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Grant & Learning Manager (6 Months - Parental Cover)

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Grants and Learning Manager (6 month – parental leave cover)

Spirit of 2012 is the London 2012 legacy funder, established with a £47m endowment from the National Lottery Community Fund.  We fund projects that make a real difference to people’s wellbeing and social connectedness in genuinely inclusive ways.  These are delivered across three areas: active, connected, and creative, through sports, physical activity, arts and culture, volunteering, and social action.

But that is not all.  Our ambition is to create the best possible conditions for this work to proliferate now and in the future.  A critical evaluation of planning, approach and delivery is embedded into all our funded projects, building a picture of what works in improving the wellbeing of people and communities.  Using this evidence and insight, we aim to simultaneously influence public policy, and share with other partners, funders, and practitioners to enrich their work.

Grants and Learning Managers are an essential part of making all this happen and we are recruiting for someone to work in the team for six months from March 2021.  The focus of the role is scheduling and prioritising all aspects of the management – financial, delivery, risk, communications and learning – of a specific portfolio of Spirit grants.  As a Programme Team member, you will bring together learning on the thematic areas you lead on, and work with the Policy and Research Manager to turn this into engaging, useful content for external audiences.  You will represent and speak for Spirit with grant partners, evaluators and other stakeholders.

This role is open to part-time or full-time workers and we will consider candidates who can work between 0.6FTE (3 days a week) and full-time.  If the successful candidate is part-time, we will discuss how we support the remainder of the role with the successful candidate.

The role will be home-based for the foreseeable future, but it is envisaged that you will need to spend a minimum of two days per week in our Central London office once Government guidance allows it.  The job requires some UK travel, once permitted, and occasional weekend working e.g. attendance at events, project visits.

To apply, please send a CV and a letter of no more than 600 words to jobs@spiritof2012.org.uk by 9am on Monday 25 January explaining why you would like to join us and how you fit the role description.

We also ask that you complete the equal opportunities information online https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SpiritEDI when you submit your application. The information collected will be treated as confidential, used for statistical purposes only, and will not be treated as part of your application.

Interviews will be held on Zoom in the week commencing 8 February.

If you would like to discuss the role, please contact Amy Finch: amy.finch@spiritof2012.org.uk.