In the light of new streams of funding and increased demand, Prospectus is delighted to be working with The London Community Foundation (LCF) to recruit two Head of Grant Operations roles.
LCF is dedicated to improving the lives of London's most disadvantaged. Child poverty, unemployment, isolation, homelessness, domestic abuse and violence affecting young people are just some of the issues being tackled through grant making. To date, they have raised over £100m for community-based organisations, deploying more than £80m in grants and building up an endowment of £20m. They have also been a key funder in London distributing emergency funds for Coronavirus, with funds from the National Emergencies Trust, partners and from their London appeal. The charity holds a unique position in the Capital; they collaborate across public, private (individual) and corporate donors to raise funds to support London's grassroots organisations. They support donors to achieve their philanthropic aims whilst meeting the needs of London's communities. This dual purpose makes LCF unique as a grant maker in London. Following the launch of a new strategy in April of last year, the ambition is to grow LCF's reputation as a leading vehicle for London's giving.
Reporting into the Director of Grants and Impact, the two Head of Grant Operations will support the delivery of quality efficient and effective grants operations to ensure delivery of LCF's objectives. Key deliverables include grant operations management, donor relationship and account management, people management, and senior programme management as a key member of the middle management team. As a Head of Grant Operations your role will include overseeing grant operations processes, donor relationship management, staff development and bespoke project and programme management. You will have the opportunity to develop and continuously improve operational standards leading a small team to ensure the delivery of high quality, efficient and effective grants and donor relationship management.
We are looking for two dynamic, enthusiastic, future leaders with team management experience. The ideal candidates will have strong performance management and people leadership skills as well as a track record in managing change in complex environments. An understanding of the social sector is important, and experience of working for a grant funder, in social investment or in grants assessment is essential. You could also have experience as a senior leader in a charity or social enterprise or have worked in the corporate sector in Corporate Social Responsibility. Your experience of managing complex external relationships will be important as well as being financially savvy and able to work at pace. Curious, with a desire to develop your understanding about how communities are tackling a range of social issues , you will be able to distil this knowledge into valuable, compelling insight to share with others, including potential donors. You will be someone who thrives in a supportive, fast paced environment that encourages you to take on new challenges, learn and develop new skills. We particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates as they are currently underrepresented within the team.
If this sound like you and your ambition matches ours - to see a strong and vibrant London for everyone - please get in touch now!
Interviews will take place on Thursday 8th October.