Do you thrive in a small and busy environment and enjoy a range of tasks and responsibilities? Are you interested in the role grant making has in supporting charitable work? If so, then you may be our new Grants Officer.
The Schroder Foundation
Formed in 2004, The Schroder Foundation is an independent grant making charity (Reg No. 1107479). It donates up to £2m per year to a wide range of charitable causes, including, arts and culture, education and young people, environment and conservation and international aid. The Foundation also provides administrative services to four other charities: the Schroder Charity Trust, the Charities Administered by the Kaiser Wilhelm II Fund, The Mallinckrodt Foundation and the German Christ Church London Charity.
The Context for the Role
The Schroder Foundation is increasing its staffing capacity, to better meet the day-to-day requirements and strategic developments of the Foundation and the charities it provides services to. The new Grants Officer will be integral to the smooth running of the Foundation’s Charities Office. They will work alongside the Charities Manager to strengthen the administration and grant-making systems, processes and policies in order to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
The Grants Officer will manage a demanding workload, which includes being the first point of contact for enquiries into the Charities Office, liaising with Trustees, involvement in meeting preparations and attending the charities’ meetings as minute-taker, handling grants administration, supporting the Charities Manager with grants management, and maintaining records of grant giving. They will also have responsibility for the application and grant-making process of the Schroder Charity Trust.
The Grants Officer will need to be competent and comfortable with change, administration and making things work better. You will also need to be confident about sharing ideas and will be self-motivated and well organised. You will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills and have good analytical and numerical skills. The team is very small and so the Grants Officer will need to be flexible. There are times when it is very busy so being able to work under pressure and to juggle tasks is essential.
This post would suit a wide range of candidates. Whatever your motivations, we would like to hear from you, particularly if you enjoy a variety of tasks and challenges, have strong organisational skills, are a team player and a problem solver.
Download the candidate information pack, which contains more information about the job.
Email the form and your CV by 10am on Monday 29 April, 2019.