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Community Grants Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

The role

This is an exciting new role with responsibility for developing and administering two distinct grant funds.

Working alongside our Community Engagement Officers within the Community and Partnerships Team and the Public Health team you will assist the Voluntary Sector Partnership Manager by setting up systems that enable efficient management and oversight of the Councils support to the local community. You will help build capacity and advise local organisations and residents so that that they are able to successfully apply for funding to achieve positive outcomes for local people.

You will work closely with internal and external stakeholders including Councillors, Council team members and Richmond CVS on engaging and listening to residents, advising on submitting applications and facilitating the grant process from assessing applications to making final recommendations.

This is a good opportunity for somebody keen to develop grant management skills within a Council setting. Experience and understanding of grant-making processes to voluntary and community organisations is essential, as well as good IT skills.  Efficient at time management and an effective communicator you will be at the forefront of some of our key areas of work. You will engage with different departments of the Council as well as external stakeholders such as our partners in the voluntary and public sector.

About us

The Community and Partnerships Team provides support to the wider Council to enable it to put our communities first. Creating, building and sustaining good working relationships with residents, a range of local stakeholders including the voluntary sector is one of the ways in which the Team helps the Council achieve its aims. The Team is responsible for community engagement and helping the Council to listen effectively to residents, supporting ward Councillors to engage local people, consultation with residents and customers as well as supporting our colleagues and partners with embedding best practice in community engagement.  Our Team’s role is to help bring our stakeholders closer to the services and responsibilities of the Council and facilitate worthwhile engagement opportunities that are fair, accessible and transparent.


In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include compressed hours, home working (dependent on service need), annualised hours, and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. 

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  12th July 2020

Shortlisting Date: W/C 13th July 2020

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Covid-19 employment advice

 Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are adhering to all government and public health guidance on safe working practices during the pandemic.  For the foreseeable future we are encouraging all employees, where reasonably possible, to work from home.  Employees will be given access to appropriate equipment to enable them to work from home and fulfil their work duties

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