Grants Officer

Rocket Science

Location Blackfriars (EC4V) - Currently working remotely but will return to a mix of office and home based work when safe to do so.

Position Full time 37.5 hours per week

Salary £25,000- £28,000 (plus benefits)

Application deadline 17:00, 19 May 2021

We are looking for a Grants Officer with at least 12 months’ experience in grant making and an interest in public policy to join our growing team. As a Grants Officer you would be responsible for working with funders and grantees to design, deliver and review a range of high impact grant programmes. Our breadth of programmes makes this an exciting role with development opportunities supporting community grants of £10,000 to national strategic £1m partnerships.

This role is ideal for someone who is looking to develop a range of skills required to design, deliver and review a range of small- and large-scale grant programmes. This will suit someone with:

  • strong organisational skills who can work to multiple funder deadlines
  • a high level of customer service to support applicants throughout their journey. Many could be small community groups not familiar with applying for grant funding
  • confidence to present assessment recommendations and support funders with their decision making
  • a solution focus. Intent based leadership is core to our values and a proactive nature and desire to overcome challenges is fundamental to a successful programme.

This role will be based in London but is open to those who are happy to travel to London part time at their own cost when we are able to return to our offices.

We invest in staff support and progression ensuring opportunities are available to enable progression within the organisation. This grant officer role has a clear development pathway and there will be opportunities to progress as your experience and skills develop in grant making and our specialist areas.

Please see the attached job description for more details.

To apply

To apply for the role, please submit a copy of your current CV and a covering letter (maximum 500 words) explaining how your experience makes you suitable for this role.

Please include your full contact details and mention where you found out about the vacancy. Please also include the names of two referees, including your current or most recent employer. Please note that referees will not be approached without your prior knowledge, and only following a successful application and interview.

These should be emailed to Michael Theodorou, Head of Grant Programmes at

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Wednesday 19th May 2021

We plan to hold interviews for shortlisted candidates on Tuesday 25th May 2021 and Wednesday 26th May 2021.

We support UK foundations and grant-making charities