London, Greater London
£38,000 per year
Contract, 12 months, Full-time
Job description

Grants and Contracts Manager Maternity Cover – (12 months)

This is an exciting and busy time to be joining UK Youth having recently launched our ambitious Unlocking Youth Work strategy to 2025. We believe every young people should have access to the opportunities they need to thrive and be empowered to contribute at every stage of their lives.

This role offers an exciting 12 month opportunity to join a supportive and highly ambitious Partnerships and Philanthropy Team, which sits within the wider External Relations Department. It will enable you to build your knowledge and expertise across relationship management and securing new support from prospective funders with a focus on Trusts and Foundations, Statutory and Government Contracts.

You will be working closely alongside the other Grants and Contracts Manager, playing an integral role in ensuring UK Youth can triple its income in the next three years (from c. £12m in 2021/22) to meet the growing needs of young people and the youth sector. You will manage a portfolio of existing funders, building relationships with key stakeholders, managing the cycle of feedback and reporting as well as developing compelling propositions to take to prospective funders.

Who we are

UK Youth is a leading charity that exists to ensure all young people are equipped to thrive and empowered to contribute at every stage of their lives. We believe youth work is a critical, yet under-valued mechanism for delivering this support and so we work to ensure that the youth sector is strengthened, supported, and that provision is youth-led, evidence-informed and delivers high-quality outcomes.

UK Youth plays a unique role in addressing; the lack of investment in the youth sector, the lack of cross sector understanding in how youth work makes a difference and the limited opportunities to embed effective solutions. These factors lead to mass inequality of access to youth services for young people. To find more about us and how we make an impact, please visit UK Youth Website.

Why work at UK Youth?

We are a values-based, passionate and committed organisation offering a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities for professional development and socialising (even for those working remotely!) from lunch and learn sessions, staff quizzes to virtual coffee meet ups.

UK Youth prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer and we would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment.

We welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in our organisation including BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities. We are also currently underrepresented by men, and so are seeking applications from different backgrounds, cultures, age, experience and identity to bring a wide range of experience, ideas, views and insights to UK Youth.

What we can offer you

We offer a competitive range of benefits, good work/life balance, excellent learning and development opportunities and vibrant organisational culture.

  • Flexible/Agile Working

  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Pension scheme (currently UK Youth match employee contributions up to 5%)

  • Membership of our life insurance scheme which would pay-out up to 4 times your salary

  • Employee Assistance Programme to support employees both professionally and personally

  • 20% discount off bookings at Avon Tyrrell our New Forest Outdoor Centre including, camping, lodges and outdoor activities.

  • Cyclescheme and Techscheme

How to Apply

If you would like to be considered for this fantastic opportunity, please click here and complete an application via our completely anonymised recruitment system (provided by Applied)

  • Closing date for applications will be 11:59pm on 9th January 2022

  • Interviews are due TBC

As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people, any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which include criminal record check and employment reference.

As part of the recruitment process UK Youth will be gathering and uses certain information about you. For further information regarding this please review our Data Protection Privacy Notice which explains what data of yours we process and how we use it.

More about UK Youth

There are more than 11 million young people in the UK, they make up over a fifth of the population and represent Britain’s future.
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Posted on: 26 November 2021
Closed date: 20 December 2021
Tags: Fundraising, Management

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