Paul Hamlyn Foundation is an independent grant-making foundation, with a mission to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. The Foundation supports charitable activity in the areas of arts, education and learning and social justice across the UK.
This in an exciting time to join the Foundation as they are over two years into their new strategy, with an increased grants budget to manage. Their communications and influencing remains an important part of their work to secure impact in their priority areas.
They are recruiting a full-time Grants Manager, with a focus on investing in the development and growth of organisations supporting young people.
Grants managers are the backbone of the Foundation, playing a critical role in their grant-making team. Reporting to Senior Grants Managers with experience of the fields they support, you will work closely with a portfolio of organisations that Paul Hamlyn Foundation engages with through their various funds and programmes, supporting those organisations to help them to achieve their strategic priorities and to achieve their own growth and development objectives.
You will bring to the role experience and specialism in the area of supporting young people, working in or with organisations and focusing on development and growth (grants are predominantly focused on the youth sector in its widest sense), as well as the capacity and interest to work flexibly across their programmes as necessary.
Acting as the primary point of contact for applicants, you will broker both internal and external relationships to ensure that funded organisations have access to appropriate sources of expertise and knowledge to support them. You will assess applications for funding, manage our relationships with these organisations and will play a key role in recommending what funding and support we should commit to them.
You will be someone who wants to make a difference. The ideal candidate will be pro-active, highly organised, good at following tasks through to their completion, and have excellent communication skills. An understanding of the issues facing voluntary organisations, including their financial management, organisational structures and governance issues, and the ability to provide useful and appropriate support is important.
Flexible working patterns would be considered for the right candidate.
To apply please provide:
• A completed application form.
• A supporting statement (up to 2 pages) explaining why you are a suitable candidate for this post and how you meet the person specification
The deadline for applications is noon (12 pm) on Thursday 19th April 2018.
Interviews are likely to be held at the Paul Hamlyn Foundation (London WC1X 9HY) on Thursday 3rd of May.