The Fund Manager will manage the newly-established Challenge Fund. This will encompass both the development of the fund and its ongoing management. This role will lead on the processing and shortlisting of applications, processing payments to successful applicants and developing ongoing relationships with fund awardees ensuring that all timeframes for the application and post-award cycle are adhered to.
To manage the fund application process, acknowledging and keeping a record of all submitted applications (and all relevant background information per application) and ensuring that they are processed in a timely manner
To manage a portfolio of live Challenge Fund awardees and monitor and report their progress towards agreed targets to ensure adherence to the fund terms and focus
To serve as the main point of contact to deliver advice and guidance to prospective and current funding recipients (eligibility, policies and any other Q&A) and to manage relationships with multiple fund applicants/holders
To compile regular evaluation reports on: annual spend, number of applications, the type of applying organisations and progress of fund holders for a comprehensive evaluation of the fund’s impact on its overall aims and objectives
To coordinate meetings with the reviewers (Executive Team), providing background information on Final-stage applications and taking minutes from the decision - making meetings
To possess a thorough understanding of the eligibility criteria of the fund and all relevant internal processes
To lead on the planning, marketing and launching of the funding rounds of the Challenge Fund
To ensure the timely payments of all approved grants.
To maintain comprehensive records and an up-to-date overview of the funds annual budget and spend
Experience of working in a fund or grant management role, managing the process of awarding funds to successful applicants based on robust eligibility and assessment criteria
Experience of working in a team and liaising with multiple stakeholders to meet key deadlines
Experience of working in a process-driven environment preferably in a similar grant-giving team/organisation
Experience of processing multiple payments of significant sums of money
Experience of developing and managing external relationships
Exposure to the fund’s areas of interest e.g. underrepresented communities, STEM education, academic research methods desirable but not essential
Prior use of online fund/grant application portals e.g. Awardsforce
If you feel you fit the above criteria or would like more information on this role, please apply today.