Grants Assistant

Wolfson Foundation

Location Central London

Position Full time 35 hours per week

Salary Competitive remuneration package

Application deadline 10 January 2018
The application deadline for this role has passed

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 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 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. 

Please see full job description attached.

To apply

Applications should be made by email (attaching a cover letter addressed to the Chief Executive and a CV) to to:


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