The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust – Grants Administrator


An opportunity has arisen for a Grants Administrator to join the Trust.

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is a grant making charity, which supports the Armed Forces Covenant by funding projects which address specific priorities.

Your focus will be assisting with the smooth running of the Trust’s operations by providing administrative support to the Grants Team.  We are looking for someone who is highly organised with excellent administrative skills, strong written and verbal communication, a keen eye for detail and a proactive attitude. The successful candidate will be the first point of contact for queries to the Trust from grant applicants and many grant holders, and will support the Grants team to manage all the different grant programmes that the Trust runs.  They will also support the Grants Manager working on special pieces of work relating to risk and compliance.

Whilst we will of course provide training on our in-house grant system, as a remote working organisation we need you to be confident with technology such as Teams, Zoom and Microsoft Outlook as we use a mix of these for all our internal and external communications.

You will need to be self-motivated and be able to use initiative when responding to the diverse range of queries we receive on a daily basis, as well as being able to manage a range of conflicting priorities.

Some personal knowledge or experience of the armed services community would be an advantage although is not required for this role.

Salary: £25,000-£28,000 per annum dependent on experience.  30 days leave, 8% employer pension contribution.  This is a full time, permanent position.

The Trust welcomes applications from across the UK.  This is a home working role and applicants will be expected to be able to confirm that they are able to work in this way (IT and any essential equipment will be provided).   Attendance at occasional meetings or awaydays will be expected – these could be in London or elsewhere in the UK.  The Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to providing development and training opportunities.

How to apply:  Applications should take the form of a letter (no more than two pages) providing evidence of how you meet the person specification, and a CV – both attached to an email addressed to giving the contact details for two professional referees and how you know them.    Please include ‘Job Application – Grants Administrator’ in the subject line.  Please also confirm when you would expect to be able to start if your application is successful.


  • Deadline for applications is 9am Wednesday 12 April
  • Shortlisted candidates will be advised soon after the deadline
  • First interviews are likely to be via video call on Wednesday 19 April or Thursday 20 April
  • If shortlisted, you will be asked to complete a short assessment ahead of the interview, which will be discussed during the interview itself.

Please find the job description and person specification here.

Our Executive Members

By @Cobseo 54 years ago

Afghanistan support

In light of recent events in Afghanistan, please find information and support resources here