The Burdett Trust for Nursing is an independent charitable trust named after Sir Henry Burdett KCB, the founder of the Royal National Pension Fund for Nurses (RNPFN).
The Trust was set up in 2002 in recognition of the foundation, philosophy and structure of the RNPFN. Nurses, midwives and the allied health professions make up the majority of the healthcare workforce and play a pivotal role in direct care to patients. The Trust makes grants in support of nurse-led projects, using its funds to empower nurses and make significant improvements to the patient care environment.
We are delighted to be working with the Trust to recruit a Head of Grants to join its team.
This role will be responsible for supporting the CEO in the management and development of the charity in addition to leading on engagement with external stakeholders. This will involve developing the grant-making activities of the organisation to maximise the benefit of the charity's support to the nursing community. This new role will work closely with the CEO to manage all grant giving which includes some global projects with the aim of meeting organisational objectives and financial performance. This will entail responsibilities such as deputising in the CEO's absence, supporting future strategy, assisting existing grant applicants with all enquiries, due diligence, governance and compliance and developing strong relationships with Trustees and a wide range of relevant stakeholders. Leading on the external communications of the organisation including brand management, website, social media and events will also be important components of the key role.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience of having worked for a similar grant making organisation with a similar level of responsibility. Highly numerate, organised and approachable, this person will have excellent communication skills, will be empathetic and customer service driven. Being the first port of call for all enquiries from grantees and stakeholders this person will be warm, friendly and professional with confidence drawn from substantial experience in the grant making sector. Attention to detail is vital to success in this role as is an appreciation of the value and importance of the support given to nurses and the essential and demanding work that they carry out on a daily basis.
This role offers a fantastic opportunity for a senior grant maker keen to work and support the nursing community and to have excellent potential for professional development with the organisation.
If this sound like you, please apply now!