Hammersmith, Greater London
SW6, London
£25,000 - £28,000 per year (pro rata)
Permanent, Part-time, 9am - 530pm
Job description

The Grants and Impact Officer role at UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham combines day-to-day responsibilities and ambitions with a small team in a new charity that punches well above its weight. This role will support the Executive Director.

The postholder will be the main point of contact for grants queries into the organisation. They will lead on Grants Communications and responding to queries from members about the Grants schemes. They will prepare papers for grant reviews by relevant Grant Assessment Panels, including the Community Grants Panel. A large part of the role also focuses on their effective data collection and assessment, to ensure we communicate our impact and widen and deepen community empowerment and cohesion with our work.

This is an exciting opportunity with potential to improve the lives of people across the borough.




  • Communicate and engage with community groups regarding open grant programmes, including review/assessment processes, decisions made, and reporting and evaluation
  • Provide administration to a high standard across the grants cycle using the database system, receiving applications, producing acknowledgements, and monitoring and tracking grant reports
  • Reviewing incoming applications, commencing due diligence processes, and sharing information with relevant decision-making panel for final decisions
  • Develop and implement effective administrative systems and processes where required, including contributing to the development of the grants application review process (scoring/feedback systems) and our new database system
  • Collaborate with finance team to reconcile grant awards with database, including tracking outstanding payments, and obtaining necessary information for payments to be made
  • Produce qualitative and qualitative grant summaries for quarterly board meetings and funders or third parties, e.g., London Funders or 360 Giving, as required


  • Collate feedback, data and information on grants given to ensure we can track progress and impact
  • Analyse results to create compelling impact messaging for annual reports and other public communications
  • Actively contribute to promotion of grants on social media, including crafting compelling stories and successes posts



  • Support the Executive Director to design and implement positive and strengthening grant-making programmes; consult with communities to ensure these are appropriate to the those we serve, and have a particular focus on areas that have had a lack of investment in the past
  • Act as the main facilitator of Community Grants Panel meetings, so the resident group can effectively create grants opportunities and assess applications; offering appropriate coaching and guidance where needed
  • Deliver information-rich sessions about existing grant programmes, whether self-organised or by attending externally facilitated information workshops and events
  • Signposting community groups to other funders or organisations, when appropriate
  • Managing visits to grantees including facilitating director visits where needed



  • Provide administration support for non-funding offerings for community groups, including in kind resource and activity contributions from corporates
  • Ensure that excellent facilitation standards, communication and partnerships are always maintained, and that local people are placed at the forefront of our work
  • Implement GDPR and data retention policies, and implement them effectively
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing learning and development and to participate in training relevant to the role
  • Assist with any other tasks, which may from time-to-time, reasonably be required
  • Attend Trustee and subcommittee meetings and take minutes where needed





  • Demonstrable experience of grants programmes


  • Grants qualification
  • Impact Reporting qualification
  • Communications qualification




  • Demonstrable experience of grants programmes and the granting process
  • Experience of a grant management database, including for imports and reporting
  • Reporting and analytical skills. Evidence of creative thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and a track record for collaborative working and building relationships
  • Able to assimilate information clearly and prepare appropriate, clear and concise content.
  • Content creation experience including with main Social Media streams and Canva


  • Intermediate to advanced excel skills, including tables, formulas, data handling
  • Experience in delivering informal or formal training and/or information sessions
  • Involvement with local community projects
  • Supporting volunteers


Personal Qualities


  • A team player who is also a self-starter and happy to work independently to develop and deliver objectives
  • Well organised and structured with an eye for detail
  • Passionate, driven and committed to delivery
  • Cultural and environmental sensitivity
  • Flexible and comfortable with change and working in a start-up, small charity environment


  • Knowledge/experience of the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham



  • Private Healthcare Plan
  • Pension Plan
  • Training & Development
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UNITED in Hammersmith and Fulham

United in Hammersmith & Fulham (UNITED) is a place-based giving scheme that promotes, inspires and helps fund activities that deliv... Read more

Refreshed on: 16 July 2021
Closing date: 30 July 2021
Tags: Project Management, Operations

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