Grants Programme Manager ( Young People and Education)

The Mercers' Company

Location London

Position Full time 32.5 hours per week

Salary Competitive

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

The Company

The Mercers’ Company is looking to recruit a Grants Programme Manager (Young People & Education) to assess the grants we receive through the website, identify potential beneficiaries and support the development of the Younger People & Education grant programmes, which are aligned to the Company’s philanthropic strategic aims

The Role

  • Assess proposals for funding, including; visiting applicants, analysing the quality and potential impact of proposals and completion of due diligence in accordance with the Mercers’ Company’s guidelines and quality frameworks
  • Prepare and present grants proposals to Committees with detailed analysis and recommendations to support effective and informed decision making
  • Developing relationships with key networks, gaining a good understanding of the current issues, facing young people particularly from more disadvantaged backgrounds in London
  • Support the discussion on youth and educational issues, disseminating interesting and relevant research material to key stakeholders including the Committee
  • Support the Head of Young People and Education in initiatives to engage and develop Mercer appointed governors’
  • Provide research support for the Head of Young People and Education when necessary

The Candidate

  • Experience of delivering a successful education grants programmes and the ability to work across different educational and philanthropic disciplines as part of a high performing team
  • Demonstrable experience and a comprehensive understanding of the key issues facing Young People and/or Education particularly from more disadvantage backgrounds in London
  • The ability to complete grant assessments and analyse the types of awards made over time
  • The ability to analyse and synthesise complex information in a logical manner, with good analytical skill
  • Numerate with an understanding of charity finances and accounts; and confident in assessing organisational budgets and policies
  • Able to deliver high quality work with excellent writing skills and attention to detail
  • Experience of developing effective relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
To apply

To Apply please send your CV, a covering letter outlining why you are suitable along with salary expectations, to by 10 am on Friday 18th January 2019.

If you would like to have an informal conversation before applying please contact Megan Keady, HR Co-ordinator on 020 7776 7211.

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