Grants Officer (Job & 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 London, Birmingham, and other areas in the UK, improving the communities they serve. 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.

Job description

  • Employer: One of our 2027 host organisations
  • Location: You will join one of our host organisations located across the UK. You will tell us your location preferences when you apply.
  • Hours: Typically 9 am – 5 pm with some flexibility according to the requirements of your host organisation
  • Contract: Fixed term, 12 months commencing October 2019
  • Salary: £23,000 (UK-wide) £25,000 (London)

Responsibilities:  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.

Working as a grants officer

In a grant-giving role, you will manage part of a host organisation’s grant portfolio and seek to find fantastic new partners for your host organisation to work with. You’ll keep the trustee board updated on the 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.

Key benefits

  • Paid role up to £25,000 salaried job where you’ll gain direct experience in a grant-giving role with a leading host foundation or trust.
  • Professional development you’ll undergo an extensive professional development programme led by industry experts. The programme will comprise group and self-directed learning, coaching, mentoring and supported individual research. The programme will be facilitated by experts across the sector and run by specialist organisations in people development and social change.
  • Networking you’ll develop relationships with like-minded peers and key leaders in foundations and trusts, building your profile and knowledge of the sector
  • Career progression 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

Person specification
To apply for 2027 you must meet the following eligibility criteria.  Please note that we can make exceptions on a case by case basis.  If you do not meet the eligibility criteria but believe we should consider your application please email 2027[at]koreo[dot]co or call 020 3620 5252.

Experience: You must have at least 2 years of experience working in the community, in a frontline-based role either in a professional or regular voluntary capacity. This could be for example: as a teaching assistant, youth worker, work with children or young people, nurse practitioner, social worker, PCSO, community worker or any similar role. You will also self-identify as being from a working-class community.

Skills: You will have the ability to use basic IT software packages (e.g. Microsoft Office or equivalent).

Competencies:  There will be a number of varied roles available with a number of different foundations.  That said, there are 8 competencies which we believe are core to you succeeding on the programme. Through our selection process you will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Community and customer focus
  • Communicate with impact
  • Build positive relationships
  • Resilient
  • Results Driven
  • Innovative and entrepreneurial
  • Adaptable
  • Commitment to personal development

Applications & timeline

Applications close 30th April 2019 at 1 pm.

Should you have any questions regarding the programme, please email 2027[at]koreo[dot]co