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Last updated July 2021

Grants Administrator - Smallwood Trust

Secondment Opportunity to 31st January 2022. Closing date Monday 9th August 2021

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Role: Grants Administrator

Organisation: Smallwood Trust

Location: Home working or Trust partner’s office

Salary range: £21,000 per annum

Contract: On secondment, starting as soon as possible until 31/1/22

Hours of work: 35 hours (full time) per week (flexible hours available, job share considered)

Holidays: Pro rata 25 days plus public holidays per annum

Closing date: Monday 9th August 2021

Job Description

The Smallwood Trust helps women on low incomes to become financially resilient – overcoming adversity to build a confident, positive and secure future. As a grant-maker, we provide life changing funds to individuals, women’s voluntary sector organisations and policy initiatives that meet our mission.

We know the situation for many people has been exacerbated by the pandemic and the Board have therefore agreed an increase in our 2021 grant-making budget. To support the distribution of these additional funds, we are offering a six month secondment opportunity for a Grants Administrator. The role will assist and guide individuals through our grant-making process. This programme awards grants of c.£700 to individual women who are experiencing low income or life changing events such as loss of income, housing instability or whose situation has been exacerbated by the pandemic.  

Smallwood staff are currently working remotely and this position could also be carried out either working from home or from the parent organisation’s office (candidate must be within the UK). We encourage flexible working and would consider a job share for the right candidates. Across the organisation and recent recruitments, we have been actively seeking to welcome people from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. We look for those who share our values and are passionate about making a difference through our funding. The most important factor to us is to find people who really understand the women we support, whether through lived or gained experience. Three quarters of our staff have lived experience of the issues that our beneficiaries face.

Full details of the role and person specification can be found in the Job Profile.


To apply, submit a detailed supporting statement (no longer than one side of A4), along with a copy of your CV and details of two referees (one should be your current employer). Your statement and CV should outline how your experience, knowledge and skills meets the specification of the role. 

Please ensure you have the approval of the manager of your organisation before you apply.

Applications should be submitted to Cat Illingworth, Operations Manager, at Cat can also be contacted for an informal discussion about the role or for more information.

Closing date is Monday 9th August at 5pm, with interviews week commencing Monday 16th August.



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General Information

Job Profile for Grants Administrator secondment role at Smallwood Trust.

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