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Funding & Contracts Officer
Venture Trust

Job Description

Venture Trust works with people experiencing complicated life circumstances. Through the provision of wilderness-based personal and social development programmes, we equip them with the confidence, motivation and core life skills that they need to make positive changes in their lives.

Our Funding team are based at our Head Office in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket area, and are responsible for the development, management and administration of funding within Venture Trust. We’re currently looking for a Funding and Contracts Officer to join them in this full-time permanent post.

Grant administration and management, including preparing funder reports, quarterly claims and acting as the main point of contact for a number of specified funding agencies will account for approximately 75% of the role. We’ll also look to you to manage and develop existing funding relationships and secure new sources of funding, particularly from statutory agencies such as European Social Funds, Employability Funding, Fair Start Scotland and also lottery agencies, and other statutory sources.

We’re looking for a proactive, conscientious individual with a proven track record in administering complex grants and working in a fundraising and/or contract administration environment, including experience of preparing funding applications and complex bids, along with proven competence in budgeting and financial reporting. Excellent administration and interpersonal skills will be key to success in this role, as will the ability to manage a complex and demanding workload.

You’ll be supported to develop your skills, access training, and contribute to the shaping of team priorities and funding strategies.

We offer a range of generous benefits including 28 days’ annual leave and 9 public and bank holiday days, flexible working and a joint contributory pension scheme.

To download an application form and for more information, please visit our website.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Closing date for all applications: 9am on Monday 19th February 2018
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 28th February 2018

Please note that appointments will usually be made at the lower end of the salary scale.

Venture Trust is committed to promoting equality and diversity in employment, and follows an equal opportunities policy.