Grants Manager - Education and Learning through the Arts
Paul Hamlyn Foundation is an independent grant-making foundation, with a mission to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. The Foundation supports charitable activity in the areas of arts, education and learning and social justice across the UK.
This in an exciting time to join the Foundation as we are over two years into our new strategy, with an increased grants budget to manage. Our communications and influencing remains an important part of our work to secure impact in our priority areas.
We are recruiting a full-time Grants Manager, with a focus on education and learning through the arts in schools (and educational institutions).
Our grants managers are the backbone of the Foundation, playing a critical role in our grant-making team. Reporting to Senior Grants Managers with experience of the fields we support, you will work closely with a portfolio of organisations that Paul Hamlyn Foundation engages with through our various funds and programmes, supporting those organisations to help us to achieve our strategic priorities and to achieve their own growth and development objectives.
You will bring to the role specialist experience of working in – or with – schools (our grants are predominantly focused on the primary sector and experience of working at primary level would therefore be of particular interest to us), as well as the capacity and interest to work flexibly across our programmes as necessary.
Acting as the primary point of contact for applicants, you will broker both internal and external relationships to ensure that funded organisations have access to appropriate sources of expertise and knowledge to support them. You will assess applications for funding, manage our relationships with these organisations and will play a key role in recommending what funding and support we should commit to them.
You will be someone who wants to make a difference. The ideal candidate will be pro-active, highly organised, good at following tasks through to their completion, and have excellent communication skills. An understanding of the issues facing voluntary organisations, including their financial management, organisational structures and governance issues, and the ability to provide useful and appropriate support is important.
Flexible working patterns would be considered for the right candidate.
For more information about the role and how to apply please visit: www.phf.org.uk/about-phf/jobs/
The deadline for applications is noon (12 pm) on Monday 28th September
Interviews are likely to be held at the Paul Hamlyn Foundation (London WC1X 9HY) on Thursday 12th of October.
To apply please provide:
- A completed application form.
- A supporting statement (up to 2 pages) explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this post and how you meet the experience and qualities detailed in the person specification.
All documents should be emailed to Ria Bray (firstname.lastname@example.org)