SE1, London
£26,000 - £32,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We offer a blended style of working with 3 days working remotely from your home and 2 days a week in our office in London (currently based in Borough) 

You will be joining PEAS at an exciting time as we move into implementing our new ambitious strategy, PEAS 2022-2026 – Growing PEAS schools. Supporting all schools. During this period we will grow our school networks to double their size, launch in a third country and expand our wider impact by strengthening education systems.

As Grants Officer, you will support with the grant management and grant finance for PEAS' major grants, which are essential to the success of PEAS. We are looking for a driven individual who has experience in financial management and accounting, and who is looking for a dynamic role where they can get more hands-on with supporting programme delivery.

Role and Responsibilities 

Grant Management

  • Actively work with in-country and UK colleagues to ensure delivery of programmatic activities is on-track, discuss challenges / roadblocks with the team, and assess course correction strategies where necessary.
  • Collect inputs from in-country and UK colleagues to prepare and submit high quality programmatic and financial reports in a timely fashion.
  • Assist with donor relations, including participating in calls with select donors, representing the PEAS team at donor meetings and ensuring timely response to donor requests.
  • Working closely with in-country Grant Leads to co-ordinate monthly Grant Steering Committees for each country.
  • Understand, communicate and monitor compliance with donor contract rules and regulations, and advise other team members on compliance.
  • Develop grant management tools and templates to make grant delivery as clear and simple as possible.
  • Build capacity of colleagues through design/strengthening and delivery of resources, systems and training to reinforce grant management, and ongoing coaching and support to in-country Grant Managers.

Grant Finance

  • Work with in-country Finance teams to review, track and analyse project expenditure.
  • Lead discussions on the investigation of Budget versus Actual variances, as highlighted by monthly financial reporting.
  • Support with the development of proposals and budgets for grants, including designing grant budgets to support PEAS’ strategic objectives.
  • Lead on the linking of grant accounting to PEAS’ consolidated management accounts, to ensure efficient year-end grant funds movement reconciliation.
  • Lead on co-ordination and preparing information for project audits.
  • Provide technical support and guidance on grant requirements to budget holders during the annual budget planning process as well during the budget reforecasting process.
  • Supporting in-country teams including the UK team with Grant Finance Trackers, including donor code and tracking of donor spend across PEAS’ financial systems.

The ideal candidate  


  • A bachelors degree or equivalent
  • AAT qualification or equivalent experience years experience in a related role
  • Experience of project accounting and donor reporting, or similar types of financial management
  • Experience of working in grant-funded environments
  • Strong project management, financial, and data analysis skills
  • Strong written skills, able to write in a succinct and engaging way for high-stakes reporting
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective time management, able to prioritise and deliver to strict deadlines


Should be

  • Collaborative not competitive - interpersonal and communication skills to build relationships with peers across multiple departments across multiple countries of operation
  • Open minded – willing to listen to others and consider new ways of approaching problems
  • Resilient and professional – works well under pressure; deals with challenges professionally and calmly and doesn’t let setbacks hold them back or discourage them
  • Egoless – prepared to get stuck in
  • Entrepreneurial – excited by the opportunity to join a fast growing, fast changing teams; adaptable and able to work flexibly

Working at PEAS

No matter what the role, team, context or country, we are all guided by our values, intrinsically motivated and energetic. We work collaboratively across functions, facing the challenges of balancing access, quality and sustainability together to deliver the best quality outcomes for students.

  • Have impact - opportunity to really stretch yourself and contribute to having real impact in improving the life chances of all children through educational opportunity. 
  • Part of the PEAS Pod - joining a small team who are extremely effective, proactive, supportive and values aligned
  • Collaborative cross-organisation working style - enables employees to develop skills and knowledge outside of their core role
  • Flexible working – Typical flexible working options can include working from home and/or flexible hours and we are open to discuss any possible flexible options with employees.  
  • Annual leave - 28 days for full-time employees, pro-rata for part-time plus bank holidays
  • Pension - Eligible employees are auto-enrolled into PEAS contribution-based pension scheme with up to 6% matched employer contributions
  • Wellness and wellbeing – Employees have immediate access to an employee assistance programme (EAP) through Health Assured. The EAP provides access to both proactive and reactive wellness and wellbeing services to you and your immediate family 24hrs a day, 365 days of the year.

How to apply

If you are excited by the opportunity of the role at PEAS and have the experience and skills we are looking for, please read the full candidate pack and follow the link to apply. 

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Refreshed on: 16 October 2021
Closed date: 25 October 2021
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