Fixed term contract until December 2020
Starting salary: Â£35,078 per annum (including inner London weighting)
Location: Southwark, London
An opportunity to join a team that supports vulnerable people across London
This is an exciting opportunity to work with London Councils and set up the @Â£26million 2021-2025 pan-London Grants Programme. You will be working with partners to establish the needs of Londons boroughs, develop service specifications, manage an open awards round and begin the process of negotiating grant agreements.
The programme will be funded by Londons boroughs, and will support some of Londons most vulnerable people who are homeless, poor or are victims of sexual and domestic violence. We will aim to work with a range of voluntary and community sector partners to reach communities right across the capital.
You will take day-to-day responsibility for project planning, the application procedure and award management of the programme, working in partnership with the Grants Committee - made up of 33 elected members from each of Londons local councils - the London boroughs and other stakeholders.
You will also support the Strategy Director with managing the resources available to set up the grants programme and ensure we deliver an efficient, high-quality service.
The ability to lead and motivate small task-and-finish groups to deliver the project, experience of end-to-end grant management and excellent communication and written skills are essential. Experience of projects that support vulnerable people would be beneficial although not essential, but all candidates must demonstrate a commitment in practice to tackling inequality.
London Councils represents the 32 boroughs and the City of London. We aim to get the best deal for Londoners and to ensure that Londons councils have the resources, freedoms and powers to do the best possible job for their residents and local businesses. We also run several services on behalf of the boroughs including the Freedom Pass, Taxicard and Health Emergency Badge.
An information pack and application form can be obtained via the following means (please ensure you quote the correct reference number when applying for the post):
Closing date: Monday 24 February 2020 at 12 noon.
Interview date: Friday 28 February 2020.
Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24-hour Answer phone) quoting reference number LC758 if you experience any problems. A minicom service for the hearing impaired available on 020 7332 3732.
As a Disability Confident Employer, London Councils will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the post
All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.