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Programmes Grant Assistant

Birmingham, West Midlands
£25,020 per annum
Closing date
6 Jul 2022
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Our client, a social regeneration charity is currently recruiting to a Programmes Assistant vacancy within their established Programmes & Partnerships team.

This role will be within the Programmes team working on a high-profile grant programme, specifically focused on the grant administration of Tesco Community Grants.

Programmes Grant Assistant
Location: Central Birmingham (blended home/ office working)
Salary: £25,020 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent


The Grants Programmes Assistant plays a key role in the management of grant and delivery programmes managed by the charity. The role has the responsibility for a range of tasks across the project/grants management cycle, including managing Tesco inboxes, answering telephone enquiries, assessment of funding applications, undertaking due diligence procedures, processing claims, monitoring projects, and liaising with project staff, grantees, and funders.

The Grant Programmes Assistant role will be within the wider Programmes and Partnerships team with a specific focus on the Tesco Community Grants programme.


  • Assess grant funding applications using assessment frameworks with an initial focus on Tesco Community Grants Programme
  • Monitor and manage the delivery of grants and projects by assessing progress reports and data returns
  • Use a range of management information systems and databases to support the effective management of grants and programmes
  • Undertake funding compliance checks and due diligence processes, interpreting detailed funder requirements to ensure alignment with funding rules
  • Act as a point of contact for external grant recipients and project delivery staff, providing advice and guidance on application and monitoring processes, and compliance requirements
  • Check claims to support financial management of Tesco programmes
  • Support funder engagement opportunities and processes, including volunteering, events and shortlisting group meetings
  • Support grant panel meetings involving representatives from partners, funders, and Commissioners participate in briefings for delivery staff and grantees, to support understanding of grant programme and contract requirements


  • Experience & understanding of grant management processes
  • Appreciation of the needs of third sector organisations
  • Grant application assessment skills
  • Experience and understanding of working with a variety of different community-based charities and organisations
  • Experience of undertaking due diligence process and procedures.
  • Proactive communication and team-working skills
  • Experience of processing claims and supporting payment processes
  • Supporting project monitoring and evaluation
  • Operating management information systems
  • Experience of producing accurate, high quality written reports & case studies


  • The post holder will need to have internet connectivity to enable them to undertake home working
  • The post holder will be expected to fulfil all duties in adherence with the charity’s values (environmentally aware, focused on communities in need, acting collaboratively, with integrity and striving for quality) and in accordance with the organisations sustainable development policy.
  • The charity is committed to being an inclusive employer and offers flexible working arrangements, job share opportunities and supportive, family friendly policies. Part time/Jobshare arrangements considered.

Closing Date: 6th July 2022

To apply, please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form where you can find out more information and complete your application by following the instructions.

No agencies please.

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