£35,000 - £40,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, PT considered, Full-time
Job description

Job Title:                                         Grants and Projects Manager

Function of Role:    Authority and responsibility for provision of skilled grants and project management support to the Osteopathic Foundation (oF) and Institute of Osteopathy (iO).

Job Purpose:                                 This is a pivotal role, supporting the growth and development of the oF and the iO

Reports to:         Head of Professional Development

The Institute of Osteopathy:

The iO is the professional body within osteopathy. Our mission is to support, unite, promote and develop the profession of osteopathy for the improvement of UK health and patient care. It is the parent organisation and sole corporate trustee of the oF.

The Osteopathic Foundation:

The oF is the charitable Trust dedicated to advancing osteopathic practice for the benefit of the public through the funding of education and research, promoting productive relationships both within and outside the profession.


  • The job holder has direct, shared or delegated authority and responsibility for the management of oF grants and a variety of iO projects
  • The stakeholder groups with which the post holder will be liaising, working and developing productive professional relationships with include the Chair and Board members of the oF, members of the Osteopathic Development Group, osteopaths, osteopathic regional societies, educational establishments, professional research consultants, government and local authorities, the media, sponsors, kindred professions, patient groups, the general public and other organisations in the health sector.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Acquire, maintain and develop knowledge about the context of the oF/iO’s work in order to provide active support to the oF. This knowledge will facilitate the post holder to:
  • Manage oF grants (assessment, monitoring and reporting of grants)
  • Develop processes to support the issue and management of grants
  • coordinate funding cycles and application process
  • Support development of oF fundraising strategy
  • Support of the charity’s strategic development
  • Developing and maintaining effective relationships with osteopathic and external stakeholders associated with the programmes
  • Budgetary control, financial planning and reporting 
  • Horizon scanning external developments in policy, practice and research
  • User feedback audits (i.e. the census, convention etc.)

Job Context

  • The job is a key management function
  • There is currently no post reporting into this post
  • The role is an evolving one, that is likely to grow and develop
  • The working environment is rapidly moving, so the job holder will need to be responsive and self-motivated to deliver ever improving results, demonstrating a significant ability to be proactive when needed within their level of authority

What drives the role

  • At an operational level, the demands of the oF/iO annual business cycle will define and drive the output requirements of the role
  • At a strategic level, the Head of Professional Developments and CEO of the iO/Chair of the oF will influence the overall development strategy
  • The role will be managed by the Head of Professional Developments, with whom close working will be required  to ensure that plans, projects and initiatives are in line with the corporate objectives
  • The postholder will need to be able to confidently liaise directly with the Chair and Board of the oF
  • Effective interaction will also be required with peers and other staff, and other personnel from ODG partners, external stakeholders and suppliers.  The need for detailed planning and management of projects is critical

Knowledge and experience

  • Flexibility of approach and the ability to think on one’s feet
  • The ability to ‘multi-task’, balancing effort and resources and effort across a number of workstreams to deliver efficient and timely impact
  • Excellent written, computing and verbal communication skills

Terms and Conditions:

Salary: 35,000 – 40,000 FTE (dependent upon experience)                                          

Working week: Full time  (37.5 hours), though part-time appointment will be considered

Job type: Permanent      

Annual leave: 25 days pro rata  

Pension Scheme: enrolment in workplace pension scheme          

(Some benefits are non-contractual and the iO reserves the right to review benefits and withdraw benefits as appropriate from time to time).

Essential skills/experience

Desirable skills/experience

Evidence of grant and project management experience

Significant, successful experience of higher education and research at higher education level

Experience of developing and applying assessment, monitoring and reporting tools/templates

Comprehensive understanding of the osteopathic profession

Excellent organisational skills

Experience of fundraising activities

Confidence in public speaking

Appreciation of non-executive and executive accountability and reporting

Excellent written, computer and verbal communication skills

Experience of working in the charitable sector

Event coordination experience

Experience of appraisal and mentoring


More about The Osteopathic Foundation

The Osteopathic Foundation (oF) is a growing and ambitions charitable trust dedicated to advancing osteopathic practice for the benefit of the ... Read more

Refreshed on: 07 December 2021
Closed date: 21 December 2021
Tags: Fundraising, Project Management