Grant Manager

Job type: Full time, Fixed term for 24 months
Location: Sheffield. This post will require frequent travel and overnight stays, particularly during the start-up period and at other key points during the programme. We are open to flexible ways of working to meet the demands of the role.
Salary: £27,000 - £37,000 pa  depending on experience, plus excellent benefits
Closing date:  24 March 2019 (midnight)

An opportunity to be part of a dynamic social change charity, working at scale across the UK and internationally.

Good Things Foundation is the UK's leading digital and social inclusion charity. Our mission is a world where everyone can benefit from digital.  Through our Online Centres Network of hyperlocal partners, combining social programmes with digital confidence and skills, we are supporting people and communities to overcome some of the most pressing social challenges they face.

Since 2010 we've helped over 2.7 million people to improve their lives using digital, driving positive outcomes from employment through to health and wellbeing.

This is a pivotal role on a ground-breaking project helping people improve their lives by developing and growing their digital skills as part of employability, financial inclusion and small business support programmes. The Grant Manager will lead within Good Things Foundation on the development and delivery of grants programmes, working closely with programme delivery teams.

You'll coordinate the whole lifecycle of grant making (pre-application, assessment, decision making, grant management, and learning), ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage and support grant programme requirements through to implementation and evaluation.
  • Identify and develop strategies to optimise the grants administration and management process.
  • Manage the strategic development of grant making within the organisation, working closely with the Good Things Foundation Leadership team to align priorities with organisational strategy and funder requirements.
  • Grant pre-application and assessment.
  • Grant Management (see job description for full details).

You will have:

  • A minimum of two years' hands on experience of end-to-end grant management (essential).
  • Experience of managing the delivery of grant programmes at a local and national level (essential).
  • Experience of working with organisations that deliver employability, financial capability and small business support programmes, in a place-based context (essential).
  • Excellent knowledge of end-to-end grant making procedures and the link to
    organisation governance (essential).
  • Experience of managing decision making panels for grant programmes (essential).
  • Experience of taking an agile approach - working in an iterative way to respond to feedback and develop/improve services continuously (desirable).
  • Experience of managing people/systems or procedures (desirable).
  • Experience of collecting and aggregating qualitative and quantitative data (desirable).

With the following knowledge and skills (essential):

  • A confident communicator with excellent people/interpersonal skills, coupled with the ability to manage complex situations/conversations.
  • Excellent relationship building skills and the ability to work extremely collaboratively both internally and externally, with people at all levels.
  • Able to complete and manage potentially complex grant assessments with a working knowledge of project finances and impact measurement
  • Excellent problem solving skills with a solution focussed approach
  • Ability to balance strategic thinking with a practical approach to day-to-day operational delivery
  • Ability to control budgets and keep track of delegated expenditure
  • Highly organised with a high level of accuracy
  • Excellent IT skills including using databases and Google Drive
  • Understands the power of digital to transform people's lives.
  • Understanding of economic exclusion, and strategies for reducing this (e.g. employment, financial inclusion)

With the following education and qualifications:

  • Degree or equivalent (desirable)
  • Minimum of five GCSEs A* - C or equivalent, including Maths & English (essential)

    Good Things Foundation is a social change organisation with a mission to ensure that everyone benefits from digital. We live the change we are seeking to achieve and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds. We operate a policy of providing equal opportunities in all aspects of work including recruitment, training, and promotion, whatever the colour, race, religion, belief, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability of an employee, having regard to the individual's aptitudes and abilities and requirements for the job. Good Things Foundation is opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

How to apply:

To apply, please read the full job description then complete an application form and Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form and submit alongside your CV to by 24 March 2019 (midnight).