The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust – Grants Officer (x2)

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The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is recruiting two Grants Officers.  One of these is a new post, as part of the expansion of the small team.

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is a grant making charity which supports the Armed Forces Covenant by funding projects which address specific priorities.  The Trust is committed to learning from and sharing the achievements of its grant holders and the impact of its funding programmes.  To find out more about our work please visit our website https://www.covenantfund.org.uk/

The Grants Officer(s) will be responsible for supporting all aspects of the Trust’s grant making, including undertaking assessments, presenting recommendations for decision-making and building relationships with grant holders to ensure terms are fulfilled and funds properly managed.  Previous experience of working in a charity or not for profit organisation is required, as is knowledge of either grant making or contract management.  A personal knowledge or experience of the armed forces would be an advantage and applications will be welcomed from former serving personnel who meet the key criteria.  The successful candidates will have an interest in, and commitment to, the difference that charities can make.

The Trust welcomes applications from across the UK.  These are both full-time home working roles 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 (fewer than 4 per year) meetings or awaydays will be expected – these could be in London or elsewhere in the UK, and the Grants Officers will also have the opportunity to make occasional project visits to monitor grant progress.  The Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to providing development and training opportunities.

Salary in the range £28,000 – £33,000 pa depending on experience (plus pension contribution and other benefits).  One of these posts is permanent, and one is for a fixed term, 12 month contract.

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 info@covenantfund.org.uk giving the contact details for two professional referees, and how you know them.  Please include ‘Job Application: Grants Officer’ in the subject line.   Please tell us if you are interested in the permanent post, the fixed term post or would like to be considered for either.  Please also indicate how soon you might be available to start if your application is successful.

Previous applicants are welcome to reapply.

Timetable: 

Deadline for applications 9am Monday 5 September 2022.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend interviews which are expected to be conducted either the same week or the following week by video conference.

Please see attached for job description and person specification.

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