Grants Officer x2

Job Description

Job Title:                    Grants Officer

Region:                       London (hybrid working)

Directorate:                Operations

Contract:                    12 month Fixed Term Contract, Full Time, 35 hours per week

Salary:                        £26,277 to £27,480 per annum, inclusive of London Weighting


The Role

At the Royal British Legion, we believe in building on potential. As a Grants Officer your ability to work with individuals eligible for Legion assistance both directly and indirectly to deliver welfare support, could have a real impact on people’s lives. This is a particularly exciting time to join the Grants Department as we launch a streamlined grants route to help tackle the impact of the cost of living crisis.

At its heart, RBL is a people organisation. People who want to do the very best for others, while at the same time making the most of the opportunities and experiences we offer them.

We are the country’s largest Armed Forces charity, with 210,000 members, 50,000 volunteers and a network of partners and charities; helping us give support wherever and whenever it’s needed.

As a Grants Officer, you will be responsible for monitoring and issuing grants via the direct grant portal system. Speaking to those we support by email or phone to confirm details and to collect further information. When required making referrals our Area Offices where further needs are identified and raising any issues or delays to the Grants Manager.

If successful, the main duties of your role will be:

  • Reviewing Legion cases submitted for grant funding in line with the charity’s eligibility criteria, policies and evidence.
  • Liaising with existing Armed Forces specific and civilian charitable sources to maximise contributions from them to offset the costs of Legion-funded awards through Almonisation.
  • Reviewing applications from other case working organisations seeking assistance with funding, using the established policies & eligibility criteria of the Legion to make decisive decisions on the funding requests. Typically reviewing around 6,000 cases (as a team) and awarding grants to individuals up to an average of £2million per year.
  • To work in accordance with the Central Grants Team to provide grants decisions within 3 working days of their submission.
  • Working with internal and external stakeholders (eg, caseworker volunteers, Area staff, and external funders) to request missing or gather further information needed to progress a case for those we support.

This role will involve hybrid working, travelling on some days (minimum of 2 per week) to our Head Office which is located at Haig House, 199 Borough High Street, London SE1 1AA, and working from home on other days.

About the Royal British Legion

Across the country, in every city and on every street, RBL is there to support our Armed Forces community.

It's this mission, this scale, this challenge and the values we all live by, that makes the RBL such a fulfilling place to thrive.

If you want to give your days meaning. To put your passion into a role with real impact. To support people and be supported yourself. In an inclusive team that faces every challenge together. Whatever your interests and ambitions, whatever your background, we think you’ll find a role here that works for you, with career opportunities right across the UK.

Diversity Statement

We believe that the compassion, understanding, and service we show each and every individual should be reflected in the way we all support, respect, and include every individual who works with us. We want everyone involved in our work or receiving our services, to feel proud to contribute to or be part of a diverse and inclusive organisation.

We recognise that we still have a long way to go to ensure that we make the RBL a truly great and inclusive organisation to work for and be part of, so we have set out our commitments to provide a clear path to deliver this ambition. We will keep listening, learning, and sharing our progress and impact.

How to Apply

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Closing date for this role is: Sunday 3rd July 2022

We reserve the right to close this vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and submit your application form as soon as possible.