EC2A, London
£28,000 - £33,000 per year, plus generous pension
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


The Schroder Foundation is an independent grant-making charity. It donates up to £1.5m per year to a wide range of charitable causes. The Foundation has a strong focus on building relationships with the charities that it supports, broadly within the following areas of giving: Arts, Culture & Heritage; Education & Young People; Environment & Conservation; Health & Medicine; and Social Welfare & Community.

The Foundation also provides administrative services to four other charities, which are: the Schroder Charity Trust, the Charities Administered by the Kaiser Wilhelm II Fund, The Mallinckrodt Foundation and the German Christ Church London Charity.


A hands-on role, with grant making and wide-ranging responsibilities!

The Grants & Administration Officer is integral to the smooth running of the Foundation’s Charities Office. They will manage a busy and varied workload, which includes being the first point of contact for enquiries into the Charities Office, liaising with the Trustees and undertaking a range of charity and grants administration. They will work alongside the Charities Manager to strengthen the systems, processes and policies in order to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness of the Charities. They will also have responsibility for the Schroder Charity Trust’s grant-making programme.


The Grants and Administration Officer will be self-motivated, well organised and able to juggle a range of tasks, sometimes under pressure. You will need to be able to demonstrate excellent communications skills, good analytical and numerical skills and an aptitude for administration.

This post would suit a wide range of candidates but whatever your motivations, we would like to hear from you, particularly if you enjoy a variety of tasks and challenges, are a good communicator, have strong organisational skills, are a small team player, are flexible and a problem solver.

We value and respect all the differences that make us who we are, including: age, cultural background, disability and mental health, ethnicity and race, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and social background. So, whoever you are, if you feel you have the skills and experience to do this role, we’d really like to hear from you!

Download the Candidate Information Pack.

Refreshed on: 20 October 2021
Closed date: 01 November 2021
Job ref: Schroder
Tags: Admin, Project Management