Grants and Investment Manager, Open to flexible working
The Policy and Partnerships Team is responsible for Policy, Insight, Partnership Working and Scrutiny. Collectively these different functions help the Council and partners to reach informed strategic decisions about the borough and corporate priorities and to coordinate strategic responses so that resources are utilised effectively by all partners to deliver transformational outcomes for local people and to help maintain community cohesion.
The Grants Team sits within the Policy and Partnerships Team and ensures that the Council’s investment supports our corporate priorities and the Council’s new Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy. The team manage all aspects of grant making for the Council's Community Grants Programme as well as managing grants on behalf of other teams and helps services to manage other forms of subsidy and support e.g. discretionary rates relief.
The Grants Team has recently been reviewed and a new structure created following the adoption of a new Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy. The role of the Grants and Investment Manager is critical to the successful implementation of the strategy helping to review and design a new grants programme, establishing a new set of principles for the focus of our investment as well as the way it is managed through our relationships with the sector.
The Grants and Investment Manager is a key role with strategic and operational responsibilities for this £3m investment. The post holder will be responsible for working collaboratively to enable and empower colleagues within the Grants Team to design, oversee and deliver effective ways of investing in the VCS through strategic budgets.
They will have a wider role in maintaining an overview of all investment in the sector, within the Council and externally, through grants, subsidy and commissioning. Working within a very live and dynamic environment the post holder will be managing a demanding, ongoing programme as well as dealing with incoming queries and requests for information and supporting strategic development.
You will need to draw on excellent analytical, communication and organisational skills. Collaboration and partnership working will be key so you will also need to build a high level of professional credibility, in order to influence, develop and manage relationships at all levels across the Council and partner organisations. You will need to be flexible and adaptable and able to work on a number of different areas of work at any one time. The ability to manage a large, complex budget in a flexible and responsive way as well as making strategic and operational decisions is essential.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please apply now!
Tests are planned that will include an assessment of candidates ability to manage and interpret budgets and data.
Please contact Claire Witney, Community Investment and Partnerships Manager for an informal conversation on 0208 356 3630.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.
Closing date for applications: 25th July 2019
Interviews: 9th August 2019 / 13th August 2019
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.