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


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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