Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust – Grants Officer (London)


Salary £28-33,000 dependent on experience, 30 days’ holiday, pension, health care insurance
Application deadline: 9am Tuesday 29 May

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund is inviting applications for the position of Grants Officer to work as part of a small team.  The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is a new grant making charity which from 1 April 2018 has had £10 million each year to support the Armed Forces Covenant by funding projects which address specific priorities. 

The Armed Forces Covenant sets out the relationship between the nation, the government and the armed forces. It recognises that the whole nation has a moral obligation to current and former members of the armed forces and their families, and it sets out how they should expect to be treated.

The Covenant Fund has 4 broad funding themes now and in future years. They are: removing barriers to family life; extra support after service for those that need help; measures to integrate military and civilian communities and allow the armed forces community to participate as citizens; and non-core healthcare services for veterans.

The Fund has to date been managed within the Ministry of Defence but in spring 2018 it became independent with some of the current team transferring to the new arrangements.  We are now recruiting additional staff and we would like to appoint a Grants Officer to start as soon as possible.  The Grants Officer will primarily be responsible for assessment and monitoring of the Trust’s small grants programmes and have a supporting role on other initiatives.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a brand new charity as it establishes its position as a major funder of the armed forces sector, and continues the work begun in-house at the MOD of becoming an intelligent funder, which is committed to learning from and sharing the achievements of its grant holders and impact of its funding programme.  Some previous experience of grant making would be an advantage but no previous knowledge of the armed forces charity sector is required.  However, the successful candidate is likely to have an interest in, and commitment to, welfare issues and the difference that charities can make.

The Grants Officer will work as part of a small team in the Trust’s new offices not far from Victoria Station in London.  The Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to providing development and training opportunities.

Salary £28-33,000 dependent on experience, 30 days’ holiday, pension, health care insurance

How to apply:  applications should take the form of a letter (no more than two pages of A4) providing evidence of how you meet the person specification and CV – both attached to an email addressed to giving the contact details for two professional referees, and how you know them.  Please include ‘Grants Officer Application’ in the subject line.  Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview.


Deadline for applications 9am Tuesday 29 May

Interviews: Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 June

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