Grants Officer

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Up to £19.5k
20 Jun 2018
18 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Grants Officer

(Full-time – 35 hours per week)

Up to £19.5k (depending on experience)

Line Manager: Assistant Grants Manager

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation (CCF) is a registered charity looking to recruit a Grants Officer to join our passionate and dedicated team. Located in Cambridge, we work all over Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and are part of worldwide network of Community Foundations on a mission to improve lives and communities in their local areas.

This vacancy offers an exciting opportunity to play a key role in our growing team - connecting people who care with local causes that matter.


CCF aims to deliver a successful grant-making programme that encourages strong applications from voluntary groups and charities, critically assesses them and makes recommendations to Donors to distribute funds.

As Grants Officer you will play a pivotal role in the programme team – assisting with marketing, planning, delivering and reporting on our grant-making programme to ensure targets are met.

Job Specification:

  • To identify groups and input marketing ideas to reach programme and fund spend targets
  • To process/ oversee the processing of grant applications including advising applicants, scrutinizing accounts and governing documents, assessing applications, preparing paperwork and attending donor panels
  • To take responsibility for end-to-end delivery of certain programmes
  • To build specialist knowledge of CCF database
  • To take an active role in continuous improvement and best practice initiatives


Experience of grant-making/ working within the third sector is required for this role. Some travel to meetings across the county (some rural locations) is required as are occasional evening meetings and events.

In addition the successful candidate will have:

  • Proven eye for detail - be able to produce, analyse and proofread reports/communications to a high standard of accuracy
  • Numerical/ mathematics skills – proven ability to spot trends and anomalies
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise workload effectively
  • Experience of managing successful projects – working to deadlines, analysing risk
  • Confident communication skills both with colleagues and externally in donor-facing meetings
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience of using databases

The successful Grants Officer will be a positive and focussed individual who can take the initiative as well as follow prescribed processes. Alert to risk and committed to quality, flexibility and teamwork will be key to thriving in this lively and aspirational environment.

Due to the amount of response we receive, unfortunately we are not able to give feedback to individuals, if you have not heard back within 7 days from the application deadline please assume that you have not been successful for the role you have applied for.

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