WC2B, London
£27,955 - £33,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Grants Officer

  • Initially a One Year Fixed term Contract (with the possibility of extension into a permanent role, dependent upon the success of the programmes)

  • £27,955 - £33,000 per annum (depending on experience) plus pension, medical and dental insurance

  • 25 days holiday (plus 3 additional days to be taken between Christmas and New Year)

  • 4pm finish on Fridays

  • Central London location (Covent Garden)


Charity Grants Manager


The Masonic Charitable Foundation has an exciting new opportunity for an experienced Grants Officer. Reporting to the Charity Grants Manager, this individual will be responsible for two of our internal grant programmes; a regional grants programme and a matched funding scheme. The applicant will liaise with external stakeholders; advising and assisting them with the application process. The role will also include assisting the Senior Grants Officer with assessing Small Grant applications as well as with general grant enquiries.


The current MCF Charitable Grant themes include Children and Young Person support, Older Person support, Medical Research and Hospices. The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience of at least one of these areas.


The ideal applicant will already have experience within the third sector and have some knowledge and experience of grant-making either through a grant-making organisation or as a fundraiser applying for grants. They will have the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.


To be successful in this role it is essential to have strong report writing skills, excellent verbal and written communication, including presentation skills, and the ability to complete analytical assessment and research. It is also highly desirable to have an understanding of charity finances and accounts.


Person specification:




  • A Levels – or equivalent qualifications.
  • Degree level - or equivalent qualifications.
  • Experience of grant-making within the third sector.
  • Experience of one or more of the Charity Grants themes.


  • Working knowledge of databases
  • IT literate – Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce
  • Understanding of Freemasonry
  • Analytical Skills
  • Organisational Skills
  • Report writing
  • Accuracy
  • Good telephone manner
  • Numerate
  • Communication Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Research Skills





Please submit a CV and covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role and how you meet the person specification. Please note that we may be unable to consider your application without a covering letter.


Deadline for applications:  9am 25th November 2019


Date for interviews:  w/c 2nd December 2019

Posted on: 01 November 2019
Closed date: 25 November 2019
Tags: Operations