We are looking for an experienced grant maker to join our team as Grants and Programmes Manager (UK) to manage the delivery of the UK grants and programmes function at Battersea. Key responsibilities include management of the grant application process, through to first stage shortlisting, co-ordinating and supporting the grants committee, processing the awards and subsequent project management and monitoring and evaluation.
Battersea is here for every dog and cat and has been since 1860. We are a leading animal welfare charity and over the last 160 years we’ve grown from one home in London to three rescuing and rehoming centres across the South East. With c500 staff and 1000 volunteers, we have cared for over three million vulnerable animals. We also campaign tirelessly to make things better for dogs and cats; sharing our expertise and educating the public and policymakers about responsible pet ownership. Join us and make a difference for every dog and cat.
Our Academy and Grants Team
The Academy and Grants function plays an integral role at Battersea in delivering impact to tens of thousands of dogs and cats across the UK and around the world, through our world class educational, research and strategic funding opportunities for animal welfare, rehoming and rescue practitioners and their organisations in the UK and overseas, enabling them to be the best they can be for every dog and cat. Over the coming four years (2021-2024) it is planned that the size and complexity of the Academy and Grants function will grow substantially, including the establishment of a number of significant international and UK partnerships and multi-year programmes.
What we can offer you
Our dedicated people mean that we can be here for every dog and cat. Whether you are sharing an office with our dogs or directly caring for our cats, our animals show their appreciation every day. There is no better reward than seeing the difference you make to the lives of our dogs and cats first-hand; although we also provide a wide range of employee benefits, including:
•28 days of annual leave (plus 8 days paid public holidays) per year
• Generous pension contributions – up to 10% employer contribution
• Free healthcare cash plan, where you can claim for a range of treatment including dental (£100), optical (£100), physiotherapy, chiropody and acupuncture (£325) every year
• Annual interest-free season ticket loans
• Discounted gym memberships and cycle to work schemes
• Life insurance
During the recent Coronavirus restrictions, our animal-facing staff have continued to work on site and our office-based staff have been working from home. We are currently piloting a hybrid working model for our office-based staff to split their time between site based and home working. We believe this will support office-based staff to maintain the benefits of home working, while allowing for collaboration and interaction with our animal-facing staff and maintaining a connection to our cause.
As this role is office-based, you’ll be expected to work in our Battersea office for 3 days each week and you’ll be able to work up to 2 days each week from home.
So, if you are passionate about dogs, cats and about our work, then we’d like to hear from you.
We are committed to providing equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all current and prospective staff, volunteers and Trustees. We aim to ensure that this commitment, reinforced by our values, is embedded in our day-to-day working practices and our work together. We would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic and disabled candidates, who are currently under-represented at Battersea.
Closing date: Sunday 21 November 2021
Interview date(s): Monday 06 & Tuesday 07 December 2021
For full details, please download our recruitment pack. To apply, click the button below. All applications must be submitted before the closing date advertised; we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications is received.