The Wolfson Foundation is one of the UK’s largest funding charities, awarding grants to support excellence in the fields of science and medicine, health & disability, education and the arts & humanities (see www.wolfson.org.uk). The Foundation manages an endowment of some £800 million and allocates about £30 million each year in grants across a range of funding themes.
An exciting opportunity exists to join the staff of the Wolfson Foundation as a Grants Assistant. This role will provide support to the Programme Manager (Science) and the Head of Grants & Policy as part of a small grants team. It will work across all elements of the Foundation’s grant-making but focus particularly on the Science & Medicine and Health & Disability themes (see www.wolfson.org.uk/funding for more information) The role will also include responsibility for payment of grants and management of a specialist grants database.
The role may be an ideal position for someone at the start of a career in the charity or philanthropy sectors. The successful applicant will have a high level of spoken and written English, excellent communication skills and attention to detail and the ability to prioritise tasks in a busy office. Excellent IT skills are also essential and experience using databases is desirable. They will also need to be personable, well presented and able to work as part of a small team. The post requires a high level of discretion in handling sensitive information. An enthusiasm for the work of the Foundation - and the sectors it supports – is essential. A particular interest in science and/or health related issues may be an advantage.
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