Contract, 4 Month Contract, Full-time
Job description

The Youth Futures Foundation is an independent, not for profit organisation set up to tackle youth unemployment with a £90million endowment from the Reclaim Fund. We are looking for bold and impactful ways to help young people find and keep good jobs.

Recent falls in employment have been four times higher for young Black people and nearly three times higher for young Asian people. Young people typically work in occupations that have been impacted most by the pandemic, such as hospitality and retail. There is a significant risk that a generation's future will be blighted by the scarring effects of long-term unemployment.

Interim Head of Grants, Youth Futures Foundation


Blend of home and office working. Up to 3 days working from home.

Based at one of three Youth Futures Hubs in Leeds, Birmingham, or London.

Full time contract for a minimum of 4 months, with potential to be extended or made permanent.

We are looking for a Head of Grants to support our Director of Grants and Investment in the delivery of an innovative, transparent and fair grant-making approach that will ensure successful applicants are supported to deliver high quality, impactful projects.

A member of the Grants Leadership Team, your focus will be on ensuring the development and improvement of grant-making processes and systems to ensure that the smooth and effective running of our grant making operations across the full grant making life cycle including finance, application processes, management and monitoring systems.

Our ideal candidate be an experienced grant-making professional with experience of leading teams. You will have experience of developing, improving and creating grant making processes and systems as well as an understanding and of monitoring processes to track value for money and performance against agreed frameworks. You will be a proactive and engaged individual with excellent communication skills to influence and inspire the team.

Importantly, you are committed to making a real impact on the lives of young people facing barriers to accessing, and progressing in, work.

We are especially interested in hearing from individuals who are Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic background, and those who have lived experience that reflects the lives of the young people we are seeking to support. Internally, we encourage an open, collaborative and inclusive working environment. We have established an Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion steering committee with team members from across the organisation and headed by a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Deadline: 5th December 2021

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Posted on: 25 November 2021
Closed date: 05 December 2021
Job ref: HQ00179903
Tags: Senior Management, Social Care/Development