Grants Programme Manager - Cobham, Surrey, United Kingdom,

Job Purpose:

To develop, plan and deliver key programmes of work for the Berkeley Foundation including the Community Investment Fund, the Capacity Building Fund, and our Covid-19 response grants, and to contribute to the delivery and future development of the Berkeley Foundation's strategy.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

· Manage the Foundation's key funding programmes, including new and existing Community Investment Fund programmes, the Capacity Building Fund, and Covid-19 response grants, to best practice standards;

· Carry out and commission research into specific social issues to develop expertise and ensure that the Foundation's programmes are well informed, relevant, and timely;

· Promote and communicate funding opportunities to potential stakeholders, internally and externally, in order to ensure sufficient relevant, high-quality applications

· Develop and maintain constructive relationships with applicants, supporting them to develop their funding requests where necessary;

· Assess applications and make recommendations about which should be considered for funding;

· Ensure sufficient and appropriate information is available for each full application to enable informed decision making;

· Implement funding decisions, including communicating with partners, initiating grant payments, visiting projects, building strong partnerships and ensuring appropriate and proportional monitoring and evaluation is in place;

· Maintain clear and accessible records of all work undertaken to agreed standards using the Foundation's database and filing systems;

· Develop opportunities to share the outcomes of grant making programmes with colleagues, stakeholders and the wider sector in line with the Foundation's commitment to continual learning and development;

· Deliver a series of learning events for the Foundation's charity partners;

· Produce regular Finance, Audit and Risk Committee and Trustees reports on all core areas of responsibility;

· Contribute to the development of the Foundation's grant making strategy;

· Provide effective line management for the Programme Officer;

· Assist with other Foundation projects, events and partnerships as required;

· Represent the Berkeley Foundation in a way that is consistent with its values.


Technical Competencies:

· Educated to degree level or equivalent experience

· Experience of working within or with the voluntary, charity or community sector

· Experience of project and/or programme management

· Experience of building strong, supportive partnerships with voluntary/community organisations

· Track record of delivering and reporting against targets

· Knowledge and experience of the grant making process

· Knowledge and experience of impact measurement and evaluation in charitable sector

· Understanding of the legal/financial/governance issues pertaining to voluntary, charity and community organisations


Person Specification:

· Proactive, self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook

· Keen to deliver exceptional customer service

· An effective leader, motivator and mentor

· Flexible and reliable

· Credible, and comfortable in dealing with a wide variety of stakeholders

· Reliable, tolerant, and determined

· Team player

· Empathic communicator, able to see things from the other person's point of view

· Well-presented and business like


Please note our standard working hours are 8am until 5.30pm Monday to Friday...... click apply for full job details