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Grants Officer

Aston Villa
Birmingham, West Midlands
Up to £35,000 per annum depending on experience
Closing date
31 Jul 2022

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Department: Foundation

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week (including evenings and weekends)

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum depending on experience

Location: Villa Park

Closing Date: 31 July 2022

  1. The Department

The Aston Villa Foundation is the official Charity of Aston Villa Football Club and prides itself in being innovative in its approach in supporting the Club as a ‘Force for Good’. This role sits within the Foundation Central Team, supporting the wider Foundation departments with their sustainability, growth and development.

The Role

The Grants Officer role is a new role for the Foundation and will work alongside a small but passionate and dedicated team of fundraisers. You will work closely with Foundations department Managers and Senior Leadership Team to help realise the aspirations and growth plans of the Foundation Charity, by unlocking funds to develop programmes that will help those people in our communities who need it most.

Working at Villa Park, you will be responsible for all aspects of the grant and tender process, from research, to writing and overseeing the monitoring and evaluation process, all in line with the strategic growth plans of the Aston Villa Foundation. 

The Person

You will have a proven track record in sourcing and identify grants and tenders, with the ability of writing grants and/or tender of varying sizes and areas of work.  Fundamental to the success of the role, you will be highly organised with the ability to oversee a large volume of potential grants and tenders inline with the submission dates. You will also have the ability to research local statistics and data to support applications

You will have strong written and verbal communication skills which are clear, concise, and accurate in a positive and professional manor. You will have the ability to liaise and engage with internal and external partners and have experience of presenting fundraising plans and projects.

As part of your application, please ensure you upload your CV and Cover Letter.

Right to Close Vacancy Posting Early

The Club reserves the right to close any advertised vacancies earlier than the advertised closing date if sufficient applications have been received.

Equality Statement

Aston Villa Football Club celebrates the diversity of its Club and embrace equal opportunities for all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and fully support The FAs Football Leadership Diversity Code. 

We welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, sex and religion or belief.

Safeguarding Statement  

Aston Villa Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk across our Club. As such, we adhere to Safer Recruitment processes and for some roles a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service may be required prior to starting in a role at the Club. For more information, please see Aston Villa Football Club | The official club website | AVFC - Safeguarding






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