Charity registered in Scotland SC046571
This role will provide temporary professional accountancy cover for a fixed term of 12 months within the Veterans’ Foundation (VF) which, mainly supports veterans of UK armed forces and their dependants in need through its grants’ programme. Even though our Executive Team is small, the VF has achieved significant growth over the last five years largely due to the success of the Veterans’ Lottery. As a result, this has enabled the VF to award grants of over £7.1 million since we started in 2016.
The main responsibility of the Temporary Finance Manager (TFM) will be, mainly, to support the CFO in managing the finances of the VF. Currently, the VF has a team of four; therefore, it is important that you are comfortable working in such an environment. You must be a self-starter, with lots of initiative, energy and enthusiasm, willing to take on a wide range of tasks, but thoroughly reliable and consistent. The FM will be expected to liaise closely with our partners, including our accountants and our bankers. The role can be performed mainly by remote working; there may be occasional requirement to attend our Edinburgh office.
For more details about us, please refer to veteransfoundation.org.uk
Tasks for the FM will include:-
The Veterans’ Foundation seeks an experienced Grants Manager.
Reporting to: Senior Grants Manager and CEO
Location: Edinburgh, but would consider working from elsewhere, dependent upon experience. Remote, home-based work and some attendance at offices. Currently working within government guidelines.
Contract: 3-4 days per week; but is likely to develop into a full-time job. Pro rata 35 hours per week full-time. Some flexibility is required from team members around travel to and from events and meetings.
Purpose of role
The Grants Manager will help run the VF’s grant-making programme as well as develop the grant-making processes and reporting mechanisms to support expansion of the VF's grant-making programme.
The Grants Manager’s key responsibilities will include representing the VF to internal and external stakeholders; investigating and assessing grant applications; preparing grant applications and reports for consideration by the grants' team; recommending what funding and support should be committed; monitoring and managing a portfolio of existing grants including visiting grantees (and potential grantees) across the UK; reporting on various aspects of the grants programme; staying abreast of sector developments and supporting the VF generally.
The Veterans’ Foundation is a Edinburgh-based, UK-wide charity that helps members of the armed forces’ community who are in need. Started in 2016, it has given away £12.7M and continues to grow.
The Veterans’ Foundation seeks to fill a part-time or full-time Grants Manager post. The initial contract would be for one year but the post is likely to be turned into a permanent one. The person we seek is one who ideally has experience in grants' management in the Third Sector, dealing with the armed forces' community. The successful applicant should be degree-educated, have initiative, be a self-starter and be comfortable with, and good at, working remotely or face-to-face with others.
The successful applicant will be joining a small team and would work remotely and/or in the VF’s office in Edinburgh.