Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £50,000
Reference 23170

Acre is delighted to partner on a newly created position for an independent charitable foundation in their search for a Grants and Communications Manager.

The foundation was established by a UK-based private equity firm which provides growth capital for small and mid-sized businesses in the UK and Ireland, with a focus on supporting small and mid-sized UK charities seeking to improve the lives of young people and young leaders. The foundation's private equity backing offers a unique approach to the charitable sector. The foundation blends the best of charitable giving and business to create long-term change for a diverse range of local initiatives, along with localised mentorship via employee volunteering.

As the Grants and Communications Manager, you will be supported by and collaborate with the Head of the Foundation. Your role will encompass the management of the foundation's existing grants portfolio, overseeing future funding rounds, and taking the lead on communication efforts targeting key stakeholders, including donors, corporates, charities, and volunteers from the PE house.

While the qualifications listed in the job description are important, we strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply, as we believe in an inclusive and open-minded approach to welcome a wide range of perspectives to the role.

Key Responsibilities:

Communications and Brand Management:

  • You will play a direct role in managing relationships with external entities, including charities, grantees, and community members.

  • You will drive the creation of content to uphold the foundation's brand identity, ensuring its continued success.

  • Producing high-quality internal and external materials for the foundation's website, online newsletter

  • Organising the delivery and project management of external press releases and in-person events. Effective storytelling is pivotal to the foundation's achievements.

Grants Management:

  • Your role spans the entire life cycle of grants management, encompassing support and strategic guidance for incoming inquiries, management of grant funding rounds (including due diligence checks and application evaluations), and ongoing monitoring and reporting of progress and impact.

  • Opportunities to identify and cultivate beneficial strategic and operational partnerships.

  • Leveraging support from the private equity firm, you will coordinate pro-bono employee volunteering assistance to grantees from in-house staff and networks.

Competencies and Experience Sought:

  • Exceptional organisational, communication, and project management skills, combined with a knack for multitasking and strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to navigate challenging situations with tact and professionalism, maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders.

  • Adept relationship builder with the confidence to engage stakeholders at all levels, including corporates, charities, and donors.

  • Experience in the charity/non-profit sectors with the ability to deliver clear and concise communications, ideally within a foundation or charitable arm connected to a corporation.

Joining this foundation supporting young entrepreneurs offers a unique and exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in empowering the next generation of innovators, making a lasting impact on UK entrepreneurship and innovation. Should you be interested in hearing more about this opportunity, please get in touch via: Gemma Finegold at gemma.finegold@acre.com.