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Research and Education Grants Manager

Greenwich Hospital
London, with travel and some home working (minimum 2 days in office per week)
£45,000 - £50,000 per year (full time), starting point dependent on experience
Closing date
10 Jun 2024


Assist in the delivery of GH’s charitable output to RN/RM beneficiaries in accordance with the Hospital’s objectives, governing legislation, policies and budgets.

Coordinate available research to identify gaps and focus GH spend. Help shape GH’s charitable work in education and in the new Children & Young People’s opportunities programme. 

This will include direct delivery of support and delivery with/through others in order to ensure high impact and effectiveness.  This will also include the development of new projects and programmes together with funding strategies to tackle unmet need.

Strengthen current charity partnerships and establish new ones. Strengthen and assure impact monitoring and reporting across the applied grants, using best practice in current research methodology.


Co-ordinate and where necessary scope commissioning of new research to inform present and future grants planning and spend, liaising with FiMT, MoD and other appropriate bodies.

In consultation with the Director of Grants and Finance staff, compile, track and manage the Hospital’s Education and Children/Young People Opportunities grants programme and budget, making sure it keeps within approved limits, reflects agreed payment schedules, and ensures the budget is spent in year or agreed as part of a roll over plan.

Oversee and manage educational bursaries and grants, providing assistance to the Charity and Education Coordinator. Ensure grants awards are authorised, paid and reviewed promptly.

Collect, evaluate and report on the impact and effect of charitable giving and outcome of awards. Assist the Director of Grants in the production of impact reporting to inform the GH Advisory Board and Charity & Education Committee.

Ensure and promote adherence to good charity governance practice; assist in the periodic review of funding guidelines/ policies and delivery.

Develop and apply good understanding of RN ethos, personnel and beneficiaries. Where required, represent GH in discussions and negotiations with stakeholders and other charitable partners and beneficiaries and represent GH at internal and external meetings.

Work with the Communications Manager to ensure suitable publicity is given to GH charity activity internally, on the GH website and social media, in national publications and by grant recipients, including drafting text. Assist in the development and delivery of a Communications Strategy for the Hospital’s charitable activities including website and social media.

Provide support to the Benevolence and Welfare Grants Manager as required.  


Expertise and experience

  1. In-depth and evidenced knowledge and experience of charitable and financial support to beneficiary groups; ability to empathise with and advocate imaginatively on behalf of beneficiaries.
  2. Evidence of working effectively in co-operation with other charities and organisations. Evidenced ability to imagine and develop vision into designed, costed, project-managed and delivered programmes.
  3. Understanding of the research landscape and ability to make it work for GH. Familiar with introducing new, improved processes and developing joint working and grant giving mechanisms.
  4. Excellent proven communication skills, written and oral; proven ability to develop creative and sustained collaborative relationships; ability to navigate multiple stakeholders sometimes who may have entrenched positions.
  5. Familiarity with the Royal Navy and the Service charity sector would be an advantage but is not essential. Empathy with the military community essential.
  6. Confident using IT including Microsoft Office, charity management and HR software; knowledge of a grants or other CRM would be desirable.

Personal qualities

Adherence to GH's values.

Integrity, honesty and professionalism at all times.

A strong ambassador with the ability to make internal and external contacts.

Able to treat all people with respect and dignity.

Willing to take responsibility for actions and remain accountable.

A team player.

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