Holborn, Greater London
£29,190 - £31,765 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Grants Officer

  • Full time, Permanent
  • £29,190 - £31,765 per annum 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) – Hybrid work pattern – minimum of 3 days from the office, maximum of 2 days at home. Please note staff are currently working from home in accordance with the latest government advice.

REPORTS TO                    

Grants Team Leader

OVERVIEW

The Masonic Charitable Foundation is looking for an empathetic individual who understands the charity sector and is motivated by helping others. As Grants Officer you will assess and process applications from individuals and families and will work effectively with a range of stakeholders.

 

You will need excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong numeracy skills, and will take an organised approach to work, prioritising effectively while working quickly and accurately. You will be a team player who is willing to support colleagues and prioritise the needs of the team. Previous experience in a comparable role would be advantageous but appropriate training is available for the candidate with the right skills.

 

Day to day responsibilities include processing and assessing applications from individuals and families for a range of support (including financial, medical, mobility and respite care), making financial assessments, scheduling payments, preparing reports for decision makers, reviewing support provided, maintaining regular contact with applicants and keeping the grants system up to date.

 

The successful candidate will join a busy and friendly department and have the support of their peers, a Senior Grants Officer and their Team Leader to enable them to settle into their new role. 

 

MAIN DUTIES

  • To accurately process applications for assistance from individuals and families.
  • To approve grants within delegated authority levels and to prepare reports for escalated decision making.
  • To ensure the grants system records are accurate and up to date.
  • To work with colleagues, stakeholders and external suppliers to provide an excellent service to applicants.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong written skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • High level of numeracy
  • Ability to prioritise, organise and manage own workload
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships, internally and with stakeholders
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to understand and apply policy
  • Ability to tailor communication to suit the audience
  • IT skills, particularly MS Office

 

 

Desirable

  • Experience of grant processing and/or assessment
  • Good understanding of UK state benefits

HOW TO APPLY

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 will be unable to consider your application without a covering letter.

 

Deadline for applications:  9:00am - 24th January

 

Date for interviews:  Week commencing 31st January

Posted on: 04 January 2022
Closing date: 24 January 2022
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