The Mercers’ Company is a City Livery Company with a 700 year history. The Company’s core purpose is Philanthropy and it runs three major grant making programmes (Young People & Education, Older People & Housing and Church & Communities) which aim to relieve disadvantage and enable people to lead fulfilling lives. The Company and the Charities of which it is trustee fund the grant making programmes.
The Company is looking for a Grants Programme Manager to support the delivery of the education grant programmes aligned to the Company’s philanthropic aims. This is a full time 9-month fixed term contract based at the Company’s office in the City of London.
The successful applicant will play a significant role in the decision-making process, researching potential programmes, assessing grant applications, visiting applicants and working closely with the Philanthropy team and Young People & Education Committee. You will be part of the Philanthropy team responsible for excellent grant management; from producing assessment reports on grant applicants, designing grant programmes to meet our philanthropic aims, and reviewing impact to ensure successful programme delivery.
The Ideal Candidate
The successful candidate will have strong project management skills and preferably some experience of assessing proposals and managing grants. You will be able to analyse complex information and have a good understanding of charity finances and accounts. You will have excellent attention to detail and be a self-starter who is able to prioritise your own workload and multi-task as required.
You will have excellent presentation and communication skills, including report writing. You should be able to form effective relationships both within an organisation and externally. You should also have an interest in education and the challenges young people face, particularly those from more disadvantaged backgrounds.
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