Welfare Grants Officer- Home Based
Are you passionate about supporting people experiencing the challenges of making a fresh start after prison?
This is an exciting role in which you will be responsible for ensuring charitable funding supports high-quality projects.
Our client is a highly respected independent charity, which together with its subsidiary, their Futures, works across England and Wales to develop and deliver a range of innovative services, providing practical and emotional support to prisoners’ children and families, to prisoners, and to ex-prisoners.
Position: Welfare Grants Officer
Location: Home-based - with travel across England and Wales
Job type: Part-Time, Fixed Term Contract (September 2020 – April 2021 with the possibility of extension.)
Hours: 22.5 hours per week
Salary: £22,000 per annum (Pro-rata)
Benefits: Generous Holiday Entitlement, Eyecare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and other
Closing date: 17 July 2020
Interviews commencing week beginning: 28 July 2020
About the role:
As the Welfare Grants Officer, you will ensure that comprehensive information is gathered and recorded at application stage and that a robust assessment process is in place to support the decision of the grant allocations to prison leavers, and prisoners’ family members. You will also be responsible for the record-keeping of all grants made and producing reports to identify the impact assessment of the grants.
You will be required to carry out the administration and liaison work between staff across England and Wales
You will have an empathetic approach to those affected by the Criminal Justice System. You will be a pro-active self-starter, with excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise tasks. You will be detail-ordinated and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes. You will have Good financial literacy skills with the ability to produce financial summaries using Excel.
You will have good communication skills and the ability to working collaboratively with colleagues in services across England and Wales.
Please be aware that this role is subject to prison clearance, an enhanced DBS and references.
Our client welcomes all applications including ex-prisoners, (appointment to post will be subject to a risk assessment)
You may have experience of the following: Grants Officer, Fundraising Officer, Fundraising Assistant, Fundraising Executive, Fundraiser, Grants Manager, Charity, Third Sector, NFP, Welfare Grants Officer, etc.