Grants Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,618
  • Bridge of Weir - PA11
  • Closing 14th May 2021

  • Advertised from 14th April 2021
  • Hours per week: 35 Permanent
  • + various benefits
  • 001167


Care to join us? Then come reach your full potential at Quarriers

Do you have a passion for people and care about helping others live fulfilling lives? We are looking for a caring individual how shares Quarriers values. We are offering a wonderful opportunity for a driven and focused individual to join the very successful and high performing Income Generation Department.

Quarriers provides practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances across Scotland. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people’s lives.

The Grants Officer role will help to transform lives of people supported by Quarriers by writing compelling, concise and convincing proposals to, and managing relationships with, a range of funders, including governmental bodies, lottery distributors, trusts and foundations, in order to maximise income for existing and new Quarriers services. The role will also involve working collaboratively with the wider Income Generation Department to provide mutual support as necessary and to optimise opportunities for developing Quarriers' business through synergies between grants and the wider team.

Quarriers has a flexible working policy, where all Head Office staff have been working from home during the COVID Pandemic. Going forward there will be a flexible approach to a mix of working from home and working in our offices in Quarriers Village.

The successful candidate has a number of key objectives and accountabilities including:

  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of relevant grant making opportunities and an understanding of the broader funding landscape, to ensure Quarriers can make optimal use of all relevant grant funding.
  • Work closely with Operational colleagues to encourage a steady pipeline of eligible and completive service proposals, rooted in the person-centered and outcomes-driven approaches, upon which to base funding applications.
  • Research, identify and prepare an agreed programme of proposals to a portfolio of funding schemes to meet fundraising targets and support operational priorities that are focused on meeting the expressed needs of the people supported by Quarriers and/or extending Quarriers services into new geographical areas.
  • Manage relationships with grant makers and funding schemes in order to maximise fundraising opportunities, and to ensure they have the information they require - both narrative and financial - to understand the progress of effectiveness of any grant they have made to Quarriers.

Please note that IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies.

The successful candidate must have a full driver’s license and access to own transport.

Application notes

For further information and to apply please visit our website

Closing date: 14th May 2021

Interview dates will be 25th and 27th May 2021