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Grants Compliance Manager

Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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About the role

We are looking for a London-based Grants Compliance Manager to join our growing Grants Management Team. ClientEarth's portfolio of funders is growing in size and complexity. This position is a great opportunity to take control over the handling and delivery of the compliance and risk requirements for institutional, statutory and philanthropic grants.

We are a legal and environmental charity that uses the power of the law to fight against climate change and to protect nature and the environment. Our Development Department is responsible for raising funds to enable the organisation to deliver its mission. Our Grants Team are responsible for securing and managing funding from trusts, foundations and institutional donors.

Main Duties

Support internal teams on due diligence, compliance checks, and risk assessments for new donors
Lead and coordinate funder audits and monitoring visits
Review individual grant agreements/contracts, and proactively identify compliance risks
Maintain a library of standard responses to grant applications concerning compliance
Conduct a gap analysis between donor requirements and ClientEarth's organisational policies and practices

Role requirements

Significant experience in reviewing grant agreements, performing risk assessments, and due diligence on donors
Significant experience in working with Trusts and Foundations on six or more figure grant agreements and related compliance requirements
Experience, in complex and global organisations, of building and consolidating cross-functional relationships within wider teams with stakeholders; and managing senior stakeholders
Significant experience in working with major statutory and institutional funders and related compliance requirements (including UK Government/FCDO, NORAD, European Commission) (desirable);

Further Information

Have a question about this job? Please visit our Careers site for advice on applying, FAQs, and more.

Flexible working: Post-covid, our flexible working policy allows our people the choice to decide to work from home in the country where their contract of employment is issued for 80% of their month, with the other 20% of their month being office-based. See our Benefits page for more.

ClientEarth values diversity and inclusion and the benefits this brings. We aim to appoint the most suitable candidate at all times and welcome applications from people from all different backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

Please note that ClientEarth is only able to employ those who have the pre-existing legal right to work in the UK

ClientEarth is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice or legal services to third parties.
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