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Grants Officer

The Wildlife Trusts

Grants Officer 

Part Time – 21 Hours per Week

Initial One Year Fixed Term Contract

Do you want to help us to build communities and transform lives?

We are looking for an experienced grants professional to work with The Wildlife Trusts on one
of our major grant programmes.

Biffa Award gives grants to projects that seek to improve their local communities. It puts new
roofs on village halls, creates biodiverse habitats and gives children a place to play. Biffa
Award has distributed more than £189 million in funding over the past 25 years to community and
environmental projects across the UK as part of the Landfill Communities Fund.

If you can manage a busy caseload, are able to think critically and to analyse and interpret
information and would like to work for one of the UK’s best-loved nature charities, then we
have an exciting opportunity for you!

Who we are

The Wildlife Trusts are a federated movement of 46 charities, supported by a central charity,
the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts. Together we have 870,000 members, 38,000 volunteers and
3,400 staff across the UK. We are at an exciting moment in our 110-year history, with the
development of an ambitious new strategy, setting out a vision of nature in recovery, with
abundant, diverse wildlife and natural processes creating wilder landscapes where people and
nature thrive.

Wildlife Trusts have restored and care for some of the most special places for wildlife in the
UK. Collectively we manage more than 2,300 nature reserves, operate 123 visitor
and education centres and own 29 working farms. We undertake research, we stand up for wildlife
and wild places under threat, and we help people access nature.

The next few years will be critical in determining what kind of world we all live in. We need
to urgently reverse the loss of wildlife and put nature into recovery at scale if we are to
prevent climate and ecological disaster. We recognise that this will require big, bold changes
in the way The Wildlife Trusts work, not least in how we mobilise others and support them to
organise within their own communities.

About you

You will be a motivated, resilient self-starter who also thrives as part of a team. You will be
experienced in working in a grants team, managing a caseload of projects and advising
applicants on eligibility. You will be adept at communicating with a range of stakeholders and
be able to explain complex funding criteria and procedural requirements into plain English.

You will be experienced at reviewing applications and making funding recommendations based on
set criteria and priorities as well as using grants management databases.

You will have keen attention to detail, be used to balancing multiple priorities and using your
initiative, whilst working against tight deadlines. A talented team-player, you will need to
work with a number of teams across the central charity, RSWT, as well as regulatory bodies and
individuals within the community as we build communities and transform lives.

The Wildlife Trusts value passion, respect, trust, integrity, pragmatic activism and strength
in diversity. Whilst we are passionate in promoting our aims we are not judgemental and are
inclusive. We want our people to be as diverse as nature, so we particularly encourage
applications from people who are underrepresented within our sector, including people from
minority backgrounds and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a movement that
recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.

As a Disability Confident employer, we are committed to offering an interview to anyone with a
disability that meets all the essential criteria for the post.

Please let us know if you require any adjustments to make our recruitment process more

Closing Date for Applications: 16 April 2023

First Interview: 24 April 2023

Second Interview: 3 May 2023 

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