Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes – Grants Manager (Tidworth)


Vacancy: Grants Manager
Venue: Tedworth House Flagship Recovery Centre, Arcot Road, Tidworth, Wiltshire SP9 7AJ
Salary circa: £34-36K
Duration: commencement December 2017 for 13 months covering maternity leave.

Help for Heroes is looking for a Grants Manager to manage and support the Grant Giving Programme to Individuals and External Charities/Organisations, which contribute to the achievement of Help for Heroes’ strategic goals.


  • To support HoG in developing the Grant Giving Programme and longer term strategy
  • To deputise for HoG, while supporting the grants officers to use sound judgement and independently take decisions within established procedures

Main responsibilities

  • To process effectively and conduct due diligence of all external grant applications, to include all associated activities which may occur both pre and post-award
  • To be responsible for liaising, advising and negotiating with grant applicants on any aspects of their applications.
  • To collate feedback on grant applications and make recommendations for funding to the Grant Recovery Board.
  • To prepare the Grant Recovery Board papers and to deliver and represent HoG at the monthly Board meeting, as required.
  • Ensuring that recommendations to Trustees are in line with current grant making policies
  • To prepare grant agreements for HoG sign-off
  • To communicate with unsuccessful applicants in a sensitive manner giving reasons why their application has been unsuccessful.
  • Develop and manage strong relationships with key strategic Grant partners visiting projects and organisations as needed
  • To manage the maintenance of systems which allow the Charity to assess the impact and effectiveness of grants
  • To evaluate the management of grants and work with external system provider and IT to develop effective systems.
  • To prepare monthly statistics and produce reports on impact and effectiveness of the grant giving programme for Trustees.
  • To ensure informed communication of grant awards to PR&Comms Team for sharing with the Third Sector.
  • Budgetary approval of grants to individuals up to a £8000 and preparation of instructions to Purchase Ledger to pay awards to grant partners without limit in value.
  • To ensure that recommendations to Trustees of grants in excess of £50,000 are in line with current grant making policies.
  • To assist the HoG in developing priorities for grant making;
  • To research and prepare policy proposals and discussion papers for the Grants Committee and Trustees.
  • To monitor legislation, social and political trends, and other matters, as they relate to income poverty, social need, education, employability.
  • Other ad hoc duties as requested by HoG

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