Grants Officer

The Dulverton Trust

Location London

Position Full time

Salary £27,000-£30,000 per annum pro rata depending on agreed contract hours. One-year fixed term contract.

Application deadline 18 November 2019
The application deadline for this role has passed

We are seeking a Grants Officer to join our team as soon as possible. 

The Trust is run by a team of five people based at its offices in St James’s Place, central London, under the direction of a Board of Trustees. You will assess grants applications, correspond with applicants by telephone, email and letter and visit their offices and projects, and will produce final cases to be put to the Director and the Board of Trustees. You will also be responsible for monitoring and reporting on outcomes of grants in your portfolio.

The position is full time although there is scope for four days per week if this is preferable for the candidate. Some travel within the UK will be required with the possibility of very occasional overnight stays.


  • Process grant applications – to include visits to and meetings with applicants, correspondence with applicants, preparation of written recommendations for submission to the Board of Trustees and presentations at Board meetings. 
  • Monitor progress on grants awarded.
  • Ensure the timely and accurate recording of activities and transactions with applicants and grantees through the Trust’s database, Salesforce CRM.
  • Represent the Trust at public events, such as seminars and receptions.
  • Contribute to the Trust’s ‘grants-plus’ activity, which aims to enhance the effectiveness of the work of applicant charities through sharing knowledge and experience of good practice, and brokering pro-bono consultancy support.
  • Take on specific research in relation to current funding priorities or potential new areas of activity, as required.
  • As part of a small team, you will also be required to provide administrative support, such as handling telephone calls. 

Specification for Applicants

  • Evidence of right to work in the UK.
  • References to evidence integrity and good character.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the policy context of the Trust’s priority areas (see
  • A good understanding of the financial management and governance of charities, including the ability to read and interpret management accounts, cash-flow forecasts and strategic plans. 
  • Experience of grant-making and the processes of due diligence and monitoring desirable.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills. You will need to be able to analyse information, probe sensitively but thoroughly to identify strong and weak points, and produce clear and accurate written summaries to be put to the Director and Trustees.
  • Good interpersonal skills, a positive and can-do attitude. We are a small team and flexibility and mutual support are important. You will have direct dealings with a wide range of individuals and organisations.
  • Proficiency in using IT. All of the Trust’s systems are cloud-based (Microsoft Office 365, Box and Salesforce).
To apply

Please send an email to by 18.00 on 18 November 2019 with the phrase Grants Officer and your name in the subject line. You should attach a CV and a covering letter outlining why you think you would be suitable for this role. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in the last week of November.

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