Our client, an established charitable organisation providing support and assistance to service personnel in the armed forces, is looking for a capable Grants Officer to join their small but high performing team as they continue to develop and deliver their grant giving programme.
Working closely with the senior management, beneficiaries and internal armed forces structures, the role will be pivotal in the development of a cohesive and robust programme. The post holder will develop priorities for funding, by identifying policy and criteria for awards and steward applicants and prospective applicants with advice and guidance to support the process. They will engage directly with projects by visiting and offering face to face consultation when required. They will also be comfortable negotiating with applicants on all aspects of the application and take responsibility for the effective assessment and processing through to post awards care. This broad role will support and lead the grants function which entails supporting and line managing a Grants Administrator, supporting the Grants Committee and Trustees and acting as secretary to for review meetings when required.
The ideal candidate will have experience of working within a grant making organisation within the charitable sector and will thrive within a small and dynamic team environment, whilst working on a variety of projects concurrently. An outstanding communicator, the next Grants Officer will possess the ability to gather information and gauge and report meaningful outputs to a variety of stakeholders. With a track record of line management, the successful candidate is going to be someone able to deliver on their planning and organisational skills in an organisation going through growth. A full UK driving license is essential. Knowledge of an Armed Forces environment or understanding statistic and programme evaluation methodology would be desirable.