Grants Manager


We are looking for a skilled people manager with experience of grant-making processes and working with charities to join our team as a Grants Manager. As Grants Manager, you will ensure the smooth delivery of the Trust’s funding programmes through effective line management of a team of Funding Administrators, develop and evolve the administering of the programmes and processes, and ensure safeguarding concerns are identified.

This role will suit someone who is an excellent communicator, who relishes a busy and varied workload and is a real team player.

We want to diversify our team to better reflect the work and communities we support– this means we would particularly welcome applications from people who:

  • are from Black, Asian and minoritised backgrounds.
  • have lived experience of disability and/or mental health challenges.


Key duties:

  • Provide line management to the Funding Administrators, including supervision and support to ensure efficient and effective administration of all funding programmes.
  • Manage the day to day running of funding process development work for all funding programmes. Plan, schedule and monitor work to meet deadlines.
  • Develop guidance on administering the different funding programmes and ensure that funding processes reflect and champion best practice.
  • Oversee communications to all applicants to ensure appropriateness, accuracy and expediency.
  • Have full oversight of safeguarding concerns identified through funding applications and provide guidance and support to the team to ensure all safeguarding concerns identified are reported and responded to.


Essential Experience and Skills:

  • Experience of working with charities and third sector organisations and an understanding and experience of processes of grant-making.
  • Experience of managing a team and working as part of a team
  • Experienced in organising, prioritising and work planning
  • Understanding and awareness of safeguarding
  • Exceptional communication skills and being able to communicate with a range of audiences at different levels.
  • Strong IT skills (demonstrable proficiency in using MS Office, Word and Excel) and the ability to use technology to achieve work plans and objectives.
  • Ability to manage parallel tasks, prioritise work and cope with the unpredictable and manage time effectively to meet internal and external deadlines.


Contract Terms:

  • Permanent full time role, 37.5 hours a week. Usual working hours to be worked Monday to Friday, there may be some evening and weekend working, as required.
  • This position will predominately be based in Overton House, Cheltenham however there will be the opportunity to work from home on occasion.



Click on Apply Now to be taken to the online application forms. We would like you to answer 3 role specific competency based questions; your answers will be used by the hiring manager to shortlist applicants for interview. In addition to this, there is a basic application form to complete and an equal opportunities form. Your application form will not be shared with the hiring manager until after shortlisting and will be held by the recruitment team. Your equal opportunities form is separated from your application at source.

Should you have any questions or require any of the information in a different format please email the recruitment team directly at

We want our application process to be right for you as an individual, so if there’s anything you think we can do to make this process more straightforward for you please email directly to discuss what support we might be able to provide.

Our career page has some examples of things we may be able to put in place for people who request extra support.


Guaranteed Interview:

In the recruitment pack we provide for each role we describe some ‘essential skills or experience’ (a few things we really need the person applying to be able to do). If you have a disability (this includes mental health or long-term health conditions) and have these essential skills or experiences, we will guarantee you an interview.

To be invited to interview or assessment in this way, you must detail in the answers to our ‘Competency Questions’ document how you meet the essential criteria for the role and then check the box next to the question asking if you would like your application to be considered for this.

A request under the guaranteed interview scheme does not guarantee an applicant a job. At interview, the best candidate will be offered the role. If you are invited to interview you will receive your invite and we’ll ask you about any reasonable adjustments that you may need.


The deadline to send in applications is 5pm Friday 4th March 2022.

You can apply for this role by clicking on Apply Now below.

First interviews will take place on 16th and 17th March and second stage interviews on 23rd and 24th March 2022.




Click here to download the Application Pack