Head of Grants and Impact
We are seeking a Head of Grants and Impact to deliver a range of programmes intended to support UK charities end youth homelessness and develop our work in the field of social investment.
Position: Head of Impact and Investment (Internal title)
Salary: £47,000 - £52,000 plus benefits
Location: Hybrid with a London office, home/flexible working and occasional travel
Hours: Full time
Closing Date: 5:00pm, 17th Sep 2021
About the role:
You will be working for the property industry’s leading charity working to end youth homelessness in the UK. They bring remarkable businesses and individuals from across the property industry together to support charities providing accommodation for young people who are or have been homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness in the future. Through a unique network of corporate partners, they invest funding and expertise where it can achieve lasting impact.
The key role of Head of Grants and Impact is responsible for developing the future investment strategy, ensuring that grant-making and engagement are informed by both a keen appreciation of the evidence of what works in tackling youth homelessness, and of the best ways in which the charity can harness corporate supporters’ generosity.
You will ensure appropriate and fully compliant systems are in place to manage and track investments – both financial and pro bono - and robust methodologies to understand and evidence the impact the work has. This understanding will inform our future investment work.
You will be responsible for developing our work in the field of social investment. Working with the CEO and a board-level working group, your skills and experience in partnership working, innovation and promotion will help raise investment for independent social funds tackling youth homelessness and identify potential borrowers and partners within the charity and local authority sectors.
The role will oversee an increasing number of collaborative projects and initiatives on the part of corporate supporters wishing to engage with youth homelessness in specific areas or regions more directly. These will often be anchored in the work of the charity’s regional boards, so close collaboration with regional chairs, trustees and colleagues across the team will be important.
You’ll be an effective, passionate and thoughtful communicator, with experience of leading a professional team.
Essential skills and experience for this role include:
- Knowledge of the charity sector (and ideally of grant making)
- Knowledge of or interest in youth homelessness
- Experience of Collaborating effectively with colleagues in different teams or departments
- Managing complex projects against agreed targets and outcomes
- Experience of delivering against financial and non-financial KPI’s
- Successfully managing external senior stakeholders including corporate partners, charities and consultants
- Writing reports and papers for and servicing Boards and/or professional committees
- Assessing, monitoring and evaluating projects or programmes
Due to the current situation, we are all working remotely. We plan to return to our central London office in the near future but expectations on colleagues to be in the office will be minimal (at least once a month). Instead, you will be able to design a working pattern that suits you, your family, the needs of the job and of the team. We hope this encourages candidates from across the UK.
Other roles you may have experience of could include: Head of Grants, Head of Programmes, Grants and Programmes Manager, Grant Scheme Manager, Head of Charitable Grants, Head of Grants Management, Head of Grants Operation, Grants Director, Head of Trusts and Grants, Director of Programmes, Head of Programmes and Impact, Impact and Evaluation Director, Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Manager, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Research and Evaluation, Head of Impact Delivery, etc.