Grants Officer


London, , GB

Are you ready to take on the challenge of a lifetime – to bring clean water to the world? It’s not just a question of building pumps, wells and taps – first, we must build trust.

WaterAid is developing its approach to managing and growing restricted income and is looking to recruit a dynamic Grants officer (6 month fixed term contract) to coordinate a portfolio of projects with a grant value of over £2.5m per year. This is a six month fixed term post as we assess the roles and resourcing related to continued improvements.  

Based in the Strategic Partnerships department you’ll be responsible for developing inspiring donor-facing project materials and communications for a number of priority projects that fundraisers use to raise funds from donors across our global offices. This includes developing proposals and reports and tracking fundraising progress globally.

You will monitor project progress to minimise risk for our grants, working closely with Country Programme colleagues to understand challenges and changes in projects. You will be a key point of knowledge on specific projects, supporting fundraisers to communicate the reality of our project work to their donors. 

Your exceptional copy writing skills will create inspiring, high quality proposals and reports targeted at a diverse range of funders (including for high net worth individuals and Trust audiences, corporate partners & restricted fundraising appeals).

To be successful in this role you will be self-motivated and used to a fast paced working environment, comfortable with juggling people and multiple priorities to meet deadlines. You will have experience of dealing directly with Country Programmes, be accustomed to complex project and budget management and have an excellent eye for detail.      

Now, there’s just one question: can we trust in you?

See job description linked below for full details of the role.

With a commitment to our vision, you will get inspiration from the change you help make happen. We appreciate and respect different people and ideas, allow the chance to grow and the space to be yourself at your best.

Excellent benefits include:

  • 28 annual holiday days, plus bank holidays and additional leave purchase
  • 3%, 4% or 5% pension contributions double-matched by WaterAid
  • Agile/flexible working and family friendly policies

Please note: We are unable to provide sponsorship for this post.  In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK. 

Availability for interview is required: First interviews on 21st March, second interviews on 23rd March.

Applications will close one minute before midnight on Wednesday 7th March.