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Senior Grants Officer

This is an exciting time for the organisation, and we are seeking a talented, enthusiastic Senior Grants Officer to join at this critical stage of the charity’s development.

The Senior Grants Officer is an essential role in the Grant Making Team and supports the delivery of the local/regional grant making and grant management process, awarding funding to the charity.

Position: Senior Grants Officer

Location: Remote based with preference to regional areas: North England, East England, Southeast or London Region

Salary: £35,000-£38,000 per annum dependant on experience

Hours: Full Time (35 hours per week)

Benefits: 10% pension contributions, 28 days’ annual leave

Closing Date: 7th August 2022

Interview: week of 15th August 2022

The Role:

The Senior Grants Officer will manage a geographical portfolio of grants, taking a relational approach to grant making and acting as a key contact point for internal and external stakeholders. By reviewing and assessing grant applications and through relational grant management, the postholder will enhance the offer and support the development of future grant programmes.

Key Responsibilities

The main duties and responsibilities of the role holder are as outlined below:


  • Ensure that the relationship and interface is of the highest standard with all stakeholders engaging with the grants team
  • Ensure the provision of effective grant programme guidance and application/project development support
  • Review and assess grant applications against programme criteria and quality standards
  • Advise on enquiries from member applicants/recipients and ensure appropriate feedback to applicants
  • Provide analysis and commentary on applications and grant portfolio for trends, quality, and scope, providing feedback
  • Contribute to learning and evaluation activities
  • Ensure a relational approach in grant management within a defined geographical portfolio
  • Develop deeper relationships
  • Support the Regional Grants Manager with leadership of the Team
  • Be responsible for owning your part in the charity’s success


About you:

To be successful in this role The Senior Grants Officer will need to have previous experience within a similar role and act as an advocate for the work of the charity, promoting and supporting the impact of its membership.

You will have:


  • Knowledge of grant making processes and systems and relational grant management experience
  • An understanding of the landscape of grant making, ideally within the voluntary sector, health sector or NHS
  • A good understanding of charities and charity governance
  • Clear understanding of monitoring, evaluation, and impact measurement
  • Team leader or people management experience
  • Time management skills and an ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Reporting and analytical skills
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good presentation skills, confidence to deliver presentations, training and grants support
  • A collaborative and open approach
  • A passion and drive, committed to delivery


About the Organisation

A national, independent charity. Working together with the network of 238 NHS charities based in hospitals, ambulance trusts, mental health trusts, community health trusts, and health boards across the UK to help the NHS go further for everyone.

Please provide your CV and a supporting statement outlining how you meet the job description and person specification via NFP People. The supporting statement should be no more than 2 sides of A4.

Recruitment pack attached.

Other roles you may have experience of could include Relational Grants Manager, Grants Officer, Trusts Fundraising Officer, Foundations Fundraising Manager, Trusts and Grants Fundraising Manager, Fundraising Manager, Trusts Fundraiser, Trusts and Grants Fundraiser, Fundraising Partnerships Manager, Trusts, Foundations, Supporter Engagement, Bid Writing, Bid Writer, Bids, Bids and Tender, Key Relationship Manager, Trusts Executive, Trusts and Grants, Senior Trusts, Senior Trusts and Foundations, etc.


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We recruit exclusively for organisations in the challenging Not-For-Profit sector. We’re fully behind the charities and bodies that aim to change the world – one project at a time. Whether you’re seeking exceptional leaders, committed staff or a combination of the two, you probably want to know exactly how we’re different and why it matters to you. We don’t do business as usual. We deliver a recruitment solution that replaces clunky, costly, contracted processes with a single, seamless solution.

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01234 815658
6 West Street
MK46 5HR
United Kingdom
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