and grant holders
-Experience of grants management, from pre-award to post award, including advising applicants, assessing and monitoring grants
-Experience of working with committee members
-Experience of minute-taking

-Working knowledge and experience of grant databases
-High level of accuracy and attention to detail
-Excellent MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
-Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
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