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Grants Manager

Job ID: 986931
Job Views: 1037
Location: Chichester, Sussex, United Kingdom
Job Category: Community, Sport, Nonprofit-Social Services, Charity
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per year
Posted: 08.01.2015

Job Description

LOCATION: Chichester

JOB TITLE: Grants Manager

SALARY & BENEFITS: £31,000 - £32,000

WORKING HOURS: Full Time (Monday - Friday 09:15 - 16:30)

THE SOCIETY: Our client is a well-established national charity that has been providing financial help to the seafaring and ex seafaring community for over 175 years. Their main purpose is to provide financial support to retired and working age fishermen and merchant mariners and their dependants who are facing financial hardship or distress. A month after the society was founded, Her Majesty Queen Victoria graciously announced herself Patron of the Society and since then it has been honoured by Royal Patronage.

THE ROLE: The Grants Manger is directly responsible to the Chief Executive for the efficient management of the whole grants process and is the line manager for the Grants Officer. This role is very much at the heart of what they do.

Key Responsibilities:-

  • Preparation of applications sent in by caseworkers for consideration by the weekly grants committee
  • Liaising with the case workers and applicants
  • Checking income, verifying DWP benefits, preparing case reports
  • Ensuring letters and cheques are sent out as required
  • Planning and conducting the quarterly and six-monthly distribution of regular grants
  • Arranging for regular beneficiaries' circumstances to be reviewed every three years
  • Maintaining files and computer records on all applicants

*Please note this is not an extensive list of your potential day to day duties*

THE CANDIDATE: To be considered for this role you will ideally have experience within a grant giving charity or related employment, for example with the DWP or local authority benefit office, or comparable administrative experience. You will be a reliable, conscientious, discreet, patient and self-motivated individual with outstanding communication and excellent computer skills sympathetic to the needs of those less fortunate. You must be able to work well within a team but also confident working alone using your own initiative.

Key skills and experience:-

  • Good standard of Education. At least A-level standard or equivalent
  • Proven administrative experience and ability
  • Experience working within a grant giving charity or related employment (DWP, Local Authority Benefit Office) highly desirable but not necessarily essential
  • Line Management experience desirable
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent Literacy and Numeracy skills
  • Excellent telephone manner

Does this sound like you?...

If the answer is yes please hit the "Apply Now" button today.

You will be forwarded an online application form to further strengthen your application and we will respond to you in due course. Good Luck...

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