Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Location Westminster

Position Full time

Salary 24,000

Application deadline 26 February 2020
The application deadline for this role has passed


Full time, salary of £24,000, 25 days’ annual leave, based in our office in Westminster.

About us

We run the Churchill Fellowships, a unique and inspiring programme of travel grants that fund UK citizens to learn from the world and transform lives across the UK.

Every year we award over 100 Fellowships to people from all parts of UK society, regardless of age, qualifications or background. We fund them to travel the world for up to two months, in search of solutions for today’s most pressing problems. They meet the world’s leading practitioners, visit the most innovative projects and study the most successful policy programmes. Then they come back to the UK and make change happen in their communities and professions.  

In 2019, we invested over £1m in grants. These are not aimed at academic research: they are practical inquiries into real-world issues that the Fellows have encountered in their daily lives. They are organised around eight universal themes that cover all aspects of society: Arts & culture, Community & citizenship, Economy & enterprise, Education & skills, Environment & resources, Health & wellbeing, Governance & public provision, Science & technology.

The Fellowship was created by public subscription in 1965 on the death of Sir Winston Churchill, as his living legacy. Since then we have made over 5,800 grants to inspiring individuals who possess the passion and commitment to make a real difference. For many, it has been a life-changing opportunity.

At the heart of all this is a simple but enduring concept. We are empowering individuals to learn from the world, for the benefit of the UK. Today this idea is more valuable than ever.

About the role

We are now looking for an exceptional candidate to join our team. The post-holder will be WCMT’s front of house; answering the phone, welcoming visitors and ensuring all administrative aspects of the office are smoothly attended to. The post-holder will work as an integral part of the Fellowship team, with responsibility for the office inbox and will support the yearly selection process for the Fellowships, including assisting applicants with their queries, and running the administrative aspects of the interview programme. Reporting to the Fellowship Director, this is an ideal opportunity for a candidate with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and an interest in grant-making.

It is a full-time role based in our Westminster office.

About the candidate

This is a key role within a small high-profile charity. Our ideal candidate will have excellent administration skills, personable manner on the phone and in person, impeccable attention to detail and a proven ability to successfully manage varied and competing demands. They will have high IT literacy and take pride in maintaining high standards in their work. They will also enjoy working as a part of a small team and will be enthusiastic about talking to applicants and learning about new sectors.

How to apply


The deadline for applications is 5pm Wednesday 26th February. Interviews will be held on Monday 9th March at our office. 

To apply, please visit our website.

To apply

To apply, please visit our website.

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