Grants Manager

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 10 July 2020

Job Description

Grants Manager

Company Overview:

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Grants Manager to join our team in the development, administration, and management of funding streams in Scotland aimed at tackling violence against women and girls, protecting human rights, social cohesion and promoting equality under the Equality and Human Rights Budget. As Grants Manager you will take overall responsibility for the design and delivery of the grants process, with the majority of targeted grantees being in the social impact and third sectors.

Key Responsibilities

Relationship Management

  • Responsible for the Grants team, including but not limited to line management of two Grant Associates
  • Develop strong working relationships and a regular dialogue on Grant portfolio with the Palladium team

Grant Management Process

  • Oversee the design and implementation of the grant application process
  • Ensure input from team and integration with overall programme strategy and activities
  • Support Grant Associates to track all financial disbursements to grantees
  • Oversee the identification and management of relevant operational and fiduciary risks
  • Assume responsibility for the delivery of Palladium’s responsibilities in the grant cycle, outlined in the Scope of Work in the Head Contract.
  • Oversee the management of all communication to applicants (confirmation receipt, notifying successful and unsuccessful applicants)
  • Development of key templates for applications, selection and reporting
  • Lead the Grant Award process, including reviewing and scoring of applications, the selection of top applications
  • Coordinate and Convene the Grant Panel including collection of all necessary documentation and packs for fund panel members
  • Oversee the review and approval of final work plans, evidence requirements and budgets with successful applicants, taking into account any conditions imposed by the Selection Panel
  • Serve as Relationship Manager for a select few grantees who necessitate strong financial oversight due to the size or risk profile of the grant.
  • Coordination with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager and Grant Associates to track, monitor and report progress

Grant Management Policies and Procedures

  • Focus on continual improvement in the grant management processes ensuring that the grant management function is operating efficiently and effectively
  • Ensure that the Grants Manual is up to date regarding grant management policies and procedures.
  • Assist Grant Associates with understanding compliance requirements of the grants
  • Ensure timely and accurate payments are made to Grantees
  • Training and coaching of the team and partners with regards to grants management issues

Required Qualifications:

  • Proven track record of starting up grant management programmes in collaboration with UK public-sector bodies, ideally in a Scottish context
  • Experience designing and delivering grants disbursement processes with public funds with grantees in the third sector,
  • Very strong financial analysis capabilities, this could be through academic qualifications or proven through practice
  • Experience overseeing grants in social impact areas related to human rights, gender equality and good governance would be an asset
  • Experience in procuring and implementing Grants Information Systems as part of a project start-up
  • The ability to lead on the design of grants manuals and guidance with an emphasis on ensuring value for money of public funds as well as reaching pool of diverse and representative grantees
  • Proven ability to manage and motivate a small team to work effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong relationships with public officials, the private sector and third sector stakeholders
  • Experience with Social Equality focused grant schemes would be an asset

Candidates will need to be located in, or willing to relocate to Glasgow, Scotland, for this role

About the Organization

Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations.

Palladium is built on the idea that progress will be supported by four key pillars: • International Development • Strategy Execution Consulting • Impact Investment • Training and Events We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.

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