Title Grants Officer
Salary band £20,000 – £25,000
Location Head Office, Torrington Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry.
Hours / Contract Type 37.5hrs – Permanent
The Heart of England Community Foundation is a grant making charity. We work with philanthropists, businesses and trusts to distribute funding to local organisations, creating thriving communities across Birmingham, Solihull, the Black Country, Coventry and Warwickshire. In the last twelve months, we have distributed over £1.6 million to not-for-profit organisations in the West Midlands.
93% of charities in the UK have an income of under £500,000 and 80% of charities have an income of under £100,000. These are the organisations we champion. Through us, our donors discover incredible and often life-changing work being done right on their doorstep by community organisations that they would never have found without us.
Due to our expanding number of funds we’re looking for a new Grants Officer. Using your knowledge of the third sector, you will work with the Grants Team to coordinate our growing range of funding programmes. We only give our funding to organisations that we know are going to deliver excellent outcomes for the people in our communities. As Grants Officer, you will be critical to this process. You will work with the team to assess a high volume of grant applications from not for profit organisations. You will be responsible for ensuring deadlines are met and that applications are assessed correctly against the donor’s criteria. You will also play an active role in monitoring projects that have been awarded funding to help us understand the impact the charity has in the region. Decisions on grant applications ate often made by a panel of volunteer professionals. Part of your role will include providing information and support to panel members to ensure they can make high quality decisions.
Working within a small team, you will be passionate about the third sector and about making a difference in our local communities. We are a friendly, hardworking team looking for someone who will proactively put forward ideas and identify opportunities to help the charity develop.
If you like the sound of us and the role, and think that you have the right skills and experience, then we would love to hear from you.
Applying for the role
Please return a completed Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form clearly referencing the vacancy you’re applying for to firstname.lastname@example.org or marked Private and Confidential to Ryan Boyce, Heart of England Community Foundation – Recruitment, c/o PSA Group, Torrington Avenue, Coventry, West Midlands, CV4 9AP.
The link to download an application pack is http://www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk/current-vacancies/
Please note that late applications and CVs will not be accepted.
Applications should be submitted by: 12noon on Friday 5th May 2017
Interviews will be held: Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th May
We ask that recruitment agencies do not contact us regarding this post.