Post: Grants Officer (Part Time)

Dulverton Trust Grantmaking Finance & Legal
Senior Fixed Term Salary: £25,000-£35,000 Closing date: 28 March 2017

We are seeking candidates for a new part-time position as Grants Officer to begin work early in the new financial year (1 April onwards) supporting our expanded grants programme following a donation from the Four Acre Trust.

The Trust
The Dulverton Trust is an independent grant-making charitable trust established in 1949 which awards grants to a wide range of national or regional charities operating mainly in England, Scotland and Wales. Last year, the Trust awarded just over £3 million in grants in the categories of Youth Opportunities, General Welfare, Conservation, Preservation and other fields. Since its foundation, the Dulverton Trust has made grants totalling over £94 million, which have provided much-needed support to thousands of charities. For more information please see our website (

The Job
The Trust is run by a team of four people based at its offices in St James’s Place, central London, under the direction of a Board of Trustees. You will assist the Grants Manager with desk-based assessment of grants applications, corresponding with applicants by telephone, email and letter and visiting their offices and projects, producing final cases to be put to the Director and the Board of Trustees and monitoring and reporting on outcomes and impact.

The position is part time (expected to average 2 days a week for 45 weeks a year) with scope to work flexible hours including home working by agreement. Some travel within the UK will be required with occasional overnight stays, and attendance at the office at least twice a month plus a minimum of six days a year for meetings with Trustees.

The position could be fulfilled by either a self-employed contractor (who meets the HMRC criteria for self employment) or an employee on a fixed-term contract.

Assist the Grants Manager to:

•    Process grant applications – to include visits to and meetings with applicants, correspondence with applicants, preparation of written recommendations for submission to the Board of Trustees and presentations at Board meetings.
•    Monitor progress on grants awarded and ensure adequate evaluation of impact and timely reporting to Trustees.
•    Ensure the timely and accurate recording of activities and transactions with applicants and grantees through the Trust’s database, Salesforce CRM.
•    Contribute to the Trust’s ‘grants-plus’ activity, which aims to enhance the effectiveness of the work of applicant charities through sharing knowledge and experience of good practice, and brokering pro-bono consultancy support.
•    Take on specific research in relation to current funding priorities or potential new areas of activity, as required.
•    Liaise closely with the Administrator in relation to her work on grants and administration.

Specification for Applicants
•    Education to degree level strongly preferred
•    Evidence of right to work in the UK
•    References to evidence integrity and good character

Skills and Qualifications Required
•    Experience of grant-making and the processes of due diligence and monitoring.
•    Ability to analyse information, including charity accounts, evaluate applications, probe sensitively but thoroughly to identify strong and weak points, and produce clear and accurate written summaries to be put to the Director and Trustees.
•    Good judgement, written and oral presentation skills
•    Good interpersonal skills, a positive and can-do attitude. We are a small team and flexibility and mutual support are important. You will have direct dealings with a wide range of individuals and organisations.
•    Proficiency in using IT. The Trust conducts most of its business online using cloud-based systems including Microsoft Office 365, Box and Salesforce (CRM system).

Main Terms and Conditions
Salary: £28,000 per annum pro rata depending on agreed contract hours. Initial one-year fixed term contract.
Pension: 2% non-contributory, increasing in line with statutory obligations.
Probation period of three months

How to Apply
Please send an email to [email protected] by 18.00 on 28th March 2017 with the phrase Grants Officer and your name in the subject line. You should attach a CV and a covering letter outlining why you think you would be suitable for this role. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in April.

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How to apply

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