Grants Officer (Job and Development Programme)

At the heart of 2027 is a paid 12-month job as a Grants Officer at a leading foundation or trust. A grant-giving organisation such as a foundation or trust is a charity that funds individuals or other organisations to run projects that positively impact the community.

As part of the programme, you’ll be employed full time in a grant-giving role, with one of our dynamic host organisations in either London, Birmingham or Manchester. You’ll deliver brilliant work, to improve the communities they serve, whilst receiving a salary over the year of up to £22,000.

Alongside your placement, you will take part in an extensive professional development programme, led by industry experts.  You’ll come together regularly with your fellow associates and leaders in the sector to take part in facilitated learning, network and explore key aspects of the grant-giving sector to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills.

This blend of training, networking and on-the-job experience will mean that at the end of the 12-month programme you will have the experience and skills you need to prepare for a decision-making position in a foundation or trust to influence real change in communities.

In a grant-giving role, you will manage part of a host organisation’s grant portfolio and work to find fantastic new partners for your host organisation to work with. You’ll keep the trustee board updated on the foundation portfolio, make clear and confident funding recommendations, and analyse foundation performance to identify improvements.

You will work with your foundation’s funder, to inspire their employees about the foundation’s work. You will also be responsible for ensuring the foundation meets all relevant legislative and compliance requirements. You will represent the foundation externally and apply learning from outside to your work at the foundation.