Title: Grants and Investment Manager
Employment Status: 5 days a week
Location: Remote in the UK. Offices in Tottenham and Bermondsey, London.
Deadline: 3 June 2022, 11.59pm
Thank you for your interest in the Grants and Investment Manager post at Do it Now Now (DINN). This work is specifically related to our grant fund, Common Call.
The job description below describes the main responsibilities of the post; the person specification relates directly to the job description and is a list of the skills and experience that we consider necessary for the post. Please read the information carefully. The applicants who fit the person specification most closely will be shortlisted for an interview, so please make sure you tell us everything relevant to your application in your CV and covering letter.
DINN is committed to a policy of equal opportunities, and we ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and equally. We are committed to safeguarding children, young people, vulnerable adults and the elderly. All postholders are subject to a satisfactory DBS check.
About us and the context for this role
DINN is an open innovation organisation committed to bringing social empowerment to Black communities across the globe. We bring charities, social entrepreneurs, startup teams, social innovators, investors, and philanthropists together to address social challenges, solve problems and support the development of under-represented groups and Black communities specifically. Find out more on the Do it Now Now website.
In 2021 we wanted to better achieve our mission by building upon the creation of Common Call. We have had the opportunity to connect with some fantastic, Black-led impact organisations in the UK that deliver transformative services in their communities. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, these organisations have had to pivot and change how they respond to their communities' urgent needs. It has not always been easy, but they have pulled through, continuing to make an impact during this uncertain time. The position of Grants and Community Support Manager plays a pivotal role in this. You can read our recent report on our Common Call work here.
As the postholder, you would need to work collaboratively as part of our dedicated team. You will be a self-starter and will be aligned with our core values, sharing our passion for delivering change in an enterprising and empowering way. The role is an excellent opportunity for someone with an interest in social change, charities, and social enterprises to apply their experience and skills to further our purpose to of improving Black people's lives in the UK.
The Grants and Investment Manager will be responsible for the smooth running of grants systems, payments, and processes in addition to community building to engage our grantees and grantee pipeline. Between grant-making calls, the post-holder will contribute to the management of any funding programmes being run across the organisation, monitoring and evaluation, research projects, thought leadership and represent DINN in key spaces to grow a deeper understanding of Black-led charities and social enterprises across the UK.
The role holder will work closely with the Director of Investments and Grants, Finance and Executive teams to provide a joined-up Grants administration function.
Management of the grant application process for all funding streams, including communication with applicants.
Scope new opportunities to innovate and elevate our processes to ensure we are always following best practice.
Adopt best practices such as participatory grant making and other key practices
Grow networks of key stakeholders to ensure our grant management work is always well connected to the wider community of funders, VCSEs and other stakeholders.
Run process evaluations and work to the theory of change/logic model that has been adopted for the work.
Provision of assistance in monitoring the progress of grants awarded and ensuring adequate evaluation of impact and timely reporting to the SMT and Board.
Production of papers on recommended grant applications for consideration at the Investment Committee and production of relevant papers for the Board Pack.
Assisting the Director of Investment and Grants in monitoring the progress of grants awarded and ensuring evaluation and impact systems are adhered to by grantees.
Curate and coordinate our events and workshop programmes
Management of the grant reporting process to external funders, including liaising with Finance, Executive and other teams to coordinate information and responses.
Production and dissemination of the Grants Committee pack to staff and Board.
Developing and supporting the application processes for other grant programmes without direct responsibility.
Managing the grant payment process in collaboration with colleagues.
To support Executives with ad hoc assignments, and to represent DINN as necessary.
Ensure the CRM is kept updated with grantee information and payment data to ensure accurate financial reporting and forecasting.
Essential Skills/ Abilities
Strong analytical ability
Strong IT skills - user of full Microsoft Office suite including Excel and PPT
Ability to work positively with a wide range of individuals
Ability to work independently and flexibly
Self-motivated, with strong customer service skills
Ability to use initiative and anticipate requirements
Excellent organisational abilities
A team player, willing to collaborate with colleagues
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate with confidence, tact, and clarity with a range of individuals and groups in a variety of settings, including phone, video call, face to face, and email.
You're highly organised and self-motivated.
You are an ambitious leader. You recognise the importance of what we are trying to achieve and see your role in that.
You're resourceful. You know how to find things, solve things, answer questions, reach people.
You are passionate about the cause. You have a demonstrated interest and motivation to support young Black people to succeed in the digital and creative industries.
You have sound judgement. You work independently, and when faced with issues react calmly and logically.
You're a positive, solutions-oriented, and entrepreneurial individual with a drive for excellence.
You can engage remotely and with autonomy.
You're a team player and manager, with strong interpersonal and collaboration skills.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Do it Now Now is dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We're committed to creating a workplace where employees thrive both personally and professionally. We also believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve-in race, gender, age, cultures and beliefs-and we support this diversity through all of our employment practices.
Thank you for your consideration.