Grants Manager (Maternity Cover)
Grants Manager (Maternity Cover for one year from 25 May 2020)
Established in 1930, the Pilgrim Trust was set up to address some of the UK’s “more urgent needs” with a view to “promoting future wellbeing”. Today the fund is worth around £75m and spends around £2.5m in grants annually. 60% of this spend is awarded in the Heritage and Conservation fields and 40% goes towards supporting social welfare. The trust is currently looking to recruit a Grants Manager to cover the current post-holder's maternity leave for a one-year contract, and to be a part of the Trust's small but motivated and dedicated team. The contract will begin on 25th May.
This vital role will concentrate on awarding grants in the area of social welfare and will be responsible for the full grant application process, including dealing with enquiries, initial assessments, providing constructive feedback to grant applicants, presenting compelling business cases to Trustees and managing the awards procedure. This role will also involve working closely with the wider team and the Director to promote best practice in the grant making community through partnerships and forums, in addition to proactively revealing new areas of reach into disadvantaged communities and subject areas.
The successful candidate will have an advanced understanding and experience of the voluntary sector and will have demonstrable experience of the grant making world. An appreciation of the issues faced by disadvantaged people, women and girls in particular, will be essential and a broader knowledge of systems change and service provision would be advantageous. Highly organised and empathetic, this person will regard collaboration as paramount in their approach to working in a team and with grant applicants. This person will have a commitment to countering inequality and the ability to mobilise others. Superb written skills and an intellectual curiosity will be essential.
If you would like to apply, please submit a short CV and covering letter (up to two pages) to the Director at firstname.lastname@example.org outlining how you meet the elements in the attached person specification and why you are a suitable candidate for the role. Applications must be received by 5pm on 3rd April in order to be considered. Interviews will be held the week commencing 13th April.