Fellowship Support Manager – Travel

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Location London

Position Full time 35 hours per week

Salary £30,000

Application deadline 6 June 2019
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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 150 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 5,500 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 Fellowship team. The post-holder will play a pivotal role in ensuring the management of WCMT’s Fellowship grants programme, while also providing individual, person-centred support to Fellows travelling or preparing to travel. Reporting to the Fellowship Director, this is an ideal opportunity for an experienced grants or project manager who enjoys a people facing role.  

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 empathy and excellent, confident interpersonal skills, exceptional organisational skills and ability to multi-task, impeccable attention to detail and a proven ability to successfully manage varied and competing demands. They will also have experience of working or travelling extensively abroad. They will have high IT literacy, be methodical and take pride in maintaining high standards in their work.

They will also enjoy working as a part of a small team and the variety that brings. 

To apply

Please send your CV with a covering letter to Sara Canullo at The deadline for applications is 4pm on Thursday 6th June. Interviews will be held on Friday 14th June 2019. 

To apply

Please send your CV with a covering letter to Sara Canullo at The deadline for applications is 4pm on Thursday 6th June. Interviews will be held on Friday 14th June 2019. 

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