Grants Officer - Part time 15 hours per week

Location
Homeworking but available to travel into London for meetings.
Salary
£27,500 - 28,500 pro rata per annum or £11,000-11,400 actual salary for 2 days per week
Posted
12 May 2022
Closes
06 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Permanent

Background Information:

The ALMT provides funding for projects engaged in improving the lives of children and young people in the UK and overseas, enabling them to hope for a brighter future.  The Trust is looking for a Grants Officer with experience of the third sector to work closely with the Trust Director to manage and build new and existing relationships with small charities in order to help extend our reach and achieve our goals. 

Historically the ALMT has funded a wide range of projects and aims to keep a balanced portfolio across our priority areas.  In 2020/21 we funded a total of 37 projects with 59% of funding going to projects in the UK and 41% of funding going to projects across the world.  The Trust funds innovative and creative solutions to proven problems and selects projects with clearly identified objectives where the outcomes can be monitored and evaluated.  We are very interested in projects that effect longer term change for the most disadvantaged young people. This ensures a positive impact for beneficiaries and a high social return on any investment made by the Trust and its Donors. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a passion for the third sector and the Trust’s core aims, great time management, efficient administration skills and creative flair for communications. 

The ALMT is about to launch a new website, in the meantime, we recommend familiarising yourself with the projects on our existing site to get a flavour of the type of projects we have funded previously.  It is also worth looking at our latest Annual Report and Accounts which can be downloaded from the Charity Commission (https://register-of-charities.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-search/-/charity-details/4028352/accounts-and-annual-returns).

Job Description of Role

  • Manage first phase application process for partner organisations including due diligence and relevant paperwork.
  • Organise and attend application meetings with charity partner organisations and ALMT trustees where appropriate
  • Maintain good communication with grant recipients and provide advice and support and attending project visits as appropriate.
  • To prepare all documentation for new partnerships including Memorandums of Understanding for authorisation and payment by the Trust Director in accordance with trustees’ decisions and grant conditions. 
  • Regularly update, maintain and review the ALMT Database including adherence to relevant regulations regarding privacy and contact data.
  • To take a lead on reviewing and evaluating all project reports, ensuring targets are met and impacts measured and recorded on company systems. 
  • To provide support with evaluation of overall project portfolio and reporting to board and co-funders.
  • To provide support with management of portfolio and funding priorities
  • To assist with maintenance of the ALMT website and social media ensuring project and partner content remains up to date.

General

  • Monitor ALMT Admin inbox and social media and respond to queries as required.
  • To support the Trust Director with board paperwork preparation and assist with partner committee and reporting meetings.
  • To attend Board meetings and partner meetings both in person and online and assist with minuting as required.
  • To undertake other duties associated with this post as requested.
  • To integrate anti-discriminatory practice into all aspects of work with the company and promote equality of opportunity in both service delivery and all matters relating to staff and volunteers.

Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge

  • At least 2 years of working in the not-for-profit sector (Desirable)
  • Knowledge and/or experience of applying for/distributing grants (Essential)
  • Experience of fundraising databases such as Salesforce (Desirable)
  • Knowledge and/ or experience of monitoring and evaluating projects and assessing impact.(Essential)
  • Experience of organising, preparing, leading and taking minutes at meetings and preparing reports (Essential)
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of a range of fundraising approaches and techniques (Desirable)

Abilities and Aptitudes

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with proven ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences and in a range of formats (Essential)
  • Ability to work in a small team and on own initiative to set and achieve goals. (Essential)
  • Thorough attention to detail and excellent time management skills (Essential)
  • Strong budgeting and finance monitoring skill (Desirable)
  • Good IT skills with competence in MS Office and overall computer literacy (Essential)
  • Flexible approach to work, including some evenings and weekends as required(Essential)
  • An affinity with the ALMT’s mission and values (Essential)
  • Willingness to travel to and from ALMT partner projects (Desirable)
  • Own transport (Desirable)

How to Apply:

Please submit a CV and covering letter explaining why you are interested in the post and what experience and qualities you can bring to The Angus Lawson Memorial Trust.  Please refer directly to the Job Description and Person Specification throughout, as applications will be assessed against these criteria. 

We would also like the names, addresses and contact numbers of two referees, one of whom should be your current employer where applicable.  We will notify you before contacting these individuals.

The ALMT is committed to equality of opportunity, and strives to be an equal opportunities employer. We follow a scoring system for applications to ensure that every application is reviewed against the same criteria and in the same way. 

We will support any access requirements you may have during the recruitment process and ensure that reasonable adjustments are in place. If you have any access needs, or barriers to access that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to let us know either before applying, as part of your application, or after you have been offered an interview — whichever you feel the most comfortable with. 

 

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