The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust – Grants Officer

 

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The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is recruiting a Grants Officer to work as part of a 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.  To find out more about our work please visit our website https://www.covenantfund.org.uk/

This is an exciting time to join the Trust which is committed to learning from and sharing the achievements of its grant holders and the impact of its funding programmes.

The Grants Officer 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.  The successful candidate will have an interest in, and commitment to, the difference that charities can make.

The Trust welcomes applications from across the UK.  It is a full-time home working organisation 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 Officer 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)

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’ and specify the role you are applying for in the subject line.   Please also indicate how soon you might be available to start if your application is successful.

Timetable: Deadline for applications 9am Monday 20 June 2022.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend interviews which are expected to be conducted the following week by video conference.

Please see attached for job description and person specification.

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