New job opportunity at Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Paul Hamlyn Foundation is an independent grant-making foundation, with a mission to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. The Foundation supports charitable activity in the areas of arts, education and learning and social justice across the UK.

This in an exciting time to join the Foundation as we are over two years into our new strategy, with an increased grants budget to manage. Our communications and influencing remains an important part of our work to secure impact in our priority areas.

We are recruiting a full-time Grants Manager, with a focus on investing in the development and growth of organisations supporting young people.

Our grants managers are the backbone of the Foundation, playing a critical role in our grant-making team. Reporting to Senior Grants Managers with experience of the fields we support, you will work closely with a portfolio of organisations that Paul Hamlyn Foundation engages with through our various funds and programmes, supporting those organisations to help us to achieve our strategic priorities and to achieve their own growth and development objectives.

You will bring to the role experience and specialism in the area of supporting young people, working in or with organisations and focusing on development and growth (our grants are predominantly focused on the youth sector in its widest sense), as well as the capacity and interest to work flexibly across our programmes as necessary.

Acting as the primary point of contact for applicants, you will broker both internal and external relationships to ensure that funded organisations have access to appropriate sources of expertise and knowledge to support them. You will assess applications for funding, manage our relationships with these organisations and will play a key role in recommending what funding and support we should commit to them.

You will be someone who wants to make a difference. The ideal candidate will be pro-active, highly organised, good at following tasks through to their completion, and have excellent communication skills. An understanding of the issues facing voluntary organisations, including their financial management, organisational structures and governance issues, and the ability to provide useful and appropriate support is important.

Full details about the role can be found on the Paul Hamlyn Foundation website:

The closing date for applications is noon, Thursday 19 April 2018.