Prospectus is delighted to be working with John Laing Charitable Trust (JLCT) to recruit a Grants Manager who will deliver all aspects of the grant-making process for Major Grants, including research & identification of potential grantees, assessment & selection, decision meetings, grant agreements, monitoring & evaluation, and Board updates.
JLCT is a proactive grant maker and seeks out charities and projects to support which fit with its mission, particularly focusing on the areas of homelessness, community initiatives, education, and disadvantaged youth. It supports charitable activities in the UK, and charitable work in communities internationally where the John Laing Group actively operates.
A review of the Major grants programme is currently underway, looking at further definition of the areas of focus and strategic aims, as well as the overall structure and grants management. The Grants Manager will play a key role, working closely with the Trust Director and trustees to help shape the Trust's grants programme and to develop grants management processes as the recommendations of the review are implemented from autumn 2022.
The main responsibilities of this role include delivering major grant programmes, including research & identification of potential grantees, assessments, reporting, monitoring & evaluation, and administration, ensuring a high level of quality and consistency. You will prepare timely, clear papers for trustees to make grants decisions, organise and actively participate in grants meetings and monitor grants awarded including agreeing appropriate outcome targets and reporting. You will also maintain JLCT's grants database (Salesforce), ensuring records are accurate and complete, collaborate with Trust Director and finance to carry out grants budgeting and forecasting and problem-solve when grants issues arise.
To be successful as a Grants Manager you will have previous experience of developing and implementing new grants programmes including management processes and be able to develop positive working relationships with Trustees. Alongside your experience of research, analysis and report writing you will know how to initiate and implement change and communicate clearly and concisely in oral and written form.
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In order to apply, simply submit your CV and begin preparing a cover letter explaining why you would make a good fit for the role. Should your experience be suitable, we will send you the full job description and arrange for a call to discuss the role further.