Grants Officer (Maternity Cover - 12 month contract)

the Clothworkers' Foundation

  • Team: The Clothworkers' Foundation
  • Salary: £40,475
  • Location: Hybrid, with at least 2 days a week in our City of London office
  • Closing: 12:00pm, 8th Jul 2022 BST

Job Description

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Grants Manager, you will help manage the Foundation’s Open Grants Programme. This will include taking, or sharing, responsibility for the Small Grants Programme portfolio. You may also be required to support grant-making in other parts of the portfolio as required, as well as support development of new funds.

 Main Responsibilities

 Grant-Making

  • Assessing grant applications for Small Grant Programmes, and generating supporting papers

  • Processing declinations following assessment meetings

  • Requesting additional information from applicants prior to and/or post assessment meeting and co-ordinating responses

  • Processing returned Terms and Conditions following grant awards

  • Maintaining accurate records on the Gifts Online database

  • Sending grant offer letters

Monitoring and Learning

  • Post-award grant monitoring including processing and reviewing reports and accounts, as well as relationship-based monitoring.

  • Working alongside the Clothworkers’ Company finance department to provide grant approval and payment information

  • Attending meetings with relevant stakeholders, conferences, and other events, and represent The Clothworkers’ Foundation externally as required

  • Performing such other tasks as may reasonably be required

Supporting Organisational Development

  • Contributing to Grants Team reflection and learning to identify and implement improvement in our processes, develop new funds, and review the progress of our grant-making strategy

  • Performing other tasks as may be required, including authoring papers for the Board or Committees

  • Collaborating with colleagues across the Clothworkers’ Company, including attendance at some Company events.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • At least one year’s experience working in a Grants Officer or similar role

  • Understanding and experience of the grant-making process

  • Experience of working as part of a team and contributing to achieving team goals and decisions

 Desirable

  • Experience in developing new funds and supporting the process of origination

  • Experience in capital grant-making

  • Experience in relationship-based grant management

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with a range of people from different backgrounds

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • IT proficiency in MS Office applications and familiarity with CRM software

Desirable

  • Experienced in using the Blackbaud Grant Making (GIFTS) CRM

 Personal Attributes

  • Able to organise and manage your own workload

  • Able to work to deadlines

  • Flexible and collegiate attitude to working across a team, and supporting colleagues where needed

  • Curious about, and committed to, the work of grant-making Foundations, charities, and the social needs they are trying to meet

  • Commitment to The Clothworkers’ Foundation mission and values: equitable, adaptive, enabling and collaborative

 

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