Are you looking for a role where you will make a significant impact in your local community?
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our friendly team here at Chippenham Borough Lands Charity. We are looking for a Grants Officer to help us deliver our work. Our investments generate an annual income of around £500,000 and as Grants Officer, you will have responsibility for assessing applications to ensure that these funds reach those people who most need our support.
You will primarily focus on assessing welfare applications, plus you will work alongside our existing Grants Officer on small grants for local organisations, covering the arts, education and leisure sectors. Using your superb communication skills, empathy and non-judgemental approach, combined with an up-to-date knowledge of the benefits system, you will provide support and guidance to grant applicants, directing them to relevant sources of support and assessing their eligibility. You will put together reports outlining key information and recommendations for each application, as well as monitoring the effectiveness of our interventions.
Using your IT skills, you will maintain databases of grants awarded and mobility aids and other equipment loaned to individuals. As part of a small team, you will also be expected to contribute to the wider work of the charity, from covering reception duties and welcoming visitors, to helping to promote our work in the local area. You will be able to get along well with people from all backgrounds and have a positive approach to diversity and inclusion.
You will have previous experience giving advice and support to others, whether this be within another charity, benefits related work, housing association or similar role. An NVQ in Information, Advice and Guidance is desirable but not essential.
Salary: £25,115 pro rata
Annual Leave entitlement: 20 days plus bank holidays plus additional time off between Christmas and New Year, plus an additional day after year of service up to 25 days.
Working Hours: 25 to 30 hours over 5 days with some flexibility around start and finish time between 9am and 3pm. Occasional requirement to attend evening meetings around once per month.
Closing Date: Monday 9th December 2019
Interview Date: Tuesday 17th / Wednesday 18th December 2019
If you’re excited about the opportunity to make a difference in your community, we’d love to hear from you.
To apply, please submit a CV and a one-page covering letter outlining what attracts you to the role and why you are a strong candidate to our HR consultant Kathryn Roynon on firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Kathryn Roynon, C/O Chippenham Borough Lands Charity, Jubilee Building, 32 Market Place, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3HP