Grants Administrator - Fixed Term Contract
We have a unique opportunity for a Grants Administrator to join the team behind the Wates Family Charities Secretariat, which manages the day-to-day running of two well-established and well-regarded of grant-making charities; the Wates Family Enterprise Trust (WFET) and The Wates Foundation (WF). Collectively the two charities distribute around £2 million in grants annually and are both independent of the Wates Group. The Grants Administrator will be an integral part of a small team to provide a comprehensive administrative support service to the Director, Grants Manager, Trustees and members of the Wates Families. You will also take the lead on two areas of grant giving in the portfolio , and will be involved in all aspects of the grant life cycle within those areas of responsibility; handling initial enquires, visiting charities, processing applications, supporting the decision-making process and monitoring the results. We are looking for you to already be working or volunteering in the third sector, and be familiar with the requirements of grants administration, including a good awareness of charity finance, and have a good attention to detail. Alongside this empathy and excellent spoken and written communication skills are key to ensuring that we can support applications through to their conclusion to the satisfaction of all parties. This flexible opportunity is based out of our well-equipped Head Office in Leatherhead, is 30 hours per week, and can either be worked over four or five days (days and hours to be agreed), for up to 14 months. There will be occasional travel for meetings with charities and family members. If this sounds like your next move, then please feel free to contact us in confidence or apply on line. A bit about us: The Wates Family Charities are independent of the Wates Group though regularly work alongside its companies. The Wates Group provides an HR services to the Charities. Wates Group is one of the largest and most successful family-owned private construction, development and property services companies in the UK. As a progressive and rewarding business we offer our people the opportunity to grow their careers whilst working together to deliver the promises we make to our customers. Our company values of integrity, intelligence, performance, teamwork and respect for people, communities and the environment run through our business at every level and are at the heart of everything we do.