posted 31/07/2023

GCF are recruiting for a new Grants Officer

Grants Officer at Gloucestershire Community Foundation

With over 30 years supporting our county, the Gloucestershire Community Foundation (GCF) is growing and developing rapidly. Having agreed our strategy for 2021-2024, our mission is to continue to “increase our capacity through philanthropy, grant making and developing partnerships, to help strengthen the capabilities of our communities in order that they are able to thrive”.

We’re looking for a Grants Officer to join our small but highly impactful grants team and are excited to welcome somebody who is highly organised, a completer-finisher, with strong administrative skills as well as good written and verbal communication skills and a keen eye for detail and a proactive attitude.

GCF performs three functions: it supports philanthropy in the county, be that from individuals, families, local businesses, or the public sector; it provides community leadership through a deep understanding of the needs and issues; and it performs a grantmaking function, ensuring that money reaches those who need it, in the most effective way.  Essentially, we are a business striving to deliver exceptional service to our donors, fundholders and the charities we serve, but the main difference being we have a social conscience in all we do.

GCF has had significant impact for good in the county, allocating consistently over £300k yearly across Gloucestershire. Most recently, delivering over £2.5m in the most challenging times through the Covid Crisis, 2020-2021, to many causes, often supporting those completely overlooked and underfunded.

At GCF we strongly believe that we are here to serve our local communities and are focussed on providing the best possible service to charitable organisations in the county. Our approach is one of warmth and compassion and this carries through to everything we do.

This role will help ensure that we deliver a range of accessible, effective, and innovative grants programmes by providing guidance, and support to potential grant applicants, assisting with assessment of grant applications, participating in funding panels and administering the grantmaking process from start to finish.

If you have a passion for supporting the community and the relevant or transferable experience, we would love to hear from you.



Please download the Job Description and Application Form below

Job Description

Information Pack

Application and Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

This is an exciting and rare opportunity to join our grants team in a role with real job variety and satisfaction.

If you want to make a real difference to people in Gloucestershire, we really want to hear from you.

Applicants are invited to apply by sending a letter of application stating how you meet the selection criteria in Parts 1,2,3 of the Job Description, along with your CV and a completed Application and Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.

Please send this to, by midday by 25th August 2023 (we may extend this if necessary)

If shortlisted you will be asked to join for an initial zoom meeting, in view to being put forward to our panel interview. All panel interviews will be conducted face to face.

Conditions of Employment

  • The position is offered up to 16-20 hours/week, 2 full days or hours spread over 3-4 days.
  • Monday to Friday, with occasional events at weekends or evenings
  • Flexible – Working from home and face to face meetings in the office or other locations.
  • Induction training is offered
  • There will be a 6-month probationary period
  • There is auto-enrolment to the NEST pension after 3 months
  • There are 25 days holiday per annum, pro rata, in addition to public holidays
  • We also offer an enhanced annual leave, an extra 3 days off between Christmas and New Year
  • Current driving licence and access to a vehicle is required

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