Grants Manager for Pilot Scheme

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Location London

Position Part time

Salary Competitive

Application deadline 25 January 2019
The application deadline for this role has passed

About the new scheme

This newly funded pilot is an investment in talent and ideas for the UK. Churchill Fellows already form a network of knowledge leaders contributing to every area of society. We see their impact nationwide, from projects in the community to legislation in Parliament, and we believe they could do even more with greater financial support.

The new fund will offer a small number of starter grants of £10,000 - £40,000 for transformative projects by Fellows. For example, it might fund an app to protect the mental health of frontline police, or a small-business training programme for inner city youth, or a new economic model for upland farms. All of these are examples of Fellows’ current activities, and their potential is enormous.

The new fund will lift such projects to a higher level, maintaining our ethos and values and delivering even greater impact. It will launch as a pilot for three years, with a view to developing a permanent endowment thereafter.

About the role

This is a hands-on varied role to set up a pilot for a new Grant Scheme for the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, and anchor it in the work of the Trust.

The person appointed would be assisted by and work with the existing team which has expertise in communications, fundraising, IT and finance. The current grant team would be available to provide background information.

The successful person will have grant making hands-on experience and have set up and run a charity grant scheme. The person appointed would start in March, in time for applications opening in September and awards being made in 2020. There would be a three-month research period for the person appointed to set up new processes and integrate and test the programme within the existing Fellowship Programme and systems.

Principal responsibilities

  1. To research the market for the grant scheme for both recipients and potential funders
  2. To establish, with the Committee of Trustees, the criteria and selection process
  3. To set up, initially run and develop the grant scheme using WCMT’s existing database, website and other systems.
  4. To work with the Communications Director to create a communications plan, including a brand, for the Churchill Fund.
  5. Handle queries about criteria received from Fellows
  6. To report to the grant committee on a formal and regular basis
  7. To identify and recruit experts to review grant submissions and interview candidates
  8. To work with applicants and possible partners/funders to develop final applications
  9. To service award committees/panels
  10. To monitor and evaluate grants awarded and their effectiveness.
  11. To document all processes and procedures and to train existing staff where appropriate.
To apply

To request a full copy of the JD please email to whom applications should also be sent by CV with a covering letter.  The deadline for applications is 5pm on 25 January 2019. Interviews will take place in early February 2019.

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