Grants Programmes Officer, Bedford

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The Harpur TrustBedford
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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 p.a. pro rata
Contract term: Permanent

The Harpur Trust has been inspiring and supporting the people of Bedford to help them improve their lives for 450 years.  We want everyone to have pride in our community and realise their own potential.  We give grants to local community projects and look after older people in our almshouses, support and promote education, sponsor a multi-academy trust and operate four independent schools. 

Grants Programmes Officer

30 hours per week

Salary Range £28,000 - £30,000 p.a. pro rata

(depending on experience and qualifications)

This is a pivotal role within a small Community Programmes department.  The team makes grants, provides accommodation for older people, supports collaborative educational initiatives and runs events and other activities to help inspire Bedford communities.  

You will be accountable for ensuring the grantmaking process is run effectively whilst also supporting the Trust’s broader community activities.  This will involve relationship building, operating grantmaking systems, developing administrative processes and co-ordinating existing grants programmes.  Project management and strategic thinking will be key to this role.

You will have a degree or equivalent qualification and experience of working in the voluntary sector and/or relevant areas of the statutory sector, ideally possessing grantmaking experience. You will be an excellent communicator, highly organised, and proficient in all Microsoft packages. The ideal candidate will be motivated, flexible and intellectually curious.

Interested?  To download an application pack, please visit the Harpur Trust website

Closing Date for completed applications:  10 a.m. 14th January 2019

Stage One interviews will be held on 21st and 22nd January, with a view to Stage Two interviews on 25th January 2019.

The Harpur Trust has been inspiring and supporting the people of Bedford to help them improve their lives for over 450 years. We support and promote education, run four independent Schools, sponsor the HEART Multi Academy Trust and give grants to local community projects. 

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