Statutory and Grants Officer
About the Role
It is a very exciting time at Leonard Cheshire, a time of unprecedented change for disabled people. In this varied role you will be working in a growing team, raising support for our UK programmes and projects. You will lead and support statutory funding bids and work effectively with colleagues in our London office and across the UK, raising money for our UK programming.
You will build relationships with prospects and be responsible for a portfolio of current and potential funders, providing exceptional grant management to maintain, revive and grow support
We are looking for a motivated, dynamic fundraiser with experience of project funding, who can build relationships with institutional, statutory and trust funders.
You will have experience of securing programme funding for projects, working on proposals to funders such as the UK government, European Social Fund, Department of Education, and other major statutory funders. You will be a positive and creative individual who embraces challenges, enjoys a diverse workload and is able to represent the charity at the highest levels. With success in cultivating new relationships, as well as managing existing donors and clients, you will also be a self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
You will have a proven track record of generating income through high quality applications and excellent account management. This will include writing timely reports, networking and cultivation skills; and the ability to quickly form relationships with internal and external partners as a representative of Leonard Cheshire.
You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, with a track record of success in securing funding, from European Social Funds, Big Lottery sources and Local Authorities, across health, employment, education and or technology.
You will have strong research skills and a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire.
About Leonard Cheshire
Leonard Cheshire supports individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. We are the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services for people with disabilities. This is an exciting time to join us with our new brand and as we grow our reach across communities.
This post is vital to achieving our objectives and achieving our income target.
What we Offer
We offer a wide range of employee rewards and benefits including:
- Fair and competitive pay rates
- A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover benefit
- Substantial annual leave, with the option to buy or sell leave
- Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates
- Access to cycle-to-work benefits
- A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme
Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
A satisfactory disclosure check may be required for this post.
Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.
Closing date: 19 June 2019