Grants Manager - Justice Together Initiative
Full-time, permanent (flexibility considered)
Central London and remote
The post-holder would need to be based in the London office for at least 2 days per week but could choose to work from home and/or from our Guildford office for part of the week.
Justice Collaborations is a subsidiary charity to The Legal Education Foundation, which was formed to host the Justice Together Initiative - a £10million collaboration of 12 funders aiming to transform access to justice in the UK immigration system.
Launched in 2020, the Justice Together Initiative has been set up to operate for a decade. Our vision is that people who use the immigration system can access justice fairly and equally, so that they can get on with their lives. Our mission is to build a community of people and organisations with diverse backgrounds, strengths and experience to transform access to justice in the UK immigration system. Through grant-making and collaboration, we will connect lived experience, front-line advice and influencing strategies to create lasting change.
A first round of grants has been awarded for specialist immigration advice and work to influence the wider system. The second grants round is now open.
This is an exciting role, which offers the opportunity to work with colleagues on a new programme that meets an urgent and changing need. The post-holder will be responsible for ensuring that the process for grant applications and assessment runs smoothly. They will work with the Head of the Initiative to understand the national and local context for immigration advice in the regions and nations of the UK, proactively identify potential applicants and build relationships of trust with grant partners and other key stakeholders.
They will form part of a small and collaborative team together with the Head of the Initiative and Grants Officers, one of whom works solely on the initiative and another who is seconded part-time from The Legal Education Foundation. They will report to the Head of the Initiative and work closely with grants and administrative staff within The Legal Education Foundation.
The successful candidate will have a passion for the values of equity and justice, and will be able to demonstrate a personal style that fosters collaboration and trust. They will have experience of managing grants or projects, developing and managing relationships with stakeholders and an understanding of the UK immigration system and/or advice sector. They do not need previous experience of working for a funder in a grant-making role.
We are actively seeking candidates whose expertise and skill is combined with lived experience of the issues facing people in the immigration, asylum or nationality system including a deep understanding of the structural barriers that prevent equal treatment and undermine access to justice. We value and recognise the powerful insight that lived experience will bring. However, we respect that people’s identity is not defined by their experiences of immigration control and we do not expect people to describe their personal experience at any stage during this recruitment process or during their work at Justice Together.
How to apply
Your application should comprise a CV along with a supporting statement of around two sides of A4 indicating how you meet the person specifications of the role and your motivations for applying.
Closing date: 4th October 2021
Following pre-qualification by NFP Consulting, there is a two-stage process for shortlisted candidates comprising an initial remote interview followed by a panel interview held on site at our central London office and in strict observance of COVID regulations and advice that apply at the time.