The Royal British Legion – External Grants Manager 


Application closing date: 25/02/2020 

Location: Regional 

Salary: £32,336 per annum (plus £4,452 London Weighting if applicable) 

About The Royal British Legion

The Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community through thick and thin – ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. We’ve been here since 1921 and we’ll be here as long as they need us.

Our Values and Behaviours

Does the following describe you?

  • A desire to provide a great customer service and support
  • Enjoy and thrive in working in teams and with others
  • Passionate about supporting the Armed Forces community and honouring their contribution
  • Come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop
  • An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others

If so then we would like to hear from you ….

The Role

The Royal British Legion is recruiting for an External Grants Manager to oversee the Legion’s programmes of grant-funding for organisations, including elements of the Irish Ex-Services Trust and the LIBOR-funded Aged Veterans Fund. The new Manager will lead a small team, ensuring thorough and evidenced assessments and monitoring of grants made to projects which benefit the Armed Forces community.

The role will involve liaising with external charities, including but not limited to those which are predominantly associated with the Armed Forces. Assessment will include considering each application on its merits, factoring in each applicant’s Governance framework, budget, projected beneficiary reach and anticipated outcomes. More broadly, the role will support the Head of Grants & Social Policy in proposing new funding themes and introducing a refined, modern grant management process.

The successful candidate will be experienced in providing guidance to charity professionals, analysing proposals and preparing formal funding recommendations.

This appointment comes at an exciting time for the department and the successful applicant will have the ability to input into the strategy of the External Grants Programme and ensure it can best meet the most urgent needs of the Armed Forces Community.

Please note this role can be based in one of our 15 area offices and some UK travel will be required.

Download the job description here.

To find out more about working for The Royal British Legion, click here. To find out more about this role and to apply, visit the Jobs Portal, or contact

Closing date for this role is: Tuesday 25 February 2020

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 3 March 2020 in London SE1 1AA


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