Grants Manager (Europe)

Ref: 6820

A Europe-focused grantmaking organisation


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For an initial conversation please contact:

Harriet Weaver

Research Associate

t: +44 (0)20 3928 7384


Primary Practice Group: Social Impact and Environment

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with the seniority of the appointment

Closing Date: 02/10/2023

We are a group of grantmaking foundations that work to strengthen the capacity of non-profit organisations; enhancing their impact, sustainability, and efficiency, and supporting them to fulfil their mission and achieve their objectives.

As grantmaking foundations, we support non-profit organisations in the UK and internationally active in the fields of tackling disadvantage among children and young people, health and wellbeing, livelihood development, arts, culture and heritage and environmental conservation.

As a capacity-building funder, the Foundations seek to make lasting investments in non-profits at strategic inflection points and support projects that substantially enhance their impact, efficiency and/or sustainability. Our values of trust, integrity, compassion, collaboration, and a deep sense of humility guide our grantmaking which is executed quietly, as the Foundations do not seek public profile.

Today, the Foundations are at an important and exciting stage in our history, having grown and evolved in recent years under new leadership. As our strategies continue to develop, we are seeking individuals with skills and expertise that support the advancement and development of the grants portfolio – with a particular focus on the Foundation’s priority countries across Europe. The role of Grants Manager (Europe) will be key to supporting this ambition and, working closely with and reporting to the Head of Europe Programmes, will help shape the evolution of the Foundations.

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to develop, manage and monitor the progress of the strategic grantmaking portfolio in Europe. The Grants Manager (Europe) will lead on pro-actively developing a pipeline of grants, as well as look at how we measure impact and develop mechanisms to enable learning and enhance our strategic thinking and grantmaking practice. The appointee will be responsible for developing and maintaining constructive relationships with grantees throughout the grant-making life-cycle, as well as undertaking due diligence on non-profit organisations in Europe, including analysing their capacity building needs.

The successful candidate will bring together the knowledge, technical expertise, listening skills and intellectual curiosity required, with a highly strategic mindset and ability to keep sight of the big picture. Pro-active and results orientated, you will be comfortable navigating a fast-paced, changing environment and handling multiple responsibilities at the same time. An excellent communicator, you will be highly collaborative and have low ego; as well as be comfortable working with a range of stakeholders in a small and agile team. With a genuine interest in the Foundations’ priority programmes and a focus on the European priority countries (France, Germany, the Republic of Ireland, Spain, and Italy), you will be deeply motivated by our mission to enhance the ability of non-profit organisations to achieve their goals.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification quoting reference 6820. The deadline for applications is 9am CET Monday 2nd October.  

The Selection Panel will meet to decide upon a final shortlist in early-October. Formal interviews with the Foundations will take place in mid-October.

This full-time role is located in our offices in Amsterdam with flexible working arrangements available, office-based at least 2-3 days per week, and available to be in the office more often/with some travel, as required). 

We are proud of our inclusive culture and encourage applications from the widest mix of talent, whatever your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, social background and more.

As a flexible employer, we trust our people to perform their role in the way that works best for them, our clients and our business. We are a disability-friendly company and would welcome a conversation with you if you feel you might benefit from any reasonable adjustments to perform to the best of your ability during the recruitment process and beyond.

For any advice on your application or for an initial conversation in confidence, please contact our Research Associate, Harriet Weaver

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