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Grants Assistant

  • Part time
  • £21,311 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh with flexible home working
  • Closing 23rd July 2021

  • Advertised from 12th July 2021
  • 3 days a week (21.75 hours)


Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) is the National Development Body for Scotland’s museums and galleries. We support more than 400 museums and galleries, through strategic investment, advice, advocacy and skills development.

The Grants Assistant supports the delivery of MGS’s grants programmes, and helps capture their impact. This is an exciting opportunity to join a grants team working in a fast-paced environment, responding to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic with a range of funding streams aimed at supporting museums and funding projects that will build their resilience and enable communities to engage with their collections.

Assisting across all elements of the grants process, responsibilities will include dealing with enquiries about the grants programme and liaising with applicants, assisting with eligibility and financial checks, maintaining database information, and supporting analysis and reporting on grants impact.

You will have experience supporting and maintaining processes and a keen attention to detail, with a strong customer focus, great communication skills and a can-do approach. Comfortable working with databases and data, you will have experience interpreting financial information and excellent organisational skills. Collaborative working is an essential part of the role.

In particular this role requires someone with a positive attitude who collaborates well, makes effective decisions following appropriate criteria, deals promptly with enquiries and organises their work efficiently.

The successful candidate will manifest our core values: collaboration, integrity, passion for the heritage sector, and courageousness.

Application notes

For further information and to apply please visit our website

Closing date: Friday, 23rd July at 9am.

Interviews (online) are due to be held on the week commencing 2nd August 2021.