London, Greater London
Circa £38,000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Named after the light-giving spell in Harry Potter, Lumos is an international children’s organisation founded by J.K. Rowling in 2005. We have a bold mission: to have a world without institutions and orphanages by 2050. Research shows the dramatic harm that institutional care causes to children and the proven benefits of the alternatives: community and family care. Lumos tackles the root causes of family separation – poverty, trafficking and discrimination – and transforms care systems around the world. We speak up on behalf of children trapped in institutions and reunite them with their families. And we change education, health and social care systems so every child can thrive.


This is an exciting time for Lumos as we consolidate our strategies to gain momentum.  We are looking for people to join us in this transformation. The Grants Manager will provide expertise and effective support in the management of the financial aspects of all Lumos grants globally, involving some international travel.

You will have a graduate degree and will either be a fully qualified accountant or qualified by experience.  You will have a comprehensive understanding of managing finances in an International NGO which operates within complex, multi-donor and multi country programmes.  It is imperative that you have the experience of providing field teams with grant finance support and capacity building according to their needs. 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • The ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Project planning and time management
  • A positive and can-do approach
  • Be self-starter, able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communications skills and spoken/written English
  • Strong inter-personal skills exhibited with colleagues, partners and donors
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel, sometimes at short notice


Our newly refurbished office is based in the City core of London with underground and mainline stations Monument, Cannon Street, Bank and London Bridge all within a 5min walk. Bike storage is also available. The local area offers a diverse range of amenities, cafés and restaurants with Leadenhall market, Borough market and the Royal Exchange located nearby.


  • 25 days of paid holidays
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Life Assurance and Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme, Season ticket loan scheme and Childcare Vouchers
  • Dynamic, interesting environment
  • Regular staff social events and activities

If you are committed to protecting and empowering the world’s most vulnerable children, join us.

For more information please see the job description, available on our website.

Closing Date: Monday 23rd September 2019 (midnight)

Right to Work:

If you do not already have the right to work in the UK, please think carefully before applying. This is because even if the role is sufficiently skilled to qualify for sponsorship, we will be unable to sponsor you if there is a suitably qualified settled worker available to fill the role (this is known as the ‘resident labour market test’) unless you are currently in the UK and your immigration status and qualifications mean that the resident labour market test will not apply in your case.

Lumos is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and criminal records checks where legally permitted.

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Posted on: 11 September 2019
Closed date: 23 September 2019
Tags: Finance, Management