Grants Adviser (Part-time freelance role)

The Trust will mark its centenary year in 2019 and has undertaken a significant review of its approach to delivering the charitable objectives of the Trust.

The Trust has for many years awarded small grants to assist students from Commonwealth countries in hardship, grants for educational projects in the UK and more latterly small grants to support the education of girls in developing countries. Driven by a vision to effect longer term social change, the Trust will now focus on work that advances the inclusion, engagement and retention of girls and women in education and onwards through to employment across South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa.

The main thrust of the Trust’s role in effecting this change will be to provide a small number of grants of between £300k - £400k over 3 – 5 years to organisations excelling, or with the potential to excel in this area. Grants may be awarded either to wholly or part fund specific projects or for capacity building initiatives for the organisations themselves.

The Trust is now looking to strengthen its current team, by appointing a Grants Adviser, to work on a part-time, freelance basis. The role will report to the Trust Secretary and will be home-based with occasional travel to meetings, mostly held in London.  Remuneration will by agreement at interview.

It is expected that the role will amount to approximately ten days in the first year and thereafter by agreement.

It is the Trustees’ intention that once the Sir Ernest Cassel Centenary Awards have been made and the subsequent monitoring and evaluation process is complete, that they will have expended all of the Trust’s resources and the Trust will close. 

Please see the application pack .pdf below for further information.

19 Sep 2018, 03:27