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Grants Manager
Forces in Mind Trust

Job Description

Job Description – Grants Manager  

The Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) was established in 2011 with a £35 million endowment from the Big Lottery Fund to spend over a 20-year period on providing UK-wide support and advocacy for ex-Service personnel and their families to make a successful transition back to civilian life.  The Trust awards grants and commissions research to generate an evidence base to influence and underpin policy makers and service providers.  The Trust is enhancing its ability to effect change, and has recently increased its full-time establishment (to 9) and brought in a strategic communications adviser.  With a clear role as a ‘funder plus’, the Trust is now seeking to recruit a flexible and experienced Grants Manager with strong analytical, communication and inter-personal skills.  The Grants Manager is line manager for the Grants Officer.

Job Details

Job Title: FiMT Grants Manager

Location: FiMT Office - Mountbarrow House, 6-20 Elizabeth Street, London SW1W 9RB

Status: Full time 37.5 hrs generally Monday - Friday 0900 - 1700  

Salary: In the range £39,000 to £41,000 per annum

Benefits:  Group pension plan, interest-free season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, death in service, health screening

Holiday: 30 working days plus Public/Bank holidays

Reporting to:  Chief Executive (CE)

Overall Purpose

The Grants Manager (GM) is responsible for delivering most aspects of FiMT’s grants programme.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct every aspect of non-mental health research programme Grants within the Grants and Commissioning Plan (GCP), from initial contact through to project conclusion and evaluation, in accordance with the GCP and associated subordinate plans (eg budget)
  • Line manage the Grants Officer
  • Work with the Head of Policy to assist with the overall evaluation and impact of each funded project
  • Develop policies relating to Grants within the GCP
  • Maintain the Grants Manual
  • Liaise with external organizations nominated by CE
  • Manage and report on the development of initiatives, plans and programmes as they affect work within GM’s area
  • Support the CE in his role as Secretary to the Grants and Commissioning Committee
  • Work with other members of the Executive Team, including the FiMT Research Centre, to proactively create opportunities and to exploit evidence
  • Address issues and opportunities facing FiMT that could impact on performance and/or reputation, and identify potential conflicts in the delivery of the GCP
  • Conduct specific activities within GM’s area as directed by the CE
  • Contribute to the wider work of the Trust as a member of the Senior Management Team

Skills and Knowledge

  • Essential:
    • Excellent ability to manage grant-funding projects
    • Excellent ability to analyse and conceptualise
    • Excellent ability to take the initiative
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written (strong IT literacy)
    • Excellent inter-personal skills
    • Willing and capable learner
    • Able to work without supervision
    • Attention to detail with a high level of accuracy
    • Experience in a grant funding role
  • Desirable:
    • A respect for the UK Armed Forces and an appreciation of their particular characteristics
    • An understanding of and empathy with the work of the Service Charities

Personal Attributes

  • Integrity
  • Intellect
  • Determination
  • Flexibility
  • Sound work ethic
  • Cultural and inter-personal awareness and sensitivity

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