Grants Development Officer vacancies

Buttle UK is looking to recruit two Grant Development Officers, one to cover applications from Scotland, North East of England, and Yorkshire & the Humber, and the other to support our grant giving across the UK.

By Gabriele Joceryte · May 31, 2022

Contract type:
1 x permanent position, home based in Scotland
1 x 9 month fixed term role, home based

Salary: £30,000 – £35,005 p.a.

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week

We are open to part time / job share applications

Application deadline:  midnight on Sunday 19 June 2022


With nearly 70 years experience, in the last three years, Buttle UK has supported 11,700 children and young people who have suffered a crisis and distributed £8.6m in Chances for Children grants.

Buttle UK supports those living in financial hardship and dealing with multiple social issues. We provide funding to improve emotional, educational, and social outcomes for children and young people. For a small number of children, whose ongoing home environment is disruptive and chaotic, grants which support them to go to boarding school.

We are looking for two Grant Development Officers to join our small and enthusiastic team achieving amazing things. Applicants will have a demonstrable passion for improving outcomes for children and young people, have experience in giving or receiving grants, and be flexible, friendly, and efficient. You will share our values of being child focused, empathetic, responsive, collaborative, and accountable. Knowledge of issues around child poverty and social welfare issues in the UK, the ability to work independently and excellent communication skills are all essential to the role of a GDO.

This is a significant time for Buttle UK. As we enter the third year of a five-year strategy, we take stock of the impact of the pandemic, and now the impact of the cost of living crisis. Having developed our innovative Chances for Children grants, we have seen the impact these have, especially when we have been able to deliver them at a higher level of scale. We have a reputation for friendliness, efficiency and effectiveness in our grant distribution, and are always striving to do better. The role of the Grant Development Officer is vital in ensuring funds reach those who need our support most.

Buttle UK is passionate about promoting equity, valuing diversity, and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently underrepresented in our workforce.

We are open to receiving applications from those wishing to work on a part time / job share basis. Please make this clear in your application.

To support applicants through the recruitment process, we commit to:
● Paying for childcare for the hours in and around the interview process
● Paying for your travel costs to the office and back for interviews, if these are held in person
● Holding interviews online if easier for candidates’ circumstances
● Supporting any accessibility needs in the application and interview process

How to apply
Please visit our website for the full job description and application form.

Completed applications should be sent to with the subject heading of either: ‘GDO Scotland’ or ‘GDO Fixed-term’

Please ensure you also complete the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion monitoring form here.

Application deadline
The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 19 June 2022. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Interview dates
GDO Scotland role: Thursday 30 June 2022
GDO fixed term role: Friday 1 July 2022

All interviews will be held online via Zoom.