Reference: CCC00266
Description: The Role:
We are looking for someone to join our team to carry out grant application assessments and monitor grant awards.

You’ll join us with experience of working or volunteering in the voluntary sector and will also have an understanding of the needs and challenges of small volunteer-led groups. This will come into play when you provide advice, guidance and support to our voluntary and community organisations about grant funds and criteria.

Focused on customer care and able to work upon your own initiative as well as part of a team, you will reach out and develop strong relationships within the local voluntary sector.

The Council is currently considering ways to improve the grant experience for applicant groups and is looking to introduce a more efficient system for grants management. This role will help to shape what that might look like in the future, ensuring that our current processes are followed whilst the changes are introduced.

About You:
The successful candidate will:
Have excellent communication, written and IT skills
Be able to demonstrate strong organisational and analytical skills
Be able to work in a way that shows tact and empathy
Have experience of administering an application, assessment and monitoring process

What we can offer:

Family friendly policies
Agile and Flexible working
Generous annual leave allowance 25 days’ per annum, rising to 30 days’ after five years continuous service; plus 8 days public holidays (pro rata for part time).
Annual leave purchasing scheme
Access to the highly valued Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
A variety of learning and development opportunities via a range of sources and methods
Confidential advice and support via the Employee Assistance Programme
Health and well-being programme
Subsidy for public transport
Staff reward and recognition framework

Grants Officer

This is a part-time role, for 18.5 hours per week.

If you believe you have the skills and experience to join us and would like to discuss different working patterns, please do get in touch.

Working Pattern:
Wednesday afternoon, Thursday & Friday. Thursday and Friday are possibly negotiable.


£30,096 – £33,945 per annum (City Pay Band 4), pro rata for part time.

This is flexible – working in Cambridge at our Mandela House office or working from home. You will be able to balance your work location accordingly, although you are expected to work from Mandela House on a Wednesday with the rest of the Team.

More Information:
To find out more about the requirements of the role please download the Role Profile.
You can also click on the links here to find out more information about Staff Pay and Benefits, Working for the Council or Equality & Diversity in Recruitment

Application Process:
To be considered for this role, please scroll below to ‘Apply Online’ and complete an application.

Recruitment Timetable:
If you would like to be considered for this role, you will need to apply by 27 May 2024

Interviews will take place on a time and date to be confirmed.

If you would like an informal chat, please contact Julie Cornwell julie.cornwell@cambridge.gov.uk
Salary: Salary:           

*GBP*30,096 $ú *GBP*33,945 per annum (City Pay Band 4), pro rata for part time.
Contractual hours: 18.5
Basis: Part time

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