Grants Manager, South East (Sussex, Kent and parts of London) 12 months fixed term contract
Do you know your Hastings from your Haywards Heath? Your Rochester from your Royal Tunbridge Wells?
If you’ve got experience in grant-making, and of working closely with small and medium-sized charities to improve their practice, we really want to hear from you.
This is a really exciting time to be doing what we’re doing, and a crucial one too. The challenges facing small and medium-sized charities are well documented, but through a combination of longer-term funding, developmental support and influence work, we are working towards creating a stronger, more resilient sector.
Because of an internal secondment, the Foundation is looking to appoint a Grant Manager based in the South East of England on a 12-month fixed term contract. They will be responsible for a regional grant portfolio of c.£3m, where grants are for up to £200,000 over six years.
The portfolio will cover an area that includes parts of South and East London*, East Sussex, West Sussex and Kent. The role is home-based (which must be ‘on patch,’) but requires frequent travel across the region and to the Foundation’s London Office. Given the nature of the work, we also pay an essential car allowance, and we expect candidates to hold a full driving licence.
The successful candidate will previous experience of providing developmental support to help strengthen charities as well as some experience of assessing grant applications and managing live relationships. Candidates should also have well-established networks across the voluntary sector and a good understanding of the environment that small and local charities are operating in.
The role is suited to an individual who can demonstrate sound judgement and an ability to initiate and deliver discrete strands of developmental work with charities alongside traditional grant making. They will have experience of supplier management and demonstrate strong communication, influencing and negotiating skills.
The role will include responsibility for contributing to wider Foundation activity, including working with colleagues within Lloyds Banking Group, other funders and infrastructure organisations. The Foundation is passionate about developing and maintaining relationships and sees itself a partner to charities, so a key aspect of the role involves meeting with charity staff, trustees and beneficiaries.
*LBs of Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and City of London
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Please provide a CV and cover letter – each no more than two sides of A4 to: Gemma Goymer, Head of HR, by Wednesday 13 March at 5pm via email (email@example.com)
We encourage applications from all sections of our diverse community, irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), sexual orientation, religion or belief, or because someone is married or in a civil partnership. We believe our organisation will be a better, more creative and an innovative place to work if we can harness the benefit of lots of different perspectives.
The Foundation is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.
If you need any ‘reasonable adjustments’ for any part of the recruitment process please let us know, in confidence, to discuss these.