Join our movement to end homelessness in the UK. Be part of a high achieving Trusts and Foundation team and help us to ensure that all our strategic projects stay on track and donors are provided with high quality reports that inspires them to continue supporting Shelter and our mission.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve
About the team
Our Income Generation Directorate is mostly based in London, with smaller teams across England and Scotland. We have ambitious plans for growth in response to the national housing emergency over the coming years and will raise close to £40m to support Shelter’s work across our diverse range of income streams. The Trusts and Foundations Team has just doubled its income, under very difficult circumstances. Several large new partnerships are now in place (which you will be supporting on), with the prospect of more in the pipeline. Put simply, this is your chance to play a big part in helping us achieve our goals by taking on this brand new role that will offer plenty of variety to keep you busy.
About the Role
The main focus of this role will not be raising new funds but helping our team of Trust fundraisers to manage secured grants and leading on reporting to our Trust and Institutional donors such as the National Lottery. Over the past year, the Trusts and Foundations team at Shelter has more than doubled our income. While this is an amazing achievement, it has also resulted in making us a victim of our own success given that we now have multiple large grants that are time consuming to manage and report back on.
Thus this role has been specifically created to provide much needed grant management and reporting support for our trust and institutional donors. Although we may rely on you at times to help provide information that can be used in developing proposals, the main focus of the job will remain the effective administration of project grants and producing high quality reports in compliance with donor requirements.
A great opportunity to make a significant impact for the leading housing and homelessness organisation in the UK, you’ll need to be enterprising and systematic, with excellent attention to detail and a flair for engaging and managing internal stakeholder relationships. You also need to be self-motivated, with lots of initiative and the curiosity to quickly understand the foundations’ activities and independently solve problems. A track record in grants management is a given, including a strong understanding of grant management systems and some experience of building and improving operational processes. And, because you’ll work closely with our finance and programme teams, knowledge of grant management finance and/or any experience of working closely with programme teams, would be useful.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
We will be sharing some of the interview questions with candidates shortlisted for an interview 3 days before the interview.
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