The Henry Smith Charity is one of the largest grant making foundations in the UK distributing around £30m of grants each year. It aims to bring about lasting change to people's lives, helping them to benefit from and contribute to society, and achieves this by funding organisations that work with people to reduce social and economic disadvantage.
We are delighted to be recruiting for a Grants Manager to join their current team. The post holder will work closely with Senior Grants Managers, Grants Managers and the wider organisation to deliver the grants assessment process and manage a caseload of grants. The Charity is moving in the direction of increased focus on monitoring and evaluation and this post would be tasked with maximising learning in designated areas, contributing to ongoing knowledge development and integrating it into grants management moving forward.
The successful candidate will ideally have a proven track record of managing a portfolio of grants/contracts/SLAs or similar as well as considerable administration and database (ideally Blackbaud Grantmaking) experience in the charity sector. You will have previous experience in a grants or commissioning based role. Highly organised and dedicated, this person will possess excellent attention to detail and outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Strong analytical skills, both quantitative and qualitative, are essential coupled with a genuine empathy with the voluntary sector.
The team at The Henry Smith Charity welcome specialisms in any type of grant making!
This role represents an excellent opportunity to work in an established grant making organisation.
Henry Smith Charity highly value the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion and therefore welcome applications from people with a wide range of backgrounds and experience to enrich their team.
To find out more about this role, please apply with a Word format version of your CV; cover letters are not required at this stage. A full job description will be provided to candidates shortlisted by Prospectus.