Established nearly 90 years ago, the Pilgrim Trust was set up to address some of Great Britain and Northern Ireland's “more urgent needs” with a view to “promoting future wellbeing”. Today the fund is worth around £75m and spends around £2.5m in grants annually. 60% of this spend is awarded in the Heritage and Conservation fields and 40% goes towards supporting social welfare. The trust is currently looking to recruit a Grants Manager to join its small but motivated and dedicated team.
This vital role will concentrate on awarding grants in the area of social welfare and will be responsible for the full grant application process, including dealing with enquiries, initial assessments, providing constructive feedback to grant applicants, presenting compelling business cases to Trustees and managing the awards procedure. This role will also involve working closely with the wider team and the Director to promote best practice in the grant making community through partnerships and forums, in addition to proactively revealing new areas of reach into disadvantaged communities and subject areas.
The successful candidate will have an advanced understanding and experience of the voluntary sector and will probably have demonstrable experience of the grant making world. An appreciation of the issues faced by disadvantaged people, women and girls in particular, will be essential and a broader knowledge of systems change and service provision would be advantageous. Highly organised and empathetic, this person will regard collaboration as paramount in their approach to working in a team and with grant applicants. This person will have a commitment to countering inequality and the ability to mobilise others. Superb written skills and an intellectual curiosity will be essential.
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