Kensington, Greater London
£25,000 - £30,000 per year (depending on experience)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you seeking meaningful work aimed at making a real difference to individual lives?

The Trustees of the Campden Charities are seeking to appoint a full time Grants Officer to join the Charities’ small grant giving team as a result of increased work expected following planned outreach and publicity.

The Campden Charities is a local, permanently endowed trust assisting individuals on the lowest incomes in the old parish of Kensington.  The area is one of extreme contrasts and includes some neighbourhoods with significant levels of deprivation and need. The Charities awards grants totalling more than £2 million each year. The grant-giving programmes are focused on helping individuals on very low incomes to move on in their lives.

The person we are looking for will have an understanding of, and empathy towards, supporting unemployed or low income individuals and families to improve their financial circumstances. They will be self-motivated, highly organised with excellent attention to detail, an independent thinker yet a team player and computer literate.  Candidates must be able to make clear and objective recommendations, both written and verbal, to Trustees.

We are currently home based and working remotely due to COVID-19.   However, in the future the role will be based at our offices near Notting Hill or in local community organisations.  The role is not suitable for permanent full-time remote working. 

We will be willing to appoint a graduate seeking their first full time employment if they fit enough of the qualities we are looking for but without the necessary work experience.  The job description with be adjusted accordingly to match this paid internship post.


The closing date for receipt of applications: 5pm Wednesday 20th January 2020

Applications received after this deadline will not be viewed.

Interviews will take place on: Tuesday 9th February and Wednesday 10th February likely to be via Zoom

If you have not heard from us by Friday 29th January you have not been shortlisted.

Only successful applicants will be notified of interview.

Please do not send a CV without having viewed the Job Description and Person Specification.  CVs will only be considered if accompanied by a covering letter referring to the specific skills and attributes listed in the Person Specification.   Generalised covering letters will not be considered.


Additional information

Place of work:       The majority of the work is carried out remotely with a view to return to the Charities’ offices when it is safe to do so (27a Pembridge Villas, London W11 3EP).  Some outreach work will be expected ranging from one-off events to regular shifts based within local organisations or community centres. 

Salary:                   £25,000 - £30,000 

Hours of work:      37½  hours, Monday to Friday.  Meetings of the Grants Committee are held monthly in the evening and attendance at these meetings is expected, currently these are being held via Zoom.  The usual working hours for this post are 9.00 am – 5.00 pm.

Holiday:                28 days per annum + Bank Holidays.

Training:               Training and support in post is provided on an on-going basis and training in specific areas will be offered as need arises.   There is the opportunity to undertake a QCF qualification, up to level 4, in Advice and Guidance, following successful completion of the 6 month probationary period. 

Home visits:          Once we return to the office the post holder will be expected to carry out home visits to potential beneficiaries to undertake needs assessments.  These visits are often alone but within the Charities’ safety framework.  Currently these visits are done virtually through WhatsApp video calls or Zoom.

The appointment will be subject to a satisfactory basic DBS check and two satisfactory references.

Refreshed on: 12 January 2021
Closed date: 20 January 2021
Tags: Advice, Information, Social Care/Development

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