Title: Grants Officer
Accountable to: Director of Grants
Salary: £35,000 to £40,000 per year for 35 hours per week, depending on experience, plus pension and health insurance.
Location: Central London, currently 1 Paper Buildings, Inner Temple, London, EC4Y 7EU. We will consider applications for part-time, job-share and/or flexible working. The post-holder would need to be based in the London office for at least 2 days per week but would also regularly spend time at the Foundation’s office in Shalford, near Guildford (with travel expenses to Shalford met by the Foundation).
The Legal Education Foundation
The Legal Education Foundation works to help people better understand and use the law. We believe that the law plays an essential role in supporting civil society, economic development and democracy.
Our vision is of a society where everyone understands the role and value of the law and has the capability and opportunity to use it to ensure their rights and to fulfil the obligations that accompany these rights.
Last year, the Foundation distributed just over £5million through making grants and commissioning work via a range of mostly charitable organisations. We also use our expertise to influence others – for example, on the government’s use of personal data; the impact of unresolved legal problems on mental and physical health; and strengthening the evidence about effective access to justice.
We are best known for the Just First Fellowship programme, which is helping to create a new generation of highly-skilled social justice lawyers. Launched in 2014, the scheme has already created over 80 trainee lawyer posts nationwide, at leading legal organisations providing vital support to people facing problems with debt, employment, immigration status, welfare benefits, and housing.
This is an important new role, as the Foundation builds its grants team as part of preparing to launch a new 5-year strategy for 2020 onwards. It helps to create the capacity for developing stronger relationships with our grantees, which will enable us to better support them and to learn more from what we fund. There are opportunities to shape the job by leading on areas of particular interest within the grants portfolio.
The Grants Officer will report to the Director of Grants, and will work closely with colleagues in administration, finance, policy and research, as well as the Chief Executive.
How to apply
To apply for this post, please email your CV and supporting statement to email@example.com by using the Apply section below, marked APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF GRANTS OFFICER.
For further information on the role, please refer to the Job Description & Personal Specification attached below.
Please limit CVs to no more than 3 pages and your supporting statement to no more than 1,500 words. The statement should outline why you are interested in this position and address how you meet the areas of the person specification set out above. Please draw on specific examples.
The deadline for applications is 12 pm on Monday 4 November 2019 and those shortlisted will be informed no later than Friday 8 November.
Interviews will take place at The Legal Education Foundation’s London office on Friday 15 November – please keep this date free in case you are called to interview. The process will involve an interview with a panel of TLEF staff, and a practical exercise. This process will take up to two hours.
Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.