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New Vacancy – Grants Development Officer – Support for Boarding

Buttle UK is looking to recruit a Grants Development Officer – Support for Boarding, to be a member of the grants team and manage the administration, assessment and processing of Support for Boarding grants for individual children across the UK, as well as other related projects and activities.

By Pixie Parker · July 21, 2022

Contract type: Permanent position
Location: Flexible – opportunity for remote, hybrid or office based
Salary: £32,300 – £37,400 per annum, pro rata.
Hours: Part time, 28 hours per week (0.8)
Application deadline: midnight on Wednesday 24th August 2022.

Buttle UK is looking to recruit a Grants Development Officer – Support for Boarding, to be a member of the grants team and manage the administration, assessment and processing of Support for Boarding grants for individual children across the UK, as well as other related projects and activities.

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.

With nearly 70 years’ experience, and with 52 schools in the partnership network, in the last three years alone Buttle UK has supported 214 children and young people with a Boarding School grant, equating to £2.38mil.

We are looking for someone 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 knowledge and experience of the aims, objectives and practices of boarding schools and bursaries, and experience of working in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders. Applicants should be flexible, friendly, and efficient with the ability to negotiate and resolve complex situations. 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 Grants Development Officer – Support for Boarding.

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. We have seen the impact our grants have and have a reputation for friendliness, efficiency, and effectiveness in our grant distribution. We are always striving to do better. The role of the
Grants Development Officer – Support for Boarding 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 flexible working and allocating the 28 hours per week as suits you, e.g., to accommodate care responsibilities, other work commitments, or personal preference. 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 www.buttleuk.org for the full job description and application form.

Completed applications should be sent to recruitment@buttleuk.org with the subject heading of: ‘GDO – Support for Boarding’

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

Application deadline
The deadline for applications is midnight on Wednesday 24th August 2022. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Interview date
Interview will be held on Tuesday 6th September 2022 via Zoom.