Proposals and Grants Manager

EC1R 0BJ, London (Greater)
£35,013 - £36,072 per annum
11 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

As our Proposal Writer and Grant Manager, you will be central in securing income from high value donors.


ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Our dedicated local staff are ending violence against women and girls and helping change lives, for good. We won’t stop until women and girls are out of danger, out of poverty and on track to create the future they want.

As our Proposal Writer and Grant Manager, your role will be central in securing income from high value donors (worth £100K+ per annum), that fund some of our most critical work. This will involve developing and writing high quality proposals, concept notes and reports in line with our organisational priorities.

As part of our internally-focussed Project Information Team you will liaise with colleagues across our federation to ensure we are presenting the highest priority and most strategic work to our donors. You will ensure that content is engaging and relevant as well as ensuring work is in line with our branding.

You will also support the country facing aspects of grant management for a select number of large strategic grants.

This will involve setting up new projects, establishing log frames, monitoring and evaluation frameworks and grant management and reporting schedules, and keeping donor-facing account managers informed on progress. Important also will be your ability to improve efficiency by enhancing systems and processes.

Experienced at developing proposals, you will have prepared compelling and cohesive programme materials and key communications to inspire high value donors. Skilled at presenting complex project information in a clear and engaging way, you must have a track record of developing proposals that attract significant donations from major donors, charitable trusts and foundations and/or corporates.

You will have a good understanding of international development programmes including terminology and language. You will also be effective at liaising with multiple stakeholders, meeting deadlines and budgeting.

In addition, you will have proven experience of setting up large grants, grant management and building the capacity of country programmes to manage high value income.

Please note that this role is being offered as a nine month fixed term contract.

ActionAid is committed to driving improvement through digital channels, tools and ways of working.  We will ensure that we provide the technology and the training to enable all staff to perform their roles to the best of their abilities. In return, we ask that all staff are committed to continually improving their digital skills and knowledge within the working environment. Our recruitment processes will evaluate the digital skills of all applicants. 

ActionAid is committed to supporting flexible working. If you would like to discuss flexible working options, including the possibility of a job share for this role, there will be space to do so during the interview process.

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