The Henry Smith Charity is one of the largest grant making foundations in the UK distributing close to around £40m of grants in 2020. 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 a Grants Manager to join our 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 portfolio of grants. We are looking for talented people from a wider range of backgrounds, cultures and experience who share the same values as Henry Smith Charity and are passionate about making a difference through grant funding.
The successful candidate will ideally have a proven track record of either delivering and managing projects within the non-profit sector or managing a portfolio of grants/contracts/SLAs. The Grants Manager is a generalist role, assessing grant applications to the Improving Lives and Strengthening Communities programmes, however an interest in supporting refugee and asylum seekers and/or black and minoritised communities would be welcomed. We are also seeking individuals that have considerable administration and database experience in the charity sector. Highly organised and dedicated, this person will possess excellent attention to detail, strong analytical skills, both quantitative and qualitative and outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
Henry Smith Charity offer a range of generous benefits including 24 days (rising to 26 days after two years completed) annual leave, company pension scheme, paid volunteering days, access to a free Empathy helpline, travel ticket loan and cycle to work scheme. The office is London based, but like many employers, Henry Smith Charity is currently trialling hybrid working.
Henry Smith Charity highly value the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion and this is central to their successes in grant making, helping individuals and communities to thrive. They welcome applications from people with a wide range of backgrounds and experience including people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQI+ and individuals from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds.
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.
Please let us know if you need any additional support to take part in the selection process. If your application is successful, the organisation will make reasonable adjustments to help facilitate working environment to enable you to fulfil the role.
Interviews will take place on 19th July