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CLOSED: Grants Officer, Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation




Grants Officer (Maternity Cover)

Location: Central London

Salary range: £36,000-£40,000 per annum

Employment type: Contract (15 months)


Why join us?

Comprising a small, dedicated team of three staff, and trustees, the Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation provides capital grants to charities in England & Wales. Working closely with the Director and Finance Officer, the Grants Officer is responsible for running the day-to-day administration and management of the grants programme.

Who we are

The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation, established in 1960, aims to help raise the quality of life, particularly for those who are young, disadvantaged or elderly. In 2016/17, a total of £3.04m was approved in grants to 479 charities with a wide range of purposes, mainly in England and Wales for capital projects. Typical beneficiary charities include community centres, Scout and Guide Units, Special Schools, hospices, day care and drop-in facilities, residential and rehabilitation centres.

The role

The Foundation is seeking a Grants Officer on a 15-month maternity contract to join their team of three. This person works closely with the Director and Finance Officer to ensure the effective and efficient management of the Foundation’s grant making to organisations.

The role involves managing a demanding workload from applicant enquiries and applications to assessments and visits, using Salesforce as a database. The role involves liaising with a wide variety of people from many different backgrounds who have varying levels of knowledge and understanding of grant making.

About you

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in grant making, with strong analytical skills in assessing applications. You will be organised and numerate with excellent communication skills and an eye for detail. To work well with the small team, you will be resourceful and collaborative with a professional and friendly manner and happy to help with the day-to-day running of the trust, as well as managing the grants programme.

How to apply

You will need the recruitment pack from this link, the application form from this link, and the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form from this link. Send these two forms with your CV to
The deadline for applications is 10am on Monday 23 July 2018. The screening interviews will be on 24 and 25 July; please keep some time available on these dates. The panel interviews are Friday 27 July.