Aylesford, Kent
B2, Birmingham
SE1, London
£32,336 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


Job title: External Grants Manager

Region: Flexible, located in one of our 15 area offices

Directorate: Operations

Contract: Permanent, Full-time 35 hours per week

Salary: £32,336 per annum (plus £4,452 London Weighting if applicable)



About The Royal British Legion

The Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community through thick and thin – ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. We’ve been here since 1921 and we’ll be here as long as they need us.


Our Values and Behaviours

Does the following describe you?


  • A desire to provide a great customer service and support

  • Enjoy and thrive in working in teams and with others

  • Passionate about supporting the Armed Forces community and honouring their contribution

  • Come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop

  • An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others

If so then we would like to hear from you ….


The Role


The Royal British Legion is recruiting for an External Grants Manager to oversee the Legion’s programmes of grant-funding for organisations, including elements of the Irish Ex-Services Trust and the LIBOR-funded Aged Veterans Fund. The new Manager will lead a small team, ensuring thorough and evidenced assessments and monitoring of grants made to projects which benefit the Armed Forces community.

The role will involve liaising with external charities, including but not limited to those which are predominantly associated with the Armed Forces. Assessment will include considering each application on its merits, factoring in each applicant’s Governance framework, budget, projected beneficiary reach and anticipated outcomes. More broadly, the role will support the Head of Grants & Social Policy in proposing new funding themes and introducing a refined, modern grant management process.

The successful candidate will be experienced in providing guidance to charity professionals, analysing proposals and preparing formal funding recommendations.

This appointment comes at an exciting time for the department and the successful applicant will have the ability to input into the strategy of the External Grants Programme and ensure it can best meet the most urgent needs of the Armed Forces Community.

Some UK travel will be required.

How to Apply

Please apply by clicking ‘Apply Online’


Closing date for this role is: Tuesday 25th February 2020


Interviews will be held on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 in London SE1 1AA

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Posted on: 11 February 2020
Closed date: 25 February 2020
Tags: Marketing, Management