Grants Support and Comms Officer

The Trussell Trust

  • Salary: 32000
  • Location: Home based with some travel to Salisbury or London offices
  • Closing: 12:00pm, 26th Oct 2021 BST

Job Description

This role focusses on supporting the food bank network to engage with the Trussell Trust Grants programme and supporting them to gain the skills and knowledge to engage with grants more broadly. The Trussell Trust Grants Programme is wide reaching and in place to support food banks in our network progress with their strategic vision.

Role responsibilities

In this section you will need to include up to 6 key role responsibilities/ duties that this role entails and include a description – e.g., team leadership example below:

·       Create resources, guidance and presentations aimed at increasing food banks’ knowledge of grant opportunities and their application skills

·       Help upskill and resource the area manager team to fully understand the grants programme and processes and better support food banks

·       Offer 121 support to area managers and food banks to engage with the grants programme and suitable external grant funders

·       Create and execute a communications plan to inspire the food bank network to engage with the grants programme and inform them of the processes

·       Alongside the rest of the Grant Funding team, deal with queries about the grants programme from the food bank network

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Person Specification

Technical skills and minimum knowledge:

-          Experience  of grant application and/or awarding

-          Good communicator both written and verbally

-          Confident presenter

-          Ability to organise own workload with limited supervision

-          Ability to deal with competing priorities

Behaviours and competencies:

·       Ability to balance competing priorities and work to tight deadlines

·       Ability to work effectively with different people and teams of people

·       Ability to communicate and an dynamic and inspiring way

·       Demonstrate a commitment to the values of the Trussell Trust

·       Demonstrates empathy for people from disadvantaged, marginalised or socially- excluded backgrounds 

Key Stakeholders

·       The food bank network

·       Area Team

·       Strategic Communications

·       Brand and Marketing

The Trussell Trust is a charity that works to end the need for food banks. It is founded on and shaped by Christian principles.

Our values of dignity, justice, compassion and community, are central to all that we do and therefore supports our aim to be an organisation where the diversity of all employees is valued.  We welcome people of all faiths and none and those that are committed to these values.

We recognise that we have under-represented groups within our workforce. As part of our commitment to diversity and equality of opportunity we are actively encouraging applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions and those with a lived experience of poverty as well as any other under-represented group in our workforce. We are committed ensuring the safety and protection of our employees from all forms of harm.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Tue 26th Oct 2021

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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