Grants officer

21-25 hours/week, exact hours and work pattern to be agreed with the successful candidate

Starting salary: £26,829, pro-rata (Grade 6), with possible progression to Grade 7 (£32,004, pro-rata)

Contract type: permanent

Closing date: 31st August 2017, 5pm

Interview date: Tuesday 26th September 2017

Background

Following a restructure of its grant portfolio as part of an ongoing consolidation of its strategic direction, the Trust wishes to appoint a professional, highly motivated and organised individual to join us as a part-time Grants Officer. The post will be based at Andrew Carnegie House in Dunfermline with occasional travel across Scotland.  

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in grants administration in Higher Education or in the charity sector, as well as knowledge and understanding of the importance of monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of grant funding. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be required to take initiative and work independently to advance the Trust’s grant making activities. This is an ideal opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to join the small and dynamic team of the Carnegie Trust at an exciting time it its history.

Purpose of the role

This new role aims to support and administer the Trust’s portfolio of grants for undergraduate students, postgraduate students and academic researchers in the fifteen Scottish universities. Reporting to the Trust’s Manager, the post holder will be responsible for the full grant lifecycle of the following funding schemes: Undergraduate Tuition Fee Grants; Student Hardship Fund; Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships; PhD Scholarships and Research Incentive Grants. In addition, the post holder will manage the appointment of peer reviewers as well as actively contribute to the evaluation and monitoring of grant outcomes and to the development of impact case studies and their dissemination in annual reports, newsletters and social media.

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    The Trust is delighted to announce the project titles and researchers awarded Research Incentive Grants for the  March 2017 round. A total of 113 applications were submitted this year and 40 projects were selected for funding.

  • Nineteen PhD Scholarships awarded for tenure from 2017-18 26 Jul

    The Trust is very pleased to announce the names and project titles of the students awarded PhD scholarships for tenure from 2017-18 onwards. This year the Trust was able to award 16 Carnegie PhD Scholarships, 2 Caledonian Scholarships and 1 Henry Dryerre Scholarship.

  • Join our team: Vacancy for a Grants Officer 19 Jul

    Following a restructure of its grant portfolio as part of an ongoing consolidation of its strategic direction, the Trust wishes to appoint a professional, highly motivated and organised individual to join us as a Grants Officer. This new role aims to administer the Trust’s portfolio of grants, manage the appointment of peer reviewers as well as actively contribute to the evaluation and monitoring of grant outcomes and to the development of impact case studies.

  • Nine Collaborative Research Grants awarded in final round 07 Jun

    The Trust is delighted to announce the project titles and teams of researchers awarded Collaborative Research Grants for the 2016-17 round. A total of 85 applications were submitted this year and 9 projects were selected for funding, with lead applicants from the universities of Abertay, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Strathclyde and West of Scotland collaborating with academics based in Scotland and beyond.

  • Annual Trustees' Report 2015-16 05 Jun

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