Grants Officer

Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
£25,000 pro rata.
05 Oct 2018
22 Oct 2018
Part Time

CareTech Charitable Foundation

Job Description

Grants Officer

About CareTech Foundation

Established in 2017, the CareTech Charitable Foundation is an independent grant-making corporate foundation registered with the Charity Commission. Funded and founded by CareTech plc, the Foundation has an independent Board of trustees responsible for delivering its Charitable Objects. The Foundation has ambitious and clear-sighted objectives to deliver meaningful impact to communities in the UK and overseas about which the staff of CareTech plc and its service users feel proud and strongly engaged, providing a unique contribution to the charitable marketplace consistent with CareTech plc’s values and approach.

Key objectives:

The CareTech Charitable Foundation’s work is focused on the following three key objectives:

1) Physical and learning disabilities and mental health.

2) Skills development for the care sector.

3) Supporting our communities and the CareTech family.

The Foundation’s support is devoted to supporting those in need in the UK and in developing countries overseas. 

Job details

Job Title: Grants Officer- Maternity Cover

Responsible to: Foundation Manager

Location: Potters Bar, Hertfordshire

Position: Part time - 3 days per week (starting January 2019)

Salary: £25,000 Pro rata

Application deadline: Monday 22nd October 2018

We are looking for a Grants Officer with experience of grant making to join the team. You will be involved in all aspects of the grants assessment and grants management processes, as well as more general finance support. We are looking for someone with good organisational skills, financial management experience, strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills.

Key responsibilities

A) Grants management and co-ordination

 Providing advice and support to grant applicants and recipients

 Management of grants including: scheduling payments and reviewing progress to ensure compliance with grant agreements

 Managing and keeping accurate records of applications and payments

 Giving information and recommendations to the decision making panel

B) Communications

 Acting as the initial contact for both staff and organisations seeking funding from the Trust

 Responding to funding, grant application, and beneficiary enquires by phone, e-mail and letter

 Working with external stakeholders

 Communicating with sponsors and donors of each grant and supporting their stewardship

 Producing and presenting recommendations and reports for decision-making committees

 Take on specific research in relation to current funding priorities or potential new areas of activity as required

 Supporting with coordinating and updating Foundation’s website and social media

C) Financial Administration

 Managing and administering of grant payments

 Keeping accurate records of applications and payments

 Supporting on budget management

 Day-to-day financial record-keeping

Essential Skills and Experiences 

Experience in a grant -making role and an understanding of the issues involved in distributions of grants

 Demonstrable experience of administrative work

 Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written for a diverse range of audiences

 Working with external stakeholders

 Good accounting and budget management

 Ability to analyze complex information

 Excellent team working skills

 Excellent time management skills 

To apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV and cover letter, no longer than 600 words explaining how your experiences matches the essential skills and experiences.

Please send your CV and covering letter to by Monday 22nd October 2018. 

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